Articles By Martin Slofstra

Talking convergence with Nathalie Bernier

EDGE: You recently conducted a major global study on the topic of convergence. What did you learn and do you see any major shifts in the way technology is being used?BERNIER: We interviewed

Published on: April 24th, 2007 Martin Slofstra

IP network provides a lift

High atop, and down below, the mountains at Banff National Park would seem an unlikely site for a voice-over-IP installationBut for Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort, a comprehensive Internet protocol network that

Published on: April 23rd, 2007 Martin Slofstra

Systems under examination

In February 2005, Trillium Health Care Centre launched an ambitious seven-year, $100-million project to transform the two hospitals it operates in Mississauga and Etobicoke, Ont., as well as associated health care facilities in

Published on: April 19th, 2007 Martin Slofstra

Half full or half empty?

Ultimately, all we can really ask for in the working world is a job that we have a passion. And that's why interviewing Wayne Mills was such a pleasure.Mills took what essentially a

Published on: April 9th, 2007 Martin Slofstra

CIO Roundtable

CIOs spend a lot of money on their IT infrastructure, but talent is becoming even more expensive.In its recently released Salary Guide, Robert Half Technology said compensation for entry-level staff will jump 3.5

Published on: February 23rd, 2007 Martin Slofstra

Talking transformation with Elspeth Murray

EDGE: There is a lot of hype around business transformation. Is it just a trendy buzzword, or is there something behind it?MURRAY: I don't think it is a trendy buzzword. Long-term success is

Published on: February 4th, 2007 Martin Slofstra

The pressure remains

Power and cooling in the data centre may not have been the most exciting topic to focus on in the first issue of 2007. But add up your costs and find out what

Published on: January 31st, 2007 Martin Slofstra

Cutting to the Chase with Kieron Dowling

In an age of regulatory compliance, it's a sad fact of doing business that you may be required to save and store all of your e-mails, even if it numbers in the millions.Worse

Published on: December 14th, 2006 Martin Slofstra

Media Mayhem

John Ruffolo: While conventional media broadcasters and telecom carriers will be dealing with turmoil for some time, information-providers can look forward to a time when content will again be king.Edge: The IT, media

Published on: December 14th, 2006 Martin Slofstra

Are we behind, really?

All of us have a sense that CIOs are performing better and are more comfortable in their roles than ever.Stacked up against their global counterparts, however, it may be quite a different story,

Published on: December 13th, 2006 Martin Slofstra


Presumably, CIOs get paid to discern with what's truly new and can contribute strategically to their operations, versus what is old-hat, but is essential to keeping their networks (and jobs) running.Shifting gears between

Published on: December 13th, 2006 Martin Slofstra

Part Four: Transformation and InnovationTime for Change

Long-term success is all about changing well in advance of being forced to do so, yet a lot of organizations either change too slowly or live in denial. "The first thing is you'd

Published on: December 12th, 2006 Martin Slofstra

CIOs shift focus to process improvement

CC: Do you see your role as a contributor to business strategy? BHANDARI: I see my role as both technology officer and business strategist, leaning more toward the latter. That means engaging with

Published on: December 12th, 2006 Martin Slofstra

Part Two: Innovation and TransformationHow innovation happens

A good idea can come at any time and occur anywhere. Just ask Nabil Harfoush, CIO and vice-president of development for, which provides live voice communications over the Web to companies in

Published on: November 13th, 2006 Martin Slofstra

Part One: Innovation and TransformationCan IT make a difference?

It's become the modus operandi for most CIOs: Start with your business processes, then implement a technology strategy. It may be time, however, to re-think that premise, according to James McKeen, a professor

Published on: October 20th, 2006 Martin Slofstra