Ascending to telecommuting nirvana in six simple steps

In a market fraught with uncertainty, many companies have focused on cutting expenses and increasing productivity and efficiency as a way to stem market share losses and reverse downward sales trends. This often

Published on: January 4th, 2010 Carl Eidson

How to raise funds for your business — advice from $35 million man

It seems the story that dominated finance over 2009 was the lack of opportunities for start-up companies. As the banking system reeled from the largest economic crisis since the Great Depression, venture capital

Published on: December 28th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Right IT skills needed to drive business growth in 2010

Enterprise IT leaders planning for 2010 might find themselves coming up short on staff and the necessary high-tech skills needed to help their companies rebuild and drive business growth during the economic recovery,

Published on: December 18th, 2009 Denise Dubie

Canada’s ‘most innovative’ start-ups announced

Start-up tech companies being recognized for their innovative products say the past year's grinding economy actually helped sharpen their competitive edge. The Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) announced its Top 20 list of nominees

Published on: November 19th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Canadian video game makers find new, creative ways of making money

If the traditional method of making a buck on video game sales is like producing a blockbuster movie hit, then the new models of making money are more like selling TV episodes over

Published on: October 30th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Creative people help a company ‘thrive’ in tough times

As a young boy, Richard Florida begged his father to show him his workplace – an eyeglasses frames factory that he worked at since quitting school in Grade 7 until the day he

Published on: September 24th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Guilt trip – the only major excursion for some Canadians this year

Increased work pressures brought on by a depressed economy have heightened stress levels in the workplace. While taking time off work to rejuvenate is arguably one of the best ways to beat stress,

Published on: July 3rd, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes and Kim S. Nash

Internet creating new, high-paying jobs

As the automobile industry sheds jobs, it comes as good news that over the last decade or so the Internet has created 1.2 million jobs, many paying higher salaries than average, a new

Published on: June 12th, 2009 Patrick Thibodeau and Bonnie Ruberg

Six steps to prepare IT for the revival

Anne Agee is living a dual life at work these days. On the one hand, like 75 per cent of Canadian and U.S. organizations, she's preparing for a cut to her IT budget

Published on: May 27th, 2009 Michael Fitzgerald

IT hiring will pick up again by year’s end, recruiters say

Information technology (IT) recruiters in Canada and the U.S. are cautiously optimistic that the end of the market decline is in sight, and by year end firms are going to start hiring again.

Published on: May 26th, 2009 Patrick Thibodeau and Joaquim P. Menezes

3,000 Microsoft employees let go, Ballmer warns more cuts possible

Microsoft Corp. has laid off 3,000 workers, the second wave of a major reduction the company announced in January. And in a memo to employees, CEO Steve Ballmer said more cuts are possible.

Published on: May 7th, 2009 Eric Lai

Economic downturn may be coming to an end, tech analysts say

The federal government Wednesday reported a 6.1 per cent contraction in the U.S. economy during this year's first quarter-a grim headline in the making. But economists and IT industry analysts saw some hopeful

Published on: May 4th, 2009 Patrick Thibodeau

“Gatekeepers with teeth” help Canadian firms invest wisely in tough economy

Ashraf Ali understands the importance of giving his company’s gatekeepers some serious armaments so they can have the power to decide whether to kill or let go.The president of Markham, Ont.-based Fastek International

Published on: April 1st, 2009 Brian Jackson

Top 10 sites to help you land a job … and stay afloat until you do

As the economy continues to suffer, many people are cutting their budgets, looking for work, or preparing a plan of action in case a layoff comes. Fortunately, the Web offers some powerful new

Published on: March 11th, 2009 Mark Sullivan