Small businesses to offer easy credit card payments with Wave app

In another move to serve its small business customers, Toronto-based company Wave Accounting Inc. has released a new mobile app for Apple iOS, giving small businesses the ability to accept credit cards or

Published on: November 29th, 2013 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

Using big data to improve farming, one cow at a time

When GrowSafe Systems Ltd. first began studying cattle in 1990, it all started with a team of engineers and computer scientists, working with 386 processors and trying to understand the flood of data

Published on: November 28th, 2013 Candice So

Financeit receives $13 million in series A funding, offers SMBs financing tools

Financeit Canada Inc., a startup helping small businesses provide consumer financing, announced last week it had raised $13 million in a Series A funding round, backed by TTV Capital, Inter-Atlantic Group, and Second

Published on: November 27th, 2013 Candice So

Stealing credit card numbers from Apple point of sales terminals? Easier than you might think

With consumers forming snaking, long lines in stores before the holidays, businesses are adding more and more mobile terminals so their customers can buy directly from salespeople on the floor. This may speed

Published on: November 25th, 2013 Candice So

Four tips for small businesses in e-commerce, according to PayPal Canada

Small businesses in smaller, farther-off regions of Canada, fear not – PayPal Canada has just released a list of the 10 cities who have processed the most amount of money through their system,

Published on: November 20th, 2013 Candice So

Management is one of biggest roadblocks to IT security, Ponemon study says

There can be a whole slate of reasons why a small business doesn’t invest more in IT security: lack of people, money, time, etc. But here’s what may also be holding small businesses

Published on: November 20th, 2013 Candice So

AVG helps SMBs with backing up and encrypting data

AVG Technologies has just launched a new cloud security platform, geared towards helping small businesses back up their data. For small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs), anti-virus solutions provider AVG’s new Online Backup tool

Published on: November 19th, 2013 Candice So

Canadian SMBs quicker to adopt cloud, but future is still looking a little foggy

Cloud adoption in Canada may be ticking upwards among small businesses, but there may still be a host of barriers that is holding the industry back. In an IT World Canada survey of

Published on: November 18th, 2013 Candice So

SMBs would rather tidy desks than back up data, AVG study finds

If there was a list of deadly sins in data management, here's something that would probably be on it. According to a new study from anti-virus solutions provider AVG Technologies, about 37 per

Published on: November 18th, 2013 Candice So

HP brings printer and scanning-focused cloud solution to Canada

In a move to reach out to small businesses, Hewlett Packard Co. (HP) is reaching out to its customers through the cloud, bringing its take on a cloud solution to Canada last month.

Published on: November 15th, 2013 Candice So

SMB-targeted HP Relate uses ‘core engine’ of enterprise-geared Exstream

BOISE, ID. - Hewlett Packard Co. (HP) is making yet another play in the small business market, building an entry-level version of Exstream, its solution for organizations communicating with their customers. While most

Published on: November 15th, 2013 Candice So

HP updates Access Control to boost printer security

BOISE - With the huge influx of data in workplaces everywhere, Hewlett Packard Co. (HP) is ramping up security on its printers with another update to HP Access Control, its security solution for

Published on: November 14th, 2013 Candice So

HP turns to mobile and digitization to bring back a printing spark

BOISE – Despite the hype around the paperless office, Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) feels printers aren’t going away any time soon – and it’s counting on mobile to try to keep its products relevant.

Published on: November 13th, 2013 Candice So