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Ontario’s Retail Sales Tax: A User’s Guide

Confusing language that doesn't reflect the way IT companies work makes the Ontario Retail Sales Tax too complex and nearly impossible to apply, a consortium of provincial technology associations said Friday.Debates over the

Published on: November 8th, 2002 Shane Schick

Readers weigh in on…

Re: Ought we all to be in pictures? (Nov. 06)My wife and I use the Internet for banking and some purchasing. If I had to pick one service on my cell, besides the

Published on: November 8th, 2002 Readers

Get Smart

Roberta Fox remembers the outfit as if she wore it yesterday and laughs as she recalls the story. It was her last day working at a large IT outsourcing firm and she was

Published on: November 8th, 2002 Jennifer Brown

Dalhousie picks up the PACE with $61 million donation

HALIFAX -- Engineering students at Dalhousie University will have access to state-of-the-art technology thanks to a $61 million in kind donation from PACE, Partners for the Advancement of CAD/CAM/CAE Education.PACE is a consortium

Published on: November 7th, 2002 Patricia MacInnis

Corel cuts workforce 22 per cent

Corel Corp. Wednesday laid off 22 per cent of its workforce in what the company described as a bid to regain profitability next year.A spokesperson for the software firm said approximately 170 of

Published on: November 6th, 2002 Shane Schick

Smart Toronto, Liberty Village amalgamate

Opportunities to grow and innovate await the Toronto high-tech community under the roof of the newly-formed Smart Toronto Technology Alliance, the advocacy group announced Wednesday.Smart Toronto, an organization working to advance the interests

Published on: November 6th, 2002 Monika Rola

HR experts teach government IT how to find help

OTTAWA -- Delivering citizen-friendly IT is stretching the capacity of human resource managers to the point where fresh ideas and more efficient planning is needed to keep up with the constant demand for

Published on: November 5th, 2002 Jason Fekete

Lessons in IT training for techies

When a technology company finds itself in need of a primer on multi-protocol layered switching, where does it turn? If the company is Aliant Telecom of St. John, N.B., it enlists the services

Published on: October 30th, 2002 Patricia MacInnis

Certification Debate Revisited

Professional designations are so important that in some cases, they can make or break a candidate's chance of getting hired, according to an industry expert. For example, some organizations ask an applicant up

Published on: October 30th, 2002 Liam Lahey

HR database to reward on-the-job skill development

QUEBEC CITY —The Canadian Technology Human Resource Board has created a database where employees can register on-the-job achievements and be recognized for possessing skills that normally require a formal certificate or training program.

Published on: October 29th, 2002 Brian Dunn

Horoscope: Mainframe is on last legs, Scorpio

Chris Tilbal is not a certified astrologer; he's just a guy who sometimes gets a vibe. The horoscope appears on the last Friday of every month.Horoscope for November, 2002:ARIES (March 21-April 20): Supercomputing

Published on: October 25th, 2002 Chris Tilbal

Expert urges allegiance, intelligence in IT teams

If your production and software development teams are fighting like cats and dogs don't worry, that's what you've paid them to do.During a Telelogic teleconference Gartner Research vice-president and research director Jim Duggan

Published on: October 23rd, 2002 Geoffrey Downey

The network behind bars

Correctional institutions in Manitoba may soon be using an educational network designed by two EDS Canada employees as a rehabilitation tool.Headingley Correctional Centre is a prison outside of Winnipeg that houses about 400

Published on: October 22nd, 2002 Monika Rola

Sun Life shines staffing deal on CNC Global

When it came time to merge two of Canada's largest financial services companies, they decided to stick to what they know best: making money.After Sun Life Financial Services of Canada Inc. acquired Clarica

Published on: October 21st, 2002 Geoffrey Downey

ITAC: Throne speech gives reasons for optimism

Information technology took a back seat to social issues in the federal government's throne speech, according to the Information Technology Association of Canada.Governor General Adrienne Clarkson focussed largely on hot-button social issues of

Published on: September 30th, 2002 Monika Rola