Chinese-style Internet censorship doomed to failure, says Bill Gates

Efforts by countries like China to restrict the exchange of information on the Internet are ultimately doomed to failure, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates told an audience of Stanford University students Tuesday."I don't see

Published on: February 21st, 2008 Robert MacMillan

Teen tech camp targets future IT workers

Faced with dwindling enrollments in university computer science and IT programs, the Society for Information Management has taken a novel approach toward engaging America's youth in potential IT careers: They're partnering with public

Published on: October 11th, 2007 Thomas Hoffman

Designs to focus on IT needs of disabled

IBM has so far signed up five universities, including the University of Toronto, for its Accessibility Common Courseware Exchange for Software Studies (ACCESS). That program will help the institutions develop and share course

Published on: May 7th, 2007 Grant Buckler

Students give schools low marks on IT

A roundtable discussion inspired by the research and held in Toronto looked at another danger - a lack of soft skills in and proper workforce preparation for future IT professionals.The survey was conducted

Published on: May 6th, 2007 Briony Smith

IT execs seek Master’s degree in software management

Carnegie Mellon West has set a deadline of June 1 for applications to its Master of Science (MS) degree in software management program, which will be offered on a part-time basis at its

Published on: May 3rd, 2007 Shane Schick

Talking transformation with Elspeth Murray

EDGE: There is a lot of hype around business transformation. Is it just a trendy buzzword, or is there something behind it?MURRAY: I don't think it is a trendy buzzword. Long-term success is

Published on: February 4th, 2007 Martin Slofstra

Dramatic changes in education

Across Canadian campuses, there is a revolution taking place. And like the song says, this revolution will not be televised.Instead, it will probably be Webcast. High-speed networks and advances in videoconferencing technology will

Published on: September 15th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley

E-documentation not very useful

Last week, to my great joy, I received an immense box from a vendor containing an anxiously awaited toy: A new backup unit for the server at our site.Scrambling through the carton, I

Published on: August 16th, 2006 Lynn Greiner

SFU revamps its registration system

When Simon Fraser University needed to revamp its annual student registration process, it looked to Sierra Systems to implement an online system designed to ease the challenges students face during registration, which they

Published on: June 2nd, 2006 Fawzia Sheikh