Trio of tech firms achieve ‘best managed’ recognition

Some were veterans, others newcomers to 2010’s list of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies, but good people are vital to good business, according to several tech companies featured on the list.  Commitment to

Published on: March 2nd, 2011 Harmeet Singh

Cloud, analytics, CRM hot ticket items for Canadian SMBs: IBM

As companies regain spending confidence, cloud computing technology, customer relations management (CRM) products and analytics tools are fast becoming hot ticket items for Canadian businesses, according to a recent survey released by IBM.The

Published on: January 26th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Video Rewind: David Suzuki gets fired up about green IT

David Suzuki is a name synonymous with environmentalism and sustainability for Canadians. So it's no surprise that he's turned his attention to the IT industry during the last couple of years.It's been estimated

Published on: November 23rd, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Free to low-cost video conferencing for SMBs

Everyone is talking about those telepresence systems that make a video conference look so real you'd almost think you were in the same room with the people at the other end. Very nice,

Published on: November 9th, 2010 Grant Buckler

Canadians entrepreneurs anxious about tech problems, solutions

While Canadian businesses are concerned about network security threats, they aren't very keen on one of the possible ways to protect their networks, two Angus Reid polls show.An Angus Reid poll of 504

Published on: November 5th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Writing The IT Handbook for Business

In his book, The IT Handbook for Business, Managing Information Technology Support Costs, author William Couie aims to help small to mid-size businesses (SMBs) save time, reduce costs, increase reliability and enhance their

Published on: October 13th, 2010 Maxine Cheung

Five reasons you can trust Google for your business

Now that Microsoft has finally embraced cloud computing and taken a version of its flagship Office suite online, pundits have started to question whether Google "has what it takes" to compete in the

Published on: July 20th, 2010 Ryan Nichols

Business intelligence a life line for Canadian Blood Services

There will be blood.That's the credo of Steven Smith, the director of business continuity management for the Canadian Blood Services (CBS). Especially during a disaster, such as a pandemic, when the sick need

Published on: July 19th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Canadian SMBs get serious about protecting information

Canadian small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) are taking more serious measures to protect digital information after suffering data loss or cyber attacks over the past year, a new survey shows.Businesses with 10 to

Published on: July 14th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Funky career paths give IT leaders a competitive edge

A high school physics teacher. A hockey coach and referee. An intern at the National Science Foundation.What do these seemingly disparate positions have in common? They were all early career choices for CIOs

Published on: June 17th, 2010 Beth Stackpole

Letting go — How to tap the explosive power of delegation

CIO Asif Ahmad believes good managers aren't the ones who can do it all.Rather, the most effective managers are the ones know how to pick which tasks to do themselves and which to

Published on: May 21st, 2010 Mary K. Pratt

Why wireless tech is frustrating as hell for IT

From Wi-Fi to smartphones, wireless technology has become ubiquitous in businesses and is growing more vital every day. But it also can be frustrating as hell for IT groups.How substantial is the anxiety

Published on: May 14th, 2010 Matt Hamblen

How to buy used software without getting screwed

Used software offers an opportunity for both the seller and the buyer to operate more cost effectively--an important consideration given the state of the economy. However, while every penny counts and saving money

Published on: May 4th, 2010 Tony Bradley

Businesses warming up to Windows 7

Businesses are finally prying their hands from Microsoft 's Windows XP as they warm to Windows 7 . "Over the years, IT has had a real love affair with XP," said Diane Hagglund,

Published on: April 6th, 2010 Gregg Keizer and Liz Eversoll