It may not be sexy, but Active Management holds promise

In technology, what gets the attention is usually more speed, new capabilities, smaller and cheaper. The question of how well it really works and how easy it is to manage fades into the

Published on: May 31st, 2006 Grant Buckler

Behind the eight ball of productivity in the enterprise

I came across an interesting quote in a U.S.-based computer magazine recently: “The enterprise is always the last to adopt new technology.” It came from Greg Raleigh, CEO of Airgo Networks. Raleigh invented

Published on: May 30th, 2006 Charles Whaley

The good is the enemy of the best

The late Peter Drucker felt that the best and brightest people were ultimately volunteers for their organizations.He’s not the only one who feels that way. In his book, Good to Great: Why Some

Published on: April 13th, 2006 Flavian DeLima

Technology is throwing our work-life balance out of whack

Many years ago I remember reading that by the year 2000 we would be persons of leisure thanks to the wonders of technology. Our work days would be shorter, our weeks devoid of

Published on: April 13th, 2006 Lynn Greiner

Coming to grips with the technical expert’s handicap

Knowing the answer before others are even aware of the problem, is deemed by technical experts as concrete proof of their elevated technical expertise. Fair enough. Unfortunately from the user's perspective, answers -

Published on: April 13th, 2006 Peter de Jager

Snap decisions no easy feat

One of the productivity improvements financial officers expect from tech investments is the ability to efficiently extract high-value information, the kind of information that lets business leaders make solid decisions. In fact, management

Published on: April 13th, 2006 Patricia MacInnis

If Harper’s vision is

If only it were true. Those who voted Conservative because they believed Martin was telling the truth may be in for a disappointment. Now that he's Prime Minister, it's not clear that Harper

Published on: April 11th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

Drilling down into the technology, trends and issues that matter.

Our first IT Business report of 2006 looks at developments in data storage. You're receiving this report because you're a subscriber to one of the IT Business Group family of publications - including

Published on: March 29th, 2006 Dave Webb

Harper’s new cabinet has chance to better support horizontal collaborations

We were basking in hot, sunny southern California weather when my colleagues and I got the word about the new federal ministry - the cabinet that will run the Harper government. Based on

Published on: March 24th, 2006 Dan Perley

It takes more than faith to avoid a software disaster

The irony was not lost on me when, on my way to deliver a speech on software disasters to the Toronto Association of Software Systems and Quality, I found myself unable to open

Published on: March 22nd, 2006 Shane Schick

Apple gets its groove on with tunes and a new bag of chip tricks

I have to wonder what Michael Dell thinks, when he flips on his TV and sees the Intel ad, announcing the chipmaker's foray into the Apple market:“The Intel chip. For years it's been

Published on: March 22nd, 2006 Charles Whaley

A thin client by another name

Somewhere along the line personal computers stopped being primarily business tools and became consumer devices, and now consumer applications often show the way for business use. Take streaming - one immediately thinks of

Published on: March 22nd, 2006 Grant Buckler

It’s a SME world after all

I've always regarded ITAC strictly as a vendor association representing the interests of its various members and lobbying -when necessary - on their behalf. While that assessment is accurate, it is not complete.

Published on: March 22nd, 2006 Patricia MacInnis

Pre-sell your ideas before you present them in a meeting

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles” — Sun-Tzu, The Art of WarIn my last column I announced a New Year’s resolution

Published on: March 22nd, 2006 Rob Black