How to manage smartphones in your business

Over the last decade, smartphones have evolved from relatively simple mobile communications devices to robust palm-sized computing platforms that have transformed travel time from a loathsome efficiency drag to a productive part of

Published on: June 21st, 2010 Tony Bradley

Maximizer Software wants to grow in Canada

Maximizer Software, a Vancouver-based CRM (customer relationship manager) vendor, is focusing more on the SMB market and growing its channel base this year, the company's director of marketing, Bob Neudecker says.In addition to

Published on: June 4th, 2010 Maxine Cheung

Apple’s iPad Canadian launch not a barnstormer

Much of the initial gusto that greeted the Canadian launch of the iPad Friday subsided as the day wore on.There were early reports of fans camping out at mall entrances across the country

Published on: June 1st, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Mobile business apps shake up

In the thriving and highly-competitive consumer mobile applications (apps) marketplace, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) are well out in front. In the enterprise space, the landscape is a little

Published on: May 31st, 2010 Jeff Jedras

10 BlackBerry apps for travel you’ve got to have

Whether you're out on the road for weeks at a time meeting with clients, just popping into the city for a weekend conference or taking the family on a hard-earned vacation, a few

Published on: May 28th, 2010 Logan Kugler

Microsoft’s top four Windows Phone 7 priorities

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) next week promises to finally reveal full details of the Windows Phone 7 operating system, at its MIX conference, traditionally a venue for Microsoft's Web developer community. There's a

Published on: March 15th, 2010 John Cox

Shopping BlackBerry App World

Although I'm a big BlackBerry fan, I found the BlackBerry App World to be just horrible on many fronts. Accessing it through an icon on my handheld, I'm taken into a rich and

Published on: August 25th, 2009 Jeff Jedras

Mobile CRM users favour BlackBerry over iPhone: Maximizer

Customer-relationship management vendor Maximizer (TSX: MAX) says most of its mobile CRM users favour the BlackBerry platform, and the ever-changing dynamics of mobility require more frequent platform refreshes, leading to the recently released

Published on: April 13th, 2009 Jeff Jedras

Recession isn’t slowing Research in Motion and its BlackBerrys

The recession apparently hasn't hit Research in Motion (TSX: RIM) yet, and the company doesn't think it will strike in this quarter. The Waterloo, Ont.-based handset maker said Thursday it pulled in $3.46

Published on: April 6th, 2009 Howard Solomon

UI needs work in BlackBerry App World

As an extremely heavy BlackBerry user, I'm reluctant to switch to an iPhone despite the myriad clever applications available through Apple's iPhone App Store. BlackBerry's answer to Apple, BlackBerry App World, won't convince

Published on: April 3rd, 2009 Paul Boutin

Slideshow: Lotusphere heads for the cloud in pictures

IBM/Lotus Monday began framing its cloud strategy around Notes/Domino and unveiled deeper support for BlackBerry devices on the 20th anniversary of the platform's introduction.The company also pegged March as the timeframe to ship

Published on: February 2nd, 2009 Jeff Jedras

Predicting 2009: Channel consolidation, more virtualization, less Second Life

The IT World Canada editorial team sat down recently to make its fearless predictions for 2009, from market trends and hot technologies to potential mergers and acquisitions. The following is an edited transcript

Published on: January 19th, 2009 CDN Staff

10 free BlackBerry apps you can’t live without

Your BlackBerry might be plenty powerful out of the box, but there are hundreds of third-party applications out there that can make the device even more useful. Adding the apps to your BlackBerry

Published on: January 16th, 2009 Logan Kugler

CES: Palm announces webOS and Pre phone

Palm (NASDAQ: PALM)is hoping to get back on track with its new Pre touch phone, which comes equipped with the equally new operating system webOS, both announced on Thursday at the Consumer Electronics

Published on: January 9th, 2009