Tech tinkering key to kids’ IT literacy, experts agree

Hands-on tinkering must replace textbook teaching as the primary tool for inspiring Canada's kids to be the next generation of IT innovators, the leaders of a Toronto brainstorming event declared Wednesday.About 100 people

Published on: January 13th, 2012 Christine Wong

Predictions 2012: Bring Your Own Device tension escalates

Today's transcription from our editorial round table was supposed to be about buzzwords to watch in 2012. Instead, the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) phenomenon hijacked the proceedings. User strike or IT department backlash?Dave Webb, Editor,

Published on: December 29th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Countering artificial commoditization and poor pricing

by Stewart Crawford   I stumbled upon awesome white paper from my friend Larry Walsh and the teams from N-Able and Netenrich. As an experienced MSP consultant or MSP Coachwho has built a

Published on: December 20th, 2011 Stuart Crawford

Hackers could attack modern cars without even touching them

An unsuspecting driver opens her door and steps into her new car, placing her smartphone on the dash as it connects with the in-car infotainment system for hands-free features. Little does she know

Published on: December 13th, 2011 Brian Jackson

8 tech trends to watch for 2012

2012 may be the year the tablet market gets a reality check, the cloudgets personal, Ultrabooks and Near Field Communication get a biggerpush, Windows 8 finally sees the light of day, and Research

Published on: December 12th, 2011 Christine Wong

Convenience technology threatening personal privacy, experts say

A young man wants a coffee. He consults an application on his smartphone that shows him nearby coffee shops, chooses one, and sits down with a cup. Meanwhile his friend who happens to

Published on: December 1st, 2011 Grant Buckler

State of the Canadian SMB 2011

To mark small business month in October 2011, ITBusiness.ca conducted a survey of Canada's small to medium-sized businesses to ask them about technology: their challenges, their pain points, and their successes. Here's what

Published on: November 14th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

9 must have IT skills for 2012

Slowly but surely, many companies are loosening their viselike grips on IT hiring and looking to add new staffers to bolster business growth in the year ahead.That trend is reflected in Computerworld's annual

Published on: September 26th, 2011 Rick Saia

Green tech sector siphons VC money away from IT startups

Canada's venture capitalists are going green, but putting less green - as in cash - into IT startups at the same time. Second quarterVC investment in Canadian IT startups totalled $136 million, down

Published on: August 17th, 2011 Christine Wong

Spiceworks gives users a taste of new e-commerce feature

Austin, Texas-based Spiceworks Inc. is adding a dash of new e-commerce features to its unique recipe blending social networking and free software, a move it hopes will lure more Canadian users to its

Published on: July 13th, 2011 Christine Wong

How small businesses want to be sold to

Just 10 minutes into her meeting with Erply Ltd., serial entrepreneur Vy Le was ready to walk out on the New York-based point of sale vendor, then something unexpected happened – they started

Published on: July 7th, 2011 Brian Jackson

The ITBusiness.ca story we’re still waiting to tell

By Shane Schick Enough with the nostalgia already. Yes, we are celebrating 10 years of ITBusiness.ca this week, and yes, I am incredibly proud of the stories we’ve told in that time, but

Published on: April 28th, 2011 IDG News Service

Celebrating 10 years of ITBusiness.ca

ITBusiness.ca is celebrating its 10th anniversary this week! Hard to believe that we've been covering the IT industry for a full decade now, through both thick and thin. But we're proud to still

Published on: April 26th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Outsource IT or fall behind, Australian telco says

Telstra chief technology officer, Hugh Bradlow, has called on businesses to outsource their core ICT functions to specialized companies, including Cloud operators, in order to get with the 21st century."The way that we

Published on: April 18th, 2011 James Hutchinson