Articles By Gary Hilson

H&R Block covers all the bases with a SAN

When you're in a seasonal industry, flexibility is a necessity, and H&R Block's storage infrastructure is no different. The tax preparation firm employs a SAN to handle its live data, primarily so it

Published on: May 13th, 2003 Gary Hilson

Do you know where your Data is?

Users don't care much where the data comes from, but many enterprises are still struggling to find the ideal storage architecture for their needs. It wasn't long ago that data storage was a

Published on: May 13th, 2003 Gary Hilson

Manufacturer turns sales tool into CRM aid

The Canadian arm of a multi-national manufacturer is leading the charge in the adoption of an online customer relationship management system.Omron Canada, a subsidiary of Japanese electronic components manufacturer Omron Corp., has taken

Published on: May 8th, 2003 Gary Hilson

Sklar Peppler gets comfortable with ‘Magic’ extranet

Sklar Peppler is saying goodbye to green screens.The Canadian furniture manufacturer is flipping the switch on a live beta test of an extranet for its retail customers and sales reps in a matter

Published on: May 5th, 2003 Gary Hilson

Composing POS in the key of C#

When you're a David battling a Goliath in the insurance industry, getting ahead of the technology curve may be your best bet for scoring a win. That's why Family Insurance Solutions Inc. of

Published on: May 2nd, 2003 Gary Hilson

Canadian e-Biz Initiative sees dearth of talent for SMEs

A lack of broad technical expertise may be stalling the growth of e-business in Canadian small and medium enterprises, despite having the infrastructure in place to do it, according to a pair of

Published on: May 1st, 2003 Gary Hilson

Competing for top code honours

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — They may be in Hollywood, but star gazing is the last thing University of New Brunswick team members have in mind at the 27th ACM International Collegiate Programming contest,

Published on: April 15th, 2003 Gary Hilson

Enterprises strive for consolidated view of IT systems

With the days of spending money on IT infrastructure like drunken sailors long over, enterprises are grappling with getting a better handle on what hardware and systems they have and how they might

Published on: April 14th, 2003 Gary Hilson

.Net takes credit for Web app

When Karen Niven needs a business process automated, she doesn't care if it's in Java or .Net, as long as it can be done effectively, on time and on budget. So when Niven,

Published on: April 3rd, 2003 Gary Hilson

Canadian universities make the grade at IBM contest

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- They may be in Hollywood, but star gazing is the last thing University of New Brunswick team members have in mind at the 27th ACM International Collegiate Programming contest

Published on: March 25th, 2003 Gary Hilson

IBM scours programming contest for recruits

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – As Hollywood prepared to recognize its best and brightest Sunday night, a contest for their counterparts in computer programming was also beginning.The ACM International Collegiate Programming contest kicked off

Published on: March 24th, 2003 Gary Hilson

CA Plots CleverPath To Turn Information Into Knowledge

Computer Associates has outlined what it calls its next generation blueprint for enterprise business intelligence.The goal of CleverPath ""Information Action"" is to provide decision makers with a more intelligent view of business and

Published on: March 21st, 2003 Gary Hilson

Security served up simple

When you have multiple locations and technology platforms across the country, standardization is important — especially when it comes to virus protection. For Toronto-based priszm brandz, one of Canada's largest restaurant operators, it

Published on: March 21st, 2003 Gary Hilson

National Bank, IBM Amend Service Deal

National Bank Financial recently said it would outsource business process changes to IBM to help it stay competitive in the brokerage business. IBM Canada Ltd.'s brokerage services division, Securities Industry Services (SIS), and

Published on: March 20th, 2003 Gary Hilson

Virtual Realty Comes of Age

When the job requires to you to uproot yourself and find a new place to call home, the personal touch can make all difference. That difference drove Royal LePage's Relocation and Residential Real

Published on: March 11th, 2003 Gary Hilson