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

McMaster uses simulator to teach comp-sci students

A virtual reality simulator recently acquired by McMaster University could help computer science students gain a unique understanding of information technology integration issues.The machine is an enclosed pod the size of a mini-van.

Published on: December 12th, 2006 Neil Sutton

How to run your IT department like New York City

It’s a safe bet that Gino Menchini is getting more sleep these days.Until recently, Menchini was chief information officer for New York City. He originally took on the role a matter of months

Published on: September 20th, 2006 Neil Sutton