Free online conference a “big help” to small Canadian businesses

How may I use social networking to promote my business? What's the latest on bugs pestering Vista users? Where can I get free software to help me market my product? Does a printer

Published on: March 28th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Ten technology combos that are changing how we work and live

If there's one thing the digital revolution has taught us, it's that we shouldn't get too attached to anything. Technology has a way of seizing long-held ideas and entrenched industries and turning them

Published on: March 20th, 2008 Dan Tynan

What is it about the Web that turns people into jerks?

Scammers, stalkers, online antagonists ready to pick a fight, folks who are just plain mean--what is it about the Web that turns people into jerks?One expert says the anonymity of the Web makes

Published on: March 18th, 2008 Erin Biba

10 broken tech ideas and how to fix them

Sometimes a technology idea is too good to be true. A flexible keyboard, Internet voting and watching feature films on your smart phone are examples.Today, these concepts are still evolving, but they're broken

Published on: March 7th, 2008 John Brandon

Save money by upgrading rather than replacing video conferencing gear

Businesses can reap 80 per cent to 90 per cent of the benefits of telepresence via upgrades to existing video conference gear at a fraction of what they'd spend on brand-new telepresence systems,

Published on: March 7th, 2008 Tim Greene

TechFest: Microsoft’s LucidTouch gives the boot to ‘fat fingers on the touch screen’ problem

If you think the iPhone's touch screen is cool, imagine a device that actually sees, reflects and responds to your fingers touching the back of the device. A prototype of that capability was

Published on: March 6th, 2008 Nancy Gohring

Google searches for way to improve business decisions with an internal prediction market

Prediction markets are known to forecast the outcome of elections more accurately than polls. Now Google is using an internal prediction market to improve business decisions and learn how employees exchange information. Basically

Published on: March 6th, 2008 Jon Brodkin

Even Big Blue is red hot on Web 2.0

Web 2.0 tools have been used by businesses in a communications and marketing context, but we're now seeing them start to adopt a lot of these tools for internal and external communications, knowledge

Published on: March 5th, 2008 Vawn Himmelsbach

Web 2.0 can boost your company’s fame and finances

Not wild about wikis? Not big on blogs? Not sold on Second Life? IT execs who ignore Web 2.0 collaboration technologies could be hurting their company's bottom line. That's the message from enterprise

Published on: March 3rd, 2008 Sandra Gittlen

Canadian medical lab says new messaging system just what the doctor ordered

Greater messaging reliability and valuable time savings are crucial benefits BC Biomedical Laboratories Ltd. (BCBL) experienced since its move to a new e-mail messaging system based on Microsoft Exchange Server.Time spent on administering

Published on: February 27th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Tips and tools to run a terrific teleconference

Meetings are hard enough to run when the participants are all in the same room, fighting over the last chocolate doughnut. But any meeting you call, nowadays, probably has at least one person

Published on: February 26th, 2008 Esther Schindler

Microsoft says counting clicks is pass

Microsoft has introduced a reporting tool for its online advertising platform that it claims measures the impact of online ad campaigns rather than merely counting clicks.The tool, called Engagement ROI, has been integrated

Published on: February 26th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

Videoconferencing – the easy, elegant and effective way

I'm a late arrival to videoconferencing. I've been skeptical of the picture quality, for one thing. If I want to see someone moving around underwater, I'll watch an old Jacques Cousteau documentary, thank

Published on: February 21st, 2008 James A. Martin

Microsoft’s Yahoo acquisition bid likely to turn ugly

Microsoft plans to intensify its pursuit of Yahoo this week when it authorizes a proxy fight to oust Yahoo's board, meaning the 19-day old acquisition attempt will soon turn a darker shade of

Published on: February 20th, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez