Articles By Shane Schick

Ontario firm takes care of business with All-in-One roll out

When the recession hit late last fall, the construction and oil and gas industries were among the first to suffer. Luckily for Colin Osborne, he had started planning a technology project that may

Published on: July 6th, 2009 Shane Schick

United Way of Canada CEO wants citizens to

Al Hatton is less interested in talking about Web 2.0 and social networking than he is partnership, engagement and information sharing.The CEO of United Way Canada found himself surrounded by public sector IT

Published on: June 18th, 2009 Shane Schick

Canadian author uses ‘chick lit’ to address women in IT issues

You won't find many insights about IT in Bridget Jones' Diary. And Confessions of a Shopaholic is not about buying too many servers. That left an opening for a Canadian author to dive

Published on: June 12th, 2009 Shane Schick

Curse of the 10 blue links

Ten blue links is what most people expect to see when they look up a term on Google, but according to Tim Schigel, that's not really what they're searching for.The CEO of Share

Published on: June 9th, 2009 Shane Schick

CRM on demand works wonders for Canadian “voice talent” firm

If David Ciccarelli were providing the voice-over for a movie trailer about the global recession, it would probably sound pretty ominous. Those deep, sombre tones you hear on TV, at the multiplex or

Published on: April 17th, 2009 Shane Schick

Generation Y Finds its Place in IT

Approximately 69 per cent of the more than 1,000 people surveyed in Freedom to Compute: The Empowerment of Generation Y said they regard themselves as highly proficient computer users. This was particularly true

Published on: February 1st, 2009 Shane Schick

Use wikinomics to whack financial crisis, says Tapscott

Last September, just before financial markets around the world began to collapse, Canadian technology author Don Tapscott found himself in Vienna, watching a room filled with smug Europeans thinking they were safe.  “They

Published on: January 28th, 2009 Shane Schick

Tailor your ERP for every user’s role

Everyone needs something from the company’s enterprise resource planning system, whether they recognize the abbreviation “ERP” or not. Sales managers need updates on who bought what. Marketing execs want to know how much

Published on: November 19th, 2008 Shane Schick

SAP woos line of business managers with new “enhancements package”

SAP on Monday released a package of additional features to its flagship enterprise resource planning software which an executive said will empower line of business managers to become more involved in the upgrade

Published on: February 26th, 2008 Shane Schick

New IBM Cognos products targeted at business leaders

IBM's integration of Canadian business intelligence vendor Cognos' product line is expected to bring Big Blue closer to executives outside of its traditional base within IT departments. At a media briefing this week

Published on: February 7th, 2008 Shane Schick

Everyone’s a CPO

I'm not sure what happened when a doctor from Sick Kids left his hard drive in the middle of Pearson International Airport, but I'm willing to bet he didn't go running to the

Published on: September 1st, 2007 Shane Schick

SMBs lagging in green disposal policy: study

Canadian companies of more than 500 people are more than twice as likely as their small business counterparts to proactively develop a strategy for disposing of old IT assets, according to a study

Published on: August 3rd, 2007 Shane Schick

Can we get a little reassurance?

I live in one of those neighbourhoods where you're likely to receive a knock on your front door at least once a week by someone looking for money. Last night it was an

Published on: July 10th, 2007 Shane Schick

Flooding in Western Canada may raise backup issues

Now that flooding has eased off in Western Canada, local businesses may have to deal with the fallout from failing to take backed up data to an offsite location, a business continuity expert

Published on: June 19th, 2007 Shane Schick

Slap ‘n’ ship

A Canadian pilot of radio-frequency identification technology at Loblaws saw improved inventory management and use of promotions, according to a white paper about the project released last week.The Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors

Published on: June 19th, 2007 Shane Schick