Costs of IT downtime go beyond nuisance, expert warns

Recent headlines about IT infrastructure downtime have appeared in recent weeks, detailing the impact on several organizations in Canada. The prospect of suffering a similar fate is causing many businesses to consider what

Published on: August 9th, 2013 ESG-UQAM BTM Competition Team

5 reasons you’d be an absolute fool to launch a faulty product

Every day, business managers and IT execs risk their reputations by taking insecure systems and vulnerable applications to market Do you really need 5 reasons? I don't think so. But it serves to illustrate

Published on: July 23rd, 2013 Claudiu Popa

Operationalizing privacy by design: From rhetoric to reality

Information management and its protection is imperative to any organization’s success, regardless of its size. Privacy breaches can have profound and long-term adverse consequences, including significant financial impact and damage to the reputation

Published on: December 4th, 2012 Ann Cavoukian

Keeping good online reputation important for small business too

It’s a dog-eat-dog online world out there. Just ask any business owner that’s seen their online reputation ruined by one scorching review on Yelp, or an angry customer causing trouble on the Web

Published on: September 13th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Yelp ratings tied directly to revenue impact in Harvard report

Depending on the neighborhood, the fire-engine red "People Love Us on Yelp" sticker outnumbers sedate-looking "Zagat Rated" emblems or fading newspaper reviews on restaurant doors. There's no mistaking the power--and, let's face it,

Published on: November 17th, 2011 Narasu Rebbapragada

Should your business buy a .XXX domain?

By Tony Bradley ICANN has begun accepting registrations on a limited basis for XXX domains. If you are in the adult entertainment business, or your site is related to adult endeavors, then buying

Published on: September 8th, 2011 IDG News Service

‘United Breaks Guitars’ musician now a social media rock star

Usually airplane passengers are relieved when a flight lands, but when Dave Carroll overhead someone exclaim “My God, they're throwing guitars out there,” at the end of his United Airlines flight from Halifax

Published on: March 15th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Norton 2011 uses file reputation to secure your PC

Norton Internet Security 2011 will be available in stores Sept. 13 for small home offices that are looking to upgrade their security software.The upgrade contains 100 new components provided from Symantec’s security technology

Published on: September 9th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Can Google Profiles Save Your Reputation?

I call it the Google Effect -- the mishmash that occurs when folks search for you on the Web and find other people who share your name but none of your charming personal

Published on: May 10th, 2009 Robert X. Cringely

Defamed online? Here’s what you can do about it

What can you do when you find content about yourself online that you think is defamation? How do you address it? Is it possible to have it removed from search results or from

Published on: April 8th, 2009 Meridith Levinson

Canadians struggle mightily to manage multiple online personas

Socializing online is more than a pursuit for Canadians – it's a passion, a recent survey suggests. Most Canadians spend more than three hours a day online, and manage an average of seven

Published on: March 17th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Mediocre sales growth doesn’t bode well for Windows Vista

Recent sales numbers for Windows Vista paint a somewhat dreary picture for the OS as consumers and enterprises try to save dollars in an economic downturn.While Microsoft cited strong overall year-over-year growth in

Published on: October 31st, 2008 Jeff Radecki

Six ways to increase your employability with social networking

It can be easy to disregard social networking's professional potential if you're only going on what you see on television. Between endlessly replayed clips where hysterical young men beg everyone to leave Britney

Published on: July 8th, 2008 Lisa Schmeiser

FaceBook or LinkedIn – Which gets your business done better?

Social networking is no longer the Next Big Thing; it's now as much part of our Web experience as search engines. Previously considered the province of kids who wanted to keep up with

Published on: March 31st, 2008 Preston Gralla and Jake Widman