HP, Intel unveil sweeping EPIC program

HP and Intel have shot back at critics of their EPIC architecture strategy, committing billions of dollars towards the long-term development of high-end Integrity servers running the Itanium processor and gaining software support

Published on: March 22nd, 2006 Shane Schick

Dell blades now support Cisco switches

The product combination broadens Ethernet connectivity deployment choices for Dell PowerEdge blade servers. Customers will also benefit from advanced features designed to simplify data centre management and help reduce total cost of ownership.

Published on: March 22nd, 2006 CC Staff

Lexmark printers have eTask interface

All five devices feature a new design of Lexmark’s eTask interface, which can be customized to simplify complicated business processes with the touch of a single icon. The vivid new colour eTask interface

Published on: March 22nd, 2006 CC Staff

Bring a measuring stick to the party

When turning to a third-party service provider, some businesses are unwilling to take their hands off the rudder."That's a big problem," says Peter McAdam, president and CEO of Everest Group Canada, which provides

Published on: March 7th, 2006 Vawn Himmelsbach

Governance makes or breaks outsourcing deal

The Running Room is focused on running human beings, not technology. But it was spending more time putting out fires in its IT department than using technology to advance its business."We're a sporting

Published on: March 7th, 2006 Vawn Himmelsbach

Lotus pushes open standards, beefs up collaboration products

IBM said in January it is opening up its Lotus tools to include a greater emphasis on open standards, a continuation of Big Blue's SOA strategy and more support for other products its

Published on: March 6th, 2006 Neil Sutton

Non-profits dump Novell for Microsoft

For years, Lutherwood Child and Family Foundation tried to make its IT systems work by fitting a round peg in a square hole, and for years, its IT staff spent much of its

Published on: March 2nd, 2006 Poonam Khanna

Making the case for case management

Sarah Kramer is the provincial vice-president and chief information officer of Cancer Care Ontario in Toronto. CCO is focused on improving the quality, accountability and innovation of cancer services, and is rolling out

Published on: March 2nd, 2006 Martin Slofstra

Montreal school plots RFID’s next move

A Canadian research centre has set up a lab to simulate the kind of business environments that could make use of radio-frequency identification technology to streamline supply chains and improve staff productivity.Montréal's ePoly,

Published on: March 2nd, 2006 Shane Schick

Word docs fly out of printer

Ratings: Installation: 3.5 Print quality: 3 Documentation: 2 User friendliness: 3.5 Overall Rating: 3 When I first plugged in the Lexmark C520, it sounded like a rocket ship getting ready to blast off

Published on: March 2nd, 2006 Poonam Khanna

Beta test numbers skyrocket

Before the days of the Web, a company would send out pre- release versions of software to a select set of technically adept testers who would run it through its paces, feeding back

Published on: March 2nd, 2006 Danny Bradbury

Finding middle ground in integration

Wayne Mills is the chief information officer and vice-president of Trillium Health Centre, one of Canada's largest community hospitals serving one million residents in Mississauga, Ont., and west Toronto. Trillium has a growing

Published on: February 20th, 2006 Martin Slofstra

The only thing that’s Extreme about the new Intel processor is the price

Before the personal computer became a commodity, it was pretty easy to tell what you had. Everybody knew that a 386 was faster than a 286. After some initial confusion about pronunciation, everyone

Published on: February 1st, 2006 Rob Carnegie

Job prospects heat up for IT workers

After enduring several years of layoffs and uncertainty, there’s some evidence to suggest significant improvements are in store for Canada’s IT sector.For starters, companies are spending more on IT products and services. In

Published on: January 31st, 2006 Patricia MacInnis