Dell’s new PowerEdge servers offer savings to small firms

By cutting the flab and offering only the essentials Dell Inc. has come up with a pair of penny-pinching, power-saving servers ideal for many small and medium-sized business operations.The Dell PowerEdge T110 II

Published on: January 23rd, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Legal issues to think about for 2012

by Monica Goyal The beginning of the year is great time to do a legal check up. Consider the following as you go into the New Year. 1.      Refresh your will – Revisiting

Published on: January 19th, 2012 Monica Goyal

Try crowdfunding to finance your tech startup

Five dollars for a button, $20 for a t-shirt and $1,000 for a trip to Chicago to meet the company's game developers – quite unconventional but this was how Robomodo, a Chicago-based game

Published on: January 19th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Why aren’t there more women in the tech startup scene?

by Christine Wong I’ve asked myself the exact same question while departing various startup events here in Toronto over the past few months.   Where are all the women?   At one such

Published on: January 12th, 2012 Christine Wong

Countering artificial commoditization and poor pricing

by Stewart Crawford   I stumbled upon awesome white paper from my friend Larry Walsh and the teams from N-Able and Netenrich. As an experienced MSP consultant or MSP Coachwho has built a

Published on: December 20th, 2011 Stuart Crawford

There are more losers than winners with software patents

by Monica Goyal Today, it seems to be common rhetoric that if you are a successful software startup, you will eventually be sued. If you have conducted business in this industry for any

Published on: December 8th, 2011 Monica Goyal

Bricks and mortar stores still relevant, IBM says

After the rise of e-commerce phenomena including online retail, Internet auction sites, group buying and now mobile commerce, does it still make sense to build a traditional bricks and mortar store?Far from being

Published on: November 4th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Cisco to offer free TelePresence client?

Cisco Systems is taking several steps to extend its TelePresencevideoconferencing technology beyond enterprise meeting rooms,introducing two endpoints and a free client application for ad hocparticipants to download. To mark the fifth anniversary of

Published on: October 27th, 2011 Stephen Lawson

Sorting out which equipment to keep and which ones to dump

by Clare Kumar Pretend you are visiting your office for the first time. Take a look around with fresh eyes. What do you see? Does every piece of furniture serve the purpose it

Published on: October 20th, 2011 Clare Kumar

Rural SMBs get broadband boost with satellite launch

Thousands of Canadian small and medium sized businesses located in broadband-challenged rural areas ware set to get a boost.A U.S.-built satellite launched yesterday afternoon from Kazakhstan will allow a Canada's Xplornet Communications to

Published on: October 20th, 2011 Howard Solomon and Nestor Arellano

How to make your SMB Web site accessible quickly

Researchers have just come up with a way to turn an iPad into a Braille keyboard--but until this kind of technology is on the market, it's up to business owners to make sure

Published on: October 17th, 2011 Angela West

Marketing lessons from my shoes

By Andrew Berthoff I recently purchased new shoes online. I like to support local companies, and I always look for things distinct, so I returned to shop at John Fluevog. I don’t often

Published on: September 27th, 2011 Andrew Berthoff

Five SEO facts hidden in your domain name

by Krista LaRiviere When Google crawls your web site to index and rank your content it has to start somewhere. That somewhere is the front door to your site – your domain name.

Published on: September 21st, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

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