Articles By Dave Webb

IT Business Report

Our third IT Business Report of 2005 focuses on the technology needs of the small and meduim business. You're receiving this report because you're a subscriber to one of the IT Business Group

Published on: October 26th, 2005 Dave Webb

Feds pinpoint ‘weakest link’ in shared systems

OTTAWA -- As Canadian governments move to connect more of their IT systems, they must be mindful of “the challenge of the weakest link” in security regimens, according to the czar of the

Published on: October 4th, 2005 Dave Webb


Enter the electronic whiteboard, which allows presenters to write and annotate on the fly, interacting with existing Powerpoint presentations, backgrounds, documents and the like, and electronically save the results.The InterWrite Meeting Board system

Published on: October 4th, 2005 Dave Webb

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If there's one area of it that's continually in flux, it's security. Broadly, the definition doesn't change: it's about the protection, integrity, access control and availability of an organization's systems and data. Yet

Published on: October 4th, 2005 Dave Webb

Something to conversate about

At least twice yearly, anyone in a communications job should be forced – at gunpoint if necessary – to read George Orwell’s essay Politics and the English Language. Orwell is most famous as

Published on: September 28th, 2005 Dave Webb

Pioneering Excellence

Canadian companies have always occupied a space on the leading edge of the technology wave. Some projects were visionary; some not so much. Some had a lasting influence on how we do business

Published on: September 27th, 2005 Dave Webb

Baggage claim

In this business, you get to be something of a connoisseur of bags. At various events over the years, as part of the press kit, I’ve received knapsacks, portfolios, carry-alls, overnight bags and

Published on: September 22nd, 2005 Dave Webb

Use the latest medium to broadcast your company’s message

Podcasting is 2005’s blogging. It’s receiving a ton of media attention. Everybody’s doing it (and some even produce material worth listening to). And it’s ripe to be co-opted by corporate interests. (That would

Published on: September 2nd, 2005 Dave Webb

Protecting customer data

I was discussing an upcoming story with one of our freelancers the other day. Andrew Allentuck is a kind man who loves dogs and is an experienced writer on technology and business issues.Andrew's

Published on: August 10th, 2005 Dave Webb

Silence isn’t always golden

Last week, I ran up against a situation that’s only too common in the business – a potentially negative story about a vendor who wouldn’t seize the opportunity to turn it into a

Published on: July 26th, 2005 Dave Webb

Crystal Reports trainers cry foul over licensing

A one-time licence compliance charge for Crystal Reports teaching organizations is a simple cash grab by parent company Business Objects, users and trainers say. In an April letter, Dan Klein, vice-president of worldwide

Published on: July 22nd, 2005 Dave Webb

Why remote access is all WET

I was in New York recently on what passes for a business trip in my line of work. With only a couple hours to see the sights, another journalist and I wandered Times

Published on: June 8th, 2005 Dave Webb

HP gets into the protection business

NEW YORK - The role of the channel will be “core and integral” to the delivery of Hewlett-Packard's business protection solutions for SMBs, according to HP's Canadian vice-president for small and medium business.“Everything

Published on: May 25th, 2005 Dave Webb

SMBs discuss ‘all hazards’ approach to data protection

NEW YORK -- The small and medium business market is risky enough that owners can’t afford to leave their IT systems unprotected, according to the founder and president of a Wall Street financial

Published on: May 24th, 2005 Dave Webb

Food industry looks to RFID tags to control recalls

TORONTO — Recalls are a fact of life for the food industry, and RFID traceability can help minimize their impact, according to Ed Treacy. ""Recalls happen every week in the grocery chain,"" the

Published on: May 5th, 2005 Dave Webb