City of Toronto municipal licensing and standards director Tracey Cook speaks at ITWC's Technicity conference on Dec. 12, 2017. Courtesy Darrow Multimedia Inc.

Published: December 18th, 2017

Negotiating with vendors: is it an oxymoron

Greetings from the Gartner Symposium, a gathering of over 9,000 senior IT executives and CIOs. There were several sessions on vendor negotiations as well as the ITExpo where close to 300 vendors were

Published on: October 11th, 2013 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Who will disrupt the Netflix model in Canada?

I recently went online to buy one of my favorite television series "La Femme Nikita", Season 5 (circa 2001). With it not being streamable on Netflix, I looked to Amazon and iTunes. Unfortunately due to

Published on: May 1st, 2013 Ashley Huffman

Microsoft plans to hike license fee, but adds security software access

Microsoft is boosting the price of a license that provides client access to Windows Server, SharePoint, Exchange and Systems Centre, but is sweetening the deal by giving buyers access to a new endpoint

Published on: March 31st, 2011 Jon Brodkin

Five fabulous Windows 7 features that boost productivity, reduce hassles

Windows 7 – Microsoft's replacement operating system for its heavily criticized Windows Vista – is expected to be a hit with small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) for many reasons.Chief among these are

Published on: March 16th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Corporate users sick of complex, pricey software licensing

Corporate software users are losing patience over complicated licensing and pricing schemes, maintaining that they do not fit their business goals, according to the recently released results of a Forrester Research Inc. survey.The

Published on: February 8th, 2008 Brian Fonseca

Organizations lose money on licences unnecessarily

The fault doesn't lie with the products themselves, or even with Microsoft, said Nauman Haque, an analyst with research firm Info-Tech. Buying licenced software is a complicated undertaking, he said, and organizations that

Published on: May 31st, 2006 Neil Sutton