Articles By Neil Sutton

724 Solutions to lay off 350

724 Solutions Inc. Thursday announced an estimated 350 layoffs, though individual employees have yet to be notified.The cuts will affect all areas and levels of the company, said CEO John Sims, and specific

Published on: October 4th, 2001 Neil Sutton

Siebel stares down competition from ERP vendors

Siebel Systems' decision to move version 7 of its CRM software from client/server to a Web architecture comes just in time, an analyst says. Siebel is receiving increased pressure from competition, particularly from

Published on: October 3rd, 2001 Neil Sutton

RIM co-CEO sees 2.5G opportunities for BlackBerry

TORONTO -- Research in Motion (RIM) co-CEO Jim Balsillie espoused the benefits of 2.5G and Java at a Speakers' Forum engagement Tuesday, but one analyst sees only short gains before the advent of

Published on: October 2nd, 2001 Neil Sutton

Banks look beyond ROI with e-commerce: report

A report released Monday by Cap Gemini Ernst & Young suggests the role of online banking portals and e-business initiatives is shifting from a cost-saving measure to one of customer retention.The amount of

Published on: October 1st, 2001 Neil Sutton

Exodus retreats into Chapter 11 protection

Blaming its financial troubles on rapid expansion followed by the dot-com bust, American hosting operation Exodus Communications Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.The Santa, Clara, Calif.-based company has

Published on: September 27th, 2001 Neil Sutton

How eBay Canada survived the dot-com bust

TORONTO -- Lorna Borenstein spends much of her day reading Internet chat boards.For Borenstein, it isn't about consuming the latest developments on The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy or debating the authenticity

Published on: September 26th, 2001 Neil Sutton

Reseller says XML app key to increased sales

A software reseller says its sales volume is increasing without having to invest in new offices or infrastructure due to a new XML ordering application from Ingram Micro Canada.The application, called Mustang, allows

Published on: September 26th, 2001 Neil Sutton

SR Telecom gets in Swing through Lucent asset purchase

SR Telecom Inc. Monday announced it has completed its acquisition of a French Lucent Technologies Inc. division, improving its reach into European voice and data markets.The buyout of Lucent's Wireless Access Solutions (WAS)

Published on: September 24th, 2001 Neil Sutton

Robert Grossman back in the channel

After a long career with high-tech manufacturers, Robert Grossman wants a look from the other side.Grossman recently joined independent reseller Telecom Computer, based in Burlington, Ont. He was general manager of Toshiba of

Published on: September 20th, 2001 Neil Sutton

J.D. Edwards says CRM is about You

After a failed attempt to partner its way into the CRM market through Siebel Systems, J.D. Edwards has opted to buy its way in.David Siebert, group vice president of WorldSoftware and channel operations

Published on: September 19th, 2001 Neil Sutton

Wi-LAN chief: No regrets

Fixed wireless vendor Wi-LAN Inc. announced late last week it has axed 60 jobs in addition to the 60 it cut in July, reducing the total workforce to only 55 people.Hatim Zaghloul, chairman

Published on: September 17th, 2001 Neil Sutton

Novell highlights file and print features in Netware 6

MARKHAM, Ont. -- Novell Canada Ltd. Thursday previewed its NetWare 6 distribution, which focuses on the functionalities the software is best known for: file and print.Via NetWare 6 and its NetWare Web Access

Published on: September 13th, 2001 Neil Sutton

CGI takes major stake in Digital 4Sight

Digital 4Sight, adrift since the July bankruptcy of holding company Itemus, has found safe harbour in CGI Group Inc.Montreal-based CGI invested an undisclosed amount in the research and strategic consulting firm which Digital

Published on: September 10th, 2001 Neil Sutton

Mitel spins off manufacturing business

Mitel Networks Corp. Wednesday said it will outsource its manufacturing, repair and distribution operations, creating a new company.Ottawa-based Mitel will move 350 of its 3,100 employees over to BreconRidge Manufacturing Solutions Corp., also

Published on: September 5th, 2001 Neil Sutton

Ontario launches five-year plan for online services

A partnership announced Tuesday between the Ontario Government and Bell Canada could see as many as 500 citizen services online before the end of the decade.The five-year contract, which also includes CGI and

Published on: September 4th, 2001 Neil Sutton