Government of Canada unveils move to public cloud

The time has finally come for the Canadian federal government to move to the cloud. In an announcement on Feb. 7, Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and minister responsible for

Published on: February 7th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Ottawa’s $100M procurement program ‘great,’ but only a first step – analyst

A new program that will see the federal government spend $100 million to procure technology from Canadian startups and small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) is an excellent boost for Canada's technology sector, but

Published on: December 19th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Canadian firms buying laptops and Macs instead of desktop PCs

Thanks to a roaring tablet market the PC has been having a rather tough time lately. But a recent report from analyst firm IDC Canada indicates that the market for business laptops is

Published on: August 16th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

5 bargaining tactics for sourcing iPads and other tablets

The iPad enterprise adoption craze is underway, are you armed with the knowledge and resources you need to negotiate a deal for iPads in bulk?Once again, Apple played up the iPad in the

Published on: July 21st, 2011 Tom Kaneshige

Canada: We are not as simple as 10 per cent of the U.S. Market

By: Krista Napier What's wrong with simply taking 10 per cent of the U.S. market for a rough estimate of the size of a particular sector in the Canadian IT space? A lot,

Published on: July 13th, 2011 Krista Napier

Business laptop showdown: HP EliteBook vs. Lenovo ThinkPad

Next to the latest ultrathin notebook, tablet or smartphone, mainstream corporate laptops may not seem particularly alluring or sexy, but they can be just as innovative and necessary -- especially for everyday business.

Published on: May 16th, 2011 Brian Nadel

How to find the right tech vendor

As the latest technologies are incorporated into the business process, organizations will naturally become more comfortable when working with third-party technology vendors. This means the ability to identify, select, and manage the right

Published on: January 27th, 2011 Chris Andrews

IT sales rebound but SMBs still under spending chill

Technology sales have rebounded from their depressed state last year but small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) have become adopted a new miserly attitude towards IT spending, says an IT analyst firm. Worldwide

Published on: September 21st, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Move to Windows 7 by 2012, experts advise businesses

As Microsoft Corp. prepares to finally pull the plug of Windows XP sales, industry insiders say Canadian and American businesses may be facing a shortage of Windows 7 migration experts.It's not a Y2K-style

Published on: September 14th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Six steps to prepare IT for the revival

Anne Agee is living a dual life at work these days. On the one hand, like 75 per cent of Canadian and U.S. organizations, she's preparing for a cut to her IT budget

Published on: May 27th, 2009 Michael Fitzgerald

Time’s a-wastin’ for Windows 7 upgrade decision

A memo on Microsoft's TechNet Web site indicates the software maker is eyeing May for a Windows 7 release candidate rollout – leading to predictions the new operating system will likely be out

Published on: April 25th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Big Easy 2.0 – Microsoft’s incentive program beefed up

Microsoft has given small and mid-sized business customers more ways to earn cash to buy its software through partners by adding new products and product groups to its Big Easy program.Recently, Microsoft unveiled

Published on: October 7th, 2008 Elizabeth Montalbano

Six smart ways to reduce IT growing pain

It's one of the great truths of capitalism: Businesses want to grow. Small businesses want to become midsize businesses, and midsize ones want to get big.But getting bigger involves growing pains, and nowhere

Published on: August 26th, 2008 Jake Widman

How do you know when it’s time to replace your PCs?

Ask what seems like a simple question: How often should PCs be replaced? - and you'll find that for IT managers, the answer isn't so simple. And it's certainly not universal. The correct

Published on: August 14th, 2008 Patrick Thibodeau