Federal budget has ‘good solid items’ for small businesses, startups

With the federal budget for 2014 now in play, Canadian small businesses and startups are cautiously optimistic towards what Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has promised for the fiscal year to come. Releasing the

Published on: February 12th, 2014 Candice So

Small businesses embracing business process automation, study finds

Enterprise organizations are no longer the only companies using business process automation – smaller businesses are now automating their tasks to make their workflow smoother, according to a new study. This week, the

Published on: February 11th, 2014 Candice So

Samsung unveils new tablets at CES 2014

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. launched a fleet of four new tablets at CES 2014 today, while introducing two product lines into the mix – the Galaxy NotePro series and the TabPro series. Touting

Published on: January 7th, 2014 Candice So

Post Black Friday, small businesses trying to find ways to compete

In the wake of what promises to be a frenzied Black Friday, an email marketing outfit is launching a free emailing bundle to help small businesses ask their customers not to forget them

Published on: November 29th, 2013 Candice So

Canadians not protecting smartphone data with BYOD, Symantec study finds

Canadian consumers and small businesses are taking some serious risks in failing to guard their smartphones and their data, according to a new study from Symantec Corp. Releasing its 2013 Norton Report yesterday,

Published on: October 2nd, 2013 Candice So

Telus awards $100,000 grant to business that stinks, literally

Livestock Water Recycling Inc., a company based in Calgary, A.B., has won $100,000 in a contest dedicated to small businesses overcoming challenges. With a Web site describing the company as "having a passion

Published on: September 27th, 2013 Candice So

Alertly offers DIY security to SMBs

For people who want peace of mind for their car, home, or office while they’re away, Canadian security startup Alertly is building a solution for that – and to finance it, it’s launching

Published on: September 18th, 2013 Candice So

Infographic reveals who works for startups

In recent years we've heard it trumpeted all over the place. Entrepreneurs and their startups are the engine of the Canada economy. But who actually works for startups? Information services tracking firm CB

Published on: May 18th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

SMBs to outpace enterprise in adoption of virtualization, server virtualization

According to a recent survey conducted by disaster recovery and data protection solutions provider Acronis Inc., small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) around the world are planning to adopt server virtualization in 2012

Published on: April 26th, 2012 Computerworld India Staff

Snappay promises quick, easy mobile payments

Point-of-sales systems are among the most basic automated payment tools a merchant needs. Unfortunately, many small Canadian businesses have to make do without them because of prohibitive costs of operation and complexity.Lorne Lantz,

Published on: April 4th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Four steps to drastically reduced bills for phone, wireless and Internet

Are long distance bills, mobile plans or Internet cost eating through your business's budget?More likely than not your company is stuck with a contract that's loaded with features or services that your business

Published on: March 15th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Office space with benefits: sharing a desk helps entrepreneurs cut costs

What's your dream workplace? Is it a high-tech office in the heart of downtown, or an open concept room in a quiet courtyard in the suburbs or a bare essentials desk in a

Published on: September 6th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Adobe’s Tom Barclay on publishing to various digital platforms

Today, Adobe released Photoshop and Premiere Elements 9, lighter versions of its full-featured Creative Suite 5 product line. Many small businesses will appreciate the new offering, as it offers a no frills program

Published on: September 21st, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

IT sales rebound but SMBs still under spending chill

Technology sales have rebounded from their depressed state last year but small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) have become adopted a new miserly attitude towards IT spending, says an IT analyst firm. Worldwide

Published on: September 21st, 2010 Nestor Arellano