Articles By Martin Slofstra

Firms see link between innovation and technology

In the small town of Mount Brydges, Ont. (pop. 1,000), Hollandia Bakeries Ltd. has grown from a tiny corner bakery into a thriving large-scale production plant. Covering 35,000 sq. ft., the plant is

Published on: October 6th, 2006 Martin Slofstra

Firms see link between innovation and technology – Part II

<!----> Paul Nitsotolis IT Application Developer Multimatic Markham, Ont. Product: Auto parts Do you rely on internal IT staff, or would you rather outsource? Where does your innovation come from? We rely on

Published on: October 6th, 2006 Martin Slofstra

Firms see link between innovation and technology – Part I

<!---->Peter BurnsDirector, Information ServicesHigh Liner Foods Inc.Lunenburg, N.S.Product: SeafoodDo you rely on internal IT staff, or would you rather outsource? Where does your innovation come from?Our internal IT staff is partnered with specific

Published on: October 6th, 2006 Martin Slofstra

Where the real value lies

First things first, he agrees with Nicholas Carr, in a commoditized environment, companies no longer compete on the basis of innovation and IT.Thompson, however, believes the industry may have found a new battleground.

Published on: September 29th, 2006 Martin Slofstra

Finally, form meets Function

Make no mistake though as Vice President, Brand, Design and Experience, for Hewlett-Packard Company, he is well-steeped not only in product design, but his sphere of influence is quite large.Lucente, whose list of

Published on: September 29th, 2006 Martin Slofstra

Yes, IT still matters

Nicholas CarrCIOs in traditional roles will disappear, says authorEDGE: Did you ever think the Does IT Matter debate would rage for this long? CARR: This month is actually the third anniversary of the

Published on: September 29th, 2006 Martin Slofstra

Building better business ties

A good, strong relationship between a CEO and CIO is not only a nice thing to have, it is essential to doing business and remaining competitive, according to participants at our EDGE magazine

Published on: September 29th, 2006 Martin Slofstra

Skills crisis version 2.0

Unlike previous shortages based on technical abilities, the current shortage will be in IT occupations focused on business skills. experts say.“The other issue is complexity,” said Dave Nikolejsin, CIO of the province of

Published on: September 29th, 2006 Martin Slofstra

Smaller but more powerful

Over the last decade or so, we have seen an incredible increase in the responsibilities given to and scope of activities of the CIO, from keeper of the IT infrastructure, to contributor to

Published on: September 29th, 2006 Martin Slofstra

Xerox aims at enterprise CIOs with print services pitch

NEW YORK CITY -- Xerox Corp., longtime champion of the paperless office and document management, sees a much more immediate and lucrative opportunity in what executives describe as the “print services” market. “Print

Published on: September 7th, 2006 Martin Slofstra

Executive Roundtable-Building better business ties

The contribution of information technology to business strategy has become too important. At the recent Canadian Information Processing Society's Informatics conference in Victoria, Computing Canada editorial director Martin Slofstra moderated a panel consisting

Published on: July 17th, 2006 Martin Slofstra

Skills shortage coming soon, according to CIPS, SHRC

VICTORIA - The Canadian IT industry could be facing a new round of skills shortages unless steps are taken to address the problem, attendees of the Canadian Information Processing Society's Informatics 2006 conference

Published on: July 13th, 2006 Martin Slofstra

It’s time for executives to step forward and take ownership of all business information systems

It boils down to who should be responsible for what, and where accountability lies.I wonder if when CEOs, CFOs and CIOs get together, they have the same kind of discussion. And as information

Published on: June 2nd, 2006 Martin Slofstra

Skills shortage 2.0: Canada’s search for IT talent

VICTORIA, B.C. – The Canadian IT industry could be facing a new round of skills shortages unless steps are taken to address the problem, attendees of CIPS Informatics 2006 were told this week.

Published on: June 1st, 2006 Martin Slofstra

The finger points at IT when projects fail

CALGARY - Whether it's a huge software integration project or ensuring financial systems are compliant, enterprise IT is at risk because business units are abdicating their responsibility, a conference for CIOs was told

Published on: May 31st, 2006 Martin Slofstra