Dimdim is “brighter” Web conferencing choice for small Canadian firms

Today, 2.2 million people use Dimdim's online conferencing tool, many of them staff or clients of Canadian small firms. One such user shares why Dimdim is the right and "bright" choice for his

Published on: May 19th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Opportunities “abound” for self-employed IT professionals

Self-employment among Canadian IT professionals is growing, and tech industry observers hail this as a good sign."We're seeing many more IT folk willing to work on a consulting basis," said Rod Miller, regional

Published on: May 13th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

How to cash in on Web 2.0 tools even when cash strapped

Today Canadian firms of every size and type have experienced how smart social networking can boost brand and business.Large and high-profile firms - such as Royal Bank of Canada and Bell Mobility -

Published on: May 12th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Ontario museum using hi-tech goodies to enhance visitor experience

The Royal Ontario Museum is tapping technology in the hope of luring visitors out to a new gallery, including a barrage of touch screens, a high-grade videoconferencing system, and a revamped Web site.When

Published on: April 30th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Toronto transit riders will be able to track bus locations on cell phones

GPS tracking on Toronto transit buses and a 311 number to monitor every civic complaint filed online, are just two ideas garnered through social media channels that will be rolled out as new

Published on: April 14th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Job hunting? These free Web tools help you stand out from the crowd

When Judi Wunderlich was laid off from her managerial position at recruiting firm Aquent in early March, she spent little time looking for work on traditional job sites such as CareerBuilder, Craigslist, and

Published on: April 9th, 2009 Jeff Bertolucci

Five tips for savvy marketing on social networks

Around five years ago, online marketing usually meant sending out tons of e-mail, or creating a Web site that showcased your products. Mass and targeted e-mail marketing still produce results, research shows, and

Published on: March 27th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Canadians struggle mightily to manage multiple online personas

Socializing online is more than a pursuit for Canadians – it's a passion, a recent survey suggests. Most Canadians spend more than three hours a day online, and manage an average of seven

Published on: March 17th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Generation scrap

When Bill Horne sauntered into an evening meet-and-greet being held by a local packaging company in search of fresh IT talent, the retired computer engineer knew his chances of leaving the event with

Published on: February 18th, 2009 Cindy Waxer

Royal Bank uses student blogs to give down-to-earth financial advice

If you're looking to pinch those pennies as tightly as possible in these days of recession, try brewing your own cup of Joe instead of making that daily trip to Starbucks for the

Published on: February 10th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Use these Web 2.0 sites to plan your travel – for work and fun

Most Web-savvy travelers know how to find cheap airfares, hotel rooms, and rental cars on comparison sites such as Kayak.com and Farecast.com, or on the big booking sites (Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, and the

Published on: February 4th, 2009 Janet Fullwood

Get your customers to do your marketing with Web 2.0

Today, with consumers shopping less but demanding more value from every dollar spent, the buzz around brand is understandable. Brand loyalty is crucial to improving sales – and customer satisfaction is the best

Published on: February 3rd, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Smart recruiting through social networks

Online social networks are a great way to recruit the "best and brightest" and employers only ignore them at their peril, experts say."To portray your company as worthy of having top talent, it's

Published on: January 23rd, 2009 Jennifer Kavur

New portal gives innovation a boost in Waterloo

An online portal launched this week will help manufacturing firms in Waterloo, Ont. share tips, trade goods and do much more.   Dubbed the Manufacturing Innovation Network or MIN, the site was set up

Published on: January 9th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod