How to turn Starbucks into your new office

You're gripping a triple-shot Espresso Macchiato with your left hand and prepping a presentation on your laptop's screen with your right. You chat with your client from your smartphone, trusting that the whoosh

Published on: April 20th, 2011 Liane Cassavoy

Data capable cell phones replacing the PC

By Yale Holder Very few of us can accurately predict the future, but with the rapid explosion of data capable cellphones known as smartphones I believe the time has come to put the

Published on: March 11th, 2011 Yale Holder

Citrix integration gives Motorola Atrix business edge

Dual-core processor power and cloud computing capability via integration with Citrix Receiver tops some of the features that makes Motorola’s Atrix smartphone a formidable contender to Apple’s iPhone 4.Motorola Mobility Canada recently announced

Published on: March 10th, 2011 Nestor Arellano and Michael Gartenberg

iPad 2 unveiled today, Windows 8 tablet possible for June

The Apple Insider has reported that analyst Brian White with Ticonderoga Securities has described Apple's iPad 2 event, to be held today, as a "crucial product launch." But even as this developed, reports

Published on: March 2nd, 2011 Michael Burns and Jared Newman

McAfee mobile security bundle aims to reduce IT headache

Are your workers clamouring to recruit their personal iPads for telework duty? Are any of your executives lobbying IT to be given corporate network access for their Android phone?The trend towards using personal

Published on: February 25th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Telecommuting benefits both employees and employers

As technology evolves, many of the barriers that have traditionally limited telecommuting continue to disappear. The tedious standard of spending 40 hours a week sitting in a cubicle is fading as employers and

Published on: January 12th, 2011 IDG News Service

Flex work programs boost staff loyalty, reduce turnover

Financial imperatives are forcing many smaller Canadian firms to drastically cut operating costs.While there may be business benefits to this, one thing cost-cutting doesn't do is improve employee morale.Except when it comes to

Published on: June 4th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada wins with virtualization

Mobility, social media, open source and virtualization are four keys to productivity and cost savings, especially for small and mid-sized firms.This was the consensus of panelists who spoke at a recent roundtable organized

Published on: May 5th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

How to make telework work for you

Hello, I'm Joaquim Menezes, senior online editor at IT World Canada, and in today's panel discussion we're going to focus on a truly relevant subject: flexible work strategies.We have an exceptional panel today.On

Published on: February 25th, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes

Swine flu run-through helps firm find glitches, hone response plan

Data aggregation vendor QL2 Software Inc. already follows best practices to prepare for the worst. It has redundant systems and regularly reviews its plans for both disaster recovery and business continuity. But when

Published on: December 14th, 2009 Todd R. Weiss

A telework program can help you cope with a ‘Swine Flu’ outbreak

Looking at the long lines forming outside makeshift clinics offering H1N1 vaccines across Canada, a human resources (HR) professional would probably say: "If we hadn't mapped out our business continuity plan in early

Published on: November 4th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Telework pilot heartily embraced by Ontario public service staff

When Carrie Burns-Solitar invited her colleagues to apply for 20 available spots in a telecommuting pilot, 66 wanted the chance to work while wearing a bathrobe and flannel pants. It was a high-interest

Published on: October 29th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Telework pilot cruises along at Ontario Central Agencies Cluster

Around five years ago, the very prospect of staff from Ontario's Central Agencies I & IT Cluster (CAC) ever working from home would be considered preposterous.In fact suggestions to that effect made during

Published on: September 29th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

Canadian firms lead in telework, lag in mobility

Recent surveys testify to the dramatic growth of telework in Canada. The number of Canadian organizations offering telework has grown from 25 per cent in 2007 to 40 per cent in 2008, according

Published on: May 6th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes