Virtual machines need defragging too

Weighing in on a seemingly perennial question asked by system administrators, IT research firm Osterman Research is recommending that virtual machines be defragmented just as often as physical drives. "The need for defragmentation is even

Published on: September 27th, 2010 joab jackson

Help Wanted: SAP CRM pros, QA analysts and more

Customer relationship management, open source operating systems such as Linux and Interwoven were among the key skills in demand by employers on this week. RBRO Solutions Inc., which resells the Autonomy iManage Suite

Published on: September 16th, 2010 Shane Schick

Power your smart phone with sunlight on the go

An Ottawa-based company has developed an environmentally friendly and portable power charger for handheld devices like the smart phone, iPod and Nintendo, that eliminates the need for disposable batteries. The Kiwi U-Powered device, built

Published on: June 11th, 2010 Kathleen Lau

Suzuki to IT: Nature, not profit, is the bottom line

Environmental activist David Suzuki was in Toronto this week, where he gave a keynote on sustainability in business. Suzuki spoke with ComputerWorld Canada afterwards about the IT industry’s role in an economy that depends on

Published on: June 10th, 2010 Kathleen Lau

VM6 updates Hyper-V management suite

Montreal-based VM6 Software Inc. has updated its flagship VMex suite to help enterprises with remote offices better manage their Microsoft Hyper-V servers and desktops. With VMex 2.1, IT administrators will have a single piece of

Published on: May 25th, 2010 Rafael Ruffolo

UWinnipeg and Cisco plan to commercialize research

A newcommercial research centre at the Universityof Winnipeg intends to build a bridgebetween academia and business, which may stimulate economic activity in Manitoba further downthe road.TheCommercialization Research and Education Alliance for Science, Technology

Published on: January 21st, 2010 Jennifer Kavur

HP laptop cuts power consumption, extends battery life

Hewlett-Packard is bringing new power management features to laptops that can help companies measure and cut energy costs, the company said on Tuesday.The PC maker announced new business laptops -- the ProBook 6445b

Published on: October 13th, 2009 Agam Shah

City of Winnipeg Water and Waste replaces its mainframes

Providing customers access to billing information via a Web self service would have been too costly in a mainframe environment at the City of Winnipeg Water and Waste Department, said Derek Osborne. The

Published on: September 10th, 2009 Kathleen Lau

Embotics updates VM management tool

While some IT shops have fought through the recession without slowing down their virtualization projects, others haven’t been so lucky. To address this climate, Ottawa-based Embotics Corp. has completely revamped the way it

Published on: August 25th, 2009 Rafael Ruffolo