Articles By Martin Slofstra

Compliance conundrum

But now that much of the initial hype over compliance legislation has subsided, the key challenge for CIOs is sustaining these compliance efforts, says Wally Curry, chief information officer at Enersource (formerly Mississauga

Published on: May 31st, 2006 Martin Slofstra

CEOs who get IT

Ask any CEO to name the very top items on their agenda and the conversation invariably turns to “innovation” and “transformation.”Ask any CIO to name their very top things on their list and

Published on: May 25th, 2006 Martin Slofstra

IT Doesn’t Matter: Three years later

In May 2003, Harvard Business Review published an article entitled IT Doesn't Matter by one of its former editors Nicholas Carr. It provoked a swift and powerful response, triggering a heated debate over

Published on: May 15th, 2006 Martin Slofstra

Whose fault is it anyway?

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: April 4th, 2006 Martin Slofstra

IT’s dirty little secret: Their jobs are the easy ones

TIG recently gathered three health care IT executives to discuss some of the most challenging issues facing their sector today. Case management has emerged as one of those. This is what Tim Beasley,

Published on: March 24th, 2006 Martin Slofstra

Ending the stalemate

As CIO of MacKenzie Financial in the '90s, and later at CIBC, Steve Pozgaj says the two things that frustrated him most was the lack of integration between the many systems in IT

Published on: March 23rd, 2006 Martin Slofstra

Going Smaller-Outsourcing in smaller chunks has advantages

When Ted Maulucci, chief information officer at Tridel Corp., recently made the move to outsourcing, he took the additional precautionary step of dividing the work between two different suppliers.“I like to make sure

Published on: March 23rd, 2006 Martin Slofstra

Outsourcing it All

Edge: What are you working on these days? MORRIS: In effect, I have two jobs. One is running Accenture in Canada and the other is running Accenture business services for utilities. Edge: Are

Published on: March 23rd, 2006 Martin Slofstra

Making the case for case management

Sarah Kramer is the provincial vice-president and chief information officer of Cancer Care Ontario in Toronto. CCO is focused on improving the quality, accountability and innovation of cancer services, and is rolling out

Published on: March 2nd, 2006 Martin Slofstra

Finding middle ground in integration

Wayne Mills is the chief information officer and vice-president of Trillium Health Centre, one of Canada's largest community hospitals serving one million residents in Mississauga, Ont., and west Toronto. Trillium has a growing

Published on: February 20th, 2006 Martin Slofstra


Convergence is a term we hear all the time - so much so, we wonder if it has real meaning anymore. Most recently, in our last issue, we covered convergence from the point

Published on: February 1st, 2006 Martin Slofstra

Media Frenzy

Edge: What are you working on these days? FOSTER: My day job is to help manage our practice that deals with technology, media and telecommunications companies. They really are in so many different

Published on: January 10th, 2006 Martin Slofstra

Simple is better

Want a good indication of how far technology has come over the years? Then compare our cover image of the shiny new flip-phone with the plain, black telephone set you see in the

Published on: January 10th, 2006 Martin Slofstra

A huge role to play

Edge: The IT industry seems to be having a rough go of it these days including those who no longer see it as offering any kind of competitive advantage. What is your take

Published on: November 21st, 2005 Martin Slofstra

Doing the right thing

It wasn't that long ago that I wrote an online column lamenting the loss of good corporate citizenship. Why is it, I asked, that so many IT companies, many of them based in

Published on: November 18th, 2005 Martin Slofstra