Outsourcing as preventive medicine

All too often, companies don't think about safeguarding their IT systems until it's too late - until disaster has struck and they learn the hard way that perhaps they should have put their

Published on: May 31st, 2006 Poonam Khanna

IDC Canada unlocks the secrets of segmentation

As part of a “future four” series of presentations on the hardware, software and services markets, IDC Canada vice-president of customer segments Jamie Sharp said technology vendors, whose products have largely been commoditized,

Published on: May 30th, 2006 Shane Schick

Apple opens a new Window

Months after bringing Intel-based Macs to market, Apple announced public beta software called Boot Camp that allows Intel-based Macs such as the iMac G5 to run Microsoft's Windows XP operating system platform. Mark

Published on: May 30th, 2006 Sarah Lysecki

Transformation and the CEO

These days, Dan Fortin, president and CEO of IBM Canada spends a lot of time thinking about business transformation. But before selling his customers on the idea of transformation, he realizes IBM had

Published on: May 25th, 2006 EDGE Staff

Tapping into the wireless zone

The keyboard is a necessary and often neglected part of a computer system. Desktop systems often come with gruesome $8 specials that torture their users with poor touch and poorer ergonomics. It's no

Published on: April 13th, 2006 Lynn Greiner

Will open source ever destroy its proprietary prey? Ask Apache

It's not a good idea to make predictions about death, other than the fact that it will happen to all of us eventually. That's why you don't often see “The death of” headlines

Published on: April 13th, 2006 Greg Meckbach and Shane Schick

IT needs better management tools, practices, for electronic information

TIG spoke with Duncan recently about her role in developing emerging technologies and the growing importance of electronic discovery for all public sector organizations.TIG: Can you talk a bit about what you're doing

Published on: March 24th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley

Small business market going unnoticed

In Canada, 97 per cent of firms employ one to 99 employees, and only three per cent employ more than 100. “Most, if not all, of the large IT vendors in this country

Published on: March 23rd, 2006 EDGE Staff

Going Smaller-Outsourcing in smaller chunks has advantages

When Ted Maulucci, chief information officer at Tridel Corp., recently made the move to outsourcing, he took the additional precautionary step of dividing the work between two different suppliers.“I like to make sure

Published on: March 23rd, 2006 Martin Slofstra

Outsourcing it All

Edge: What are you working on these days? MORRIS: In effect, I have two jobs. One is running Accenture in Canada and the other is running Accenture business services for utilities. Edge: Are

Published on: March 23rd, 2006 Martin Slofstra

Today in Products: IBM SOA Governance Portfolio

Data Management IBM releases IBM SOA Governance Portfolio IBM announced Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Governance to help organizations capture best practices and IT assets, allowing them to more easily integrate their business processes

Published on: March 23rd, 2006 ITBusiness Staff

iWay Software launches integration toolkit

NEW YORK - iWay Software has introduced a line of products it said will help companies better integrate their large-scale business processes.SOA Middleware is a suite of enterprise integration products geared to simplifying

Published on: March 22nd, 2006 Patricia MacInnis

Point and wait

Digital cameras certainly have their advantages, but after checking out some point-and-click devices recently, I felt a little nostalgic for the fast-disappearing days of film.BATTERY LIFEHP: PoorOlympus: GoodNikon: Excellent I recently tested three

Published on: March 22nd, 2006 Poonam Khanna

ID management experts tackle user resistance challenges

A panel of experts told an audience of IT managers in early March that the best way to get users involved in access and identity management is to allow them to participate more

Published on: March 22nd, 2006 Neil Sutton