Articles By Andy Shaw

Knowledge management promises huge returns on even smalll investments

Knowledge management: I'm suspicious of the term right away. Too many syllables in the phrase. The root words — know and manage — I think are shorter and better. But, hey, I'm kind

Published on: October 13th, 2004 Andy Shaw

Surveillance technologies require governments to better protect privacy

There is a growing number of examples of the reasonably benign — depending on your point of view — use of surveillance technology in the public sector. For example, in Britain this academic

Published on: September 14th, 2004 Andy Shaw

If security keeps you up at night, take this pill

Network security. It's a bad dream and getting more nightmarish all the time. Aside from the mounting attacks by hackers, think also of how increasingly complex and far flung the territory is you

Published on: December 8th, 2003 Andy Shaw

Former East Germany now a leader in tech innovation

Imagine if you will that the central part of our country, say Saskatchewan and Manitoba, had gone communist and had built a wall along their respective borders with Alberta and Ontario. Safe from

Published on: December 3rd, 2003 Andy Shaw

Are companies prepared to pay the PIPEDA piper?

The federal privacy legislation that will usher in 2004 could catch many companies by unpleasant surprise. Just as you're downing that flute of bubbly this New Year's Eve, the federal Personal Information Protection

Published on: November 28th, 2003 Andy Shaw

Government business basics

You got good reason. Take the federal government alone: the Feds are the largest single buyer of information technology in the country. Add in government IT purchasers in 13 provinces and territories plus

Published on: March 12th, 2003 Andy Shaw