Running old PCs? That could cost you more than $4,000 a year

Small businesses running just three older PCs in their offices can lose out on both employee productivity and money for repairs - potentially racking up costs of about $4,000 per year, according to

Published on: November 4th, 2013 Candice So

How SMBs can jump into mobile: Video

As Small Business Month came to a close yesterday, a group of industry experts held a live video chat online to talk about how small businesses can leverage mobile technology. In a 25-minute

Published on: November 1st, 2013 Candice So

Windows XP PCs are 6 times more likely to be infected: Microsoft

Businesses still running Windows XP are six times more likely to become infected by malware than users running new operating systems (OS) like Windows 8, according to a new report from Microsoft Corp.

Published on: October 31st, 2013 Candice So

All Hands On Tech – The Dell Latitude 6430U

Update (Oct. 30, 2013) - There are some news reports going out saying some units of the Dell Latitude 6430U are emitting a strong odour of cat urine. Mercifully, I was spared one

Published on: October 30th, 2013 Candice So

3 tips on using Facebook for Business, with Indochino

When Indochino Inc. first began doing cross-country popup shows in November 2011, it wanted to reach out to a very specific group of people – young professional men who are interested in pairing

Published on: October 25th, 2013 Candice So

Telco services provider Edge Communications coming to Canada

A new telecommunications service is setting up shop in Canada - one that will provide not just broadband, local, and long-distance telephone connections, but also phone branch exchange (PBX), unified communications, and IT

Published on: October 21st, 2013 Candice So

Organizations embracing mobile to boost productivity, but integration is hard

Just ahead of the Mobile Enterprise Strategies Summit next week, IT World Canada has released a survey of decision-makers and their attitudes towards bringing mobile devices into their offices. The biggest findings? Canadian

Published on: October 18th, 2013 Candice So

Three thoughts for IT security professionals, from SecTor’s G. Mark Hardy

For IT professionals, the security landscape is constantly changing, with new threats regularly cropping up and new ways of combating cybercrime trying to keep up. Yesterday, cyber security expert G. Mark Hardy delivered

Published on: October 9th, 2013 Candice So

A VoIP intercom system for your home or small office

Two German companies have built an intercom device for your home or small business office, giving you the ability to see and talk to a visitor to your front door from your iPhone,

Published on: October 9th, 2013 Candice So

Canadians have ‘naive belief’ hackers won’t target them: Trustwave

Small businesses worried about their IT need to find better ways to guard their data – especially as they present easy, unsecured targets, with hackers levelling their sights at them. Contrary to what

Published on: October 8th, 2013 Candice So

CA Technologies launches free IT monitoring tool for SMBs

CA Technologies Inc. has launched a new freemium tool today for small businesses trying to get a handle on their IT services, based on their premium CA Nimsoft Monitor solution. Branded as CA

Published on: October 8th, 2013 Candice So

Dell offering tool for SMBs to migrate away from Windows XP

As the day marking the end of Windows XP support looms ahead, Dell Inc. has launched a new program for small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) looking to migrate away from the outdated operating

Published on: October 7th, 2013 Candice So

Cisco uses Facebook check-in for WiFi hotspot access

Visitors to Toronto's Evergreen Brick Works event venue and conservation area who want to make use of the free Wi-Fi network available won't type in a password to get online - instead, they

Published on: October 3rd, 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