Articles By Kathleen Sibley

A single pane of glass

It's pretty much a given that acquiring new customers is the name of the game in business. But when that acquisition comes at a heavy cost, it's time to take a look at

Published on: June 19th, 2007 Kathleen Sibley

How-to … secure your VPN

What are the security threats in a wireless environment that don't exist in a wired environment?Mark Tauschek, senior research analyst, Info-Tech Research: The data is flying through the air and anybody with the

Published on: May 14th, 2007 Kathleen Sibley

Oxford’s Begbroke Science Park offers innovation ideas

TORONTO -- Innovation is a glorious thing. But unless that innovation or invention can be transformed into a revenue-generating entity at some point, its value is limited, according to the academic director of

Published on: May 1st, 2007 Kathleen Sibley

Toronto promotes its role as cluster of technology talent

When companies like Adobe and MasterFile want to find out who's using their images illegally, they don't hire a team of PR people to scan newspapers and magazines. Or at least, they don't

Published on: April 26th, 2007 Kathleen Sibley

Canadian firm plans software to bill drivers based on parking, insurance

Skymeter Corp., a vendor of vehicle location billing services, is getting ready to release software that will allow public sector organizations to charge for parking, insurance and roads based on use. According to

Published on: April 11th, 2007 Kathleen Sibley

Toronto’s IT community: A who’s who

There's more to an IT community than just customers and vendors. Playing a supporting role is the host of organizations and associations that help an area's IT firms do everything from networking to

Published on: April 9th, 2007 Kathleen Sibley

Palm Treo is a smart phone, but what about the Wi-Fi?

The Palm Treo 700p Smartphone is perfect. Almost.With a generous screen (4.4x2.3 inches) and a brilliant display (320x320 resolution), this device has pretty much everything you could ask for. It features, for example,

Published on: April 8th, 2007 Kathleen Sibley

Toronto plans week-long celebration of IT industry

The City of Toronto and its surrounding area are home to a wealth of innovative and successful IT firms. To celebrate those successes, and to attract similar talent, the city is hosting Toronto

Published on: March 30th, 2007 Kathleen Sibley

IBM’s first Toronto labs director looks back

On April 11, IBM Labs in Toronto celebrates its 40th anniversary. The lab, which started out with 55 employees, boasts a considerable number of achievements over the years, ranging from the Maintenance Device

Published on: March 27th, 2007 Kathleen Sibley

The road to hiring IT professionals gets longer:

“If you had said to me in 2001, ‘I've got a C++ developer,' the guy could have walked on water and he'd have been struggling to get a job because all the development

Published on: March 23rd, 2007 Kathleen Sibley

Videoconferences start to see attendance spike

But Gore, who came to Toronto recently, could avoid burning fossil fuels altogether if only he chose to deliver his message via videoconferencing. The technology, which has been in development for years but

Published on: March 23rd, 2007 Kathleen Sibley

Canada Revenue Agency builds online system for electronic GST/HST processing

The system, which makes its debut April 10, will allow GST registrants to receive electronic updates on the status of their payments, transfer credit to other accounts and change communication instructions on their

Published on: March 7th, 2007 Kathleen Sibley

Road to 511 service is littered with speed bumps

Once you leave Whitehorse, the nearest community in any direction is 150 km. away. By the time you get from A to B, weather conditions can change half a dozen times and roads

Published on: March 6th, 2007 Kathleen Sibley

Road to national 511 service is littered with speed bumps

Once you leave Whitehorse, the nearest community in any direction is 150 km. away. By the time you get from A to B, weather conditions can change half a dozen times and roads

Published on: March 5th, 2007 Kathleen Sibley

IT hiring process just keeps getting longer

They say a bird in the hand is better than two in the bush. And if that one bird in the hand has the right IT skills, you’re better off making it a

Published on: February 15th, 2007 Kathleen Sibley