Articles By Howard Solomon

Alberta Enterprise seeks new CEO

Alberta Enterprise Corp., the venture capital arm of the Alberta government, is looking for a new CEO. In a posting on its Web site, the agency said it is looking for a person

Published on: August 2nd, 2012 Howard Solomon

Avaya more than doubles number of users supported by IP Office

In a sign of the importance of the small and medium business market, Avaya Inc. has increased the number of users supported by its IP Office unified communications suite and added new central

Published on: July 17th, 2012 Howard Solomon

Minority of Canadian SMBs use accounting software, Intuit says

Fewer than half of Canadian small businesses use financial management software, according to a recent survey done for a software company that sells accounting solutions.Forty-three per cent per cent of the 960 SMB

Published on: July 10th, 2012 Howard Solomon

Onboardly launches as ‘a startup for startups’

It’s great when a fledgling startup gets that first cheque from a venture capital firm, but then what?Many young firms need a marking manager after they’ve initially proved their product to VCs but

Published on: July 10th, 2012 Howard Solomon

RIM posts $518 million Q1 loss, cuts 5,000 jobs, delays BB10

Reseach In Motion saw revenue plunge 33 per cent in the quarter ending June 2 to $2.8 billion compared to the previous quarter, causing it to suffer a net loss of $518 million,

Published on: June 28th, 2012 Howard Solomon

Rogers launches LTE network promising ‘faster speeds’

The country’s next generation LTE wireless data network will bring “multiple benefits” to business, says a Rogers Communications Inc. executive.“Business that are facilitated by things like video conferencing and other things,” will see

Published on: July 8th, 2011 Howard Solomon

Sidney Crosby, live soap opera drive success of unique new media campaigns

What does it take to create a vibrant multimedia campaign for a maker of athletic goods?Sometimes it's dealing with the six agents of hockey star Sidney Crosby.These and other observations were made last

Published on: February 16th, 2010 Howard Solomon

Nortel Networks will be dismantled piece by piece

The dismantling of Nortel Networks has begun. This morning the once mighty Canadian telecommunications giant will ask to be delisted from the Toronto Stock Exchange, the conclusive sign that all of its assets

Published on: June 22nd, 2009 Howard Solomon

SMBs just don’t want telco value-adds

Service providers spend a lot of money creating and marketing extra telecom services beyond voice and data access. But according to a recent study, small and medium-sized organizations are yawning at them.Forrester Research

Published on: July 3rd, 2007 Howard Solomon

Canadian Telecom Summit: The benefits of going private

When a US$8.2 billion deal to take Avaya Inc. private is finalized in the fall, the telecommunications manufacturer will be able to bring new IP-based products to market faster than before, according to

Published on: June 19th, 2007 Howard Solomon

Avaya COO sees benefit in private ownership

When a US$8.2 billion deal to take Avaya Inc. private is finalized in the fall, the telecommunications manufacturer will be able to bring new IP-based products to market faster than before, according to

Published on: June 12th, 2007 Howard Solomon

CGI: Higher tuition could combat IT labour issue

Canada needs to create superior higher education institutions like Harvard, and parents should be willing to pay higher tuition for their children, to help address an emergency in IT labour shortage, the head

Published on: May 31st, 2007 Howard Solomon

NetWeaver in limbo once Agassi’s gone

The management upheaval at SAP may reflect a battle over the company's strategy that was resolved with the departure of executive board member Shai Agassi, according to industry analysts.Agassi, who had been president

Published on: May 2nd, 2007 Howard Solomon

High-speed cable may not be a low-key play much longer

The next generation of high speed cable connectivity could come to Quebec business customers this year, posing an opportunity for cable company Videotron Ltd. to lure business customers in Quebec from telephone companies

Published on: May 1st, 2007 Howard Solomon

vPro remote management coming to Intel laptops

When Intel Corp. rolls out its Centrino Pro laptop processor technology next month, the addition of Core 2 Duo processors and extended wireless range will only be part of the selling points for

Published on: April 10th, 2007 Howard Solomon