Articles By Robert Smol

Fears of jail prompt some executives to look to carriers for network security

The security threats to IP networks and executives’ legal responsibilities under the U.S. Sarbanes-Oxley legislation are making IT professionals think seriously about outsourcing network security.But many large companies already have their own security

Published on: October 20th, 2005 Robert Smol

SSL VPNs help cut deployment costs but won’t always give complete access

The new crop of secure sockets layer virtual private networking (SSL VPN) products are touted as low-cost methods of accessing the corporate network from outside the company without leaving sensitive information on the

Published on: January 13th, 2005 Robert Smol

Nothing on earth can fill the demand for broadband access to isolated areas

As Telesat's Anik F2 satellite is scheduled to become operational this month, the industry remains cautiously optimistic, hoping to expand service with the provision of affordable broadband Internet services to previously unserved areas.

Published on: October 29th, 2004 Robert Smol

Alternate Universe: HP doesn’t buy Compaq

It was almost three years that HP chief executive Carley Fiorina sent an e-mail message to employees announcing the company's intention to merge with Compaq in a deal she said would provide customers

Published on: July 16th, 2004 Robert Smol

All eyes on Eisenstadt

David Eisenstadt is on a roll. Earlier this year, the chief executive of high-tech public relations agency The Communications Group celebrated 30 years in business. At the recent Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS)

Published on: June 29th, 2004 Robert Smol

LCBO uncorks document-sharing project

The Liquor Control Board of Ontario is in the process of completing trials aimed at centralizing its project management environment.The system will comprise Microsoft Project Server 2003, Microsoft Office Project Professional 2003 and

Published on: June 23rd, 2004 Robert Smol

Ace Hardware retools BI strategy

Whether they sell hammers or home mortgages, companies are increasingly looking to business intelligence to focus on their customer as well as their bottom line. ""We can evaluate the success of promotions at

Published on: June 15th, 2004 Robert Smol

Big Blue shrinks ThinkCentre to ultra-small form factor

IBM doesn't want you to see too much of its computers. The company released early details Wednesday on the ThinkCentre S50, the smallest desktop PC produced by Big Blue to date.""We are now

Published on: June 9th, 2004 Robert Smol

Canadian firms bullish on network investment: study

Canadian executives are among the most aggressive when it comes to planning for new investments in their company's networks, particularly in the areas of utility computing, wireless access and Voice over IP technology

Published on: June 2nd, 2004 Robert Smol