Turn down your T-shirt

Computing technology has finally crossed the ultimate frontier, fulfilled its promise to change humanity for the better, confirmed its raison d'etre, please insert your own over-the-top superlatives here.I speak, of course, of The

Published on: December 18th, 2006 CC Staff

Information assurance for the enterprise

Corey Schou and Dan Shoemaker's Information Assurance for the Enterprise: A Roadmap to Information Security addresses the breadth of issues that make up a comprehensive security system. The ethical considerations section of the

Published on: December 18th, 2006 Carolyn Weaver

Oracle users worry about mobile security

Oracle and Nokia announced the general availability and certification for joint solutions at the recent Oracle OpenWorld conference in San FranciscoAccording to the vendors, the solution makes it possible for end users to

Published on: December 18th, 2006 Briony Smith

Education key for SOA success

Six years ago the IT industry once again latched on to the next big thing - this time, service-oriented architecture (SOA). And to date most Canadian organizations have watched with interest, but without

Published on: December 18th, 2006 David Senf

SOA still hindered by lack of justification

CIOs are still Responsible for selling service-oriented architecture projects to business managers, according to a survey commissioned by BEA - and nearly four projects in 10 are suffering because they are hard to

Published on: December 18th, 2006 Danny Bradbury

SOA: An enterprise-wide strategy

Bell Canada started looking at SOA several years ago - before it was on the radar screen of most companies - as a way to transform its business “We had a lot of

Published on: December 18th, 2006 Vawn Himmelsbach

Have your cake and eat it, too: Adopt open source software

Take a quick look around SourceForge.net and you'll see that the open source movement in software development is alive and well. With more than a million registered users and 100,000-plus-projects, this is no

Published on: December 18th, 2006 Charles Whaley

Debate over document formats not just academic

It's certainly an understatement to suggest that open source dominated most of the IT headlines in the last month or two. Microsoft, Novell, Oracle, Adobe, Sun and Red Hat have all had something

Published on: December 18th, 2006 Evan Leibovitch

Spam filters can catch more than just spam messages

Sean Corner was playing rugby for the Hamilton Hornets in Port Colborne in early September when a member of the opposing team ran into him. The other guy was bigger, and he hit

Published on: December 18th, 2006 Grant Buckler

Don’t get caught up in trends

The beginning of a new year and the end of an old usually means it's time for magazines, tech pundits and vendors to start talking about what's hot in terms of technology for

Published on: December 18th, 2006 Poonam Khanna

AlterPoint makes its tool open source

At the recent Gartner Enterprise Networking Summit, AlterPoint, Inc. unveiled ZipTie, an open-source project that the company said it will seed with some foundational technology from its DeviceAuthority network management product, while continuing

Published on: December 18th, 2006 Grant Buckler

CIOs prescribe change for e-health providers

The recently released national survey of hospitals, primary and continuing care indicates that e-health initiatives across the country have moved from the technology acquisition stage to the implementation phase“What we found this year

Published on: December 18th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley

Eclipse’s future appears to be sunny

On Nov. 7, 2001, IBM published the source code of its Eclipse development platform. As Eclipse celebrated its fifth anniversary last month, it has found a prominent place among the software communityMicrosoft Corp.'s

Published on: December 18th, 2006 Grant Buckler

Inertia keeps users clinging to PCs: IDC

The promise of a thin client has always been the functionality of a desktop with the low maintenance and overhead of a dumb terminal. But they still haven't overtaken PC.Thin terminals are basically

Published on: December 12th, 2006 Neil Sutton