Articles By Patricia MacInnis

The times they are a-changin’

It's safe to say John F. Kennedy was not thinking about information technology and its impact on business when he made this statement, but the words ring as true in the specific instance

Published on: May 31st, 2006 Patricia MacInnis

Executive Perspective—In conversation with Crawford Del Prete

Crawford Del Prete is the senior vice-president of IDC's communications, hardware, services and software. He joined the research firm in 1989 and at that time began coverage of the Winchester disk drive market.

Published on: May 30th, 2006 Patricia MacInnis

Snap decisions no easy feat

One of the productivity improvements financial officers expect from tech investments is the ability to efficiently extract high-value information, the kind of information that lets business leaders make solid decisions. In fact, management

Published on: April 13th, 2006 Patricia MacInnis

It’s a SME world after all

I've always regarded ITAC strictly as a vendor association representing the interests of its various members and lobbying -when necessary - on their behalf. While that assessment is accurate, it is not complete.

Published on: March 22nd, 2006 Patricia MacInnis

iWay Software launches integration toolkit

NEW YORK - iWay Software has introduced a line of products it said will help companies better integrate their large-scale business processes.SOA Middleware is a suite of enterprise integration products geared to simplifying

Published on: March 22nd, 2006 Patricia MacInnis

Executive Perspective

What's your background in the it industry in canada?I'm a technical engineer by training. My first job as a software developer in Montréal. Then, a colleague of mine and myself left the company

Published on: March 6th, 2006 Patricia MacInnis

Sheridan gets a lock on IT security education

In 2000, almost 950 students were enrolled in various information technology programs at the Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Oakville, Ont. IT was in its heyday and technology was regarded

Published on: March 2nd, 2006 Patricia MacInnis

Will that be cash or Dexit?

What's a Dexit tag? It's a small plastic square that contains a radio frequency identification chip. It clips onto a keychain or cellphone, and money can be loaded onto it from your bank

Published on: March 2nd, 2006 Patricia MacInnis

iWay Software launches integration toolkit

NEW YORK -- iWay Software has introduced a line of products it said will help companies better integrate their large-scale business processes. SOA Middleware is a suite of enterprise integration products geared to

Published on: February 27th, 2006 Patricia MacInnis

Painting the town blue

But not everybody is donning an ear-to-ear grin. Apart from the sad faces you'd expect to see accompanying an election defeat, today there's a whole other community worried about the impact a Conservative

Published on: February 20th, 2006 Patricia MacInnis

Job prospects heat up for IT workers

After enduring several years of layoffs and uncertainty, there’s some evidence to suggest significant improvements are in store for Canada’s IT sector.For starters, companies are spending more on IT products and services. In

Published on: January 31st, 2006 Patricia MacInnis

The year of the job hunter

For many people, this change comes in the form of a new job, and if you're an IT professional considering a career move, 2006 may be a banner year for you.Before the holidays,

Published on: January 31st, 2006 Patricia MacInnis

A recipe for rising to the top

Cream is the preferred base for curry aficionados because once it’s heated, the oil separates, and it is better able to absorb the curry paste.In the cooking scenario, heat is the catalyst to

Published on: December 20th, 2005 Patricia MacInnis

Sales team Excels with spreadsheet training

When Chris Cole joined Corus Entertainment last May, he inherited a sales team that was largely computer-illiterate.Corus, an entertainment company with radio and television stations across the country, was like many other media

Published on: December 7th, 2005 Patricia MacInnis

Got e-junk going to China?

Every year, more than 140,000 tonnes - the equivalent of 7,000 dump trucks - of PCs, laptops, monitors, printers and other computer peripherals are trundled off to recycling depots or landfills. These products

Published on: December 7th, 2005 Patricia MacInnis