Salesforce.com prepares native mobile Chatter apps

Salesforce.com is working on a series of native mobile applications for its Chatter collaboration, the company announced Wednesday. Supported platforms include Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, Google Android and Reseach in Motion's

Published on: September 9th, 2010 Chris Kanaracus

Virtualization checklist for SMBs

There are countless small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) out there looking at virtualization and feeling overwhelmed by the possibilities and challenges of deploying such solutions.  Is virtualization within reach for SMBs?  Is it cost-effective?  Are

Published on: September 2nd, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

On-premise vs. Cloud – the market is shifting

I talk to VAR's/MSP's all day long. One of the things I am always shocked by is how many of them don't know how little money they make selling on-premise technology and how

Published on: July 21st, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Windows Intune – SMB computer management service improved

As part of its Worldwide Partner Conference keynote today, Microsoft announced that the second public beta for its cloud-based PC management and security platform, Windows Intune, is now available.The first Windows Intune beta,

Published on: July 20th, 2010 Jeff Radecki

13 terrific Web services for business success

The Web is chock-full of sites that can help you and your company reach your goals. In this story, we look at 13 online services that are great for enhancing collaboration, organizing your

Published on: April 28th, 2010 Robert Strohmeyer

Toronto firm’s easy e-payroll service targets small businesses

Over the past two decades, electronic payroll systems have become pervasive across North America. Yet for many smaller firms the technology remains inflexible and costly. PayMentEvolution Corp. has sought to change that. Recently

Published on: April 22nd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Early cloud adopters share 5 precious lessons

While some large enterprises have moved their information-technology infrastructure to a third-party managed service to save costs, small firms--especially startups--have come to rely on cloud services to cut initial outlays and help them

Published on: April 19th, 2010 Robert Lemos

How – and why – to manage your vendor after signing a deal

You have finally signed that big deal that took forever to negotiate. Regardless of whether it was a SaaS, managed services , or cloud computing deal, you are just glad the deal is

Published on: September 17th, 2009 Mark Grossman

Can Indian firms deliver cloud services?

The Indian offshore companies have become masters at moving code, call centers and research to high-skilled, low-wage regions. Their business model is synonymous with globalization. But cloud and soft-ware-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery is best

Published on: September 8th, 2009 Patrick Thibodeau

Primus introduces managed virtualization service in Canada

It's a Canadian first: server virtualization offered as a hosted monthly service by Primus Telecommunications Inc. Targeted mainly at Canadian small and medium sized businesses (SMBs), the offering lets these firms benefit from

Published on: May 27th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Vancouver braces for Olympic traffic nightmare with interactive Web tool

If one thing is certain during the 2010 Winter Olympics, it's that Vancouver's traffic is going to hell in a hand basket.As visitors from around the globe swarm the West coast metropolis, major

Published on: May 25th, 2009 Brian Jackson