Communications & Networking

Interoperability between storage products has been a buzzword in networked storage for some time, but at least one analyst describes it as a fairytale most of the time. Are storage vendors doing enough to ensure their products can work with those of other vendors? Judge for yourself after reading the networked storage feature in the September issue of Communications&Networking magazine. The September issue also includes an opinion column by Rock Jethwa on the threat of mobile phone viruses, plus a case study on industrial gas company Praxair, which is rolling out a cross-border wide-area network using Multiprotocol Label Switching technology under a three-year contract with Allstream. The October issue will include a feature article on utility computing and a case study on Ontario’s Medical Mobile Eye Care Unit, which accesses the Canadian National Institute for the Blind’s corporate network while on the road. Later this year, C&N will publish features on remote access in the November issue and telecom regulation in the December issue.

Contact: Greg Meckbach gmeckbach@itbusiness.ca

Technology in Government

TIG’s October GTEC Deconstruction Zone looks at the challenges public sector IT managers face when IT projects go off the rails. Government projects are always under more scrutiny than private sector projects, so the pressure to get back on track can be enormous. As well in this issue we look at where Canada is in terms of e-government and its service transformation efforts through the lens of opposing viewpoints. Plus, find out what new technologies and products you should expect to see released around GTEC.

Contact: Kathleen Sibley ksibley@itbusiness.ca

EDGE

It’s been said that nowadays, it’s not that companies compete so much as their supply chains do, and you are only as good as the partners you work with. In the November issue of EDGE, we look at the supply chain as a competitive differentiator. Research has demonstrated that a failure to excel at supply chain technology has a significant impact both on profits and shareholder value, and corporations need to improve their processes. Because such systems are enormously complex and global in nature, we will de-mystify the technology. We will look at how software can be used to improve the flow of goods, the management of inventory and the ability to collaborate with your suppliers. And we will also emphasize how Canadian companies need to look at their supply chains if they are to compete in a global economy.

Sales contact for all the above: Brad McBride bmcbride@itbusiness.ca

Contact: Martin Slofstra mslofstra@itbusiness.ca

Sales contact: Brad McBride bmcbride@itbusiness.ca

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