Vendor, support channels not ready for $408M M2M demand

The appetite for machine-to-machine (M2M) wireless solutions is growing among Canadian SMBs, but existing vendor and support channels have not matured enough to meet current M2M demands, an IDC Canada study has found.

Published on: September 15th, 2011 Christine Wong

Fighting fat with smartphone apps

A Toronto-area startup is feeding the growing consumer hunger for smaller waistlines by launching a mobile weight loss app.Vaughan, Ont.-based Newtopia Inc. will launch its Newtopia Mobile app in mid-October to run on

Published on: September 12th, 2011 Christine Wong

Co-working gaining ground with tech entrepreneurs

By Nestor E. Arellano Despite all the good stuff you hear about it, working from home can be a drag some days. There will always be those moments when you can’t get any

Published on: September 2nd, 2011 Nestor Arellano

‘Good deeds’ social network shutting down Aug. 15

Akoha Inc., the social networking firm that asked “What if playing a game could make the world a better place?” is shutting its doors on Aug. 15 as a result of not being

Published on: August 4th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Facebook for Business launches in wake of Google+ cull

Facebook introduced "Facebook for Business," a step-by-step guideline and tips page for small businesses using Facebook on Tuesday. This news is interesting, Colleen Taylor from GigaOm points out, primarily because it comes in

Published on: July 28th, 2011 Sarah Jacobsson Purewal

Turn your passion for gaming into a small business

Everyone knows that making video games is big business these days--and if you're good enough, you can even get paid to play them professionally. But what if you're not cut out for game

Published on: July 21st, 2011 Patrick Miller

SMBs feel

Canadians love small and medium sized businesses but SMBs want more affection from the government too by way of tax breaks on tax purchases and less red tape. This was part of the

Published on: July 20th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

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

Lync the hidden gem in Office 365

By Robert Dutt After more than eight months of hype from Microsoft, Microsoft's cloud-based productivity suite, Office 365, formally goes live Tuesday with Microsoft launch events from New York and around the world.

Published on: June 29th, 2011 IDG News Service

Office 365 beta delivers simple user experience

Office 365, the cloud-based version of Microsoft Office, was released its public beta version earlier this year, and CEO Steve Ballmer will be commenting on the offering’s future and whether it will continue

Published on: June 16th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

Deja vu: Federal budget seeks to cut red tape for small business

Small businesses will get some help cutting through red tape via government-funded Web tools, but will have to say goodbye to the recession-era 100 per cent capital cost allowances on IT investments, as

Published on: June 6th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Big carriers up the ante on small business support

When Brad Tunnard wanted to create an online presence for his Toronto-based contracting business, he called tech support. The owner and operator of BT Contracting knows a lot about drywall repairs and basement

Published on: May 18th, 2011 Brian Jackson

How SMBs can prepare for a cyber attack

Wading into e-commerce waters can be scary for small businesses because of cybersecurity threats, but they can take steps to protect themselves, a group of security experts said Monday. Small businesses using the

Published on: May 17th, 2011 Grant Gross

The story we’re still waiting to tell

By Shane Schick Enough with the nostalgia already. Yes, we are celebrating 10 years of this week, and yes, I am incredibly proud of the stories we’ve told in that time, but

Published on: April 28th, 2011 IDG News Service