Articles By Neil Sutton

Manitoba discusses e-government growing pains

Compared to the other obstacles, technology is the easy part of getting government online."The difficult part," says Colin McMichael, assistant deputy minister for the office of information technology in the Government of Manitoba,

Published on: June 21st, 2001 Neil Sutton

Startup seeks to dispell “second hand” stigma

To Mark Yeomans, "used" and "second-hand" are dirty words.Yeomans, the president of Markham, Ont.-based Micro Alternative Solutions Inc., Wednesday officially launched, a site specializing in the sale of previously-owned (the preferred terminology)

Published on: June 20th, 2001 Neil Sutton

Java to wake up North American market

If you hear the familiar blips and bleeps of PacMan from the guy sitting next to you on the subway, he may have just found another use for his cell phone.Games are one

Published on: June 18th, 2001 Neil Sutton

Hospital offers fee-based Net access

There's limited range of activities available to the hospital-bound and bed-ridden, so adding one more can only be a welcome change.The Toronto Grace Hospital, operated by the Salvation Army, is getting its patients

Published on: June 15th, 2001 Neil Sutton

Oracle starts price war with 9i database

Eight months after delivering the 9i application server, Oracle Corp. has brought its database counterpart to market, and at a cut-rate price.The 9i database announced Thursday will be priced 65 per cent below

Published on: June 14th, 2001 Neil Sutton

Compaq promises performance boost with Alpha chip

After lagging behind competitors IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems in the Unix server market for years, Compaq says it is finally making some headway.Richard Marcello, vice-president and general manager for Compaq Computer Corp.'s

Published on: June 12th, 2001 Neil Sutton

PC mentality stalls Java development, Sun says

SAN FRANCISCO -- This may be the sixth annual JavaOne conference, but it’s still 1995 as far as Sun Microsystems Inc. president and COO Ed Zander is concerned."In 1995, all of us were

Published on: June 5th, 2001 Neil Sutton

XP kicks Clippy out of the Office

TORONTO -- If a person in a pink suit offered you a free software package, would you take it? Roughly 50,000 people did Thursday, when Microsoft launched its new desktop suite Office XP.

Published on: May 31st, 2001 Neil Sutton

Cognos cuts workforce 10 per cent

Due to a lacklustre financial performance over the last three quarters, Canadian business intelligence provider Cognos Wednesday said it has laid off 10 per cent of its global workforce.The axe fell on 144

Published on: May 30th, 2001 Neil Sutton

Close up: HP’s Paul Tsaparis

TORONTO -- Hewlett-Packard Canada chief Paul Tsaparis was downright philosophical when he spoke at Tuesday's E-Business 2001 Conference.The conference was troubled by anaemic attendance, but that didn't deter Tsaparis from weaving his company's

Published on: May 29th, 2001 Neil Sutton

CATAAlliance adds Workopolis jobs to TechnoSkill

In Kim Peters' estimation, a new partnership between Workopolis and CATAAlliance is a perfect marriage."We have lots of people and they have a need to hire them," said Peters, president of online job

Published on: May 28th, 2001 Neil Sutton