Allstate Canada pushes self-service intranet tools to employees

Work began on the project - including a corporate intranet and three insurance brand sites - in September 2004, said Karyn Toon, director of corporate relations at Markham, Ont.-based Allstate Canada.The intranet went

Published on: June 20th, 2006 Fawzia Sheikh

Connectors will thrive in tomorrow’s organizations

The social psychologist Stanley Milgram is credited with coining the phrase “six degrees of separation,” which says that everyone is linked to everyone else in just six steps. This isn't quite correct. Instead,

Published on: June 20th, 2006 Flavian DeLima

Grooming Future CIOs – Relationships still rocky

Today's chief information officer must talk in business-speak and offer real business value, but industry experts say CEOs must also changeWhile some CEOs understand how the role of the CIO is changing, the

Published on: June 20th, 2006 Vawn Himmelsbach

Today’s public sector IT professional can expect to be overworked, underpaid

Once upon a time, back when Tunny's Pasture here in Ottawa still had cows, my mother landed a job with the federal taxation department. It was about 1964 and their computing department, which

Published on: June 12th, 2006 Dan Perley

B.C. local governments make partnership work to everyone’s advantage

Local government technology partnerships fail by design in all but the rarest of cases. We don't like to talk about it, but it's hardly a secret, especially in those projects for which the

Published on: June 12th, 2006 Rob Carnegie

Grooming Future CIOs – Networking key to success

CIOs must come together and exchange information if they are to remain successful, says CIO Association of Canada presidentThere's no direct path to becoming a CIO. But with new skill sets required to

Published on: June 2nd, 2006 Vawn Himmelsbach

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

The finger points at IT when projects fail

CALGARY - Whether it's a huge software integration project or ensuring financial systems are compliant, enterprise IT is at risk because business units are abdicating their responsibility, a conference for CIOs was told

Published on: May 31st, 2006 Martin Slofstra

Compliance conundrum

But now that much of the initial hype over compliance legislation has subsided, the key challenge for CIOs is sustaining these compliance efforts, says Wally Curry, chief information officer at Enersource (formerly Mississauga

Published on: May 31st, 2006 Martin Slofstra

The psychology behind true project success

To be a great project manager you need to go beyond mastering the standard project management tools and techniques.Greatness has to do with seeking out other sources of inspiration, and then applying this

Published on: May 31st, 2006 Chris Black

Executive Perspective—In conversation with Crawford Del Prete

Crawford Del Prete is the senior vice-president of IDC's communications, hardware, services and software. He joined the research firm in 1989 and at that time began coverage of the Winchester disk drive market.

Published on: May 30th, 2006 Patricia MacInnis

Alcatel and Lucent: Together at last

The all-shares transaction, which is expected to close in six to 12 months, gives Paris-based Alcatel - a strong player in Europe and Asia - a leg up on nabbing market share in

Published on: May 30th, 2006 Sarah Lysecki

Unemployment rate low despite slew of layoffs: SHRC

The economy is doing well by most estimations. However, last month, when systems integrator CGI announced it was going to cut 1,000 jobs from its workforce, it became the latest company to make

Published on: May 30th, 2006 Poonam Khanna

Sources-May/June 2006

Book Review "Naked Conversations: How Blogs are Changing the way businesses talk with customers," by Robert Scoble and Shel IsraelIs Blog a four-letter Word? For many C-level executives facing employees asking permission to

Published on: May 25th, 2006 EDGE Staff