Rogers Data Centres opens facility in disaster recovery hot spot Calgary

Rogers Data Centres is opening the doors to its third Calgary-based data centre and second Tier III data centre in Canada, the firm announced Wednesday. Dubbed Calgary_DC3, Rogers says the data centre can

Published on: February 26th, 2014 Brian Jackson

SqueezeCMM to help content marketers get a grip on metrics

As the co-founder and CEO of SqueezeCMM, Jen Evans says she understands the pain of content marketers that answer to corporate clients - after all, she used to do content marketing for a

Published on: January 16th, 2014 Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech: Dropcam

Are you looking for a low-cost, DIY security system? Do you wonder what your pets are doing at home all day long? Do you want a great way to prank your coworkers? Get

Published on: November 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

CA Technologies launches free IT monitoring tool for SMBs

CA Technologies Inc. has launched a new freemium tool today for small businesses trying to get a handle on their IT services, based on their premium CA Nimsoft Monitor solution. Branded as CA

Published on: October 8th, 2013 Candice So

5 free social media monitoring and analysis Web services

You can't manage what you don't measure. It's an old axiom that is particularly poignant in the digital age. Businesses suddenly need to keep tabs on fluctuating numbers and the reasons behind the

Published on: July 17th, 2013 Wolston Lobo

Klout for Business beta helps CIRA track social media success

As a communications manager for the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), Mark Buell has been spending a lot of time on Twitter - but now he's second-guessing if that's really been as worthwhile

Published on: June 5th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Social media content requires more than ‘just a few minutes’

Content is important. That's the message that Tara Hunt, author and social media speaker, hammers home in capital letters in a blog post today. Hunt makes good points for companies that are considering

Published on: January 11th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Customer suggestion led to Verelo’s last-minute acquisition

After announcing it would scrub its Web site monitoring business at the end of last year, Toronto-based Verelo Inc. has been acquired by Manchester, N.H.-based Dyn.Dyn, which also offers Web infrastructure services in

Published on: January 3rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Ignoring social channels will be considered rude by 2014, Gartner says

In two years, will ignoring a tweet be seen as rude by your customers as ignoring a phone call would be today?That’s what the Egham, U.K. division of consultancy firm Gartner Inc. is

Published on: August 3rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Verelo monitors your Web site for any problems [video]

Verelo reminds us that nobody loves you when you're down. When your Web site is down, that is.Any business that relies on a Web site to deliver their service or as a point

Published on: June 21st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

How to monitor your business with mobile apps

If you have an office or a retail store, you may also have a security system that to alert you and the police in case of a break-in--or a webcam set up to

Published on: February 17th, 2012 Angela West

Facebook contests firm partners with Meltwater Group

Vancouver-based social marketing and analytics developer Strutta Media Inc. is partnering with Norway-based Meltwater Group, the companies announced this morning.Meltwater Group is a business-to-business, software as a service (SaaS) company that offers media

Published on: February 15th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

FBI insists plan to monitor social media won’t violate civil liberties

The FBI today said that its proposed plans to monitor social media sites as part of a broader strategy to improve real-time situation awareness will be fully vetted by the agency's Privacy and

Published on: February 14th, 2012 Jaikumar Vijayan

How to lose public trust and achieve international ridicule

by Claudiu Popa Talk to anyone in the world of business about their biggest hacking fear and you’re bound to hear that “embarrassment” ranks right up there near the top. Everyone knows that

Published on: October 31st, 2011 Claudiu Popa