Articles By Dave Webb

CAD specialist promises not to leave 2D users behind

SAN FRANCISCO -- While Autodesk is pushing “digital prototyping” – an engineering process that uses 3D modeling and reams of data to visualize and analyze designs without making physical prototypes – the company

Published on: February 14th, 2007 Dave Webb

CAD software maker says designers want digital prototypes

SAN FRANCISCO – Carl Bass, Autodesk CEO, recalls a conversation with a client who creates outsize – as in 20-foot-plus – granite statues. The client's been having his production done in China; when

Published on: February 13th, 2007 Dave Webb

A day in the Lifehacker is one of the Top 20 blogs on the Internet, was named one of the 50 Coolest Web Sites by Time magazine and has been nominated for 12 Bloggies, the Weblog community’s

Published on: February 9th, 2007 Dave Webb

Microsoft expects enterprise Vista to spur consumer sales

The consumer and small business launch of Microsoft’slatest operating system will make IT managers take notice, but itwon’t accelerate migration plans in the enterprise, according to oneanalyst. Microsoft Canada held the consumer and

Published on: January 29th, 2007 Dave Webb

William Ashley hopes for happily ever after with registry tools

Canada’s largest wedding registry service has wedded Wi-Fi and RFID technology so in-store shoppers can update their online wish lists in near-real time. William Ashley’s “Wish Pad” is a clipboard that holds a

Published on: January 17th, 2007 Dave Webb

City of Ottawa used centres of expertise model in integration efforts with goal of providing a single point of service

You're integrating the infrastructure of 12 municipalities - seven formal IT organizations and five outsourced IT arrangements, with staffs that vary widely in knowledge and responsibility - and you've only got a year

Published on: December 19th, 2006 Dave Webb

Shared services delivery complicated by issues of accountability but tools are available, says TBS’s EA manager

Given the opportunities for cost-savings and process streamlining it represents, the shared services model of public sector IT service delivery has become something of a mantra. But the lines of accountability can become

Published on: December 19th, 2006 Dave Webb

Builders and VisionariesTop 20 Channel ExecutivesJim Estill

From a trunk-of-the-car computer business to the corner office of a $1-billion-a-year distributor, Jim Estill's 27 years in the channel have reflected and shaped the nature of the business in Canada. He's never

Published on: November 22nd, 2006 Dave Webb

MS says mid-size firms suffer ‘middle child’ syndrome in terms of IT

Mid-sized businesses suffer from middle-child syndrome, says Microsoft Corp.’s general manager of midmarket marketing, and the tech industry hasn’t done a good job catering to their needs. “Most of the IT industry, including

Published on: November 2nd, 2006 Dave Webb

Fit to print

DUBLIN – Hewlett-Packard Canada wants users to know that if they cheap out by buying toner and ink cartridges, they’re getting what they paid for.At a factory tour here this week, company representatives

Published on: October 13th, 2006 Dave Webb

Knock, knock, knock . . .

REDMOND, Wash. - Eight and a half years in this game, and somehow I'd never had to make the trek out to the world's most famous suburb. This is, of course, home of

Published on: June 20th, 2006 Dave Webb

A single new piece of truth

I have a favourite bookstore - BMV on Edward Street in Toronto, right next to The World's (Allegedly) Biggest Bookstore. It's packed to the ceiling with used and remaindered books.Last month, I picked

Published on: May 31st, 2006 Dave Webb

Drilling down into the technology, trends and issues that matter.

Our first IT Business report of 2006 looks at developments in data storage. You're receiving this report because you're a subscriber to one of the IT Business Group family of publications - including

Published on: March 29th, 2006 Dave Webb

Digital Home Summit sees huge market for connected residences

TORONTO -- There is widespread interest in the notion of a "connected home" networked to distribute media, automate lighting and security, and even allow remote control of a home’s functions over the Internet,

Published on: February 21st, 2006 Dave Webb


Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity are pretty much a given, so anyone who wants a truly horrific aural experience can use a wireless headset. The applications hardly vary from platform to platform (and don't

Published on: November 21st, 2005 Dave Webb