It’s best to wait before deploying Vista

Windows Vista's low-key launch to volume licensing customers last month introduced the first new Microsoft operating system in more than five years. Vista is touted as being the answer to many of the

Published on: January 21st, 2007 Lynn Greiner

WiMAX could wind up anywhere

Mobile WiMAX equipment has been on the market for a year, but it's still not clear whether the predominant application for the wireless technology will be high-speed Internet access, a backhaul for connecting

Published on: January 18th, 2007 Greg Meckbach

Companies welcome the open source incursion

When online directory provider Yellow.ca launched during the dot-com boom, consultants advised the founders to choose best-of-breed hardware and commercial software. So the Markham, Ont., firm installed Oracle Corp. database software running on

Published on: January 16th, 2007 Grant Buckler

Schools prepare to face Xbox culture

Burrus, a futurist and founder of Burrus Research Inc., said the upcoming generation of students is not going to want to go to a school that isn't tech-savvy. “It's going to be part

Published on: January 15th, 2007 Kathleen Sibley

Not so fast, staffer

When outsourcing is on the rise, employees are more mobile and organizations are devoting more resources to the management of their information and IT assets. Understanding the nature of the IT professional's tool

Published on: January 12th, 2007 Stephen Burns and Martin Kratz

Outsourcing means opportunity

The news comes down from the executive suite that the organization is outsourcing some or all of its information technology (IT) functions. Reaction to this news runs the complete spectrum from “I'm going

Published on: January 12th, 2007 Dennis Hulme

Office 2007’s added features may not justify the cost of upgrading

The office productivity apps - word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software - are so much a core part of the enterprise that it seems difficult to imagine what we ever did without them.And,

Published on: January 12th, 2007 Charles Whaley

HP, Microsoft sign US$300M enterprise agreement

Microsoft and HP have announced a three-year agreement to spend US$300 million creating integrated hardware and software products aimed at corporate enterprisesThe companies said their partnership would touch on five different product areas

Published on: January 12th, 2007 Shane Schick

Come together, right now

Don't get used to this. I won't be here for long.Although I'm taking over as editor, this space, like much of Computing Canada, is about to change. The context of the changes brings

Published on: January 12th, 2007 Shane Schick

Information technology takes us back to the future

Think back five or 10 years. Did you even own a cell phone? Perhaps. But it certainly didn't come with a colour screen, digital camera, MP3 player or e-mail capability. Now consider how

Published on: December 24th, 2006 Gail Balfour

Cultural shift needed for SOA

There's a lot of talk about SOA, or service-oriented architecture, but adoption is still slow in Canada.Although there's a lot of experimentation, pilot projects and even some pioneers, there's also a lot of

Published on: December 23rd, 2006 Vawn Himmelsbach

SOA needs shift in mindset

Businesses everywhere are investing in service-oriented architecture (SOA) - or thinking about doing so. And while it may be a very smart move for some, it will probably mean doing things differently from

Published on: December 22nd, 2006 Gail Balfour

Nortel CTO hopes for enterprise opportunities

The man who was appointed chief technology officer for Nortel Networks in June came from Broadcom, but before that he occupied a similar role at Cabletron. In his tenure there, however, Cabletron split

Published on: December 21st, 2006 Shane Schick

Sun Microsystems goes GPL v2 route with Java

Six months after Sun Microsystems Inc. said it was not a matter of if but when it would open source its flagship programming language, the company announced that it would release the Java

Published on: December 20th, 2006 Sarah Lysecki