Published: September 26th, 2005

Still Truckin’

It's a technology that works and, in the risk-averse 21st Century, that's what counts. EDI is, at least for now, alive and kicking.“It's like the Energizer Bunny,” says Rico Giovannini, vice-president of sales

Published on: September 26th, 2005 Matthew Friedman

Sears in the Amazon

Sears Canada will turn over the technology component of its online store to Amazon, but will remain very much a Sears brand, according to spokesperson Vincent Power. Sears will continue to host

Published on: September 22nd, 2005 Neil Sutton

Helping CIOs speak in terms CFOs understand

The kit begins with a survey to help companies determine where they stand and what measures they must take to bring value into their organization. The Value Model is based on two main

Published on: September 22nd, 2005 Sarah Lysecki

Self-serve savings

Equinox Financial Group Inc., which puts financial companies in touch with independent distributors, is trying to make the communication process easier by switching from client-server to online services.Toronto-based Equinox had been using a

Published on: September 22nd, 2005 Neil Sutton

If Linux wins server wars, can desktop be far behind?

Consultant and author Marcel Gagne said he runs Linux on his Compaq notebook and added that many people are beginning to look at Linux on the desktop as well.“Linux has already won the

Published on: September 22nd, 2005 Poonam Khanna


In this issue, we take a look at two technologies that have been around for quite some time: electronic data interchange (EDI) and enterprise resource planning (ERP). But if you think we are

Published on: September 22nd, 2005 Martin Slofstra

Baggage claim

In this business, you get to be something of a connoisseur of bags. At various events over the years, as part of the press kit, I’ve received knapsacks, portfolios, carry-alls, overnight bags and

Published on: September 22nd, 2005 Dave Webb

Fishing for talent, opportunity on U.S. shores

John Tennant keeps an eye on the IT industry from an unusual perch. He's chief executive officer of Canada's Technology Triangle, a public-private sector agency charged with helping bring business and investment from

Published on: September 22nd, 2005 Howard Solomon

Microsoft’s policy is genuinely invasive

I went to pick up a couple of CDs the other day, and when I got to the counter I got quite a surprise. The proprietor of the little local record shop was

Published on: September 22nd, 2005 Grant Buckler

Colliers saves on insurance by choosing managed security

Turning over management of its data centre to a managed IT service in the last year is saving commercial real estate company Colliers International on its insurance costs, according to its CIO.Colliers is

Published on: September 22nd, 2005 Russ Francis

On the cutting edge of honoring history

The Canadian War Museum is dedicated to showcasing Canada's military history, but when it came time to designing the infrastructure, the museum decided to be forward-looking.It opted for a voice over IP (VoIP)

Published on: September 22nd, 2005 Poonam Khanna

Project managers need to be able to stand up to sponsors

Ever done a post-mortem on a project to figure out why it blew budget and schedule? If your projects are like the ones I have witnessed for the last 23 years, many times

Published on: September 22nd, 2005 Rob Black

Adoption lagging for storage management

“I don’t think they’re unconvinced of the need,” says Jennifer Ewen, senior market analyst with the research firm. “I think they’re unconvinced of the benefits or they may feel the cost outweighs the

Published on: September 22nd, 2005 Vawn Himmelsbach

The Hawthorne effect: Demystifying the measurement of project results

Newly minted project managers are often full of self importance, having just learned how to do something clever, which they believe will revolutionize the way projects are handled.If I drew a simple organigram,

Published on: September 22nd, 2005 Chris Vandersluis