Cutting to the Chase with Kieron Dowling

In an age of regulatory compliance, it's a sad fact of doing business that you may be required to save and store all of your e-mails, even if it numbers in the millions.Worse

Published on: December 14th, 2006 Martin Slofstra

Planning made easy

There's no rule that corporate IT strategic planning must devour large amounts of time. Here are some tips to get you where you want to goKnow what you want to produce. By doing

Published on: December 14th, 2006 Harry Mingail

The mainframe rolls on

Though it dominated the computing world until the 1970s, the proprietary mainframe computer has been the subject of an on-again/off-again death watch ever since. Yet IBM Corp.‘s venerable 360 architecture is still around,

Published on: December 14th, 2006 Grant Buckler

Media Mayhem

John Ruffolo: While conventional media broadcasters and telecom carriers will be dealing with turmoil for some time, information-providers can look forward to a time when content will again be king.Edge: The IT, media

Published on: December 14th, 2006 Martin Slofstra

Sharpening your blades

Mark S.A. Smith has been called a guru for blade technology. But at heart, the president of Colorado Springs, Colo.-based Outsource Channel Executives Inc. is a salesman who sees a huge opportunity.Blade servers

Published on: December 14th, 2006 Paolo Del Nibletto

Paradise by the dashboard light

Dashboards.those graphical displays of business intelligence that blink on executives' PC screens, always had a high cool factor. Even Luddite CEOs could use them. If the light shone red, it meant trouble in

Published on: December 13th, 2006 Gerry Blackwell

Most CIOs not ready to retire – yet

Fifty-two per cent of CIOs say they are somewhat likely or very likely to consider consulting work as a transition to retirement, according to a recent survey by HR firm Robert Half Technology

Published on: December 13th, 2006 EDGE Staff

Why small firms don’t have CIOs

Unless their company employs more than 40 people, IT managers who want to play a more prominent role in the decision-making process should look elsewhere, according to the results of a survey.London, Ont.-based

Published on: December 13th, 2006 EDGE Staff

Are we behind, really?

All of us have a sense that CIOs are performing better and are more comfortable in their roles than ever.Stacked up against their global counterparts, however, it may be quite a different story,

Published on: December 13th, 2006 Martin Slofstra

Mind Search

Bertelsmann AG, the German media conglomerate, pays very close attention to what it calls issues management. The company wants to know about trends and developments in the surrounding environment that could adversely affect

Published on: December 13th, 2006 Gerry Blackwell

All in good time

Now CEO of the Canadian arm of IT distributor Synnex Corp. and member of the board of Research in Motion, Estill learned to worry about time when building a Guelph, Ont.-based distribution company

Published on: December 13th, 2006 Howard Solomon

The CIO ceiling

Ask any CIO if this is where they thought they'd end up, and a funny look comes over their face. Not only is their career nothing like they planned, but there might be

Published on: December 13th, 2006 Shane Schick

Steely resolve

Algoma Steel Inc. manufactures 2.8 million tones of steel products per year, but when it came to its data centre a few years ago it didn't have the strength to keep up with

Published on: December 13th, 2006 Sarah Lysecki

After the crisis

Until recently, Menchini was chief information officer for New York City. He originally took on the role a matter of months after Sept. 11, 2001.The IT and disaster recovery implications of 9-11 were

Published on: December 13th, 2006 Neil Sutton