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Published: October 2nd, 2013


Cloud infrastructure to grow to $250 million market by 2016: IDC

Vendors in the Canadian infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market have a 50 per cent compound annual growth rate to look forward to over the next four years towards a total value of

Published on: June 20th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

How to choose the right cloud host for your business

Not sure what cloud computing is, or how it can benefit your business? In this article, I’ll introduce you to the cloud, help you interpret the buzzwords, and explain how your business might

Published on: April 11th, 2012 Eric Geier

How community clouds can help your business

When Mathew Lodge, senior director of cloud services for VMware, looks out over the cloud landscape and envisions how it will continue to evolve, he sees community clouds playing a big role. And

Published on: March 1st, 2012 Brandon Butler

Dell partners with Salesforces.com, Microsoft, Intuit for SMB offering

Just one day after Dell announced its first infrastructure-as-a-service offering, the company is jumping deeper into the cloud. Dell will offer a family of hosted software applications for small and midsized businesses, through

Published on: August 30th, 2011 James Niccolai

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

Early cloud adopters share 5 precious lessons

While some large enterprises have moved their information-technology infrastructure to a third-party managed service to save costs, small firms--especially startups--have come to rely on cloud services to cut initial outlays and help them

Published on: April 19th, 2010 Robert Lemos