Accelerated: Waterloo’s culture of collaboration

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette Throughout this series, we have often referenced startup accelerators and the important role they play in the commercialization ecosystem, as well as where government support fits into the

Published on: July 14th, 2011 Francis Moran

OMG! There’s an entrepreneur on campus

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette Recently we have explored where and how government can facilitate the process of commercialization to help technology entrepreneurs get their products to market. Throughout this series, we have

Published on: July 11th, 2011 Francis Moran

How small businesses want to be sold to

Just 10 minutes into her meeting with Erply Ltd., serial entrepreneur Vy Le was ready to walk out on the New York-based point of sale vendor, then something unexpected happened – they started

Published on: July 7th, 2011 Brian Jackson

RIM hedges PlayBook sales target, report says

Waterloo, Ont.-based Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) has cut its sales target for PlayBook tablets in the second quarter to one-third of the original estimate, according to Taiwan-based suppliers cited in a report.RIM

Published on: June 23rd, 2011 Matt Hamblen

Words of wisdom: Some things change with time, others don’t

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette There is a German proverb that states, “An old error is always more popular than a new truth.” This is often evident in the business of getting

Published on: May 4th, 2011 IDG News Service

Retailers look to ‘social shopping’ trend to woo customers

Hanging out at the mall with your friends is no longer as social as your shopping experience can get. Consumers are increasingly opting for online shopping, using mobile phones and perusing social media

Published on: March 3rd, 2011 Harmeet Singh

IDC forecasts 1.5M plus tablets in Canada by end of year

They may still be considered as “cool to have” gadgets by some, but Apple's iPad, Research In Motion's (RIM) Playbook and other tablet devices are set to replace laptops as lug-around technology for

Published on: January 24th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Three LinkedIn strategies to boost business

Susan Varty didn't plan to publish a short book based on the informative responses she collected on her question posted to LinkedIn, but she's glad she did.The principal consultant at Toronto-based Wordtree Consulting

Published on: November 2nd, 2010 Brian Jackson

Microsoft kills Windows XP sales (for real this time)

Windows 7 has been around for almost a year now, but lots of people are still sticking with Windows XP. Now, Microsoft is getting ready to pull the plug on Windows XP sales.

Published on: September 13th, 2010 Steven Vaughan-Nichols

Carriers must stop letting down wireless dealers

With the recent entry of small wireless service providers, dealers have emerged as key differentiators for incumbent mobile carriers. But a recent survey by analyst firm IDC Canada, indicates that there's widespread dissatisfaction

Published on: August 12th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

On-premise vs. Cloud – the market is shifting

I talk to VAR's/MSP's all day long. One of the things I am always shocked by is how many of them don't know how little money they make selling on-premise technology and how

Published on: July 21st, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

POS, supply chain systems top Canadian retailers’ IT purchase choices for 2010

  Majority of Canadian retailers prefer sticking to the tried and true when it comes to software purchases, according to a recent survey of the industry. In a poll of 34-mid-to-large sized retailers, the

Published on: July 20th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Online retailers, buyers win big time with ‘group buying’

There's power in numbers -- buying power that is.A new breed of Web retailers is using the collective buying power of hundreds of online consumers to sell their wares quickly and gain free

Published on: February 23rd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Microsoft’s subtle strategy to make you buy a pricey laptop

A survey published this week by consumer shopping site Retrevo puts Windows 7 Starter on trial for disappointing netbook users who were expecting more features and fewer restrictions.With Windows 7 now available to

Published on: November 16th, 2009