Articles By James Buchok

E-cycling time has come

It makes sense that the preponderance of this nation's tree-huggers reside on the West Coast. Folks out there tend to be more in tune with their natural surroundings and when it comes to

Published on: May 14th, 2003 James Buchok

Networking neighbourhood is laughable

The decision by Cisco Systems to acquire home networking technology manufacturer Linksys Group Inc. is ""laughable"" according to the president of 3Com's Canadian subsidiary. 3Com is of course one of Cisco's biggest rivals.Now

Published on: April 23rd, 2003 James Buchok

Why Bill Gates missed the opening

Seems like just yesterday that Microsoft Canada was celebrating the opening of its shiny headquarters at 320 Matheson Blvd. in Mississauga, Ont. It was the fall of 1990 and Microsoft chairman Bill Gates

Published on: April 2nd, 2003 James Buchok

IBM does the Tarantella

Who remembers the Santa Cruz Operation? One of the coolest company names I ever came across since entering this business in 1990. Well many of us of course do remember the early-days Unix

Published on: March 19th, 2003 James Buchok

IT worker stress

Well what do you know? IT workers are stressed out. But why should they be any different than the rest of the working world? Or society for that matter?And although it's tempting to

Published on: March 5th, 2003 James Buchok

Corel at the crossroads

There's good news and more good news in the reseller channel these days.I refer to the following two quotes that speak to these happy developments: Quote number one: ""We are committed to running

Published on: February 12th, 2003 James Buchok

IT waste management is nothing but garbage

Garbage in, garbage out? But where to? If it's computer equipment it all too often goes to a storage closet, or to a corner of your office, or under your desk, or into

Published on: February 5th, 2003 James Buchok

Behind The Week’s Headlines: Apple goes surfing Safari with its Web browser

Is it just me, or has anybody else ever wondered why there aren't more Web browsers out there? Think of all the Web browsers you know of and you'll come up with exactly

Published on: January 14th, 2003 James Buchok

Behind the Week’s Headlines: high-tech will win over healthcare verticals

When it comes to health, as much as I support and admire those who espouse holistic approaches to medicine that are derived wholly from Mother Nature, technology is vital to our healthcare system.And

Published on: December 11th, 2002 James Buchok

Behind the Week’s Headlines: What’s up with Research In Motion?

Research In Motion (RIM) is Canada's technology darling, nestled in the homey confines of Waterloo, Ont. It has a visionary leader, breakthrough products, and it just signed a deal with Nokia, which made

Published on: November 27th, 2002 James Buchok

Behind the Week’s Headlines: Confessions of a handheld device wannabe

Here's a confession for you. I've never owned a cell phone. I'm not quite as proud of that as I used to be, and in fact I'm beginning to feel a bit foolish

Published on: November 5th, 2002 James Buchok

Behind the Week’s Headlines: Symantec outlines its vision for security

At its Vision360 security conference held at the beginning of October in New York City – which is now the world's most auspicious locale for anything to do with security – Symantec Corp.

Published on: October 23rd, 2002 James Buchok

Behind the Week’s headlines: No one should be blamed in the MFP/City of Toronto computer leasing scandal

What is MFP? For many of us it's monofluorophosphate and we first heard of it in toothpaste commercials while watching Get Smart, Bewitched or F-Troop. Now MFP also stands for Most Fouled-up Project.

Published on: October 9th, 2002 James Buchok

Behind the Week’s Headlines: The demise of Comdex

Should we come to bury Comdex or to praise it? I don't think anyone should be too shocked about Comdex owner Key3 Media's decision to discontinue Comdex Montreal and Comdex Vancouver, they were

Published on: October 2nd, 2002 James Buchok

Behind the Week’s Headlines: Dell targets the channel, but will the channel target Dell?

It's been a few weeks since Dell Computer's announcement that it will begin selling unbranded Dell desktops to value added resellers who are in the white-box market and the last I checked hell

Published on: September 17th, 2002 James Buchok