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December 10, 2009

A Wholesale Endorsement of Distribution Software

More is not always better. Indeed, in the world of distribution, a condition of either too much or too little is equally undesirable. Best of all? Just enough. It’s extraordinary […]
December 3, 2009

Engineering ERP Alternatives – A Look at Engineering Business Software

A Better Way Just because something has always been done a certain way doesn’t mean it can’t be done another way. A better way. Particularly if the first way has […]
November 30, 2009

Hosted Exchange: Home Truths

I’ve read reports saying that most small businesses operate with substandard e-mail systems that are absent lots of technology’s snazziest features and that don’t accommodate for their employees’ need for […]
November 25, 2009

The Gender Politics of Selling a Company

I recently attended a women’s networking event featuring a panel populated by a few of the guys from Dragon’s Den along with two successful female entrepreneurs. During the lunch, someone […]
November 19, 2009

Recognition—and learning to love it

Good News! Much to my delight and surprise, I was named this year to Profit magazine’s W100 list of the top female entrepreneurs in Canada. This is my third time […]
November 16, 2009

Financial Services Firms, the Most Challenging Data Needs of Any Sector

It was a couple of years ago now, but it still stands out in my head. Birch Hill Equity Partners was the newest offspring of TD Capital, launched as a […]
November 3, 2009

Companies that Implement Virtualization Increase Utilization Of Their Existing Hardware By 65-70%

I read an article in The Wall Street Journal recently that told me what I already know: virtualization is gaining furious ground in spite of—or, more likely, because of—the sputtering […]
October 20, 2009

Are You Utilizing Just 30% of Your Software’s Functionality?

“I may have been lucky with some sort of intuition,” American character actor David Selby is said to have uttered at some point in his career, no doubt talking about […]
October 20, 2009

The Backup Debate: Tapes vs. Online

I must admit it’s a regular source of surprise to me to discover how poorly set up some businesses are to cope with a potential loss of data, the blood […]
October 7, 2009

Is Hospitality Management Software a Smart Investment in a Down Economy?

While everything is in flux in this time of technological revolutionizing and economic bootstrapping and global map redrafting, the travel and hospitality industry has got to be among the most […]
September 15, 2009

7 Roads to Increase Business Efficiency

No matter the prevailing economic environment—swell or depleted—the time is always right to explore ideas for making your business more efficient. Setting about to optimize your operational efficiency improves productivity, […]
August 13, 2009

6 Ways Technology Will Improve Your Management of Billable Hours

The concept of billable hours first drew the attention of the world around the same time nuclear power and Gordie Howe did: in the 1950s. All these years later, we […]
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