Leading Canadian bank jettisons legacy systems to gain agility

Why would ATB Financial – the largest Alberta-based financial institution – in one fell swoop, rip out core banking systems it used for more than three decades?And then why would it replace these

Published on: May 7th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

When Larry met Ernie – how Web 2.0 powers business process improvement

Visualize the following scenario: BigMachine Corp. – a machine spare parts supplier – sees its performance slip drastically due to inefficient business processes. Larry Shutter – the overworked, underpaid employee who “owns” the

Published on: May 6th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

BlackBerry gets new CRM goodies thanks to RIM-SAP alliance

SAP and Research in Motion have teamed up to bring SAP's back-end business applications, beginning with CRM, to BlackBerry devices.The companies Friday unveiled a co-development partnership that executives called a "game changer" for

Published on: May 5th, 2008 Elizabeth Montalbano

Oracle alleges its software stolen with knowledge of SAP executives

Oracle plans to expand its lawsuit against SAP to include charges that its TomorrowNow subsidiary stole software applications from Oracle, and that it did so with the knowledge of SAP executives, according to

Published on: April 21st, 2008 James Niccolai

Leading waste hauler sues SAP claiming ERP rollout a ‘complete failure’

The trash-disposal giant Waste Management is suing SAP, saying top SAP executives participated in a fraudulent sales scheme that resulted in a failed ERP (enterprise resource planning) implementation. Waste Management said it is

Published on: March 27th, 2008 Chris Kanaracus

SAP woos line of business managers with new “enhancements package”

SAP on Monday released a package of additional features to its flagship enterprise resource planning software which an executive said will empower line of business managers to become more involved in the upgrade

Published on: February 26th, 2008 Shane Schick

IT systems overhaul works wonders for Canada’s fastest growing city

An IT systems overhaul – that included a move to Microsoft SQL Server 2005 – has helped the city of Mississauga, Ont. slash costs, and achieve several other benefits to boot.With a population

Published on: February 14th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

Widgets while you work

SAP recently created a new business division to focus on the business users, bringing together many of the front-end products SAP has acquired. The tools are intended to help users display their enterprise

Published on: June 25th, 2007 Dave Webb

Corsair steps up performance on USB drives

Storage Corsair launches Flash Voyager GT USB drives Corsair launched the Flash Voyager GT line of USB drives. The Flash Voyager GT USB drives deliver sustained read/write performance up to 34MB/sec and 28MB/sec

Published on: March 5th, 2007 ITBusiness Staff

Sun updates Solaris 10 OS

Infrastructure Sun Microsystems announces several enhancements to the Solaris 10 Operating System Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced a series of updates to the Solaris 10 Operating System (OS) - Solaris 10 11/06.Security features include

Published on: January 16th, 2007 ITBusiness Staff

Calgary construction firm puts together admin software upgrade

A Calgary construction firm that builds concrete bridges, parkades and metal coatings is putting together a system that will allow it to better manage the progress of the 100 or so projects it

Published on: August 2nd, 2006 Shane Schick