Yorkville Media Centre teaches hands-on digital media skills for free

Jessica Laplante spent thousands of dollars on tuition at university to arm herself with the digital skills she'd need as a non-profit communications specialist in the modern world. But she found that education

Published on: December 13th, 2010 Brian Jackson

$5,000 prize for best dot-ca small business website

Small businesses with a Web site registered to a dot-ca domain have a shot at winning $5,000 next May. The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) announced its Impact Awards at Toronto’s Mesh Marketing

Published on: November 22nd, 2010 Brian Jackson

Brampton’s Web page update more than just a digital facelift

When the City of Brampton decided to revamp its Intranet and Internet portals, the growing Ontario municipality was dead set on making sure improvements weren't just skin deep.City planners and technology decision makers

Published on: July 23rd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Unique ‘shock and raw’ online campaign targets Ontario youth

“By clicking on this handsome tattoo, you can open me up,” says Ben. And there's a graphic truth to his words. On Recycleme.org, you click on the image that says "Recyclables inside" tattoeod

Published on: February 1st, 2010 Brian Jackson

Hackers deface hundreds of ISP’s customers’ Web sites

Hackers have managed to deface several hundred Web sites hosted by Network Solutions, the company said Tuesday.In a blog posting, the Internet service provider described the incident as a "limited attack on websites

Published on: January 21st, 2010 Robert MacMillan and Gregg Keizer

Canadian Opera Company hits high note with digital revamp

A fat woman wearing Viking horns, singing in a foreign language at ear-piecing frequency. It's a common misconception of opera by an uninformed audience.But in the case of the Canadian Opera Company (COC),

Published on: December 11th, 2009 Brian Jackson

PC Financial’s online banking site gets top ‘user experience’ rating

President's Choice Financial's Web site does the best job of wooing prospective customers, a new study finds.The survey was done by Keynote Systems Inc. in San Mateo, Calif., a provider of test and

Published on: December 3rd, 2009 Brian Jackson

Frank and simple IT advice for small businesses: back up, blog and borrow

Not long ago, someone asked what I would do if I were a government czar on small business, like the czar on the auto industry. I'm taking this further and proclaiming myself Small

Published on: November 3rd, 2009 James E. Gaskin

Web wars – cybersquatting more prevalent than ever

When the Web site FreeLegoPorn.com began publishing pornographic images created with Lego toys, trademark owner Lego Juris AS, which sells the popular plastic building blocks for children, acted quickly."The content available on the

Published on: September 15th, 2009 Robert L. Mitchell

Former IT leader Walmart loses its path in Web 2.0 world

Sam Walton didn't care much for technology. The legendary patriarch of Wal-Mart Stores was well-known for his lack of excitement about "computers," as he called the company's IT systems. "Truthfully, I never viewed

Published on: August 31st, 2009 Thomas Wailgum

Canadian union intensifies online campaign against Walmart court filing

UFCW Canada, one of Canada's largest unions whose membership spans over many sectors, has beefed up an online campaign against a Walmart court filing targeting the union's Web site walmartworkerscanada.ca.Walmart filed a request

Published on: August 18th, 2009 Brian Jackson

FiredWithoutCause.com helps laid off workers get fair severance pay

A new Web site is offering help for Canadians who are laid off from their jobs in getting better severance pay with a do-it-yourself style automated legal service.FiredWithoutCause.com launched July 10 and offers

Published on: July 16th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Four free services to create an incredible Web site

Sometimes I like to reminisce about the good old days of amateur Web site development – back when Notepad was your best choice for an HTML editor, frames were all the rage for

Published on: March 12th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Bank of Montreal woos millennials with Web tools

Banks looking to forge new lifelong relationships with 18 to 30 year-olds must offer them the Web-based communications channels they prefer or lose out to competition, according to a new survey.Dubbed the “millennial

Published on: November 19th, 2008 Brian Jackson