How to know if you’re likely to be laid off

"Will I still have a job tomorrow?" With the economy in a far-reaching recession and companies announcing layoffs seemingly every day, that question looms large in every working person's mind. And with good

Published on: February 13th, 2009 Meridith Levinson

Six sure-fire strategies to boost your sales real quick

In today's struggling economy, maintaining strong sales growth can pose a big challenge. It's OK to sulk for a little while, but you'll soon have to take action. One of the most efficient

Published on: February 9th, 2009 James Wong

Firms using “virtual” office assistants worldwide to get the job done

When Darlene Lee found herself overburdened with menial tasks -- with an unhelpful admin assistant in her employ -- she sought out her saviour in Jerusalem, Israel.But it's not what you think. A

Published on: February 6th, 2009 Brian Jackson

How to conquer workplace worries before they cripple you

The year ahead isn't shaping up to be a good one for IT, to say the least. Here in North America, budgets are increasingly going to reflect the worsening business conditions. That means

Published on: February 5th, 2009 Bruce Stewart

Amid layoffs many companies still hiring IT workers

Shortly after Donnie Reynolds, the chief operating officer at Automated HealthCare Solutions Inc. in Miramar, Fla., learned that Microsoft Corp. planned to cut 5,000 workers over the next 18 months, he and another

Published on: February 3rd, 2009 Patrick Thibodeau

Top 12 downloads for battling recession blues

The economy has headed south, and everyone could use some help with their finances. Don't despair, though, because we've collected 12 of the best downloads for weathering the downturn. Whether you want to

Published on: January 29th, 2009 Preston Gralla

Tech start-ups get funding boost from Ontario gov’t

Getting over that last hurdle between product development and market launch can be a make-or-break journey for start-ups. And a timely infusion of cash can make this road a little less arduous. Despite

Published on: January 13th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Strategies to land an IT job interview in a difficult market

Even when the economy is thriving, landing interviews for IT positions can be daunting. Under today's challenging conditions, it may feel like a distant possibility. While market realities have indeed made it more

Published on: January 7th, 2009 Katherine Spencer Lee

How to keep your tech career vibrant in today’s tough economy

The economy is in trouble…everywhere. Even outsourced providers are nervous. Already under stress, IT staffers see their jobs getting more and more difficult as they must do more with less, all while wondering

Published on: January 6th, 2009 Galen Gruman and Joaquim P. Menezes

iPhone will dominate, Sun will get new CEO

Well, we blew it a year ago on the prediction that last month's U.S. presidential election would lead to historic turnout -- it didn't quite hit that mark -- and unprecedented problems with

Published on: December 16th, 2008 Nancy Weil

How to keep your IT staff effective in these tough times

It's official! Late last week, the economists at the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research convened to examine financial trends over the last 12 months. Their conclusion? The decline in economic activity since

Published on: December 10th, 2008 Neil McAllister

How talent management can help you improve productivity and lower costs

The recent economic storm that has battered economies worldwide has sent companies scurrying to take cover. Many have quickly turned to IT cost-cutting plans in an effort to staunch the flow of red

Published on: December 10th, 2008 David Howard Jones

What makes a person a top IT leader?

If insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results, as Albert Einstein mused, then CIO Viji Murali, 52, is the picture of mental health. She's also known

Published on: December 9th, 2008 Julia King

Canadians adopt “smart shopping” strategies this Christmas season

Forking over hard-earned cash for new holiday dresses, turkey dinners, greeting cards and expensive gifts for the extended family may seem difficult given the tough economy.But this doesn't mean Canadians are anywhere close

Published on: December 5th, 2008 Michelle MacLeod