Articles By Poonam Khanna

Hummingbird to be acquired by Symphony for US$465M

Symphony Technology Group, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based company, will buy all of Toronto-based Hummingbird's outstanding shares in an all-cash transaction valued at US$26.75 per share.Tennenbaum Capital Partners LLC will invest US$135 million to

Published on: June 20th, 2006 Poonam Khanna

Public library system, provincial agency among those trying out RFID

Currently, about 70 to 80 per cent of users take advantage of the self checkout capability, said Patricia Eastman of the Toronto Public Library at the recent 2006 Canadian RFID Conference.Between 2001 and

Published on: June 12th, 2006 Poonam Khanna

Keeping an eye on the watchers

In George Orwell's 1984, all of the people living in Oceania are watched by giant two-way TV screens wherever they go. Whether they're at work, at home or out on the streets, they

Published on: June 2nd, 2006 Poonam Khanna

Symantec takes on MS, connects security and storage at Vision 2006

SAN FRANCISCO - Symantec CEO John Thompson took shots at Microsoft, made a mea culpa to customers and talked about the security company's plans for continued growth during his keynote address at his

Published on: June 2nd, 2006 Poonam Khanna

Insurance industry adopts ACORD XML

The industry in which Transamerica Life Canada works is changing, and in order to continue interacting and competing with others in its sectors, the company has no choice but to change with it.The

Published on: May 31st, 2006 Poonam Khanna

Longo’s trades in faxes for ECCnet

Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc. tries to stay ahead of its competition by providing its customers with a wider selection. It also likes to get new products on its shelves first. In order

Published on: May 31st, 2006 Poonam Khanna

Schwartz replaces McNealy as Sun Microsystems’ CEO

The man who once claimed his company “put the dot in dot-com” has stepped down as the CEO of the organization he ran for nearly a quarter century.Sun Microsystems Inc. co-founder Scott McNealy

Published on: May 31st, 2006 Poonam Khanna

The tag game starts with an RFID chip

Markham, Ont. - There are 37 million books moved within the Toronto Public Library system each year and librarians are beginning to look to RFID tags to help them manage the volume.The Toronto

Published on: May 31st, 2006 Poonam Khanna

Outsourcing as preventive medicine

All too often, companies don't think about safeguarding their IT systems until it's too late - until disaster has struck and they learn the hard way that perhaps they should have put their

Published on: May 31st, 2006 Poonam Khanna

Unemployment rate low despite slew of layoffs: SHRC

The economy is doing well by most estimations. However, last month, when systems integrator CGI announced it was going to cut 1,000 jobs from its workforce, it became the latest company to make

Published on: May 30th, 2006 Poonam Khanna

Hummingbird to be acquired by Symphony for US$465M

In a bid to deal with its liquidity problems, Hummingbird Ltd. announced Friday that Symphony Technology Group is going to acquire it in a US$465 million deal.Symphony Technology Group, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based

Published on: May 26th, 2006 Poonam Khanna

Symantec tries to connect security and storage at Vision 2006

SAN FRANCISCO -- Symantec CEO John Thompson took shots at Microsoft, admitted a mea culpa to customers and talked about the security company's plans for continued growth during his keynote address here at

Published on: May 10th, 2006 Poonam Khanna

Transamerica Life adopts ACORD XML

The industry in which Transamerica Life Canada works is changing, and in order to continue interacting and competing with others in its sectors, the company has no choice but to change with it.

Published on: May 8th, 2006 Poonam Khanna

Longo’s standardizes on ECCnet for supply chain

Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc. tries to stay ahead of its competition by providing its customers with a wider selection.It also likes to get new products on its shelves first. In order to

Published on: May 1st, 2006 Poonam Khanna

Microsoft and the money behind MSN

Though it may be years down the line, packaged software will one day likely become a thing of the past. This is what Chris Dobson, MSN International’s vice-president of international sales and trade

Published on: April 28th, 2006 Poonam Khanna