Articles By Patrick Thibodeau

The “Top 10” technologies of 2009

Gartner Inc. has ranked virtualization as the No. 1 strategic technology for next year, not for its "tremendously obvious" ability to virtualize servers, but for its increasing capability to virtualize just about everything

Published on: October 20th, 2008 Patrick Thibodeau

How do you know when it’s time to replace your PCs?

Ask what seems like a simple question: How often should PCs be replaced? - and you'll find that for IT managers, the answer isn't so simple. And it's certainly not universal. The correct

Published on: August 14th, 2008 Patrick Thibodeau

Don’t look to us for price breaks: Vendors to IT managers

Last week, around the time Toronto economist Peter Dungan stated that there's a recession in Canada now, SAP AG announced plans to shift all of its users to a new support plan that

Published on: July 23rd, 2008 Patrick Thibodeau

Cost cutting trend may hit IT industry “like a thunderbolt”

The cost-cutting phase of this economic downturn is coming, and when it does it may arrive like a thunderbolt, with force and immediacy, Gartner Inc. analysts warned at a conference in Las Vegas.

Published on: April 9th, 2008 Patrick Thibodeau

Baby you can’t drive my car – technology tracks stolen vehicles

Motor vehicle license plates are becoming an increasingly important source of information for some local governments, which are deploying car-mounted mobile technologies that can scan thousands of plates on parked cars per hour.The

Published on: February 29th, 2008 Patrick Thibodeau

Data centre robbery a warning of what lies ahead

Last October, a data center in Chicago owned by Web hosting and collocation vendor C I Host was robbed by two masked men, who pistol-whipped a lone IT staffer working the graveyard shift

Published on: January 9th, 2008 Patrick Thibodeau

Pandemic tests confirm the worst

If a pandemic strikes the U.S., it will kill about 1.7 million people, hospitalize 9 million, exhaust antiviral medications and reduce basic food supplies, according to a planning scenario developed by financial service

Published on: October 26th, 2007 Patrick Thibodeau

Health concerns prompt keyboard redesign

A computer keyboard can be a dirty thing, often filled with crumbs that help make it a reservoir for disease-causing germs. Ironically, keyboards have been identified as vehicles for spreading diseases inside hospitals,

Published on: September 25th, 2007 Patrick Thibodeau

AlphaServer sales reach the end of the line

Later this week, Hewlett-Packard Co. will stop selling new AlphaServer systems, bringing an end to the hardware platform long used to support the venerable OpenVMS operating system. But the operating system migration path

Published on: April 23rd, 2007 Patrick Thibodeau