2013 is ‘make or break’ year for BYOD policies, report warns

The trend of employees bringing their own technology to work will grow exponentially next year – whether businesses actively manage it or not, according to an IT analyst firm. Two-thirds of businesses already

Published on: October 12th, 2012 Brian Jackson

RIM flubbed on helping small firms cope with employee devices: analysts

Research in Motion has already missed the SMB sweet spot created by the BYOD trend and new CEO Thorsten Heins will have to play catch up to recover, some analysts say.In his first

Published on: January 25th, 2012 Christine Wong

Social search supplanted indexed search in 2011: Info-Tech

Many small businesses have invested scarce marketing resources in search engine optimization in a bid to stand out from the crowd. But with indexed search collapsing in favour of social media, it may

Published on: September 29th, 2011 Jeff Jedras

Vision Critical eyes a prime spot on CEM landscape

Vancouver-based Vision Critical is extending the reach of its market research roots by launching a customer experience management (CEM) platform.The platform automates the collection, analysis and sharing of data from customer surveys, transactional databases

Published on: September 27th, 2011 Christine Wong

Skimping on staff training is “risky” for Canadian firms

As Canadian firms struggle to contain costs and keep the lights on, employee training is an area hard hit by the financial downturn.According to surveys by analyst firm Info-Tech Research Group, cutting "discretionary

Published on: April 27th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

75 per cent of Canadian and US firms ready for IT budget cuts

Three quarters of Canadian and U.S. companies are ready to make cuts to their IT spending, according to a Canadian analyst firm.Firms that remain optimistic about maintaining budgets intact may need to wake

Published on: October 29th, 2008 Brian Jackson

E-commerce takes off in Canada as online selling becomes simpler

Online sales in Canada continued to soar in 2007 as companies profited from offering instant gratification to customers (whether consumers or businesses), according to Statistics Canada.E-commerce continued its double-digit growth for the sixth

Published on: May 12th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Virtualization helps Canadian firms slash hardware, maintenance costs

Technology vendors tout virtualization as a server sprawl slayer. However, companies adopting the technology shouldn't just focus on this short term gain, industry experts say.Rather, they should also look at longer term benefits

Published on: March 19th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Upgrading from XP to Vista can save power and pesos, study says

Canadian companies still using Microsoft Windows XP operating system may be sucking more power off the grid than if they were to upgrade to Windows Vista, says a new Microsoft-commissioned study.Both operating systems

Published on: February 20th, 2008 Brian Jackson

3.3 millions Canadians will be their own boss in 2008

More Canadians are turning to a life of entrepreneurship, and part of the reason is because so many tools are now available to help them make that transition.An Ipsos-Reid poll conducted on behalf

Published on: November 19th, 2007 Vawn Himmelsbach

Open source software still fighting FUD

In spite of its maturity and benefits, however, open source software is still trying to win over Canadian and U.S. IT leaders as a credible alternative to their closed-source cousins.Info-Tech Research Group's recent

Published on: April 9th, 2007 Curtis Gittens

Fear spans Canada-U.S. border

There's generally an adoption lag between Canada and the U.S. with newer, more advanced technologies - and that's what one might expect with sophisticated security tools. But according to recent findings from Info-Tech

Published on: January 30th, 2007 Vawn Himmelsbach

SMBs not hotbed of IT career advancement: Info-Tech study

Unless their company employs more than 40 people, IT managers who want to play a more prominent role in the decision-making process should look elsewhere, according to the results of a recently released

Published on: December 12th, 2006 Shane Schick

Let’s get down to business

The ability to sit and write code all day won’t get IT workers very far in the business world. Having an understanding of how a business works, how to be a team player

Published on: August 21st, 2006 Vawn Himmelsbach