Articles By Martin Slofstra

SAS CEO: Don’t talk to me about business intelligence

When Jim Goodnight, founder and CEO of SAS Institute isn’t running a multi-national, $1 billion-plus software company, he’s likely out somewhere being caustic, bashing Microsoft or Oracle or Cognos -- or suffering through

Published on: April 16th, 2003 Martin Slofstra

Sun’s CIO: How we got rid of 100 servers

TORONTO — The technology is just fine, it’s the soft stuff that keeps tripping us up, according to Sun Microsystems Inc.'s CIO.In an interview after an executive briefing, Sun CIO William Howard says

Published on: February 5th, 2003 Martin Slofstra

Sharing versus doing

There's a wide-spread assumpt-ion around most knowledge management efforts that if you get the right information to the right people at the right time, they will do the right thing.Not necessarily so, warns

Published on: February 5th, 2003 Martin Slofstra

Looking toward the utility-based future

Get used to a WORLD where computer services are delivered to you like electricity is through wires, says a recent report from Pricewaterhouse Coopers. ""The Internet is gradually developing into a conduit for

Published on: January 16th, 2003 Martin Slofstra

Marketing made short, sweet and simple

When cadbury in Went looking for a new way to connect with its customers in Europe, and collect some vital marketing data it turned to Short Messaging Service (SMS), a technology that sends

Published on: December 3rd, 2002 Martin Slofstra

Utility model expected to take over

Get used to a future where computer services are delivered over the Internet like electricity flows through wires to your home, says a report from PriceWaterhouseCoopers.""The Internet is gradually developing into a conduit

Published on: November 21st, 2002 Martin Slofstra

Oracle vet returns to helm Canadian operation

Oracle Canada has named a 20-year software industry veteran as the new head of its Canadian operation.Mark Aboud replaces Bill Bergen, who left Oracle Canada at the end of June. He assumes the

Published on: October 10th, 2002 Martin Slofstra

Accenture chairman: Don’t expect stability

TORONTO — Globalization can no longer be viewed as inevitable, Accenture’s U.K-based international chairman, Vernon Ellis told an Empire Club audience Wednesday, and IT leaders will need to stop acting like the industry

Published on: May 8th, 2002 Martin Slofstra

VSLive! and in person with Bill Gates

SAN FRANCISCO -- Bill Gates thinks it could be bigger than Windows.Fresh from delivering a keynote to a packed ballroom at the VSLive! Conference Wednesday, Microsoft Corp.'s chief software architect spent a rare

Published on: February 13th, 2002 Martin Slofstra

Poor attitude holds back recovery: Microsoft Canada

TORONTO -- The president of Microsoft Canada has issued a strong challenge to all business leaders in Canada: Become evangelists for a better, more informed and positive attitude towards this country, its economy

Published on: January 28th, 2002 Martin Slofstra

Aeroxchange flies high at E-Customer World 2001

TORONTO — The mood at this year’s E-Customer World may have been subdued, but for a few brief minutes, it seemed to soar as Air Canada picked up awards for an industry exchange

Published on: October 12th, 2001 Martin Slofstra

Branham Awards find silver linings in industry downturn

OTTAWA – For at least one night, neither protracted industry slump nor threat of global economic recession was able to dampen spirits at the first-ever celebration of the Branham Awards.The awards, which are

Published on: September 28th, 2001 Martin Slofstra

Is big brother in your address book?

Sooner rather than later, and whether we like it or not, organizations will have to confront the issue of e-mail monitoring. And to be honest, I’m not sure I have any easy answers

Published on: August 21st, 2001 Martin Slofstra

Canadian Tire CIO sees more respect from management

TORONTO -- CIOs have come a long way in their relationships with CEOs, but there are still moments of discomfort, a conference was told.Speaking to about 40 senior executives at the inaugural IT

Published on: July 17th, 2001 Martin Slofstra

IT Executive Forum looks to certify CIOs

A number of university professors and industry professionals are meeting in Toronto this week to launch an IT executive management certification program aimed specifically at CIOs.The inaugural IT Executive Forum featured topics such

Published on: June 19th, 2001 Martin Slofstra