Articles By Patricia MacInnis

Innovation demands co-operation among vendors

TORONTO — Utility computing will only become a reality when its main proponents — IBM, Sun Microsystems and Hewlett-Packard — agree to work together and build technology on open standards. Without that foundation,

Published on: May 13th, 2003 Patricia MacInnis

Security concerns set the agenda at CIPS conference

CHARLOTTETOWN — IT security weighted heavily on the minds of the more than 200 IT professionals from across the country who gathered here for Informatics, the Canadian Information Processing Society’s (CIPS) annual professional

Published on: May 7th, 2003 Patricia MacInnis

Autonomic computing blueprint unveiled

NEW ORLEANS — IBM elaborated on its vision of autonomic computing earlier this month with a series of announcements it hopes will make self-healing computer systems a reality. At its annual DeveloperWorks Live

Published on: May 2nd, 2003 Patricia MacInnis

Outlook 2005: Rising from the ashes

TORONTO — Utility computing will only become a reality when its main proponents — IBM, Sun Microsystems and Hewlett-Packard — agree to work together and build technology on open standards. Without that foundation,

Published on: April 28th, 2003 Patricia MacInnis

Warped expectations lead to outsourcing failures

Companies that look to outsourcing as an opportunity to offload problems are in for a rude awakening. One of the big reasons outsourcing arrangements fail before they even get off the ground is

Published on: April 14th, 2003 Patricia MacInnis

DeveloperWorks Live: IBM animated about autonomics

NEW ORLEANS – IBM elaborated on its vision of autonomic computing Thursday with a series of announcements it hopes will make self-healing computer systems a reality. At its annual DeveloperWorks Live conference held

Published on: April 10th, 2003 Patricia MacInnis

The feminine mystique

Jeanne Douglas discovered she was expecting her first child while working as a programmer at Mutual Life of Canada. In the early 1970s, she knew her options for returning to the workplace post-partum

Published on: April 3rd, 2003 Patricia MacInnis

Accenture: Expectations spoil outsourcing

Companies that see outsourcing as an opportunity to offload problems are in for a rude awakening. A big reason outsourcing arrangements fail before they even get off the ground is unrealistic expectations, says

Published on: March 31st, 2003 Patricia MacInnis

Chip off the beta block

UCS Forest Group is going where many organizations have gone before — and failed. In an effort to keep better tabs on its diverse customer base, the Mississauga, Ont.-based distributor of specialty forest

Published on: March 11th, 2003 Patricia MacInnis

Software licensing or licence to print money?

In October of last year, Tube Fab, a Mississauga, Ont.-based manufacturing firm, paid $57,000 to settle a claim it had unlicensed copies of Autodesk and Microsoft software on its computers. Unlicensed software is

Published on: January 31st, 2003 Patricia MacInnis

Job Hunting 101

There's good news and bad news for those who have a new job on their hit list of resolutions for 2003. First, the good news: Despite a relatively flat outlook overall in the

Published on: January 23rd, 2003 Patricia MacInnis

IT Executive of the Year

INTENSIVE CAREComputing Canada's first annual IT Executive of the Year feature was conceived when, despite an uncertain economy, we heard countless stories of innovative leadership in the IT departments of Canadian businesses. After

Published on: December 13th, 2002 Patricia MacInnis

Oracle Courts Exchange Users

SAN FRANCISCO — Oracle is hoping to boost sagging software revenues with a messaging product that will go head to head with Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Notes.Oracle Collaboration Suite is an alternative back-end

Published on: December 5th, 2002 Patricia MacInnis

Prospecting For Student Gold

Last year, the University of Acadia received almost 18,000 queries from high-school students around the world trying to narrow down their choice for a post-secondary institution. Responding to those e-mail messages in a

Published on: November 19th, 2002 Patricia MacInnis

Dalhousie keeps PACE with automotive advances

HALIFAX - Engineering students at Dalhousie University will have access to state-of-the-art technology thanks to a $61 million in kind donation from PACE, Partners for the Advancement of CAD/CAM/CAE Education.PACE is a consortium

Published on: November 18th, 2002 Patricia MacInnis