IT talent crunch burdens Canadian CIOs: Report

It’s a good time to be in the Canadian IT sector job market these days, according to a recent survey conducted by technology hiring firm Robert Half Technology. And if you happen to

Published on: September 19th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Start-ups target Oracle, SQL with cloud-based data management

Two start-ups launching at DEMO are offering cloud-based alternatives to traditional database management systems, saying today's databases are too expensive and too difficult for business users to understand. FathomDB and Cloudscale made their six-minute pitches during

Published on: March 23rd, 2010 Jon Brodkin

No to SQL? Anti-database movement gains steam-1

The meet-up in San Francisco last month had a whiff of revolution about it, like a latter-day techie version of the American Patriots planning the Boston Tea Party. The inaugural get-together of the

Published on: July 1st, 2009 Eric Lai

10 enterprise software companies to watch

From business intelligence to CRM, from scheduling and e-procurement to database management and data governance, there is no shortage of enterprise applications available to help businesses make their processes more efficient. Choosing can

Published on: April 16th, 2007 Jon Brodkin

Vendors use .NET to drive databases

In the high stakes world of the oil and gas industry, managing corporate data is a demanding and complex process. Gathering reliable information on oil and gas is only getting harder. Declining global

Published on: February 15th, 2007 Greg Hughes

IT pros get serious about gaming

Fun and games are serious business. The gaming industry is growing up fast, and is generating impressive revenues and fascinating job opportunities for certain IT professionals who are young at heart. In Canada,

Published on: October 5th, 2005 Rosie Lombardi

Jobs at risk

MedSite Inc. figured it could save money by using offshore resources to bulk up its IT staff, but the online marketing and education services firm also knew it had to think carefully about

Published on: July 19th, 2004 Jennifer Mears

Company on a Quest to ease database management

A mish-mash of database management tools doth not a cost-efficient enterprise make - so says application management company Quest Software Inc. The Irvine, Calif.-based firm recently unveiled Quest Central for Oracle, a tool

Published on: March 7th, 2002 Ryan B. Patrick

Database monitoring enters cyberspace

Companies out looking for experienced database administrators are often out of luck. BMC Software Inc. has created a solution designed to partially solve this problem.Web DBA, not surprisingly, is a Web-based interactive database

Published on: September 21st, 2000 Chris Conrath