Articles By Dave Webb

Quirky Tech Tales from 2013

Information technology, by its nature, attracts a crowd that’s by turns creative, analytical and strictly process-oriented. And that quirkiness seems to find its way into the industry news headlines themselves, whether its Google’s

Published on: January 2nd, 2014 Dave Webb

Cloud will drive ERP change in 2014, expert says

Brian Sommer gazes into the crystal ball and doesn’t see a whole lot of good news for traditional, on-premise enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors. In a ZDNet feature called Troubling, Challenging 2014 ERP

Published on: December 20th, 2013 Dave Webb

High-tech summit keeps focus on NSA reform

High-tech leaders meeting at the White House with U.S. President Barack Obama kept the Tuesday meeting focused on reining in digital surveillance by the National Security Agency, an executive told The Guardian. Obama

Published on: December 20th, 2013 Dave Webb

Northern Canada telecom service must improve: CRTC

The CRTC will call an inquiry into satellite telecom services offered across remote regions in the Far North early next year, Nunatsiaq Online reports. In a decision released Wednesday, the CRTC said more

Published on: December 20th, 2013 Dave Webb

U.S. government cloud spending leveling off

Shawn McCarthy of Government Computing News outlines a few trends for federal government spending for 2014 in the article Government IT in 2014: More connections, more exposure, more risk. Several have obvious parallels

Published on: December 19th, 2013 Dave Webb

Salesforce.com throws support behind OpenStack

Cloud customer relationship management vendor Salesforce.com has thrown its support behind open source cloud platform OpenStack, the Wall Street Journal reports – though the company itself is remaining mum on the issue. Editor

Published on: December 19th, 2013 Dave Webb

Google considering building its own chips, rumour says

Bloomberg News reports that search giant Google Inc. is considering building its own processors based on technology from ARM Holdings PLC. Building its own chips would allow Google to better manage the interaction

Published on: December 19th, 2013 Dave Webb

Dell joins list of largest private companies

Forbes has released its list of the largest private companies in the U.S., with Dell Inc. being notable among the new names joining the list. Dell debuted at No. 3, but that’s not

Published on: December 19th, 2013 Dave Webb

Split decision on ‘smart city’ hype

The technology press isn’t often great at challenging hype. Technology reporters breathe high-tech air all day, every day, and the technology can seem more ubiquitous, the reception more enthusiastic, than it is on

Published on: December 18th, 2013 Dave Webb

Gift Guide: Smart phones

Did you know that many people in Canada are still using feature phones? Yes, feature phones. There maybe someone in your life who hasn’t joined the smart phone revolution. Save them from their

Published on: December 18th, 2013 Dave Webb