AskForTask helping businesses harness the shared economy

Last week, Randy Frisch walked into Uberflip’s Toronto office and realized there were just too many beer bottles piling up inside. As the COO of the company, Frisch could have asked his employees

Published on: March 17th, 2014 Candice So

Cloud infrastructure to grow to $250 million market by 2016: IDC

Vendors in the Canadian infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market have a 50 per cent compound annual growth rate to look forward to over the next four years towards a total value of

Published on: June 20th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Lessons we can all learn from RBC

Reports have emerged recently that 45 RBC employees are losing their jobs next month after RBC contracted a number of technological services to iGate, a California-based firm which specializes in sending jobs overseas.

Published on: April 11th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Ontario tax credits, talent pool used to lure video game firms

Why would a parent hand a $600 piece of breakable technology they depend on every day over to their two-year-old? It’s a good question, and one that inspired Jason Krogh, CEO of Zinc

Published on: March 26th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Startup news round-up: May 18, 2012

Could he be Canada’s next successful entrepreneur? Congratulations to Nicholas Schiefer, 17, of Pickering, Ont., who a received $50,000 for winning the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award.Search engines Schiefer and other youths from

Published on: May 18th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

5 reasons why you should host your own e-mail

E-mail is still an important means of communication in business. In recent years, an increasing number of businesses are outsourcing their e-mail to web-based services like Google Apps for Business. In a tight

Published on: February 24th, 2012 Joseph Fieber

Dell partners with Salesforces.com, Microsoft, Intuit for SMB offering

Just one day after Dell announced its first infrastructure-as-a-service offering, the company is jumping deeper into the cloud. Dell will offer a family of hosted software applications for small and midsized businesses, through

Published on: August 30th, 2011 James Niccolai

How to launch a tech start-up for free

Two and a half years ago I wrote about the economic difficulties facing the modern small-business owner, and, well, it looks like nothing has changed since then. Times are still tough, money is

Published on: April 13th, 2011 Christopher Null

Collaboration strategies for your IT staff

Collaboration is all the rage among corporate executives these days, which means IT is kept busy providing systems, tools and procedures that turn the vague concept into a real business benefit.But what happens

Published on: September 23rd, 2010 Tam Harbert

25 riskiest and safest outsourcing cities in 2010

What a difference a year makes. In a few days, the Black Book of Outsourcing will release its annual ranking of the most dangerous outsourcing spots around the globe, as perceived by outsourcing

Published on: June 23rd, 2010 Stephanie Overby

Chain gangs to call centres — jails become outsourcing havens

When word spread earlier this month that an Indian IT services company planned to set up a 200-person business process outsourcing unit in an Andhra Pradesh jail , it wasn't long before the

Published on: May 31st, 2010 Stephanie Overby

One in three Canadians eager to start their own business

Despite a financial downturn that's lasted nearly two years, Canadians are still eager to set up their own business, a recent cross-country survey reveals.One in three Canadians are interested in striking out on

Published on: May 6th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Canadian outsourcing spend to hit $15B

Technologies such as cloud computing and economic trends such as the recent global recession are pushing more Canadian companies to take a dip in the offshore outsourcing scene. Already estimated as around $5.5

Published on: March 1st, 2010 Nestor Arellano

North American health facilities ‘win big’ by offshoring medical transcription

As the number of Canadian and U.S. health facilities adopting electronic health records , the need for medical transcription services has intensified.An allied health profession, medical transcription deals with the process converting voice-recorded

Published on: February 26th, 2010 Nestor Arellano