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

5 not so pleasant surprises about Macs at work

More and more employees wish their companies would give them Macs. After all, Macs are powerful, sleek-looking machines that also run iTunes and Guitar Hero. Yet Macs at work have their own quirks.

Published on: March 30th, 2010 Tom Kaneshige

Nokia’s Trolltech buy will spawn new open source mobile apps

Through its acquisition of Norwegian mobile software firm Trolltech ASA, Nokia will get a firmer grip on the open source mobile application market, telecommunications analysts say.They say Finland-based Nokia Corp. hopes to attract

Published on: January 28th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Fewer mega mergers expected after Oracle’s purchase of BEA

Oracle Corp.'s $8.5 billion purchase of middleware vendor BEA Systems is the last mega merger the IT industry will witness for a long time to come, technology analysts say.The trend of independent tech

Published on: January 17th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Holiday gift guide: Six laptops that rock

With the wide variety of laptops available, your lifestyle -- or the person you're shopping for -- should be the starting point in determining what you buy. Do you travel a lot? Ultraportables

Published on: November 17th, 2007 Carla Thornton

IBM purchase of Cognos brings turmoil and opportunity to BI mid-market space

Small and medium-sized businesses in the market for business intelligence (BI) software will benefit from IBM's US$5 billion offer to acquire Cognos Inc., according to industry analysts.Insiders predict there will be "initial turmoil"

Published on: November 13th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Soaring costs blamed for NexInnovations’ woes

Margin pressure ultimately sunk NexInnovations.Dave MacDonald, the president and CEO of Softchoice, which acquired nearly all of NexInnovations assets for $10 million, said the company's high costs was the main reason why the

Published on: October 11th, 2007 Paolo Del Nibletto