Articles By John Lee

PETproject

J.E. Mondou Ltée - a Montreal-based pet food and accessory chain with retail, distribution, wholesale and light manufacturing operations - had been relying on an outdated Unix-based system where front and back office

Published on: September 26th, 2005 John Lee

Projects on the edge

When the introduction of a new customer relationship management system began to falter at Vancouver's Ngrain Corporation last summer, there was no one better qualified than general manager Gabe Batstone to step into

Published on: May 9th, 2005 John Lee

Like money in the bank

When Pankaj Sardana came on board as vice-president treasurer at Toronto Hydro, the largest municipally owned company in Canada, there was no obvious treasury to manage. ""We had to start from scratch when

Published on: January 5th, 2005 John Lee

Microsoft, eh?

Microsoft Corp. won’t be adopting Molson’s "I am Canadian" slogan anytime soon but a strong Canuck presence at the U.S. high-tech behemoth continues to be a major influence on operations. And with hundreds

Published on: November 28th, 2003 John Lee

More power to you

When an energy grid overload was widely suggested as the cause of last month’s mass blackout in Canada and the U.S., increasingly powerful computers were identified as one of the possible culprits. Current

Published on: September 19th, 2003 John Lee

Away we go

Canadian companies looking to stretch their IT budgets are increasingly exploring offshore outsourcing options, while sweeping industry globalization is also making Canada attractive to U.S. companies looking for cheaper ""nearshore"" service providers, according

Published on: August 8th, 2003 John Lee

Who owns innovation?

A Supreme Court ruling on a titanic 16-year legal battle is being seen as just the tip of the iceberg in defining Canada’s rules for entitlement to copyright in computer software creation.The David

Published on: January 31st, 2003 John Lee

Hedging Bets In Engineer Debate

You know you've hit a sensitive topic in IT when some of the largest high-tech companies in Canada refer your calls to a public relations firm. In this case, Novell Canada and Cisco

Published on: December 16th, 2002 John Lee

The engineers among us

You know you’ve hit a sensitive topic in IT when some of the largest high-tech companies in Canada refer your calls to a public relations firm. In this case, Novell Canada and Cisco

Published on: December 13th, 2002 John Lee

Hands off

With IBM and Palm Inc. launching a new joint initiative in the handheld business market, corporate users are continuing to voice their concerns about the long-promised benefits of PDAs.While demand remains high for

Published on: September 27th, 2002 John Lee

The outsourcer’s offspring

Joint ventures are becoming a widespread alternative to mergers and acquisitions for businesses seeking cheaper, less risky and more flexible access to knowledge and new markets. But the companies involved in them are

Published on: August 2nd, 2002 John Lee

Ontario call centres distressed over privacy law

One Ontario call centre says it may be forced to hang up the phone on its operations if planned provincial privacy legislation comes into effect next year.The legislation would transform the way call

Published on: May 10th, 2002 John Lee

One to watch: Gavagai Technology Inc.

Since the creation of electronic data, the ability to search for a certain type of needle in a haystack may not sound like a high-tech holy grail, but it’s been the overriding aim

Published on: April 5th, 2002 John Lee