Tech woes top source of workplace stress in Canada: study

Technology woes are the top source of stress in the Canadian workplace, a new study reports.Malfunctioning technology topped a new Toshiba of Canada survey of1,000 Canadians, with 40 per cent of respondents naming

Published on: May 8th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Crowdfunding raised $1.5 billion worldwide last year

Almost US$1.5 billion was raised in 2011 by crowdfunding platforms around the world, according to an industry report released Tuesday by Massolution, the research group of industry body Crowdsourcing.There were almost 350 crowdfunding

Published on: May 8th, 2012 Cameron Scott

Canadians slow to buy into mobile shopping, IDC says

Despite many new advancements in mobile retail technology, Canadians haven't fully embraced e-shopping on-the-go just yet, a new IDC Canada study has found.Though almost half (44 per cent) of Canadians surveyed now usesmartphones,

Published on: April 23rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

CEOs not giving CIOs their proper due, Gartner says

CEOs plan to spend more on technology this year but are overlooking one of the most important competitive assets they already have in their IT arsenal: their CIOs.That's the conclusion reached by a

Published on: April 16th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Facebook fans twice as likely to buy brands they ‘like’: Forrester

Facebook fans aren't just signaling that they “like” brands online, they're actually more likely to buy them, a new Forrester Research study shows.“Facebook fans are much more likelyto purchase, consider and recommendthe brands

Published on: April 9th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Tablets beat laptops as top choice of SMBs in U.S.

More independent business owners in the U.S. use tablets than either laptops or desktops according to a recent poll that measured the computing tastes of over 1,100 respondents. Furthermore, 55 percent of business

Published on: April 2nd, 2012 Matt Peckham

Shoppers still prefer Web sites over mobile retail apps: Nielsen

Smartphone owners prefer to use retail Web sites, rather than retail apps, when researching products on the fly, comparing prices, finding retail locations, and redeeming coupons, according to a survey released today by

Published on: March 12th, 2012 John P. Mello Jr.

Canadian SMBs still not sold on cloud computing: survey

Most Canadian SMBs aren't using the cloud and a surprisingly high number of small businesses still aren't investing in data security, a new study finds.Only 14 per cent of SMBs are hosting their

Published on: February 28th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Enteprise social networks fall short of expectations: study

Enterprise social networking (ESN) software can improve communication and collaboration among employees, but most companies aren't implementing and using these products properly, leading to unmet goals, according to a new study.ESN software can

Published on: February 27th, 2012 Juan Carlos Perez

Almost 75 per cent of smartphones used at work are employee-owned: study

Nearly three quarters of the smartphones and over 60 per cent of the tablets being used at work are devices purchased and brought to the office by employees, according to a new global

Published on: February 22nd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

UPDATE: Toronto’s IT job market is second hottest in North America, study says

Toronto's information technology sector is in the middle of a hiring boom that makes it the second best place to look for an IT job in North America, topping even high tech hubs

Published on: February 13th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Canadians replacing PCs, TV, and landlines with mobile tech

PC use, landline phones and paid TV service subscriptions are on thewane as consumers gravitate toward mobile devices and free content, anew KPMG study of global convergence trends shows.PCs are still more popular

Published on: December 23rd, 2011 Christine Wong

HR managers are buying into the cloud

Headhunters are heading for the cloud. Over half of human resource managers polledin a new global survey are using orplan to adopt software as a service (SaaS) this year, according to astudy by

Published on: September 23rd, 2011 Christine Wong

Dismal year for IT purchases predicted

Forrester Research has revised projections for IT investment in 2008 down from previous research published in October, predicting the year ahead will be a slow one both in the U.S. and globally.The areas

Published on: December 15th, 2007 Elizabeth Montalbano