Canadian entrepreneurs are the world’s most optimistic, eh?

Canadian entrepreneurs are the most optimistic in the world by a country mile, a new Ernst & Young report concludes.Sixty-one per cent of Canadian entrepreneurs said theyfeel confidentabout the economic direction of their

Published on: July 19th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Canadians more wary of giving personal data to marketers: study

Canadians are getting more protective of their personal information than they were five years ago, at least when it comes to giving that data to marketing professionals.Twenty-seven per cent of Canadians say they

Published on: July 3rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Government incentives have almost no impact on creating startups: study

Just days after Ottawa asked for input on how to spend $400 million in new venture capital funding, a new study suggests government programs have almost no influence on entrepreneurs launching startups in

Published on: June 26th, 2012 Christine Wong

Data stored by organizations passes 2 zettabyte mark

Information stored by Canadian small businesses is expected to grow more than 2.5 times faster than data stored by their large enterprise counterparts, and they are paying more to manage it, according to

Published on: June 26th, 2012 Brian Jackson

iPad pours cold water on Kindle Fire in tablet owner survey

A near-record 81% of owners of Apple's newest iPad said that they were "very satisfied" with the tablet in a survey conducted by a market research firm last month.Noting that "Apple sets the

Published on: June 5th, 2012 Gregg Keizer

Facebook could be second-most popular search engine: survey

Facebook could become a major player in the Web search market overnight if it launched a feature integrated into its social network, according to a London-based search engine optimization firm.Facebook could capture about

Published on: May 29th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

CEOs pinning their hopes on IT, especially social media: IBM survey

CEOs around the world say information technology will be the biggest business game changer over the next three years, topping even global economic conditions that continue to wreak havoc on their best laid

Published on: May 22nd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Startup news round-up: May 15, 2012

Here's the startup news making headlines today on other Web sites and blogs. Canadian startups tell of talent woes, Toronto's mayor under fire, and Extreme Startups names its first five clients.Talent top startup

Published on: May 15th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Canadian SMBs may have a false sense of IT security: study

Canada's small and medium sized businesses may be underestimating the need to plan for IT disasters compared to SMBs in other countries around the world, a new survey shows. Symantec surveyed 2,053 businesses

Published on: May 14th, 2012 Christine Wong

Canadians willing to trade booze, chocolate for Internet

The Internet has become so important to the daily lives of Canadians that many would give up the pleasures of alcohol and chocolate rather than suffer being disconnected, a new survey from Rogers

Published on: May 9th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Global IT spending by SMBs up 15 per cent in first quarter

Small and medium-sized businesses are spending more money on IT, including adopting tablets, cloud services and virtualization to a greater extent, according to Spiceworks' State of SMB IT survey. IT budgets at companies with

Published on: May 8th, 2012

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

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

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.