A clarion call to make Canada an entrepreneurial economy

By Francis Moran  Startup Canada, the grassroots organisation that spent six months consulting entrepreneurs and their support ecosystem about what was needed to foster a stronger entrepreneurial culture in this country, Tuesday issued

Published on: November 30th, 2012 Francis Moran

Putting Ottawa’s puzzle together

By Leo Valiquette In early May, I blogged about the need for everyone in the National Capital Region involved with getting technology to market to check their baggage at the door and work together for

Published on: June 15th, 2012 Francis Moran

Express IT: When will you own a 3D printer?

You might not own a 3D printer yet, but it probably won't be too long before its affordable enough that you'll spring for one on an impulse purchase one day at Best Buy.Printers

Published on: June 5th, 2012 Brian Jackson

PEI’s big pitch: grow Canada’s tiniest province through tech sector

The premier of Prince Edward Island was in Toronto on Thursday, pitching Bay Street on his plan to use small businesses and tech-based sectors to grow the economy of Canada's tiniest province. Although

Published on: May 3rd, 2012 Christine Wong

OpenCal on life after Groupon acquisition

The way Simon Vallee and Arash Shiva describe it, it was almost a relief when Groupon Inc. bought the online appointment booking business they'd spent three years bootstrapping into a viable business located

Published on: April 9th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Business Software Alliance’s latest weird argument for stronger IP laws

The Business Software Alliance has found a newly imagined detriment of Canada’s supposedly sub-par intellectual property laws – make sure you’re sitting down for this shocker – it’s slowing down the advancement of

Published on: February 28th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Technicity: technology as an engine of economic growth

Participants from established and entrepreneurial technology companies, government, and other stakeholders shared ideas and perspectives and jointly explored strategies to further grow Toronto's technology sector and propel the GTA forward as a global

Published on: November 28th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Canadians prove wise on creating healthy tech startup atmosphere

Canadians think the government is doing a decent job of offering technology startups support, but almost nobody thinks this nation is a world leader when it comes to giving entrepreneurs a hand. And

Published on: November 18th, 2011 Brian Jackson

From Garden City to gaming city

Tobias Wiegand came to St. Catharines for love but ended up being part of a digital economic revolution in the city.Wiegand left his native Germany in 2009 to be with his wife, who

Published on: September 1st, 2011 Christine Wong

McDonald’s automation a sign of declining service sector employment

News this week that McDonald’s restaurants in Europe will be replacing acne-faced teenagers with glass-plated touch screens for order-taking might make you wonder if the fast food chain is committed to its “service

Published on: May 19th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Data diet — five steps to trimming down your storage

With the economy still shaky and the need for storage exploding, almost every storage vendor claims it can reduce the amount of data you must store. Trimming your data footprint not only cuts

Published on: September 28th, 2010 Robert Scheier

Anti-piracy group’s study ‘shockingly misleading’, says expert

A report by an anti-piracy group that claims potential improved economic conditions if software piracy were stamped out may actually show the effects of increased spending in the IT industry, according to critics.The

Published on: September 17th, 2010 Brian Jackson

HP, Dell offer plug-and-play systems to Canadian SMBs

Major technology vendors serving small and mid-sized firms are looking to take the edge off the increasingly complex task of selecting computing products and services.The harsher economic realities over the past year and

Published on: June 10th, 2010 Brian Jackson

How to help your staff survive the IT squeeze

It's not easy to stay positive in the Great Recession, protracted recovery or whatever phrase du jour is used to describe the current global economy. That's why the mood in the IT department

Published on: April 8th, 2010 Mary Brandel