Companies turn to managed services as security increases in complexity

Escalating threats are forcing people to look at new ways of fortifying their security capabilities, and in many cases enlisting the help of a third party makes more sense than doing it in-house.

Published on: December 13th, 2006 Vawn Himmelsbach

Voicing Your Concerns

But when it comes to voice-over-IP, which promises greater efficiencies and reduced costs by putting all forms of communications over one network, things stand to get even murkier.Just ask Peter Gapp, senior vice-president

Published on: December 13th, 2006 EDGE Staff

Taking the pain out of printing

The university, which is on the cusp of huge growth because of the oil boom in the province, took a hard look at the cost of producing the equivalent of a 32,000 ft.-high

Published on: December 13th, 2006 EDGE Staff

IT succession planning: Have you started yet?

About two-thirds of IT executives are taking steps to prepare workers for leadership roles, according to a recent survey by Robert Half Technology.The firm surveyed 270 Canadian CIOs about succession planning and moulding

Published on: December 13th, 2006 EDGE Staff


Presumably, CIOs get paid to discern with what's truly new and can contribute strategically to their operations, versus what is old-hat, but is essential to keeping their networks (and jobs) running.Shifting gears between

Published on: December 13th, 2006 Martin Slofstra

Rogers launches super-fast mobile service in Ont. region

Rogers Wireless Inc. has pulled ahead in mobile data speeds by announcing the launch of High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) service on its cellular network in the Golden Horseshoe region of southern Ontario.With

Published on: November 6th, 2006 Grant Buckler

Where the real value lies

First things first, he agrees with Nicholas Carr, in a commoditized environment, companies no longer compete on the basis of innovation and IT.Thompson, however, believes the industry may have found a new battleground.

Published on: September 29th, 2006 Martin Slofstra

Book Review—How to talk so people listen

In this internet age, instant global communications is literally at the tips of our fingers (or if you're using voice-over-IP, on our lips).Yet successfully communicating face-to-face with people is still an elusive goal

Published on: September 29th, 2006 EDGE Staff

Finally, form meets Function

Make no mistake though as Vice President, Brand, Design and Experience, for Hewlett-Packard Company, he is well-steeped not only in product design, but his sphere of influence is quite large.Lucente, whose list of

Published on: September 29th, 2006 Martin Slofstra

The Incredible Shrinking CIO

The CIO position is morphing and perhaps shrinking yet again. Outsourcing and the ASP delivery model are changing what a CIO manages. Other groups are poaching parts of the domain of the CIO.

Published on: September 29th, 2006 Yogi Schulz

Yes, IT still matters

Nicholas CarrCIOs in traditional roles will disappear, says authorEDGE: Did you ever think the Does IT Matter debate would rage for this long? CARR: This month is actually the third anniversary of the

Published on: September 29th, 2006 Martin Slofstra

Easy access

When James Richardson International Ltd. set out to replace legacy applications with Web-based systems in 2002, security wasn't the driving force. “The general goal was review and modernization,” recalls Paul Beaudry, technical services

Published on: September 29th, 2006 Grant Buckler

Building better business ties

A good, strong relationship between a CEO and CIO is not only a nice thing to have, it is essential to doing business and remaining competitive, according to participants at our EDGE magazine

Published on: September 29th, 2006 Martin Slofstra

Searching for truth while buried in data

According to the study called IQ Matters, Canadian executives feel they are buried in information (85%) and that they feel there are multiple versions of the truth' (82%), which limits their ability to

Published on: September 29th, 2006 EDGE Staff