Articles By Liam Lahey

Politicians dither as e-waste grows, but industry moves on

One year after Dave Betts lobbied the federal government to legislate a nation-wide computer recycling program, his dream is no closer to becoming a reality. At that point, Betts was the interim program

Published on: September 8th, 2003 Liam Lahey

McAfee brings intrusion detection in from the edge

The business world has entered into an era of online attacks and exploits that requires improved host-based intrusion prevention software, Network Associates Inc. said Tuesday.In a Webcast, Marc Davis, senior security consultant, Network

Published on: August 13th, 2003 Liam Lahey

Something Wireless In The Air

Though the momentum of wireless local area network (WLAN) adoption at the corporate level is clearly on the side with the technology, pesky security concerns remain. While no technology is infallible, the knock

Published on: August 8th, 2003 Liam Lahey

Eyes in the sky track street fleet

A year ago, a Land Air Express Canada truck was hijacked outside of Windsor, Ont. The satellite tracking system the company was using couldn't provide an update on the vehicle's location fast enough.

Published on: July 23rd, 2003 Liam Lahey

Sun capitalizing on mobile Java momentum: Schwartz

TORONTO — Jonathan Schwartz walked with a bounce in his step after addressing a small contingent of Canadian business executives at a downtown hotel recently, detailing the company's plans for the future. Regarded

Published on: July 23rd, 2003 Liam Lahey

Answering the call

Few things in life can raise one's ire like being left hanging on the phone line while your airline tries to figure out who you are and what you want — before your

Published on: July 7th, 2003 Liam Lahey

Can SAP rebrand to penetrate mid-market?

ORLANDO — With a reputation of offering complex and highly expensive enterprise software, SAP AG is faced with perhaps its most daunting task yet: Can the company transform itself into the Mercedes Benz

Published on: July 7th, 2003 Liam Lahey

Vendors should learn from Cisco’s IT training lead: instructor

In Bob Miller's view, more IT vendors should follow Cisco Systems Canada's lead and initiate the type of training programs at the secondary and post-secondary education levels that the networking giant has. Miller,

Published on: June 24th, 2003 Liam Lahey

Nerds On The Rise

Chris Devine is in the business of diffusing ticking time bombs. IT time bombs, that is. Devine, an IT technician with London, Ont.-based Nerds On Site, is one of 30 techs in the

Published on: June 24th, 2003 Liam Lahey

The Talented Mr. IT

It's 8:20 a.m. on a Monday morning and already Richard Labbé has his hands full, directing his IT help-desk team to find a quick fix to a networking outage affecting close to 30

Published on: June 18th, 2003 Liam Lahey

Don’t get caught with your URL down

Imagine coming to work one morning and discovering your company Web site and all staff e-mail accounts have ceased to exist. Three years ago it happened to Web Networks, a Toronto-based company that

Published on: June 18th, 2003 Liam Lahey

SAP chief: Don’t talk to me about consolidation

ORLANDO -- Henning Kagermann, chairman of the board and CEO for SAP Inc., told delegates at the Orange County Convention Center Tuesday they must adapt to challenging times and not get so hung

Published on: June 17th, 2003 Liam Lahey

Small talk gets virtual facelift

A company in New York City believes it has the personal high-tech solution to overcoming the awkwardness associated with human interaction. It has developed a radio frequency identification name badge, designed for use

Published on: June 15th, 2003 Liam Lahey

IT spend inches up

An overall slowdown in Canadian IT spending will be offset by an inevitable replacement cycle, IDC Canada analysts predicted in its Future of the Canadian IT and Communications Market Forecasts 2003-07 recently. The

Published on: May 24th, 2003 Liam Lahey

Banking on training

Now that RBC Investments Inc. has almost completed its rollout of 3,300 Thomson workstations and a new client-centric wealth management system, the hard part begins: training an estimated 3,500 investment advisory staff. But

Published on: May 13th, 2003 Liam Lahey