5 tips for secure cloud computing

By David Ridout    Risks of the cloud have recently become an issue with well-publicized failures in popular public cloud services.   Organizations are thus under more pressure than ever to evaluate their management

Published on: August 30th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Growing mobile workforce, cloud computing bring new security threats

By Paul Wood  The traditional office is turning into an untethered workspace that can be located just about anywhere and operate at anytime. With instant accessibility to faster, wireless networks and collaboration tools

Published on: May 5th, 2011 Paul Wood

Choosing the right cloud storage service for your business

Backup is one of the oldest needs in computing. Whether it's hard disk failure, computer theft, or just a wandering three year-old with a fruit juice carton, it's very easy to lose data

Published on: April 1st, 2011 Keir Thomas

Back up your Web mail account

Yes, we know--it's hard enough to remember to back up your desktop, your laptop, your smartphone, and your tablet, and now we want you to think about backing up your cloud-based e-mail account,

Published on: March 14th, 2011 Sarah Jacobsson Purewal

My Legal Briefcase offers small claims relief for small biz

The phrase small claims court may have the word “small” in it, but tackling a court case even in the sub-$25,000 range is no minor matter for many small and medium sized businesses.The

Published on: February 16th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Adobe unveils e-form service

Adobe has launched a service for conducting online surveys that the company says should ease the process of setting them up and analyzing their results."Form and survey management is traditionally a very time-consuming

Published on: February 15th, 2011 Joab Jackson

Scaling online gaming networks to handle fame

So you've finally got your online game out and players are pouring in. Are you sure you'll have enough servers to handle your sudden popularity and the accompanying demands on your Website?For online

Published on: December 7th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Canadian SMBs save big with hosted VoIP services

Toronto lawyer Zak Muscovitch can take calls wherever he is, on a desk phone, mobile phone or computer. Incoming faxes show up in his e-mail. "I get voice mail without having to log

Published on: November 9th, 2010 Grant Buckler

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

Toronto firm’s easy e-payroll service targets small businesses

Over the past two decades, electronic payroll systems have become pervasive across North America. Yet for many smaller firms the technology remains inflexible and costly. PayMentEvolution Corp. has sought to change that. Recently

Published on: April 22nd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

How to do business in the Cloud with your feet on the ground

Cost savings are a big draw for many small and mid-sized firms opting for hosted computing services. But many such companies move to the Cloud without adequate thought and planning. In their eagerness

Published on: March 30th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Doing business in the cloud

Cost savings are attracting many small and medium sized businesses to hosted computing services and the social networking space, but are SMBs heading for the clouds blindly?In the rush to adopt the technology,

Published on: March 29th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Microsoft program offers small Web developers free, low-cost tools and support

Confronted with increased competition and shrinking margins many small Web design firms need everything it takes to keep their businesses afloat. Rising software prices have compounded the problem. Now a new program may

Published on: October 15th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Can Indian firms deliver cloud services?

The Indian offshore companies have become masters at moving code, call centers and research to high-skilled, low-wage regions. Their business model is synonymous with globalization. But cloud and soft-ware-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery is best

Published on: September 8th, 2009 Patrick Thibodeau