C&N tackles utility computing.

Communications & Networking

A ski resort in Banff, Alta. is using an Internet Protocol network to run a video surveillance system and to control its gondolas. To find out more, check out the case study on the Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort in the November issue of Communications & Networking, Canada’s magazine for voice and data networking. The November issue includes a feature article on remote access, a news article on third-generation (3G) wireless trials and a viewpoint from Luigi Benetton. Be sure and check the October issue, which includes a feature on utility computing and focus articles on outsourced network security and metropolitan Ethernet. Stay tuned for the December issue, which includes a feature on telecom regulation, focus articles on KVM switching and biometrics and a viewpoint from Ron Scott. In 2006, Communications & Networking is scheduled to publish features on video services in the January issue and wide-area networks in February.

Contact: Greg Meckbach gmeckbach@itbusiness.ca

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Technology in Government

TIG is reducing issue frequency beginning with a collapsed November/December 2005 issue. There will only be six issues published over the next year. Please consult our online editorial calendar for issue dates and Snapshot topics. Snapshot pitches should be made three months in advance of the issue date.

Contact: Kathleen Sibley ksibley@itbusiness.ca

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Computing Canada

Computing Canada is working on a feature on on-demand computing. It is currently looking for Canadian users of the utility computing model who can discuss its pros and cons.

Contact: Patricia MacInnis pmacinnis@itbusiness.ca


It’s been said that nowadays, it’s not that companies compete so much as their supply chains do, and you are only as good as the partners you work with. In the November issue of EDGE, we look at the supply chain as a competitive differentiator. Research has demonstrated that a failure to excel at supply chain technology has a significant impact both on profits and shareholder value, and corporations need to improve their processes. Because such systems are enormously complex and global in nature, we will de-mystify the technology. We will look at how software can be used to improve the flow of goods, the management of inventory and the ability to collaborate with your suppliers. And we will also emphasize how Canadian companies need to look at their supply chains if they are to compete in a global economy.

Contact: Martin Slofstra mslofstra@itbusiness.ca

Sales contact: Brad McBride bmcbride@itbusiness.ca

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