UC – it’s quite simple after all

For many Canadian small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), unified communications (UC) remains just a buzzword despite the benefits experienced larger businesses using the technology.Cost, complexity and unfamiliarity with UC are significant adoption barriers

Published on: May 23rd, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Blackberries and CRM are a “great combination”, says Canadian expert

The ability to access and use customer relationship management (CRM) applications from SAP AG on the RIM BlackBerry is a big deal for sales people, says a Canadian analyst. Since the alliance between

Published on: May 12th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

New security threats baffle IT professionals

As enterprises seek out ways to reduce IT costs, optimize resources and improve operational efficiencies, three technology trends have started to dominate: virtualization, service-oriented architecture and mobility. More promising yet is the intertwining

Published on: March 25th, 2008 Deb Radcliff

Inhouse mash-ups and more – mobility will soon transform social networking

Nokia, according to most studies, sells 40 per cent of all mobile phones worldwide, so it may seem unusual that it is pouring cash into a social networking Web site. But that's what

Published on: March 18th, 2008 Computerworld Staff

20 steps to achieve rapid – and remarkable — success at work

You have no time. Here are 20 processes you can improve, benefits you can reap and changes you can make in just 20 minutes.You look at your to-do list and everything seems hard

Published on: March 3rd, 2008 Stephanie Overby

Your office on the subway: making public transit more fun and productive

Humans have gone to the moon and made a laptop less than an inch thick, but they still can't make the trains run on time. In fact, the Boston Globe recently reported that

Published on: February 29th, 2008 Chris Kanaracus

Will Xperia X1 oust the iPhone in mobile supremacy battle?

Sony Ericsson execs call it a "premium" convergence device and forewarn that it won't be cheap. But they promise the XPERIA X1 mobile phone will be worth every cent you spend on it.

Published on: February 11th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

Nokia’s Trolltech buy will spawn new open source mobile apps

Through its acquisition of Norwegian mobile software firm Trolltech ASA, Nokia will get a firmer grip on the open source mobile application market, telecommunications analysts say.They say Finland-based Nokia Corp. hopes to attract

Published on: January 28th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

A new look at the Apple iPhone

Description: Hands down, the iPhone is the product of the year. Generating more discussion in consumer and enterprise circles than any other device in recent memory, the iPhone has revolutionized the way phone

Published on: November 20th, 2007 Keith A. Shaw

Holiday gift guide: Six laptops that rock

With the wide variety of laptops available, your lifestyle -- or the person you're shopping for -- should be the starting point in determining what you buy. Do you travel a lot? Ultraportables

Published on: November 17th, 2007 Carla Thornton

Consumers to drive mobility

Businesses hoping to maintain tight control over future adoption of mobile technologies should open their minds and embrace the notion that consumer devices will continue to filter their way into the workplace, whether

Published on: November 17th, 2007 Matt Hines

Application persistence key to mobile VPNs

Calgary-based Trican Well Service Ltd. offers specialized services for oil and gas companies throughout the life of a project, from drilling through decommissioning - cement casing, clean-outs, fracturing, abandonments and more. By the

Published on: May 14th, 2007 Dave Webb

New applications for mobile workers

More small and mid-sized businesses are turning to mobile technology to boost productivity - but it's a complex area that requires specialized skill sets. According to a recent online survey by the Canadian

Published on: March 6th, 2007 Vawn Himmelsbach

Fleet hits the streets with automated dispatch

An Ottawa-based cab company is taking advantage of IT to both get its drivers out to calls faster and to pay them more quickly.Coventry Connections Inc., which runs a call centre for seven

Published on: December 7th, 2005 Poonam Khanna