How to lead your company through a security purchase

In previous columns I have repeatedly emphasized the importance of interoperability and the danger of security fragmentation. Security is so fragmented that it is often hard to discern between hype and reality. Large

Published on: May 3rd, 2011 Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Last minute tax tips from tax software experts

When is the best time to claim a deductible on that new computer you purchased for your business? Will hiring a family member bring down your taxable income? How can paying out dividends

Published on: April 29th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Get 100 per cent tax write-off on computer purchases

With the finicky economy and rising prices, things have not been good for many small and medium sized enterprises. But as the year closes, it might bring some warm thoughts to business owners

Published on: November 17th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

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

Insurance brokers need more Facebook friends, say experts

Fast-paced technology changes and social networking trends such as using Facebook for business have many Canadian insurance brokers in a quandary. “Brokers are having a difficult time adopting to technology because change is

Published on: September 29th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Cisco pushes IPv6 for SMB switches

Cisco Systems is updating parts of its product line for small businesses, a world where IT needs have grown up over the past few years. In a broad product rollout set for Wednesday,

Published on: September 28th, 2010 Stephen Lawson

Simple steps to smart SMB IT investment

According to a recent report from Forrester Research, IT spending in the United States is expected to ramp up in the second half of the year with an estimated 19 per cent increase

Published on: September 15th, 2010 Matt Troka

Move to Windows 7 by 2012, experts advise businesses

As Microsoft Corp. prepares to finally pull the plug of Windows XP sales, industry insiders say Canadian and American businesses may be facing a shortage of Windows 7 migration experts.It's not a Y2K-style

Published on: September 14th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Get tough with your tech vendors

Planning a purchase from a major IT vendor? In this still-tough economy, negotiating pros recommend being aggressive and creative, as well as analyzing your requirements first so that you don't buy more than

Published on: September 8th, 2010 Robert Scheier

Tech rentals save your budget, keep you up to date

Keeping up with the latest and greatest technology is often a losing game. Once you've spent a fortune on a new laptop, smartphone, or flat-screen TV, a few months later a better version

Published on: August 17th, 2010 Elsa Wenzel

One in three Canadians eager to start their own business

Despite a financial downturn that's lasted nearly two years, Canadians are still eager to set up their own business, a recent cross-country survey reveals.One in three Canadians are interested in striking out on

Published on: May 6th, 2010 Nestor Arellano