Not everyone should work for a startup

by Monica Goyal My first job was with a bank, and I remember being let go because I was too efficient. I had worked myself out of a job, by finishing all the

Published on: April 12th, 2012 Monica Goyal

B.C. privacy chief wants compulsory security breach reporting

British Columbia's privacy chief wants companies to be forced to report security breaches. B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said the province needs to amend its Personal Information Protection Act, according to

Published on: April 12th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

StartupTO – Incubators of TO & Look Inside INcubes

  by Ashley Huffman So you’re a Torontonian with a startup that you want to take to the next level, which incubator do you choose? This is no simple task. Choosing the right

Published on: April 10th, 2012 Ashley Huffman

GRAND pairs Vancouver inventor with Calgary researchers

A Vancouver school teacher who developed a unique treadmill designed to improve skating, is now working with researchers from the University of Calgary who are developing sensors to help speed skaters improve their

Published on: April 5th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

4 strategies to become a true social business

by Jon Ferrara You and I may be fully participating in popular social media like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, but I'll bet your company isn't -- at least as well as it could

Published on: April 3rd, 2012 IDG News Service

Startup news Round-up: March 29, 2012

Startup Festival is back. The event, which was a huge success last year, will take place July 11 – 13 in Montreal. This year's theme is “Startups that Matter.” Last year's event featured

Published on: March 29th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Small biz hope federal budget doesn’t harm R&D funding, hiring credits

In a few hours the Conservative government is set to release its federal budget for this year. Massive cuts are already expected but technology startups and small businesses are hoping that programs they

Published on: March 29th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

StartUp TO – Behind the scenes of the city’s startups

by Ashley Huffman These are the stories of the people and organizations behind some of the city’s newest startups and business incubators. Behind the beautiful office spaces, Instagram photos and young eager faces,

Published on: March 27th, 2012 Ashley Huffman

How to pick a server for your small business

So, your business has grown large enough that you need your first server. Congratulations! Acquiring a server is a big decision, so some trepidation is understandable. This guide will explain the basic principles

Published on: March 22nd, 2012 Michael Brown

Why hackers are targeting small businesses

If you run a small business, and think that none of your data was of interest to a hacker, consider this: what if a hacker could take stolen bank account or credit card

Published on: March 22nd, 2012 Howard Baldwin

B.C. tech sector expects to create 3,000 new jobs

British Columbia technology companies expect to generate at least 3,000 new jobs this year, according to a recent survey of the sector. The forecast represents a five per cent increase over last year's

Published on: February 23rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Burlington leads list of Canada’s ‘riskiest’ online cities again

It’s a recognition that few, if any, municipalities would probably want.For the second time in a row, Burlington, Ont., has earned the distinction of being home to the highest potential risk for cybercrime

Published on: February 22nd, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Minigroup offers ‘BaseCamp for the small office’

The boon and bane of most social networks is that one's posts and activities are visible to a vast and often unintended audience. It's a godsend to Cloud-based extroverts, but not such a

Published on: February 15th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Canada lags behind U.S. in supporting small businesses

by Christine Wong We Canadians tend to get our backs up when people assume we’re exactly the same as Americans, but with different accents, eh? For proof of just how different we are,

Published on: February 10th, 2012 Christine Wong