The future of Web 2.0, the iPhone and RIM – IT World Canada’s predictions for 2008

The senior editorial staff at IT World Canada was locked in a room with a crystal ball, and asked to prognosticate on the trends, issues and stories that will influence the IT scene

Published on: January 25th, 2008 IT World Canada Staff

Software tool transforms BlackBerry into customer mgt device

Sales personnel slowed down by the need to fumble with folders and laptop units in search of customer data now have a far better alternative. They can take advantage of a customer relationship

Published on: November 21st, 2007 Nestor Arellano

RIM slashes price of BlackBerry server for SMB market

Research in Motion turned an army of executives at big enterprises into mobile e-mail addicts with its BlackBerry handhelds. Now it wants to do the same thing for users in much smaller companies.

Published on: November 8th, 2007 John Cox

RIM pitches another Curve

First came the trim, consumer-friendly BlackBerry Curve 8300. Then came the Wi-Fi-enabled BlackBerry 8820. Now there's the BlackBerry Curve 8320, an impressive PDA phone that combines the best of the previous two models

Published on: October 30th, 2007 Liane Cassavoy

BlackBerry 8800 gives Pearl design business-style twist

The BlackBerry has come a long way since its rather clunky, utilitarian beginnings.Research in Motion's newest release, the BlackBerry 8800, from Rogers Wireless, is a slim, sleek extension of the streamlined form factor

Published on: May 9th, 2007 Lynn Greiner

Companies should prepare for iPhones

Image-conscious executives who want to own the latest tech gadgets might put their companies at risk if they try to connect iPhones to corporate networks, warns an analyst.To guard against such eventualities, IT

Published on: February 23rd, 2007 Poonam Khanna

Jim Balsillie takes a shine to Pearl

TORONTO – Research In Motion chairman and co-CEO Jim Balsillie flashed his shiny, new BlackBerry Pearl as he talked about the ubiquity of the popular handheld device as a collaboration tool for work

Published on: September 18th, 2006 Sarah Lysecki

IT jobs: English-speaking only need apply

An initial probe into foreign workers in the Canadian IT sector found that the majority of companies surveyed did not hire these people because of language or cultural barriers.The study, which was commissioned

Published on: June 7th, 2006 Sarah Lysecki

The second life of PBX

Research in Motion Inc.'s recent acquisition of Ascendent Systems signals growing interest in the idea of making remote devices – including handhelds like RIM's BlackBerry – into extensions of office phone systems. Waterloo,

Published on: March 24th, 2006 Grant Buckler

RIM tightens ties with Novell

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Research In Motion is using its space on the BrainShare show floor to tell customers about its plans to bring more presence awareness and improved collaboration capabilities to

Published on: March 21st, 2006 Shane Schick