What makes eBay run?

ORLANDO – Michael McIntire stood in front of a standing-room-only crowd, brandishing a long wooden cane with a Fritz style horn-shaped handle. He was smiling.“This is our ‘engineer alignment’ stick,” he said. “We

Published on: September 19th, 2006 Shane Schick

HBC: There’s sales data and then there’s sales data

ORLANDO – Hudson’s Bay Co. is hoping an effort to get more business intelligence out of its data warehouse will also lead its various retail businesses to agree on what the word “sale”

Published on: September 18th, 2006 Shane Schick

Accenture aims for bigger outsourcing customers

Accenture Canada wants to convince enterprise customers it is ready to build upon its experience in outsourcing to handle the IT infrastructure chores managed by larger firms such as IBM.On Friday the company

Published on: September 14th, 2006 Shane Schick

Public Works pulls plug on reverse auction plan

Canadian technology providers and vendors were in a celebratory mood Friday following a decision by Public Works and Government Services Canada to scrap its planned use of reverse auctions as a vehicle for

Published on: September 8th, 2006 Shane Schick

B.C. chosen as test case for disease management system

Canada Health Infoway has lined up key vendors and a provincial partner who will accelerate its $100-million plan to create a case management system for tracking communicable diseases such as SARS and the

Published on: September 7th, 2006 Shane Schick

ATB Financial dips toe into VoIP waters

ATB Financial may not be moving to voice-over-IP just yet, but it has signed an $8.3-million agreement with one of Canada’s largest telecommunications providers to make sure it is ready when the time

Published on: August 31st, 2006 Shane Schick

Cancer institute turns to Web tool to automate data collection

A Canadian research group that develops, conducts and analyzes trials of cancer therapy is about to deploy a Web-based system to capture data in the field and reduce errors.The National Cancer Institute of

Published on: August 30th, 2006 Shane Schick

Compugen buys Quebec consulting firm

Compugen beefed up its presence in Quebec City Wednesday with the purchase of Logicil, its second acquisition in the region this year.Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Logicil, which specializes in

Published on: August 23rd, 2006 Shane Schick

Cape Breton Police prepare searchable crime archive

The Cape Breton Regional Police are preparing to use an open source database tool to analyze information about their investigations – starting with a murder case that’s already been solved. Officials from the

Published on: August 21st, 2006 Shane Schick

Web 2.0 breeds go-to-market mavericks

You can find a lot of information on the average Canadian Web 2.0 company’s Web site – products still in the alpha stage, a manifesto of corporate philosophy, forums galore – but don’t

Published on: August 17th, 2006 Shane Schick

Infoway justifies messaging standard policy

By Shane Schick Canada Health Infoway says it is prepared to offer implementation support and education services to encourage vendors adopt a messaging standard that many of them feel will require costly upgrades

Published on: July 31st, 2006 Shane Schick

HP buys Mercury Interactive for US$4.5 billion

HP and Mercury Interactive Corp.’s channel partners sounded uncertain Wednesday about how the combination of management software and application development products would mesh following their US$4.5-billion acquisition announcement.The deal, which was announced late

Published on: July 26th, 2006 Shane Schick

Fairmont checks into portal upgrade

While guests flock to its hotels and resorts for their vacations, Fairmont staff are spending the summer finishing up an upgrade to its Internet portal and content management system.The changes, which are set

Published on: July 13th, 2006 Shane Schick

Sun makes another bid for x86 server market

Sun Microsystems is taking another stab at the x86 server market, but the second time has already proven the charm for one of its Canadian technical computing customers.The company on Tuesday launched its

Published on: July 11th, 2006 Shane Schick