Articles By Kathleen Lau

IT World Canada launches new jobs site

A new niche IT job board where IT pros will have access to thousands of job opportunities is soon to be launched by technology publisher IT World Canada Inc. and online IT recruitment site JobServe

Published on: September 10th, 2010 Kathleen Lau

Tech key to resounding success of women-run firms in Canada

Women-run businesses are multiplying by leaps and bounds in Canada and, according to a CIBC report, the number of such firms should reach one million this year. The report – released in 2004

Published on: February 10th, 2010 Kathleen Lau

How to effectively slash your IT security budget

In the current economic climate of uncertainty and tight IT budgets, often the mistake is to assume a more tactical, rather than strategic, approach to securing the ever-increasing volume of data travelling through

Published on: February 23rd, 2009 Kathleen Lau

Ontario IT industry eyes costs of e-waste proposal

TORONTO (04/01/2008) - A proposed e-waste recycling program that could see businesses paying a recycling fee for every PC and laptop they purchase may have noble intentions but it doesn't exactly offer an

Published on: October 1st, 2008 Kathleen Lau

Animal analytics gets a dose of RFID

Canadian farmers can reap some benefit from mandatory cattle identification by integrating those same animal identifiers with their own farming operations. For reasons of food safety, farmers are obliged to tag animals so

Published on: November 12th, 2007 Kathleen Lau

Beer company pours on the podcasts

Approaching a corporate podcast initiative entails choosing the right content and style – choices that could ultimately mean the difference between success and failure. When done well, the podcast medium is great for

Published on: August 24th, 2007 Kathleen Lau

Telus’ bid for BCE: An industry reacts

A merger between telecom giants Telus Corp. and Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE) will likely have a negative impact on the battalion of products and services available to enterprises, said one analyst.Businesses are right

Published on: June 21st, 2007 Kathleen Lau

High-performance cluster rocks U of T’s fracture research

Listening for tremors in granite samples, and collecting and analyzing that data just got easier and faster for the University of Toronto's civil engineering department – thanks to high-performance computing clusters (HPCCs). The

Published on: June 20th, 2007 Kathleen Lau

Microsoft aims Expression Studio at designers, developers

Microsoft's Canadian launch of its Web and desktop application design suite, Expression Studio, will likely mean more rich media apps for the consumer before it will make a dent in the enterprise space,

Published on: June 19th, 2007 Kathleen Lau

Image spam gets a whole new look

There may have been a drop in the amount of image spam recently, but messaging security providers are warning it's merely the quiet before the storm.There are new strains of image spam on

Published on: June 18th, 2007 Kathleen Lau

Microsoft Canada’s chief security advisor preaches ROI

TORONTO -- Embedding and automating risk practices  into the business may change the perception that these controls are impediments to business, Microsoft Canada’s new chief security advisor told the InfoSecurity Canada conference Wednesday.

Published on: June 13th, 2007 Kathleen Lau

Deloitte: IT firms lack ‘talent strategies’

Canadian technology and telecommunications companies may be on the verge of unprecedented growth, but a lack of strategies for developing and retaining IT talent may throw a wrench in the works, according to

Published on: June 12th, 2007 Kathleen Lau

RBC, Fidelity make use of broadcast search tool

A single platform for searching across different mediums—broadcast, print, Internet—can greatly reduce the labour associated with reputation management, especially for large organizations like Royal Bank of Canada (RBC).In particular, the ability to search

Published on: June 11th, 2007 Kathleen Lau

RFID researchers don’t believe the hype

The adoption of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to manage retail supply chains will rise but still fall short of market hype, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers report. There is, and will be, a

Published on: June 6th, 2007 Kathleen Lau

Analysts weigh in on US$8.2B Avaya acquisition

The US$8.2-billion acquisition of Avaya Inc. might allow the telecommunications services provider to redirect its energy toward offering more software-based integrated solutions, said an analyst.The company announced the merger agreement Tuesday with private

Published on: June 5th, 2007 Kathleen Lau