Bell Mobility to distribute mobile forms app from TrueContext

Ottawa company TrueContext Mobile Solutions Corp. has inked a distribution deal with Bell Mobility for its paperless business forms app.The firm's flagship ProntoForms app allows businesses to create andmanage virtual forms, collect data

Published on: August 14th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

CANARIE expands cloud-testing program for SMBs

Canada's ultra-highspeed network used by universities, colleges, and scientific research outfits across the country plans to use funding from Ottawa to expand its program for small businesses to test pre-commercial products on the

Published on: August 9th, 2012 Howard Solomon

Waterloo will be razed by RIM’s funeral pyre

By Francis Moran A recent article in The Verge posited the not uncommon suggestion that as goes RIM, so go the fortunes of its home town, Waterloo. Now, I’ve been travelling down to Waterloo

Published on: August 7th, 2012 Francis Moran

eSight’s high-tech goggles restore sight to the vision impaired [video]

Losing one's sight can be a terrible and debilitating experience.Eye glasses often aren't enough to come to the rescue of people suffering from degenerative eye diseases. Ottawa-based firm eSight Corp. has the vision

Published on: July 10th, 2012 Christine Wong

First responders seek public feedback for wireless test-bed

Since 9/11, when First Responders charged into New York’s Twin Towers without interoperable communications equipment that could have told them what they were really facing, many nations have adopted measures to strengthen security

Published on: July 6th, 2012 Barry Gander

Oh Canada: CIRA wants to keep more Canadian Web traffic on home soil

Canada's Web domain watchdog wants to see more Internet traffic hubs based right here on Canadian soil.There are only two Internet Exchange Points (IXP) based in Canada, onein Toronto and the other in

Published on: June 29th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Government incentives have almost no impact on creating startups: study

Just days after Ottawa asked for input on how to spend $400 million in new venture capital funding, a new study suggests government programs have almost no influence on entrepreneurs launching startups in

Published on: June 26th, 2012 Christine Wong

Startup news round-up: May 8, 2012

Here's the startup news making headlines today on other Web sites and blogs. Three Ottawa startups share almost $2 million in funding, a Mother's Day hack event for women, and Montreal gets set

Published on: May 8th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Startup Canada’s government endorsement doesn’t include cash

Already well into a cross-country tour, an all-volunteer organization called Startup Canada arrived in Ottawa Wednesday night for its official national launch event. The launch brought no new revelations about the program Startup

Published on: May 3rd, 2012 Grant Buckler

Harper jumps on Startup Canada bandwagon

Startup Canada champion Victoria Lennox can check one more item off her campaign wish list today after winning federal government support and a letter of endorsement from the Prime Minister.Lennox, the co-founder of

Published on: May 2nd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Bell Aliant CEO honoured tonight as CWC’s woman of the year

Bell Aliant president and CEO Karen Sheriff will be honoured tonight as woman of the year at the 2012 Canadian Women in Communications awards gala in Ottawa.Sheriff, currently the only femaleCEO of a

Published on: April 16th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Acquisitions: Dell to buy Wyse, Ericsson completes BelAir deal

In today's acquisition news, LM Ericsson has completed its deal to purchase Ottawa's BelAir Networks and Dell has signed an agreement to buy Wyse Technology.BelAir's Ottawa employees will retain their jobs now that

Published on: April 2nd, 2012

Small businesses spared in federal budget cuts: analysts

Analysis of the Conservative government's federal budget delivered yesterday afternoon in the House of Commons continues to pour in from financial experts.Consultant firm KPMG says the budget is focused on innovation, something that

Published on: March 30th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Ottawa, Surrey win IBM Smarter Cities grants for 2012

Ottawa and Surrey, B.C. are the two Canadian cities that will receive part of $50 million in grants from IBM Corp. this year.That money will be shared with 31 other cities around the

Published on: March 16th, 2012 Brian Jackson