Salesforce.com launches cloud-based Database.com service

Salesforce.com has opened up its backend infrastructure as a cloud-based database service that has a level of entry that will be appealing to many small businesses - free.The San Francisco-based firm launched Database.com

Published on: December 8th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Calgary, Winnipeg set to become new global outsourcing hubs

Two Canadian cities – Calgary and Winnipeg – feature in global professional services firm KPMG's list of 31 up-and-coming locations for IT Business Process Outsourcing (IT-BPO).Other global cities  on the list include Belgrade

Published on: March 2nd, 2009 Lynn Greiner

Ontario’s electric car infrastructure will use “cell phone” business plan

Ontarians could soon be paying a monthly bill to power their cars with clean electricity instead of paying at the pumps to fill up on gasoline, the government revealed in an announcement yesterday.Premier

Published on: January 16th, 2009 Brian Jackson

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

Building a first-rate mobile office in 5 steps

Export Development Canada, the country's export credit agency, had about 150 "orphans" on its payroll. These included account managers, financial advisors and accountants who traveled extensively in Canada and around the world, often

Published on: November 26th, 2008 John Cox

Fabulous – and cheap – Amazon Web services and what they can do for you – Part 1

Amazon's Web Services (AWS) are based on a simple concept: Amazon has built a globe-spanning hardware and software infrastructure that supports the company's Internet business, so why not modularize components of that infrastructure

Published on: August 14th, 2008 Rick Grehan

Allowing users to manage their own PCs

Users should choose and manage their own PCs.At first blush, that's a radical notion any right-thinking CTO would dismiss out of hand. But not so fast: IT shouldn't dictate what computers and handhelds

Published on: April 7th, 2008 Tom Sullivan

How to run IT like a successful business

In many industries, IT isn't a part of the business, it is the business – and it is a competitive differentiator. That's a vital point that isn't always appreciated, according industry insiders.“What you

Published on: April 1st, 2008 Vawn Himmelsbach

Vancouver credit union uses new SQL system to drive better service

A Vancouver-based credit union is banking on a Microsoft SQL Server-based system to enhance its business operations, as well as its ability to serve customers. North Shore Credit Union (NSCU) of North Vancouver,

Published on: November 24th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Firms can’t get no satisfaction

Growing dissatisfaction over the quality of outsourced services is resulting in a record number of renegotiations and early terminations of job contracts, according to a recent survey by IDC Canada. Titled Reaching Satisfying

Published on: July 31st, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Dekart provides password management tool

Security Dekart releases Password Carrier Dekart releases a version of Password Carrier, the password management tool that automatically memorizes and fills passwords and other details on Web-forms and Windows applications. This version of

Published on: July 13th, 2007 ITBusiness Staff

Autodesk improves asset management

Data Management Autodesk derives full value of infrastructure data Autodesk Inc. unveiled Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise 2008 and Autodesk Topobase 2008 software products, two geospatial offerings that provide organizations with a platform to share

Published on: July 11th, 2007 ITBusiness Staff

Samsung launches LED

Channel Samsung launches DLP HDTVs with LED light-engine technology Samsung Electronics announced its DLP HDTV featuring solid-state LED light-engine technology.  Available in three large screen sizes - 50, 56, and 61 inches - Samsung's flagship

Published on: June 6th, 2007 ITBusiness Staff

Chemtable Software manages system registries and searches for errors

Data Management Chemtable launches Reg Organizer 4.10 Chemtable Software has announced Reg Organizer 4.10, an enhanced version of the system Registry cleaner for Windows OS. It manages the entire system registry, search for

Published on: May 16th, 2007 ITBusiness Staff