Computing Canada’s next transition: Our merger with ComputerWorld

The recent merger of the Transcontinental Media IT Business Group with IT World Canada followed the same logic that that brings together rival firms in many other parts of the technology industry. When

Published on: April 26th, 2007 Shane Schick

Device convergence has arrived, and the smart phone is the clear winner

At press time a deal had yet to transpire, but even if the company that pioneered the handheld gets shuffled off to a new owner, a shadow hangs over its future, and that

Published on: April 17th, 2007 Shane Schick

Seeing the elephant

Knowledge is power, and whether you're a department head in charge of a critical database or an admin guarding the boss's cell number, the instinct is to cling to that power, not give

Published on: April 9th, 2007 Lynn Greiner

Half full or half empty?

Ultimately, all we can really ask for in the working world is a job that we have a passion. And that's why interviewing Wayne Mills was such a pleasure.Mills took what essentially a

Published on: April 9th, 2007 Martin Slofstra

Open source is still fighting against fear

It has been almost sixteen years since Linux version 0.01 was released. Since then, the open source OS – and many other open source products – have proven themselves to be invaluable productivity

Published on: April 2nd, 2007 Curtis Gittens

Could you shoulder the weight of Titan?

VeriSign Inc., the company responsible for managing the .com and .net domains on the World Wide Web, has announced a three-year project to increase the capacity of its worldwide infrastructure by an order

Published on: April 2nd, 2007 Grant Buckler

The industry needs more IT people, and women are the likely candidates

Executives quoted figures from Statistics Canada that said less than five per cent of Canadian females in full-time undergraduate programs choose engineering and applied sciences, compared to about 15 per cent of males.

Published on: March 23rd, 2007 Shane Schick

TechCrunch shows how the blogosphere can help us keep up on innovation

I'm not unique in that respect. If you're a software developer, you'll want to know about the latest and greatest programming languages and whether they're significant enough that you should take a course

Published on: March 23rd, 2007 Charles Whaley

Operating systems are quickly becoming commodity items

The operating system is in danger of becoming a commodity item like the PC. It's less important than the applications that run on top of it and Microsoft's Vista launch is amply demonstrating

Published on: March 6th, 2007 Neil Sutton

Net neutrality means the Internet remains something worth using

Last June, a U.S. Senate panel rejected proposed rules that would require all Internet traffic to be treated the same no matter what its “source” or “destination” might be. It was a close

Published on: March 6th, 2007 Shane Schick

The threat of SARS 2.0 means governments need to start preparing now

One way to curb disease is through the rapid dissemination of data, taking into account everything from human travel to bird migration to weather. Through communication systems, data mining, modelling and analytics, we

Published on: March 5th, 2007 Vawn Himmelsbach

Rejected content never really dies

Even if you don't read the New Yorker magazine, you know about the cartoons. Often doused with irony, sometimes so highbrow you're embarrassed to admit you don't get the joke, they constitute the

Published on: February 2nd, 2007 Shane Schick

Bringing technology home

Telecommuting is not passé; it's not boring; it's not yesterday's news. Telecommuting is delivering increasing benefits for employees, employers and our society. Various problems and solutions are converging in ways that suggest the

Published on: January 31st, 2007 Yogi Schulz

The pressure remains

Power and cooling in the data centre may not have been the most exciting topic to focus on in the first issue of 2007. But add up your costs and find out what

Published on: January 31st, 2007 Martin Slofstra