Intuit TurboTax Vs. H&R Block At Home

If you're doing your own taxes, think about this rule of thumb: The more complicated your tax return, the more you need software to help you prepare it. Both Intuit's TurboTax and H&R

Published on: February 21st, 2011 John Rizzo

Groupon groupies in Toronto

The social buying site Groupon is once more in the spotlight thanks to its recent purchase by search giant Google.ITBusiness.ca has been tracking Groupon and the group buying craze for some time. In

Published on: December 7th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

5 scary Groupon nightmares and how to avoid them

The Groupon coupon service is hot right now--not only with customers who love getting deep discounts, but also with businesses looking to appeal to the site's vast database of potential clients. Groupon and

Published on: December 7th, 2010 Sarah Jacobsson Purewal

Mint launches in Canada, competes with Wave Accounting

Canadians suddenly have a couple of options if they want their personal financial data crunched into polished pie charts and neat bar graphs.Intuit Inc.'s Mint.com has now officially launched its Canadian site. The

Published on: December 2nd, 2010 Brian Jackson

Mint a fresh example for start-up Web marketing

Aaron Patzer might not have revealed what his product was or how it worked, but that didn't stop him from collecting 30,000 e-mail addresses for Mint Software Inc. The founder of Mint.com and

Published on: November 23rd, 2010 Brian Jackson

Wave Accounting offers free budget tracking for small businesses

A Toronto start-up launched a free online accounting service for small businesses on Tuesday, aiming to compete directly with spreadsheets and shoeboxes.Wave Accounting connects with the bank accounts and credit cards of entrepreneurs

Published on: November 23rd, 2010 Brian Jackson

Limitations of software-as-a-service

Software-as-a-service (SaaS) may offer the advantage of application-based computing you can pay for as needed, but there are pitfalls, too, that are becoming increasingly evident, according to Gartner analyst Robert DeSisto.SaaS is a

Published on: October 21st, 2010 Ellen Messmer

Top five errors made by Linux first-timers

With the arrival of Ubuntu 10.10, the list of reasons to try Linux for your business just got a little longer. The free and open source operating system is now more user-friendly than

Published on: October 15th, 2010 Katherine Noyes

Canadian entrepreneurial spirit survives funding challenges

Recession and double dip recession be damned. The great Canadian entrepreneurial dream lives on.A recent poll by survey company Angus Reid Public Opinion reveals that nearly 70 per cent, or roughly 23.4 million

Published on: October 15th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Building firm supports growth with HP micro server, thin client combo

Toronto's recent four-year construction boom has done well for a lot of local businesses. However, the frenetic activity which at its height saw no less than 15,657 condos sold in a year in

Published on: October 14th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Cisco targets SMBs with new Wi-Fi line, mobile VPN client

Cisco Tuesday unveiled new additions to its mobility product lines, including an entry-level 802.11n Wi-Fi access point, a mobile VPN client, and the first step toward extending virtual desktop environments to mobile devices

Published on: October 6th, 2010 John Cox

IT sales rebound but SMBs still under spending chill

Technology sales have rebounded from their depressed state last year but small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) have become adopted a new miserly attitude towards IT spending, says an IT analyst firm. Worldwide

Published on: September 21st, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Desjardin tames ‘monster’ spawned by surfeit of user access rights

Jimmy Morin never expected to create a monster, but after cloning for too long he suddenly had one on his hands.It was critical to the project manager of Quebec-based Desjardins Insurance Group to

Published on: May 31st, 2010 Brian Jackson

Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada wins with virtualization

Mobility, social media, open source and virtualization are four keys to productivity and cost savings, especially for small and mid-sized firms.This was the consensus of panelists who spoke at a recent roundtable organized

Published on: May 5th, 2010 Nestor Arellano