The Open Doors Network

Home ownership can be a chore and a challenge for those with little time, or experience. So this startup is creating Web applications for home owners to be reminded about maintenance issues and

Published on: March 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Louvre invests in art of asset management

Europe's most-visited museum has tapped software from IBM Corp. and one of its business partners to help keep the Mona Lisa smiling on its wall, IBM announced today.The Louvre Museum in Paris hired

Published on: March 5th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Let there be LED light, startup declares

When it comes to lighting everything from chicken coops to hospitals, entrepreneur Sean Murray says that his company's LED systems are the wave of the future.Ottawa-based Arkalumen Inc. was founded three and a

Published on: December 7th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Testing cleanup utilities

Most PC users know that to speed up an old system, you need to spring for new hardware: RAM, a graphics card, or a CPU. If you're not ready to make an investment

Published on: June 23rd, 2011 Patrick Miller

Third-party components slowing Web sites down

From the Web's early days, companies have struggled to make their sites faster, but the problem remains a thorny one, with new challenges emerging regularly as technology advances. Current issues include the rising

Published on: May 12th, 2011 Juan Carlos Perez

D-Link says support contracts are an unnecessary cost for SMBs

The future of IT for small businesses has to include straightforward pricing and free (or less expensive) support, according to networking solution company, D-Link Systems Inc. A major part of its “superior economic

Published on: April 8th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

Microsoft promises one-year warning before cutting online services

Microsoft will give cloud customers a minimum of 12 months' notice before discontinuing online services, or making any "disruptive" changes or upgrades, in an effort to standardize the support life cycle for cloud-based

Published on: January 28th, 2011 Jon Brodkin

Top 10 free or cheap downloads to unlock your printer’s potential

What's the most underused productivity tool in your home or office? Your printer. Confined within that unassuming box, however, is a lot of power--far more than you might imagine.We've assembled ten printer downloads

Published on: March 29th, 2010 Preston Gralla

Six cheap and easy ways to fix a broken laptop

We live and work in a cold, cruel world where our laptops take a lot of abuse. Regardless of how gentle we try to be, it's inevitable that sooner or later our notebooks

Published on: September 14th, 2009 Brian Nadel

Three disc-cleaning apps to speed up your PCs hard drive

It's no secret that computers (like their users) slow down with age. Disks fill up with the detritus of use, from old file fragments to the echoes of programs that once lived but

Published on: March 25th, 2009 Wayne Rash

Forget Windows 7

Windows 7 may be building up some hype with its beta release, but as plenty of PC users will tell you, sometimes newer isn't better. Many PCs simply don't have the horsepower to

Published on: January 27th, 2009 Preston Gralla and Dave Methvin

Sustained IT spending gives Canadian banks an edge in tough times

While economic challenges are moving banks south of the border to slash IT budgets, Canadian backs appear more resilient and will continue to invest more on new tech projects in 2009, a new

Published on: January 21st, 2009 Brian Jackson

Seven smart ways to control IT costs in these difficult times

It's official: IT budgets, once so resilient in the face of three years of worsening economic news, aren't immune to the downturn after all.IT spending is expected to grow just 2.6 per cent

Published on: December 3rd, 2008 Eric Lai

Virtualization helps Canadian firms slash hardware, maintenance costs

Technology vendors tout virtualization as a server sprawl slayer. However, companies adopting the technology shouldn't just focus on this short term gain, industry experts say.Rather, they should also look at longer term benefits

Published on: March 19th, 2008 Nestor Arellano