Articles By Martin Slofstra

The quest for integration nirvana

In this roundtable discussion, our panelists share that the demand for accountability is just one of the motivating factors driving organizations to improve how their systems and applications interact with one another.PARTICIPANTS:Tim Fry,

Published on: November 7th, 2005 Martin Slofstra

Executive Input

Siegfried Woldhek’s dream of Web-based communities where everybody helps everybody is based on a simple idea: identify a problem, get everyone online and have them all contribute. His brainchild, Nabuur.com (Dutch for neighbour)

Published on: October 4th, 2005 Martin Slofstra

After The Collapse

Edge: What do you see as the key trend in terms of how companies are dealing with this issue of compliance? Brewer: I have seen a shift from ‘Let's get Deloitte,' or Let's

Published on: October 4th, 2005 Martin Slofstra

Old Is New Again

When IBM Corp. announced what it calls its most sophisticated computer ever, the System Z9 in New York City to media and analysts recently, the mood seemed rather nostalgic.Nice change from yet another

Published on: October 4th, 2005 Martin Slofstra

Witness to the Revolution

Serge Godin helped found CGI Group in 1976 after receiving a contract from Québec’s Social Affairs department to develop a system for labour negotiations. Today, CGI has an annual run rate of $3.8

Published on: September 27th, 2005 Martin Slofstra

WHEN IT’S OLD HAT

In this issue, we take a look at two technologies that have been around for quite some time: electronic data interchange (EDI) and enterprise resource planning (ERP). But if you think we are

Published on: September 22nd, 2005 Martin Slofstra

IBM unveils mainframe virtualization strategy

NEW YORK - IBM Corp. has announced what it calls its most sophisticated mainframe computer to date, the System Z9, and a new strategy aimed at simplifying data centre management that includes a

Published on: August 3rd, 2005 Martin Slofstra

CIOs warm up to IBM’s mainframe virtualization strategy

NEW YORK  -- IBM Corp. has announced what it calls its most sophisticated mainframe computer to date, the System Z9, and a new strategy aimed at simplifying data centre management that includes a

Published on: July 27th, 2005 Martin Slofstra

Lamenting the loss of good corporate citizens

It's an unfortunate sign of the times, but why can so few IT companies lay claim to being a good corporate citizen?Even the term 'citizenship' seems anachronistic, harkening back to a time when

Published on: July 27th, 2005 Martin Slofstra

Ask the editorial director: Where are the tell-all stories?

Recently, I received a letter from a reader taking exception to a Special Report we had run on the topic of Voice-Over-IP. He was asking why the end-users we profiled had only good

Published on: July 12th, 2005 Martin Slofstra

Enron whistleblower urges IT integration

As much as senior executives hate to deal with new legislation such as Bill C-198 in Ontario and Sarbanes-Oxley in the U.S. -- or with the compliance issue as a whole -- they

Published on: June 2nd, 2005 Martin Slofstra

New study indicates Canada behind on grid adoption

While organizations in Canada are increasingly aware of the benefits of grid computing, they have yet to capitalize on it, according to results of the latest Oracle grid index report.Grid computing uses software

Published on: May 10th, 2005 Martin Slofstra

Why Software fails

EDGE: You emigrated from Russia in the mid '90s. How did you end up in Canada? Passova: I had sent a number of promotional materials to the United States and Canada. From Canada, I

Published on: May 9th, 2005 Martin Slofstra

Microsoft Canada puts Hemler at the helm

Although working for a company that is decidedly high-profile, David Hemler likes to describe his style as low-key. And true to form, he plans no major changes while in charge of Microsoft Canada,

Published on: May 4th, 2005 Martin Slofstra

HP Canada tables corporate social responsibility

Toronto - Being socially responsible is not only the right thing to do, it translates into good business, said Paul Tsaparis, president and CEO, Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Co.And that corporate responsibility can become a

Published on: April 27th, 2005 Martin Slofstra