Kelowna firm spends $75M on green data centre

A collocation startup is using Kelowna, B.C. as the location for a $75 million data centre that promises to make extensive use of so-called “green IT” and other energy-efficient techniques. The data centre

Published on: June 16th, 2008 Shane Schick

The Tao of IT: Lesson 1

A few months ago I visited One Wilshire, a 25-story building at Wilshire and Grand in downtown Los Angeles. One Wilshire is a carrier hotel – that is, a point at which various

Published on: May 7th, 2007 Mark Gibbs

Future networked society raises privacy concerns

Imagine things like doorknobs, toasters and light bulbs communicating with one another in a network that far exceeds anything we know today. The concept, often referred to as ubiquitous computing, isn't new. What's

Published on: November 29th, 2005 John Blau

The IT disaster code looms above us

On Sept. 11, 2001 the world watched in horror as terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center (WTC) and other venues, with heavy loss of life. An IT equivalent could destroy businesses and infrastructures,

Published on: April 28th, 2005 Bernard A. Hodson

So what

So what do I read when I open my Saturday newspaper on a Canada Day Monday? That BCE, hands chapped after years of hand wringing over convergence, is henceforth looking to the telephone

Published on: July 11th, 2002 Michael MacMillan

Intel quits Web hosting business

Intel Corp. is scrapping its Web hosting business after less than three years of operation and will take a US$100 million charge in its second fiscal quarter as a result of the move,

Published on: June 18th, 2002 Ashlee Vance

Will the Lights Go Out?

Ten seconds to midnight, December 31, 1999. Megacorp's brightly lit computer centre hums with the sound of servers. The sprawling room is festooned with a few cheesy garlands left over from the company

Published on: October 24th, 2000 Grant Buckler

Business continuity planning can save the day

Years ago, if a hurricane knocked out a city's power supply, the resulting effects on businesses, while problematic, were generally surmountable. But these days, if the power goes out, a virus hits or

Published on: July 13th, 2000 Tamara Wieder

Forecasting the Future

A team of scientists and engineers at a Columbus, Ohio, research institute has compiled a list of the most strategic technological trends that will shape business and the world over the next 20

Published on: March 31st, 2000 Liam Lahey