Articles By Briony Smith

Earth Day Special: How green can IT be?

Data centre energy consumption consortium The Green Grid has been fast acquiring new members like Microsoft, Dell, APC, VMWare, Intel, and Novell that all hope to get green while pulling in the green.

Published on: April 20th, 2007 Briony Smith

Wanted: 89,000 IT employees

At the Information and Communications Technology Council and the Information Technology Association of Canada's Labour Market Intelligence Day today, a handful of analysts discussed new research that further reveals the disconnect between IT

Published on: April 18th, 2007 Briony Smith

EMC opens up Documentum to Microsoft’s SharePoint

An alliance between software giant Microsoft and enterprise content management system vendor EMC has resulted in a new set of products that integrates EMC's Documentum with Microsoft's popular SharePoint. EMC's two new products

Published on: April 17th, 2007 Briony Smith

ERP users search for a way to make tough changes

Businesses are rattling what they see as the shackles of their ERP systems, calling them restrictive and costly to maintain and upgrade.A recently released survey of Technology Evaluation Centre newsletter subscribers sponsored by

Published on: April 17th, 2007 Briony Smith

Canadian schools collaborate on more accessible interfaces

The University of Toronto landed a $2.5-million Andrew W. Mellon grant to augment its Fluid project, which is focused on developing a library of user interfaces that will allow the differently abled and

Published on: April 12th, 2007 Briony Smith

Canada drops off Sophos’ ‘Dirty Dozen’ list of top spammers

Abingdon, England-based anti-spam and anti-virus software company Sophos released Wednesday its annual first-quarter “Dirty Dozen” list of the top 12 spam-relaying countries --and Canada wasn't on it. Sophos compiles the list by “scanning

Published on: April 11th, 2007 Briony Smith

Open source startups seek to fill vertical voids

There are a number of open source software applications that cover enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management and payroll, but there is a strange dearth of unified open source human resources software solutions,

Published on: April 11th, 2007 Briony Smith

Federal budget may resolve Web site GST issues

The Canadian Association of Internet Providers are telling Web site owners they can rest easy in knowing that they will most likely not have to charge their foreign customers GST for accessing paid

Published on: April 10th, 2007 Briony Smith

Novell’s SharePoint rival attracts interest from Canadian users

Novell has jumped on the teaming and collaboration bandwagon with products to go up against SharePoint, the portal product from its partner — and rival — Microsoft. Novell Teaming (NT) and Novell Teaming

Published on: April 9th, 2007 Briony Smith

ERP and its prisoners

Businesses are rattling what they see as the shackles of their ERP systems, calling them restrictive and costly to maintain and upgrade. A recently released survey of Technology Evaluation Centre newsletter subscribers sponsored

Published on: April 5th, 2007 Briony Smith

MS student survey identifies lack of IT education, soft skills

TORONTO -- Microsoft Canada released a survey Wednesday that said many students feel their schools are not developing their technological skills properly, while a roundtable discussion inspired by the research yielded another danger

Published on: April 4th, 2007 Briony Smith

SWIFT scandal exposes privacy vulnerabilities

The Privacy Commissioner says her investigation into the SWIFT cross-border data flow debacle has  revealed a loophole that has some privacy advocates -- and the Commissioner herself -- flustered. A New York Times

Published on: April 3rd, 2007 Briony Smith

Analysts weigh Bell’s next steps after landline upgrade delayed

Bell Canada's plan to expand its landline networks and delve into the IPTV market has stalled, but Canadian IT analysts say that its ExpressVu television offering will tide the firm over while it

Published on: April 2nd, 2007 Briony Smith

AI tool to enhance computer-aided fire dispatch

The old-school fire response systems employed across the country could be hitting the junkyard in a couple of years when Markham, Ontario-based safety system company CriSys rolls out a system powered by artificial

Published on: March 29th, 2007 Briony Smith

EDS shows support for Microsoft server, desktop management tools

Texas-based technology services behemoth EDS announced Wednesday that the Microsoft System Center solutions Operations Manager (OM) and Systems Management Server, along with its own patent-pending OM 2005-based Enterprise Operations Manager, will be the

Published on: March 28th, 2007 Briony Smith