Contingency plan helps Wind Mobile weather Blockbuster closures

After its retail partner Blockbuster Canada announced it would be closing many of its locations across Canada, you might expect that Wind Mobile would be in trouble. But fortunately for the wireless carrier,

Published on: May 31st, 2011 Harmeet Singh

The limits to so-called unlimited tech service

If you sign up for an unlimited Internet service, you expect it to be a service that comes, well, without limits, right? That's what Jim P. expected when he subscribed to Clearwire's high-speed

Published on: April 13th, 2011 Liane Cassavoy

Ballet, Opera master the art of discount sales with PriceWhispers

Do you find tickets to the ballet gliding out of reach? Are seats to the opera slightly beyond your range? Wouldn't it be great if there were some way you could “negotiate” ticket

Published on: April 5th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Businesses slither with Twitter snake gag for marketing success

An adventurous but deadly Egyptian cobra this week created an online marketing bonanza for a few businesses clever enough to take advantage of the Twitter sensation. The highly venomous snake slipped away from

Published on: April 4th, 2011 Sharon Gaudin

How to develop tech products with potential

By Agnes Haak As a mentor and consultant to small and medium sized businesses, I have encountered many IT professionals and entrepreneurs who are developing new technology and are asking for help on

Published on: March 29th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Why elevator pitches don’t work with investors

What’s the problem with elevator pitches?For one thing, investors don’t care much about them, according to Dan Mothersill, a Toronto-based serial entrepreneur and angel investor who has advised and funded numerous tech start-ups.“The

Published on: March 22nd, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Business coach helps Cambridge dance studio swing into profits

Do you think your tech start-up is stuck in a rut? Are you working harder and longer hours but your balance sheets still show you're in the red? Perhaps your company can learn

Published on: January 20th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

What SMB CIOs can learn from Google’s Ben Fried

When Ben Fried left his post as IT managing director at Morgan Stanley and took over as Google's CIO in May 2008, he knew what he was getting into: supporting a user base

Published on: January 17th, 2011 Juan Carlos Perez

Telecommuting benefits both employees and employers

As technology evolves, many of the barriers that have traditionally limited telecommuting continue to disappear. The tedious standard of spending 40 hours a week sitting in a cubicle is fading as employers and

Published on: January 12th, 2011 IDG News Service

How to use social media to hire your next worker

With nearly 2.5 million fans on Facebook, 48,000 followers on Twitter and a prolific output of videos on YouTube, the mobile telecoms group Nokia is a company that seems to know what makes

Published on: January 10th, 2011 Tosin Sulaiman

Canadian SMBs lead in use of video, social in B2B space

Canadian small and medium-sized businesses are much more likely to use social media and video to research their IT purchases than large enterprises, according to a research study on digital media consumption habits

Published on: December 8th, 2010 Shane Schick

The Golden Gobblers Awards

By Robert X. Cringely (InfoWorld (US) Think of it as an appetizer before the big meal on Thursday. For the fourth year, I'm trotting out my nominations for the biggest turkeys of tech.

Published on: November 26th, 2010 IDG News Service

Listening to clients is secret to Voices.com’s success

Listening to clients and paying attention to their concerns is top priority at Voices.com, a London, Ont.–based voice talent firm that works with producers such as DreamWorks and networks like NBC, ABC, and

Published on: November 26th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Why government Open Data initiatives are a boon for business

An initiative to make public information residing in government databases more accessible to citizens is gaining ground and slowly unlocking business opportunities for many Canadian start-ups, according to adherents of the initiative. David

Published on: November 11th, 2010 Nestor Arellano