Firms that cut jobs to cope with recession “face security risks”

With a faltering economy resulting in increased jobs cuts and corporate belt tightening, security analysts are warning companies to be especially vigilant about protecting their data and networks against disgruntled employees.As it is,

Published on: November 3rd, 2008 Jaikumar Vijayan

Small state uses software prowess to cope with hard realities

As the economic crisis in the U.S. expands from Wall Street to main street, one small state is pinning its hopes on a burgeoning software industry to help it weather the storm.Vermont, which

Published on: October 27th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Web design firm creates “loving” Ogre to keep staff productive

Imagine its 4:30 in the afternoon and you've already mentally checked out of the office, daydreaming of the weekend that awaits you. Suddenly your Inbox chime goes off and you snap back to

Published on: October 22nd, 2008 Brian Jackson

Timely tips on how to kick-start your new business

A decade ago Tony Lourakis launched his tech start-up as a 20-year-old student with virtually no money, relying on sheer hard work and the help of those close to him.That was in 1998.In

Published on: October 17th, 2008 Brian Jackson

How to recession-proof your small business

Small businesses can tackle big problems like an economic downturn in the Canadian economy. This slump has also affected large company's budgets significantly. Can the small survive? Technology marketing expert, Robin Robins discusses

Published on: October 14th, 2008 Kavita Gosyne

How technology could have prevented U.S. financial meltdown

In the coming weeks the feds and the surviving financial services institutions will have the daunting task of unraveling all the securitized loans and other instruments that are hiding the toxic investments.But does

Published on: September 26th, 2008 Ephraim Schwartz

Lean, mean, results-driven teams – the changing face of IT

One thing's certain. IT departments that suffered through the last downturn have learned their lesson. Today, they're still lean and mean relative to their companies' other departments. So if the ax falls, it's

Published on: May 30th, 2008 Dan Tynan

New technology tools help retailers curb theft

It's difficult to be a customer-focused retailer these days if you're too busy worrying that your employees are stealing merchandise and money from right under your nose-and contributing to the $40 billion shrink

Published on: March 13th, 2008 Thomas Wailgum

Recession fears will “slow down” IT spending in Canada, U.S.

Twenty-three percent of respondents to a ChangeWave Research study said their companies will reduce or halt IT spending in the second quarter of this year, results that underscore recent concerns about a U.S.

Published on: February 21st, 2008 Chris Kanaracus