Big Blue’s gonna “help” fired staffers relocate to India!

Meet Sam Palmisano, bozo of the month. We diss IBM's CEO for allowing some management numbskull to suggest that the thousands of Big Blue employees who have been fired recently should consider a

Published on: February 6th, 2009 Bill Snyder

Why you must mind your business (processes) and how to do it

As shrinking budgets lead to more lay-offs, Canadian firms across various sectors are becoming acutely conscious of how each employee's time, skills and outcomes affect the bottom line.This awareness, in turn, has sparked

Published on: February 2nd, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Rein in out-of-control IT costs to save money, says Big Blue

The global economic downturn has companies looking to cut costs in a hurry and addressing out-of-control IT environments may be one place to find those savings, according to an IBM spokesperson.IBM executives say

Published on: November 14th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Hubble hobbles – Space telescope hit with major computer failure

A major computer failure onboard the Hubble Space Telescope is preventing data from being sent to Earth, forcing a scheduled shuttle mission to do repairs on the observatory to be delayed.Scientists announced yesterday

Published on: October 2nd, 2008 Sharon Gaudin

Green technology: hype or must-have?

FRAMINGHAM (04/21/2008) - A question for the eve of Earth Day: Has "green" technology been overhyped? Scientists throughout the world who study global warming have concluded that drastic changes in human energy-consumption are

Published on: October 1st, 2008 Jon Brodkin

IT’s not easy being green

Most large companies haven't written green criteria into their companies' buying process, according to a report by Cambridge, Mass.-based Forrester Research Inc.Forrester surveyed 124 IT operations and procurement professionals in North America and

Published on: October 1st, 2008 Linda Rosencrance

Google’s glossy fa

Now that Google has reached its 10-year mark, the company is facing the cultural complexities and challenges that come with the transition from hip start-up to corporate giant.In Google Inc.'s early days, it

Published on: September 10th, 2008 Elizabeth Montalbano

University of Toronto, IBM build Canada’s most powerful supercomputer

Canada's "most powerful and energy efficient supercomputer" will soon be a reality thanks to a joint initiative by the University of Toronto and IBM.The supercomputer – capable of doing 360 trillion calculations per

Published on: August 22nd, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Inside the corporate social networks of four tech companies

Microsoft calls it TownSquare. Deloitte hosts D Street. IBM has its Beehive, and Best Buy its BlueShirt Nation. No, it's not a real estate explosion. In industries from retail to high tech, banking

Published on: August 13th, 2008 Mary Brandel

15 Turning Points in Tech History

Or if Steve Jobs had never taken his fateful tour of Xerox PARC? Had he not seen PARC's GUI in action he might never have created the Macintosh. And then where would Windows

Published on: August 4th, 2008 Neil McAllister

HP’s portable data centre no gimmick

Hewlett-Packard became the latest vendor to announce a "mini-data center" housed in a shipping container, which can provide a way for companies to add compute capacity when power and cooling systems in their

Published on: July 17th, 2008 James Niccolai

Malware menace growing – and what you can do about it

Large businesses using social networking tools are vulnerable to far greater security attacks than their systems are equipped to handle, say Internet security experts.In addition Web-based technologies such as VoIP (voice over Internet

Published on: May 16th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

HP to scoop up EDS for more than $13.9 billion

HP said Tuesday morning that it has signed a deal to acquire IT outsourcer EDS for US$13.9 billion, or $25.00 per share.The deal has been approved by both companies' boards of directors, and

Published on: May 14th, 2008 Agam Shah and Peter Sayer

IBM unveils plans to create global apps market for SMBs

IBM is trying to rally support for an online applications marketplace for small and mid-sized businesses that it plans to launch later this year. Big Blue hopes the initiative will help it generate

Published on: May 5th, 2008 James Niccolai