Microsoft buys LinkedIn for $26 billion, enters the social network business

Microsoft has announced it is buying social media company LinkedIn for more than USD $26 billion, making it one of the most expensive tech acquisitions of all time. At the price, the Redmond,

Published on: June 13th, 2016 Dave Yin

Missing children get a helping hand from Microsoft Canada

When a child goes missing in Canada time becomes the most precious asset the family of the lost youngster has. When a child is reported lost or abducted the first few hours are

Published on: April 12th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

IT brand managers have to start listening to influencers

According to half of all marketers in a recent Duke University study they can’t measure how their social media spending helps their brands. Of course the only time they think much about ROI

Published on: March 31st, 2016 Max Spindle

One question for Cisco channel chief Wendy Bahr

It’s the eve of the Cisco Partner Summit in San Diego, Calif., and Wendy Bahr is only hours away from being not just the first women to host this event but also the

Published on: February 28th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

New technologies enable different work/life issues

You may not realize it, but there’s a correlation between the Me Gen’s fascination with zombies, the rapid growth of smartphones/tablets, the rejection of having a computer at every desk and finally, the

Published on: November 25th, 2015 Max Spindle

CDN parent company ITWC win Gold & Silver COPA awards

IT World Canada’s (ITWC) staff enjoyed another winning night at the 2015 Canadian Online Publishing Awards, continuing the company’s history of success at the awards since its inception in 2009. ITWC won gold

Published on: November 20th, 2015 CDN Staff

Five new ways to find a winning sales team

There are millions of great sellers out there in the marketplace. And yet sales VPs and business owners are always complaining to me their searches for strong candidates are coming up short. Why

Published on: October 30th, 2015 Colleen Francis

Top 10 high tech predictions for 2016: Gartner

ORLANDO - It wouldn’t be the Gartner Symposium without the Gartner Top 10 predictions. This year, three trends are driving the predictions  — the relationship of machines to people; “smart-ness” applied to the work

Published on: October 14th, 2015 Jim Love

Are we addicted to social media?

I recently read that Gertrude Weaver, of Arkansas, celebrated her 116th birthday, behind 116-year-old Misao Okawa, of Japan. She’s also the 11th oldest person of all time. Think of the changes they’ve seen.

Published on: February 23rd, 2015 Max Spindle

How to create sales boosting case studies

Do you use case studies to help you get more sales? If not, start right away! Like testimonials, case studies are a powerful way to grow your client base. As an added bonus,

Published on: February 9th, 2015 Colleen Francis

Social apps: the new marketing hunting ground

The world of new media – widgets and social applications – it’s a great big beautiful marketing hunting ground. Imagine people flocking to Web 2.0 locations where they blog. They upload/download audios/videos of

Published on: February 2nd, 2015 Max Spindle

#Follow Friday: Three channel executives at this year’s CES

For this week’s CDN #Follow Friday, we are focusing on the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. There were many people who attended CES this year. According to many sources, CES 2015

Published on: January 8th, 2015 CDN Staff

10 Tips for safe social networking this holiday season

Sharing is in season with Christmas around the corner, and as in the offline world, on the internet it's the small gestures that count. According to security software company Trend Micro, less than

Published on: December 23rd, 2014 Dave Yin

How to create an emotional bond with IT solutions

A few weeks ago, I prepared for a long, impeccable discussion with my wife as to why I needed to upgrade my up-sized smartphone. I was way ahead in points. Then she came

Published on: December 4th, 2014 Max Spindle