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Letters to the editor

RE: Is big brother in your address book? (21 Aug. 2001)Here we go again. Poor management by inadequate managers results in across-the-board practices that undermine workers. Good managers set performance targets with their

Published on: August 24th, 2001 Readers

HP wants to rock services world

CHICAGO - In a move that would be a surprise to few in the industry, Hewlett-Packard Co. declared itself a services company at its annual user conference Wednesday.HP president Carly Fiorina wasn't actually

Published on: August 23rd, 2001 Gary Hilson

X marks the SP spot for IBM

IBM Corp. on Thursday announced a re-branding and broading of its ASP Prime Program to include a larger array of service providers.The new program, xSP Prime, makes IBM the first company to catch

Published on: August 23rd, 2001 Paul Fruitman

Honey, I shrunk the DNA lab

Agilent Technologies Canada Inc. claims its Lab-on-a-chip technology greatly reduces the time and sample-size needed to analyze life's building blocks, giving it the potential to hasten advances in life sciences.On Tuesday, Agilent officially

Published on: August 22nd, 2001 Paul Fruitman

Private exchange to serve HMV suppliers both big and small

HMV Canada Inc. Wednesday announced it has selected Toronto e-commerce solutions company QLogitek to provide a private trading exchange which will allow suppliers both big and small to transmit orders online.The music chain

Published on: August 22nd, 2001 Neil Sutton

Portals pivotal to the future of CRM: AMR Research

Portals are the future of customer relationship management, according to industry experts.CRMGuru.com convened a panel on Tuesday entitled CRM: What's Next? According to Rod Johnson, service director, customer management strategies at Boston-based AMR

Published on: August 22nd, 2001 Geoffrey Downey

ITI stays open, for now

ITI Education Corp. students across Canada have more than just exams and assignments to worry about following Ernst & Young Inc. being appointed as receiver and manager of the post graduate e-Business school.On

Published on: August 21st, 2001 Mark Riehl

Big Blue took thinner slice of services pie in 2000

Big Blue’s IT services division led the pack with revenue of $33 billion worldwide in 2000, but at the same time it lost ground to its chief competitors as the market remained fragmented

Published on: August 21st, 2001 Jennifer Brown

At Home, but for how long?

Troubles for Internet over cable provider At Home Corp. reached a crescendo this week, but one analyst said Canadian subscribers probably won't see an interruption in Internet service.At Home, whose public face is

Published on: August 21st, 2001 Neil Sutton

EDS Canada to take over Call-Net’s IT operations

Call-Net Enterprises Inc. announced a $70 million outsourcing agreement with EDS Canada on Monday, but they've negotiated more than a customer client relationship.Under the terms of the five-year deal EDS will take over

Published on: August 20th, 2001 Geoffrey Downey

EMJ snaps up distributor SDMS

EMJ Data Systems Ltd. strengthened its point-of-sale (POS) distribution business by purchasing on Monday the Canadian operations of distributor SDMS for an undisclosed amount.Richmond, B.C.-based SDMS Canada, which began its operations in 1986,

Published on: August 20th, 2001 Patricia Zyska

Letters to Editor

Re: Future Shop of horrors (Aug. 14)This sort of thing is inevitable. Unrestricted competition always leads to monopolies. This is not a tautological statement: just look around in any industry and you'll see

Published on: August 17th, 2001 Readers

Bank of Montreal to bring U.S. e-marketplace north

The Bank of Montreal this fall will introduce its commercial customers to an online marketplace co-founded by its Harris Bank subsidiary in the United States.The Bank of Montreal (BMO) Thursday said its marketing

Published on: August 16th, 2001 Shane Schick

American investors increase VC funding in Canada

Canadian tech companies are catching up to their American cousins in terms of venture capital funding, according to a study released earlier this week.The study, released jointly by The Canadian Venture Capital Association

Published on: August 16th, 2001 Neil Sutton

Cavoukian serves up privacy assessment tool

TORONTO--The Ontario Information and Privacy Commission unveiled a free tool on Thursday to help businesses assess the status of their information privacy practices.The Privacy Diagnostic Tool (PDT) gauges an organization's privacy practices and

Published on: August 16th, 2001 Geoffrey Downey