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The slippery slope toward . . . nationalization?

For those of you just returning from an extended vacation on Mars, there's been some trouble in the competitive local exchange carrier market.CLECs are demonstrating the shelf life of an open jar of

Published on: August 24th, 2001 Dave Webb

Don’t expect huge PC comeback in 2002: Deloitte Consulting

Remember when your favourite team lost in the championship game and your dad, in an attempt to console you, said: "Wait until next year"?This has been the mantra for PC industry this year,

Published on: August 24th, 2001 Paolo Del Nibletto

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

It’s time to take a bite out of cyber-crime

In a world without borders, who’s responsible for prosecuting cyber-criminals?The global nature of the Internet poses a challenge to governments and businesses alike – one that won’t be solved any time soon.Security is

Published on: August 23rd, 2001 Vawn Himmelsbach

Whom to believe?

In my usual job as editor of Computing Canada I recently received an e-mailed letter from a David P. Wheaton (dwheaton@telusplanet.net) containing the following cryptic message. "There seems to be some confusion. See

Published on: August 22nd, 2001 James Buchok

Is big brother in your address book?

Sooner rather than later, and whether we like it or not, organizations will have to confront the issue of e-mail monitoring. And to be honest, I’m not sure I have any easy answers

Published on: August 21st, 2001 Martin Slofstra

ITI’s hard lesson

Today ITI Education Corp. held a school assembly its students will never forget.The keynote speakers were not its staff of technology instructors but representatives from Ernst & Young Inc., the court-appointed receivers who

Published on: August 17th, 2001 Shane Schick

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

Organizational solitudes hinder integration efforts

As in grammar exceptions, so too in the IT world -- "i" now comes after "e". Week after week, new reports emerge, outlining ways companies can integrate their tech infrastructures, their business processes

Published on: August 17th, 2001 John Saunders

To be or not to Be Inc.

Earlier today Palm announced it would purchase the assets of operating system developer Be Inc. for US$11 million -- a fire sale price compared to the US$200 million its chief executive, Jean-Louis Gassee

Published on: August 16th, 2001 Shane Schick

Athlon back at the starting gate

I was in Stratford to talk Shakespeare, not semiconductors, but sometimes there's just no escape. There I was two weeks ago, enjoying an expensive meal at Carter's Restaurant, when I heard tech talk

Published on: August 15th, 2001 Shane Schick

Future Shop of horrors

I liked the bookstore idea better.It seemed intriguing, earlier this year, when Future Shop stuck its big, corporate nose into the uncomfortable merger talks between Chapters and Indigo. Its bid for 100 per

Published on: August 14th, 2001 Shane Schick

Online kiddie porn creates blame game

I've been thinking a lot about pornography today.More specifically, I've been thinking about a new law passed in South Carolina that will require IT managers to report network users who send or receive

Published on: August 13th, 2001 Shane Schick

Letters to the editor

RE: Technically beautiful, marketing-challenged (Aug. 3, 2001)I lived there (Ottawa) for 6 years, 3 months and 14 days and with apology to Alan Fotheringham: IT is still the town of Civil Servants that

Published on: August 10th, 2001 Readers

IBM, the PC and me

As IBM blows out the birthday candles on behalf of its 20-year-old PC business, there are still plenty of people eager to stomp all over the cake. There have been several stories already

Published on: August 10th, 2001 Shane Schick