Data diet — five steps to trimming down your storage

With the economy still shaky and the need for storage exploding, almost every storage vendor claims it can reduce the amount of data you must store. Trimming your data footprint not only cuts

Published on: September 28th, 2010 Robert Scheier

Intelligent thermostats could help Ontario schools save money, cut emissions

Hugues de Milleville had a killer product that could have been a run-away business success, but something was holding him back. The founder of Loretto, Ont.-based Log-One Ltd. has invented and patented a

Published on: February 23rd, 2010 Brian Jackson

Open Source helps ING Life sell insurance in the boonies

The Rupali Restaurant is pretty much last place you would expect to find life insurance. But this ramshackle roadside pit stop in Bhubaneswar, Orissa, is an excellent location for ING Life to sell

Published on: October 19th, 2009 Sneha Jha

Top tips for effective, hassle-free telecommuting

Telecommuting provides employees with the flexibility and quiet they need to optimize their productivity. You don't have to repeat others' expensive mistakes.  This article presents input that several telecommuting IT professionals shared via

Published on: May 13th, 2009 Esther Schindler

VoIP grows up

With clients already skittish over the downturn in the financial markets, Benefit Consultants Group wanted to make sure its agents and brokers could be reached anytime without long waits. That included during a

Published on: February 11th, 2009 Esther Shein

Renault F1 adopts Green IT for cost savings


Published on: December 4th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Getting the best out of Virtual Desktops Infrastructures

Businesses can reap enormous benefits from virtualizing applications and implementing Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI). However, the management and cost savings of virtualization can be lost if performance is so bad that it hampers

Published on: November 21st, 2008 Nestor Arellano and Jeff Aaron CIO (US)

Five things not to cut from your IT budget

No company is immune from the economy's ebb and flow. So it's no surprise that, in the face of a fearsome downturn, IT shops are scrambling to figure out where they should cut.

Published on: November 20th, 2008 Tom Sullivan

Seven ways to super-size your IT department

Just because you don't have a large enterprise doesn't mean you can't run your IT operation like the big guys. Here are seven ways to help your SMB--a small or medium-size business--implement some

Published on: November 18th, 2008 David Strom

Rein in out-of-control IT costs to save money, says Big Blue

The global economic downturn has companies looking to cut costs in a hurry and addressing out-of-control IT environments may be one place to find those savings, according to an IBM spokesperson.IBM executives say

Published on: November 14th, 2008 Brian Jackson

How to estimate your personal IT worth

For most of us, our jobs aren't about systems or reports or lines of code - they are about how we pay our bills, spend our free time, and create a future for

Published on: June 25th, 2008 Joe Gentry