Articles By Shane Schick

Accenture spends US$250M to beef up IT consulting

Canadian Accenture customers may be able to make greater use of offshore resources following the consulting firm’s plan to invest US$250 million to enhance services for data centre management, green computing, data security

Published on: June 18th, 2007 Shane Schick

SAP moves closer to the UI

SAP, a company best known for its back-end enterprise resource planning software, is starting to pay much closer attention to the front-end user interface through which customers will access information. At a client

Published on: June 15th, 2007 Shane Schick

Grocery sector wraps up RFID test-drive

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 Thursday.The Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors and

Published on: June 14th, 2007 Shane Schick

Rogers to set up Cisco TelePresence rooms

One of Canada’s largest ISPs has decided it’s sometimes better to conduct meetings over the network than in person.Rogers Communications will soon roll out Cisco’s TelePresence product at its downtown Toronto and Brampton,

Published on: June 6th, 2007 Shane Schick

Finance industry reports progress on XBRL adoption

Just as Canadian enterprises start to file their financial statements in extensible business reporting language, an international consortium is reporting even greater progress in other parts of the world.Representatives from the U.S. Securities

Published on: June 5th, 2007 Shane Schick

Primus adds data centres in Toronto, Ottawa

Primus Business Services on Monday opened up two of a project four additional Canadian data centres to meet the demand for managed security, storage and Web hosting.The two facilities are based in Toronto

Published on: June 4th, 2007 Shane Schick

Privacy Commissioner report highlights PIPEDA woes

Thirty-one per cent of Canadian businesses are either still in the process of complying with the private sector privacy law or have yet to begin, according to a survey released by Jennifer Stoddart's

Published on: May 31st, 2007 Shane Schick

Palm Foleo brings PC-like keyboard, display to Treos

Palm on Wednesday launched a device it described as a companion to its Treo smartphone that looks like a small laptop and will assist users with data input. The 1.13 kg Foleo stays

Published on: May 30th, 2007 Shane Schick

Report calls Toronto a shared service hub

Canadian or even multinational enterprises that want to centralize their IT operations are likely to choose Toronto as their central hub, according to a study released Monday to support the city's weeklong promotion

Published on: May 28th, 2007 Shane Schick

Google’s ‘universal search’ to integrate results

Google on Wednesday announced a major restructuring of its online presence that will integrate regular Web page search results with news stories, blogs, videos, maps and several other products. Universal search, as Google

Published on: May 16th, 2007 Shane Schick

Converged IP may guard data: Survey

A recent survey commissioned by AT&T and conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit polled close to 400 people from Canada and around the world about their network security concerns. According to the research,

Published on: May 14th, 2007 Shane Schick

Infor’s ambitions

A company whose name many IT managers might still not know is quietly gobbling up enough business software firms to seriously challenge SAP and Oracle, and a Canadian acquisition may add to its

Published on: May 11th, 2007 Shane Schick

IDC Canada fires back over Info-Tech forecast

IDC Canada is standing behind its prediction of 4.5 per cent growth in Canadian IT spending and the methods it uses to come up with its forecast.Earlier this week, London, Ont.-based Info-Tech Research

Published on: May 9th, 2007 Shane Schick

ITAC Ontario execs leave, board changes direction

ITAC Ontario is taking on a focus that puts it more under the umbrella of its national counterpart and emphasizes the development of small and medium-sized enterprise IT companies.Visitors to the ITAC Ontario

Published on: May 8th, 2007 Shane Schick

Facebook, the mission-critical app

I know of at least one person who would probably lose thousands of dollars in commissions each month if she weren’t allowed to use her Facebook account at work.When you’re young, starting out

Published on: May 8th, 2007 Shane Schick