RIM posts $518 million Q1 loss, cuts 5,000 jobs, delays BB10

Reseach In Motion saw revenue plunge 33 per cent in the quarter ending June 2 to $2.8 billion compared to the previous quarter, causing it to suffer a net loss of $518 million,

Published on: June 28th, 2012 Howard Solomon

Intertainment launches social payment platform for celebrities

It pays to be a celebrity and Toronto's Intertainment Media Inc. is trying to make it even easier and more lucrative for famous people to drive loyalty – and revenue -- from their

Published on: June 11th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Thieves use victims’ SIM cards to hack into online banking

Boston-based Web security firm Trusteer has uncovered a new scheme to raid online bank accounts.Trusteer, whose clients includeING Direct, CIBC and other globalfinancial giants, previously deciphered attacks in which criminalsactually changed victims' mobile

Published on: March 13th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

When selling yourself as faster and cheaper is no longer enough: Part 2

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette In Part 1, we introduced Host Analytics, an enterprise software vendor that delivers a suite of corporate performance management (CPM) tools through a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. We discussed

Published on: January 18th, 2012 Francis Moran

When selling yourself as faster and cheaper is no longer enough: Part 1

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette In the past two months, Oracle has agreed to purchase RightNow Technologies for $1.4 billion, SAP has taken SuccessFactors for $3.4 billion, and IBM is buying DemandTec for $440 million.

Published on: January 16th, 2012 Francis Moran

Where to get funding for hiring IT students

By NestorE. Arellano Does you business need some help with IT issues? Are you looking for someone to fill in for a temporary absence? For some businesses hiring a regular employee might not

Published on: August 22nd, 2011 Nestor Arellano

RIM hedges PlayBook sales target, report says

Waterloo, Ont.-based Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) has cut its sales target for PlayBook tablets in the second quarter to one-third of the original estimate, according to Taiwan-based suppliers cited in a report.RIM

Published on: June 23rd, 2011 Matt Hamblen

LinkedIn’s first day on markets a ‘wild ride’

Professional social networking site LinkedIn went public yesterday and immediately saw its share price and valuation surge. Actually, LinkedIn's IPO was such a wild ride that one financial analyst called it both exciting

Published on: May 20th, 2011 Sharon Gaudin and Tony Bradley

Think team and traction not tech when seeking angel investors

When it comes to courting investors, start up owners are better off highlighting their management team and proving their product will sell rather than convincing potential investors they have a one-of-a-kind technology in

Published on: October 22nd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Flashlight let banks remotely probe customers’ computers

Security vendor Trusteer's latest product will allow banks to remotely investigate their customers' computers if it is suspected the PC has been hacked.The service, called Flashlight, is designed to enable banks security experts

Published on: March 16th, 2010 Jeremy Kirk

Cyber crooks empty out school district’s bank accounts

The criminals knew what they were doing when they hit the Western Beaver County School District.They waited until school administrators were away on holiday, and then during a four-day period between Dec. 29

Published on: August 12th, 2009 Robert McMillan

Five tips for business leaders when interacting with IT

When Andre Hoeben, of Océ, comes across proposals from his IT counterparts, the first question he always asks is "what is the gain for the company". His second question will be "Why is

Published on: June 23rd, 2008 Jack Loo

Using tech to find $1 trillion in dirty money worldwide

In many ways, the world has been a different place since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York – and financial regulators toughening up compliance standards to stop terrorists from accessing

Published on: June 12th, 2008 Brian Jackson

CashView eases payment and invoice flow

Though small-business accounting apps like Intuit's extremely popular QuickBooks program automate your business bookkeeping, they don't eliminate the paper shuffling. You still need to route bills manually to authorized employees for payment approval,

Published on: November 13th, 2007 Richard Morochove