Articles By Shane Shick

How Howard Solomon changed the Canadian IT industry

Most of the thousands of Canadian IT people who have been reading and enjoying Howard Solomon’s stories for the last decade and a half have been missing out on one thing he never

Published on: December 5th, 2014 Shane Shick

Small business confidence deserves closer analysis

by Shane Schick When things look bleak, we tend to say that “no news is good news.” When things start looking up, on the other hand, good news is sometimes treated as if

Published on: January 5th, 2012 Shane Shick

How HoHoTO turned crowdsourcing into a cause

By Shane Schick Startups know what it means to be hungry. They tend to be launched by people who work extremely hard for what are sometimes small dividends, at least initially. They have

Published on: December 14th, 2011 Shane Shick

Why ‘Small Business Saturday’ would make no sense

If Canadian small and medium-sized businesses really think that having a day dedicated to them will boost sales, they must worry about competing with Santa Claus for revenue, too. The hysteria around Black

Published on: December 1st, 2011 Shane Shick

Why Glenn Gould may be the model for future T.O. startups

by Shane Schick Just a block or so from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, where we held our second annual event this week, there’s this great bench that sits outside the CBC

Published on: November 24th, 2011 Shane Shick

SMBs can’t afford to have IT as bad as Service Canada’s EI system

By Shane Schick Mistakes tend to cost time, money or both. When a small mistake means unemployed Canadians face a month’s wait for income they need to live, however, the burden of error

Published on: November 11th, 2011 Shane Shick

Study shows IT hiring is on the rise

A more robust market for IT professionals means employers may have to streamline their hiring processes, according to research released from a Canadian technology recruiting firm.Toronto-based CNC Global Ltd. said demand for technology

Published on: August 10th, 2005 Shane Shick

HP asks CEO Carly Fiorina to step down

Carly Fiorina, the woman who executed the largest merger in high-tech history between Hewlett-Packard and Compaq Computer Corp., ended her six-year run at the helm of HP Wednesday over disagreements about its future

Published on: February 9th, 2005 Shane Shick

At-risk youth in Ontario hit the Microsoft Office books

An ontario college will use a $104,000 donation from Microsoft Canada to add software certification to its training program for street youth.Frontier College recently won the grant under Microsoft’s Unlimited Potential program, a

Published on: August 18th, 2004 Shane Shick

Manulife IT upgrades pave way for Maritime Life integration

North America’s second-largest life insurer is hoping to ease the integration of Maritime Life into its operations by applying some of the best practices gained through a pair of internal IT projects.Manulife Financial,

Published on: August 18th, 2004 Shane Shick

Privacy, outsourcing emerge as 2002’s top issues

There were more than three issues that affected Canadian IT professionals in 2002, but nothing that dominated our attention to the same extent. Privacy was in some respects the flip side of increased

Published on: December 20th, 2002 Shane Shick