Canadian entrepreneurs don’t fear risk – investors do

By Christine Wong Penny for your thoughts? Canada’s high tech startups would love to raise some pretty pennies for theirs. The fledgling firms are brimming with bright ideas, but can’t raise enough cash

Published on: October 27th, 2011 Christine Wong

Canada’s tech firms growing even as VC shrinks

Canadian tech firms are doing more with a lot less.Canuck technology companies on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50list grew their revenues by an average of 5,020 per cent each this year-- the third

Published on: October 26th, 2011 Christine Wong

Canada a country of ‘underperfomers’, says Conference Board

Disappointed by Canada’s poor global competitiveness ranking, theConference Board of Canada is launching a new initiative to makeCanadian companies more innovative. The Centre for Business Innovationwill explore why Canadian firms are not world

Published on: September 19th, 2011 Christine Wong

Video Rewind: Businesses should stick with Facebook

With the launch of Facebook Deals in Canada, many businesses may be soon considering whether they become involved with marketing efforts on Canada's favourite social network.Though many will see the free exposure to

Published on: February 1st, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Invasive Airline Security vs. Public Apathy

As Twitter is my witness, over the past weeks and months we have been deluged with reports of impropriety from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and other airport security complaints from around the

Published on: December 3rd, 2010 Claudiu Popa

Security expert stunned at bank’s fraud prevention practices

Checking out of a Hilton hotel in London, security expert Roger Thompson was told his Visa card had been declined due to suspicions it was stolen, a situation that only got more disconcerting

Published on: December 16th, 2009 Ellen Messmer and Joaquim P. Menezes

The many ways Facebook could wreak havoc at work

Imagine walking into a meeting and encountering not just your current co-workers, but all your colleagues and managers from jobs past, along with your spouse, your college drinking buddies, your Senior Prom date,

Published on: May 1st, 2009 Jake Widman

Three ways to ensure you get enough business bang for your IT buck

Like any other corporate investment, money should also be earmarked for IT based on expected returns to the business, experts say. They also note that standard financial methods don't help you accomplish that.

Published on: March 30th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Does risky R&D deliver the best results?

Corporate IT research is undergoing a crucial change – in its concepts and methods.From a “methods” standpoint, we discussed in an earlier article how the notion of research as an activity confined within

Published on: March 6th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

17 charged in $35 million ID theft bust

The operators of a New York business have been charged with running a massive identity-theft and money-laundering operation that raked in more than US$35 million over a four-year period.In total, 17 people have

Published on: November 9th, 2007 Robert MacMillan

CIOs lack authority to assume responsibility for risk

Victor Oliva's colleagues thought they had good reason to give him the nickname Dr. No. He was handling insurance-related issues for Irving Trust Co., a financial institution that was later bought by the

Published on: October 6th, 2006 Shane Schick