Talk to the face: Canadians still prefer in-person meetings

In a recent study conducted by Ipos Open Think Exchange (IPOS OTS) and Ipos Global @dvisor, 88 per cent of the survey’s 500 Canadian respondents prefer in-person meetings versus telephone meetings. Interesting results,

Published on: September 4th, 2012 Michelle Warren

Don’t just tell, communicate with your audience

By Michelle Warren Have you witnessed a powerful keynote presentation recently? During these staples of the business scene in the IT industry, senior level executives deliver informative presentations to audiences ranging in size

Published on: June 29th, 2012 Michelle Warren

ITBusiness.ca’s bloggers

A remarkable collection of thought leaders in the Canadian tech community provide their unique take on small business and technology trends and issues for the ITBusiness.ca’s blog page. Here’s a rundown of our

Published on: May 25th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Why your competitors are your friends

by Stuart Crawford  Have you ever heard of the term – CO-OPetition? Before I define what this is, allow me to share a personal story with you. Back about 10 years ago, when

Published on: April 16th, 2012 Stuart Crawford

4 new IT outsourcing models

In the traditional IT outsourcing deal, the vendor provides a service managing servers, developing applications, monitoring networks and the customer pays for it, whether at a fixed price, on a time-and-materials basis or

Published on: April 13th, 2012 Stephanie Overby

The power of feedback

by Stuart Crawford Wow, was all I had to say after reading some feedback from the Atlanta MSPU boot camp. I was shocked to say the least. I won’t get into the finer

Published on: April 4th, 2012 Stuart Crawford

Why aren’t there more women in the tech startup scene?

by Christine Wong I’ve asked myself the exact same question while departing various startup events here in Toronto over the past few months.   Where are all the women?   At one such

Published on: January 12th, 2012 Christine Wong

Top 5 priorities and challenges for Canadian SMBs in 2012

Forget about fears of a global recession, the European debt crisis, or a stronger Canadian dollar.The majority of Canadian small businesses are optimistic about their prospects in the New Year and in fact

Published on: January 9th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

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

Google boosts small business offerings with $1.4B acquisition spree

Google has spent more than $1.4 billion on online properties and businesses in the last nine months. The Web has been buzzing about its purchase of the Zagat restaurant review brand, but the

Published on: October 31st, 2011 Angela West

How businesses can save on rent with co-working

With office space rent in downtown areas starting at around at upwards of $1,000/month, what's a budget constrained tech start-up or single-person businesses operation to do?Thankfully, an alternative working arrangement called co-working offers

Published on: September 27th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Canadian businesses face tough challenges with strict anti-spam law

The period for public comment on Canada's new Anti-Spam and Online Fraud Act recently ended, and the new legislation is expected to become law this fall. It will be among the world's strictest

Published on: September 2nd, 2011 Grant Buckler

LinkedIn data sheds light on what makes an entrepreneur

Ask 10 people what it takes to be an entrepreneur and you'll probably get 10 different answers. Ask LinkedIn, on the other hand, and you'll get a pretty detailed picture complete with schools

Published on: September 2nd, 2011 Katherine Noyes

Apple hopes to avoid repeating post-Jobs slump

Just how visionary is Steve Jobs? It's a loaded question that's hard to answer. When Jobs and his friend Steve Wozniak cofounded Apple computers in 1976, it would have been impossible to tell

Published on: August 26th, 2011 Megan Guess