Old-school apps get a Web 2.0 makeover

While the launch of Google Apps last month offered corporate users an online alternative to Microsoft Office, old standbys in the personal productivity space are trying to make sure they don't get left

Published on: April 4th, 2007 Shane Schick

The open source attitude

Open source has always been the underdog on the software scene, but it continues to draw intense interest from users and vendors alike in North America. Users want to avoid vendor lock-in and

Published on: April 3rd, 2007 Vawn Himmelsbach

Open source is still fighting against fear

It has been almost sixteen years since Linux version 0.01 was released. Since then, the open source OS – and many other open source products – have proven themselves to be invaluable productivity

Published on: April 2nd, 2007 Curtis Gittens

Could you shoulder the weight of Titan?

VeriSign Inc., the company responsible for managing the .com and .net domains on the World Wide Web, has announced a three-year project to increase the capacity of its worldwide infrastructure by an order

Published on: April 2nd, 2007 Grant Buckler

RFID middleman

The issue with RFID is no longer just a matter of trying to get it to work. Deploying an RFID solution goes beyond the realm of the IT shop and into the operations

Published on: April 1st, 2007 Sarah Lysecki

Outsourcing may call for

In Bringing IT Back Part A: The Early Termination of Outsourcing Contracts, Toronto-based analyst Mark Schrutt looks at how several high-profile deals between corporate customers and third-party providers have ended. Schrutt, who recently

Published on: March 28th, 2007 Jay Scherr

Microsoft tackles integration of legacy ERP, CRM systems

Microsoft provided details of its plan to transform business applications at the 11th annual Microsoft Convergence conference earlier this month, which involves doing a better job of getting CRM and ERP in synch.“There's

Published on: March 27th, 2007 Vawn Himmelsbach

Paul E.Rummell – CIO at large

Paul E. RummellCIO at largeSelf-employedCareer Highlights The Government of Canada's first CIO, 1997-1998. “It was one of those things I didn't seek. They came to me. There had been a blueprint established to

Published on: March 26th, 2007 CC Staff

Zip.ca shows off the IT behind Canada’s answer to Netflix

Today, through its commitment to hardcore proprietary software development (and a few word-of-mouth-friendly Web 2.0 strategies), it's succeeding in keeping its virtual shelves stocked.Today, through its commitment to hardcore proprietary software development (and

Published on: March 26th, 2007 Briony Smith

The community should unite for security

There are a number of key trends right now leading to optimization of technology, such as encryption in Windows Vista. However, optimization of people and process is still needed, as is a common

Published on: March 26th, 2007 Stephen Ibaraki

ISO 17799: Finally, a universal approach to create security policies and practices

ISO 17799 is a descendant of the British Standard Institute (BSI) Information Security Management standard BS 7799.While many organizations use the BS 7799 standard, demand grew for an internationally recognized information security standard

Published on: March 26th, 2007 CC Staff

Software assets can be tough to track unless firms sign up for a SAM program

Implementing a formal software asset management program helps businesses to identify their total software portfolio and recognize any licensing overlap. Business process outsourcing solution provider Minacs is a prime example of a company

Published on: March 26th, 2007 CC Staff

Run through this cyber security checklist if you want to guard critical infrastructure

The importance of cyber security can be realized initially by asking a company to produce a list of critical assets along with associated information systems that have an impact on them. Prioritization of

Published on: March 26th, 2007 CC Staff

IT professionals and robust processes are needed to protect privacy and compliance

Compliance is a front-of-mind issue for business today. Much of the focus, at least in large companies, is rightly focused on Sarbanes-Oxley. It's both costly and has severe legal implications.But compliance takes many

Published on: March 26th, 2007 CC Staff