Cleaning Out IT’s Closet

An old axiom states that technology is neither good nor bad, it's all in how you apply it that makes the difference. That theory has been put to the test numerous times in

Published on: September 27th, 2005 Neil Sutton

The unbearable vagueness of language

The title Computing Canada is not as anachronistic or laughable as the Association for Computing Machinery, but it runs pretty close. It's an irony that as this journal celebrates a milestone anniversary, its

Published on: September 27th, 2005 Tim Warner

The Jargon Hunter

The French are very strict about the use of their language (also about their Champagne), and laws banning the use of foreign words in official documents, advertisements, publications, radio and television appear to

Published on: September 27th, 2005 Poonam Khanna

Witness to the Revolution

Serge Godin helped found CGI Group in 1976 after receiving a contract from Québec’s Social Affairs department to develop a system for labour negotiations. Today, CGI has an annual run rate of $3.8

Published on: September 27th, 2005 Martin Slofstra

The Innovation Chronicles

n 1975, while Computing Canada was busy being born, Bill Gates was scouring the pages of Popular Electronics and figuring out how to get software onto a minicomputer. In 1985, Cisco's router was

Published on: September 27th, 2005 Alison Eastwood

Activists Take Politics to a New Frontier

Twenty years ago, when Alexandra Samuel was 14, nuclear bombs were her biggest concern and she wanted to speak out on the issue. She was lucky enough to get an article published in

Published on: September 27th, 2005 Poonam Khanna

You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave

Look back at 30 years of the information technology business, and it's surprising what has changed – and equally surprising what hasn't.I can't actually recall first hand the 30 years of IT these

Published on: September 27th, 2005 Grant Buckler

Draining Canada’s Brainpower

Historically, Canadians are known as hewers of wood and drawers of water — we produce the resources that other countries turn into something valuable.Likewise, the “brain drain,” the trend over the past 30

Published on: September 27th, 2005 Sarah Lysecki

Computing Canada celebrates milestone

Like most magazine startups, the early days of this publication were replete with challenges. In 1975, the year of its inception, Computing Canada published only six issues. Getting advertisers to buy into the

Published on: September 27th, 2005 Patricia MacInnis

Baggage claim

In this business, you get to be something of a connoisseur of bags. At various events over the years, as part of the press kit, I’ve received knapsacks, portfolios, carry-alls, overnight bags and

Published on: September 22nd, 2005 Dave Webb

Fishing for talent, opportunity on U.S. shores

John Tennant keeps an eye on the IT industry from an unusual perch. He's chief executive officer of Canada's Technology Triangle, a public-private sector agency charged with helping bring business and investment from

Published on: September 22nd, 2005 Howard Solomon

Microsoft’s policy is genuinely invasive

I went to pick up a couple of CDs the other day, and when I got to the counter I got quite a surprise. The proprietor of the little local record shop was

Published on: September 22nd, 2005 Grant Buckler

Colliers saves on insurance by choosing managed security

Turning over management of its data centre to a managed IT service in the last year is saving commercial real estate company Colliers International on its insurance costs, according to its CIO.Colliers is

Published on: September 22nd, 2005 Russ Francis

On the cutting edge of honoring history

The Canadian War Museum is dedicated to showcasing Canada's military history, but when it came time to designing the infrastructure, the museum decided to be forward-looking.It opted for a voice over IP (VoIP)

Published on: September 22nd, 2005 Poonam Khanna