Here’s why the Warner Music Group CTO thinks time to business value is the most important IT metric

Technology is driving change faster than most organizations can adapt. Many IT leaders struggle to add value to the business and must evolve their thinking or risk being disintermediated. It is not enough

Published on: November 21st, 2014 Brian Clendenin

‘Unifying’ Salesforce1 mobile platform unveiled by Salesforce.com

SAN FRANCISCO - Salesforce.com kicked off its annual Dreamforce conference by revealing Salesforce1, a mobile app and developer platform that aims to unify the Salesforce experience for end users while giving partners more

Published on: November 18th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Influitive launches AdvocateHub marketing platform

Toronto-based Influitive Inc. launched its business-to-business marketing tool AdvocateHub Web service today, the firm announced.AdvocateHub takes a different approach to marketing, by allowing companies to build up communities of customers and partners who

Published on: September 17th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Zaptap’s new NFC platform adds social twist to mobile commerce

Apple may not be betting on NFC but Zaptap certainly is.The U.S. giant didn't include near field communication capability inthe new iPhone 5 it unveiled yesterday, despite wide speculation thatit would. Canadian startup

Published on: September 13th, 2012 Christine Wong

Spongelab welcomes teachers back to class

It might be the first day back to school after summer vacation for students across Canada, but Toronto-based Spongelab Interactive is offering to allow teachers to do the same.At least, for a few

Published on: September 4th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Toronto’s Shiny Ads teams up with red hot U.S. startup PubMatic

A self-serve advertising platform produced by Toronto-based Shiny Ads is getting added exposure courtesy of PubMatic, a U.S. startup that has raised over $60 million in venture capital.Shiny Ads makes an integrated solution

Published on: August 1st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Canon readies augmented reality platform for Japan launch

Canon said Monday it will launch a new augmented-reality platform that uses head-mounted displays to realistically project virtual images onto real backgrounds.The Japanese manufacturer, known mainly for its cameras and copymachines, said the

Published on: June 18th, 2012 Jay Alabaster

Web-based dragon breeding launched by Toronto firm

A Toronto-based digital firm offering a Web platform to help educators teach science in and outside of the classroom has delivered 1.5 million pieces of content since its launch a year ago.Spongelab Interactive

Published on: May 23rd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Sitomic offers digital coupon alternative to Groupon

Has your business been burned by group buying?When the social-based marketing scheme broke out over a couple of years ago, group buying created a lot of buzz. But the trend also resulted in

Published on: May 8th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

XConnect: Tunezy founder Derrick Fung

Tunezy is a funded start-up which aims to change the way the traditional record label industry works.Serial entrepreneur Derrick Fung joined host Karim Kanji in the XConnectTO studio recently to chat about how

Published on: April 5th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Electric vehicles meet the network – happening soon?

by Barry Gander Electric Vehicles (EVs) have a desperate need for communications, to help them get over “range anxiety.”  At a recent Networked Vehicle Association (NVA) Executive Workshop, a few EV factoids leaped

Published on: March 15th, 2012 Barry Gander

Predictions 2012: Bring Your Own Device tension escalates

Today's transcription from our editorial round table was supposed to be about buzzwords to watch in 2012. Instead, the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) phenomenon hijacked the proceedings. User strike or IT department backlash?Dave Webb, Editor,

Published on: December 29th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Concur agrees with Salesforce.com cloud platform strategy

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) using Salesforce.com will soon have another option to track their travel expenses with the announcement of a new offering built on Force.com yesterday. Redmond, Wash.-based Concur Inc. will

Published on: September 2nd, 2011 Brian Jackson

Top 5 legal considerations for business on Google+

As Google+ grows in popularity--now with more than 20 million users--the new social network is triggering a number of questions with legal implications from businesses about potential policy changes, data retention issues and

Published on: August 8th, 2011 Kristin Burnham