Web 2.0 breeds go-to-market mavericks

They avoid advertising, PR or working directly with IT departments. But some think it's time for such companies to embrace old methodsYou can find a lot of information on the average Canadian Web

Published on: September 12th, 2006 Shane Schick

Stoddart questions her powers

In terms of the Commissioner's powers, Jennifer Stoddart questions whether her so-called “ombudsman approach” lacks the order-making powers of other pieces of privacy legislation such as B.C.'s or Alberta's. On the other hand,

Published on: September 12th, 2006 Sarah Lysecki

The PC is in need of some innovation

A story on digg.com reports that a computer cluster running OpenVMS as its operating system has been running 10.5 years without crashing. The same day we see speculation that Apple will release an

Published on: August 16th, 2006 Tim Warner

Montreal public transit stops server sprawl

A public transportation agency is using virtualization to consolidate servers in its data centre, but it's also discovered other benefits such as business continuity. Société de transport de Montréal operates the city's buses

Published on: August 15th, 2006 Vawn Himmelsbach

AMD gains graphics expertise through ATI purchase

The deal, announced last month and valued at US$5.4 billion, is expected to close by the end of the year. By buying ATI, AMD aims to carve out a bigger piece of the

Published on: August 15th, 2006 Neil Sutton

Dell ready to embrace AMD in the server space

Dell's initial embrace of AMD will only involve servers with four processors and the company said it currently has no plans to sell AMD's chips in desktop PCs, notebooks or other servers.“We can

Published on: June 20th, 2006 Buket Oktem

The much-awaited breakthrough year for the open source desktop may never come

Ever since I became involved in open source in the mid-'90s, every year has been proclaimed the year of Linux (or something like that) by some clever commentators or analysts. History is already

Published on: June 2nd, 2006 Evan Leibovitch

IT spend starting to crack: Forrester

Andrew Bartels, a vice-president in Forrester's industry economics and data research team, published a report earlier this month called “Canada IT Spending in 2006.” In it he identifies the two main factors shaping

Published on: June 2nd, 2006 Neil Sutton

Team Foundation Server evaluation version available for trial

TORONTO - A month after Microsoft Corp. made parts of its workflow collaboration engine for Visual Studio 2005 available to developers, Microsoft Canada announced the availability of an evaluation version of Team Foundation

Published on: May 31st, 2006 Sarah Lysecki

Intel packs virtualization, manageability into vPro

The platform will include Intel's dual-core CPU, the second generation of Intel's Active Management Technology (IAMT) and Intel VT virtualization features. In a broadcast from its Santa Clara, Calif., headquarters, Intel chief executive

Published on: May 31st, 2006 Shane Schick

In Brief-Bank of Canada relies on mixed environment

Four analytical departments at the Ottawa-based Crown corporation are affected by the project, which also includes Linux compute servers running in parallel and a host OS for VMWare. The Bank of Canada has

Published on: May 31st, 2006 Shane Schick

Schwartz replaces McNealy as Sun Microsystems’ CEO

The man who once claimed his company “put the dot in dot-com” has stepped down as the CEO of the organization he ran for nearly a quarter century.Sun Microsystems Inc. co-founder Scott McNealy

Published on: May 31st, 2006 Poonam Khanna

IBM kicks the tires on Viper

“With our XML capabilities, security capabilities and other features we believe we will have a significant lead on our competition,” Steven Miller, the company's worldwide manager of database marketing, said.“It gives us a

Published on: May 31st, 2006 Howard Solomon

The tag game starts with an RFID chip

Markham, Ont. - There are 37 million books moved within the Toronto Public Library system each year and librarians are beginning to look to RFID tags to help them manage the volume.The Toronto

Published on: May 31st, 2006 Poonam Khanna