Articles By 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

Smart Systems for Health stung by privacy review

The Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) published a report lambasting the SSHA, which is involved with a range of activities that include identity management, portal services and securing e-mail.The IPC review

Published on: May 8th, 2007 Shane Schick

Niagara Falls Hydro powers up Dynamics GP

Niagara Falls Hydro is mulling an add-on to the financial software package it has used to meet Ontario Energy Board provisions for project tracking reporting and financial reporting. The Ontario utility’s CFO, Suzanne

Published on: May 7th, 2007 Shane Schick

Info-Tech forecasts 5.5 per cent IT spending growth

Info-Tech Research on Monday projected an increase in Canadian IT spending that was slightly higher than that forecast by rival IDC Canada earlier this year.Server, storage and software investments will drive an overall

Published on: May 7th, 2007 Shane Schick

Team interoperability

Two may be company, but you need a crowd of at least three to make interoperability work.Dell’s announcement Monday that it would join Microsoft and Novell in their controversial partnership was the missing

Published on: May 7th, 2007 Shane Schick

Odds are one in one million you could win!

IT security is not a game, so it's kind of weird that anyone should treat it as such.And yet a few weeks ago, a IT conference in Vancouver called CanSecWest included a hacking

Published on: May 3rd, 2007 Shane Schick

IT execs seek Master’s degree in software management

Carnegie Mellon West has set a deadline of June 1 for applications to its Master of Science (MS) degree in software management program, which will be offered on a part-time basis at its

Published on: May 3rd, 2007 Shane Schick

ORION expands its network reach to service Ontario R&E community

Ontario's Optical Regional Advanced Network has finished installing optical networking equipment intended to boost the availability and coverage of its services to researchers across the province.The upgrade, which began late in 2005, expands

Published on: April 27th, 2007 Shane Schick

Computing Canada’s next transition: Our merger with ComputerWorld

The recent merger of the Transcontinental Media IT Business Group with IT World Canada followed the same logic that that brings together rival firms in many other parts of the technology industry. When

Published on: April 26th, 2007 Shane Schick

Canadian developer wins .Net-Linux contest

A Canadian software developer has won an international programming competition aimed at changing perceptions about the challenge of porting .Net applications to Linux. Mark Cafazzo, who works at NorthCore Technologies in Toronto, took

Published on: April 25th, 2007 Shane Schick

RIM offers BlackBerry without the BlackBerry

Less than a week after a network outage crippled BlackBerry users across North America, Research In Motion announced an application pack for Windows Mobile 6 devices that Canadian software developers said will intensify

Published on: April 23rd, 2007 Shane Schick

Analytics guru says BI users can’t ignore intuition

TORONTO – The most important element of successful business intelligence may be knowing when to ignore it, analytic theorist Tom Davenport told a Canadian IT industry audience Thursday.Speaking at a breakfast symposium sponsored

Published on: April 19th, 2007 Shane Schick

Canfor cuts down its server fleet

Canada's largest softwood lumber company has taken an axe to its server fleet, finishing up a hardware consolidation project that the company said will save $100,000 a year. Vancouver-based Canfor Corp. has already

Published on: April 17th, 2007 Shane Schick

Device convergence has arrived, and the smart phone is the clear winner

At press time a deal had yet to transpire, but even if the company that pioneered the handheld gets shuffled off to a new owner, a shadow hangs over its future, and that

Published on: April 17th, 2007 Shane Schick

Budget shaves capital cost allowance

The increase in the capital cost allowance (CCA) rate to 55 per cent from 45 per cent was included among several other measures, including the rate for non-residential buildings and natural gas distribution

Published on: April 17th, 2007 Shane Schick