Tag: Business/Finance

30
Apr

Canadian Consumers Could Get Break on Cellular Contracts

Have you ever had a cell phone plan that just didn’t work for you, and you wanted to end it and try something different? Maybe you found yourself in a financial situation that made having a cell phone plan something of a luxury. Whatever your reasons for wanting to end the contract, you had to…

30
Apr

IPv6 and Small Businesses

The Internet is growing. We shouldn’t be surprised by that news. Approximately seven billion people share this planet, and nearly one-seventh of them have Facebook accounts. That’s a lot of photo and video sharing going on. It’s no wonder the Internet has to upgrade. Just as small-businesses have to acquire more server space to accommodate…

24
Apr

Microsoft Extends Big Easy

Everybody likes to save money. So, if you neglected to take advantage of Microsoft’s Big Easy sale, originally set to end on Mar. 31, don’t despair. You now have until May 31 to get in on the savings. Just to refresh everyone’s memory, when you buy or renew eligible open software agreements, you get 15%…

24
Apr

Facebook IPO scheduled in May

Facebook’s been getting a lot of face time in the news lately, not only because it introduced its new Timeline feature but also because it announced it would be going public in late spring 2012. Shortly before celebrating its eight-year anniversary on Feb. 4, 2012, Facebook announced its plans for an IPO. The Menlo Park,…

20
Apr

Virtualization Anyone?

Increasingly, small- and medium-business owners are choosing virtualization for their companies. Saving money, maintaining productivity and ensuring the safety of company data are just three of many reasons to take some time to consider whether or not virtualization is a good idea for your business. Having a server on site might give you greater control…

10
Apr

Is cloud storage right for your business?

The decision to store your company’s important data in the cloud is not one that should be made lightly. But it’s not a decision that should be avoided at all costs either. In some ways, storing your company’s mission-critical files and applications in the cloud is better than storing them on an in-house server or…

5
Apr

IT and Process Innovation? Why not?

Business leaders must constantly come up with new ideas that they want to remain competitive in their industries. That’s just the way things.  Those who find faster, easier, more efficient or more effective ways to satisfy customers’ needs are the ones whose businesses thrive. And when it comes to new ideas, does it really matter…

4
Apr

Industry Watchdog Gartner Thinks PC Days Are Ending

Gartner Predicts Cloud Will Replace PC by 2014 We all know the important role that cloud computing plays in our lives. Whether a business is destroyed by fire or natural disaster, if its files are stored in the cloud, then business can go on as usual; and many Internet service providers include security along with…

2
Apr

Canada’s Penny Sings Its Swan Song

Soon penny pinchers in Canada will have to start pinching nickels. Canada’s government has decided to follow the lead of countries like Switzerland, Brazil and Australia among others, and discontinue making pennies. Later in 2012, the Royal Canadian Mint will stop distributing pennies to financial institutions for good. Most people disregard pennies, waving them off…

2
Apr

Visa and Mastercard Credit Card Data Breach

By now, most people have heard about the data breaches of MasterCard and Visa cardholders’ account information. It’s been reported that one and a half million Visa and MasterCard customers’ accounts could be at risk. But according to Global Payments, the company that processes credit card transactions for Visa and MasterCard, in a press release…

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