Articles By Dave Webb

War of words

It was billed as the Rumble in the IT Jungle. And to be fair, there was at least one similarity to the legendary Ali-Foreman bout in Zaire: It involved two guys.Heavy thinkers Nicholas

Published on: May 4th, 2005 Dave Webb

Software licensing for small and medium business

You've just shelled out for the software that going to revolutionize the way you do business. You'd be tempted to think you own it. You'd be wrong.What you have purchased is the right

Published on: April 27th, 2005 Dave Webb

E-poetry in motion

EARLY USERS COMPLAINEd that the seminal BlackBerry models from Research in Motion wouldn't live up to their potential until they could also be used for voice service, too. RIM scaled that obstacle a

Published on: April 25th, 2005 Dave Webb

Agriculture industry explores RFID role in food quality

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: April 7th, 2005 Dave Webb

When’glitch’ doesn’t quite do it

What's your nightmare computer failure scenario? Picture the consequences if acritical application seized at a hospital, an airport control tower or a nuclear power plant.At some point in the last 30 years, computer

Published on: March 23rd, 2005 Dave Webb

Judge dismisses Canadian IT pioneer’s Intel patent suit

Intel Corp. is seeking US$1.3 million in court costs after a Virginia court threw out a lawsuit alleging the chip giant’s Pentium technology infringed a 1996 patent. In a 21-page memo in support

Published on: March 16th, 2005 Dave Webb

ITBusiness Report

There are several pressures driving the demand for more enterprise storage. New customer touchpoints are generating ever more data. Space-hungry graphic, audio and video files are making their way into data stores. Business

Published on: March 4th, 2005 Dave Webb

Crystal alienating its SME base: Customer

Business Objects recently announced a new version of its flagship business intelligence platform, describing it as ""a revolutionary step forward"" for the technology, but at least one of the company's SMB customers wants

Published on: February 15th, 2005 Dave Webb

Crystal Enterprise user: Licensing not so crystal clear

Business Objects has announced a new version of its flagship business intelligence platform, describing it as ""a revolutionary step forward"" for the technology, but least one of the company’s SMB customers wants the

Published on: January 12th, 2005 Dave Webb

Public sector experts urge customized GOL approach

OTTAWA -- A client-centric approach to online government makes a measurable difference in the quality of service to citizens. But the focus can’t solely be on the client, according to the director of

Published on: October 20th, 2004 Dave Webb

Bluetooth wireless technology

Bluetooth wireless technology has been struggling to get airborne in the North American market since the late '90s. Now that it's realistically positioned — it's really a cable replacement technology, after all —

Published on: October 8th, 2004 Dave Webb

The nouse that roared

Dmitry Gorodnichy has probably spent more time on the phone than in the lab in the last week.The researcher with the computational video group of the National Research Council's Institute for Information Technology

Published on: September 29th, 2004 Dave Webb

Induce this

We cross our bridges as we come to them, and burn them behind us, with nothing to show our progress but the memory of the smell of smoke and the presumption that, once,

Published on: September 8th, 2004 Dave Webb

IT songs stay the same

Reaction to my column last week linking musical preference and professional persuasion was swift, brutal and decisive. OK, so it wasn't really brutal. Nor particularly swift – some took almost a week to

Published on: August 4th, 2004 Dave Webb

The window to the soul

Many studies have made efforts to link music preference to personality and behaviour. Some have gone so far as to make iffy cause-and-effect pronouncements, like that listening to gangsta rap makes your pants

Published on: July 28th, 2004 Dave Webb