Why your business needs a community manager

It's never seldom that Erin Bury gets mistaken for her boss Sarah Prevette, founder of Sprouter.com, the highly popular Toronto-based online community for entrepreneurs. However, Bury takes no offense when this happens in

Published on: November 9th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

How to buy network-attached storage for your small business

Network-attached storage (NAS) can make your business easier to run and more efficient in multiple ways.NAS boxes started out as simple ethernet-connected file servers for workgroup storage and backup on a local network.

Published on: November 5th, 2010 Jon Jacobi

How retailers are taking advantage of location-based services

Businesses are integrating location-based services such as Foursquare, Gowalla, Loopt and Socialight into enterprise applications.For example, ice cream retailer Tasti D-Lite incorporated Foursquare into its loyalty program, providing extra reward points for customers

Published on: November 1st, 2010 John Brandon

Smartphones are dogs’ best friend in Taiwan

JINSHAN, TAIWAN - It takes about an hour to lure the stray dog into a steel cage with food. During that time, Sean McCormack, a co-founder of the Society for Prevention of Cruelty

Published on: October 22nd, 2010 Dan Nystedt

Building firm supports growth with HP micro server, thin client combo

Toronto's recent four-year construction boom has done well for a lot of local businesses. However, the frenetic activity which at its height saw no less than 15,657 condos sold in a year in

Published on: October 14th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

How not to waste time on Twitter

With news that three in four tweets are fall unheard at the wayside, there's no doubt that people find there's just way too much unnecessary chatter going around in the microblogging site.But, used

Published on: October 14th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Video Interview: BitDefender speaks on Facebook perils for SMBs

Lose lips sink ship, an old war-time poster tagline which could be still applicable to businesses that are cultivating a social media presence.Posts and conversations we have over social networking sites could potentially

Published on: October 12th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

QuickBooks 2011 gets mobile, Web access

With QuickBooks 2011, Intuit performs a balancing act of reaching out to new users while trying to tempt veterans to upgrade to its latest market-leading small-business accounting software. And once again, the upgrade's

Published on: October 12th, 2010 Yarden Arar

Seven secrets of Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs left his Silicon Valley home and headed north to a small liberal arts school, Reed College, in Portland, Ore., only to drop out after one semester. Like many teenagers, the 17-year-old

Published on: October 12th, 2010 Tom Kaneshige

A review of Videotron’s new cell phone plans

Quebecor’s Videotron launched its Wireless network recently (Sept 9) and we took the opportunity to review its cell phone plans which they recently introduced. Unlike the new entrants, Wind Mobile, Mobilicity and Public

Published on: October 11th, 2010 Yale Holder

Video Blog: Move your business to IPv6 before it's too late

Has your business switched to new Internet protocol IPv6 yet? Companies that haven’t should be rushing to get their Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and domain registrars to adopt the new protocol because space

Published on: October 7th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

How smaller firms can make the move to VoIP

Given the importance of telephone systems, refreshing the technology can be daunting. However, for small and midsized businesses who consider upgrading from a PBX to VoIP, the benefits are clear and, with proper

Published on: October 5th, 2010 Sheena Finnegan

10 vital IT troubleshooting secrets

I recently joined my team in troubleshooting a complex infrastructure problem affecting the private cloud that hosts our community electronic health records system.The incident put me in mind of the things I have

Published on: October 5th, 2010 John D. Halamka

B.C.’s Green Party hires Toronto-based green IT provider

There's never a good time for your technology to fail, but Rebecca Helps still regrets that her database system crashed during the Green Party of British Columbia's annual general meeting.The executive director of

Published on: October 4th, 2010 Brian Jackson