Microsoft’s partners are coming for you, line of business buyer

Get ready, line of business purchaser of technology, because Microsoft Corp. and its reseller partners are coming for you, and the budget you control. Microsoft has thousands of its global channel partners gathered

Published on: July 15th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

‘Shadow IT’ given girl-power twist by New Zealand association

Usually the term "shadow IT" is a phrase that sends shivers down the spine of financial controllers and IT executives as they lose the ability to track spending and a company's data eco-system

Published on: July 16th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Microsoft woos marketers with Dynamics Marketing, Social Listening

ATLANTA - Not only is Microsoft Corp. getting ready to launch its newly branded marketing and social listening software offerings this spring, it's reworking its own marketing strategy to recognize the rising technology

Published on: March 5th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Digital leadership – the coming of the chief digital officer

In a recent presentation entitled “Taming the Digital Dragon” Gartner fellow and vice president Ken McGee revealed that although IT budgets would appear to remain flat again for the 13th year in a

Published on: February 11th, 2014 Jim Love

Global IT spending on track to grow six per cent in 2012: IDC

Global IT spending remains on a pace to grow by six per cent in 2012, IDC said Monday in its latest forecast.Although the tough economy has softened the spending climate worldwide,sales have been

Published on: September 10th, 2012 Christine Wong

Canada’s manufacturers: IT is our top operational spending priority

Although Canadian manufacturers list IT spending as a top priority, they're actually investing less in technology upgrades than they did last year.According to PwC's Manufacturing Barometer Report for Q2 2012, 63 percent of

Published on: August 27th, 2012 Christine Wong

Small business spending more on IT, but not hiring new staff

For Canadian solution providers targeting the small and medium-sized business (SMB) market, reports of stable IT budgets and general health within that market should seem promising. But as the trend toward mobile technology

Published on: July 6th, 2012 Harmeet Singh

Global IT spending by SMBs up 15 per cent in first quarter

Small and medium-sized businesses are spending more money on IT, including adopting tablets, cloud services and virtualization to a greater extent, according to Spiceworks' State of SMB IT survey. IT budgets at companies with

Published on: May 8th, 2012

How to find the right tech vendor

As the latest technologies are incorporated into the business process, organizations will naturally become more comfortable when working with third-party technology vendors. This means the ability to identify, select, and manage the right

Published on: January 27th, 2011 Chris Andrews

2011 predictions: tech rebound continues despite security woes

Well my friends, 2010 was quite a year and as is our want, in this, the first issue of the New Year, we throw caution to the winds, dust off our crystal balls

Published on: January 3rd, 2011 Mark Gibbs

IT sales rebound but SMBs still under spending chill

Technology sales have rebounded from their depressed state last year but small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) have become adopted a new miserly attitude towards IT spending, says an IT analyst firm. Worldwide

Published on: September 21st, 2010 Nestor Arellano

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

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

9 biggest tech stories of 2009

The Great Recession cast a shadow on all sectors of the economy in 2009. IT fared better than most, however, and the slump did not curb the dynamic nature of the industry. Acquisitions

Published on: December 10th, 2009 Marc Ferranti