Thursday, October 11, 2001Turbulent times mean another IT budget crunch Australia's IT industry is hunkering down for an uncertain ride as local and world events send a wave of caution through the industry.
Sunday, October 07, 2001Intrusion battleground evolves Just as network attack methods evolve, so do intrusion-detection systems. As the market matures, expect to see improved speeds, better mechanisms for event correlation and false-positive alarm filtering.
Thursday, September 13, 2001Canada Post and CGI negotiating to create IT firm Although still in the nascent stages, Canada Post Corp. and CGI Group Inc. have announced Wednesday they are creating a jointly owned IT company.
Monday, August 20, 2001Call-Net signs $70-million IT outsourcing deal Canadian telecommunications provider Call-Net Enterprises Inc. announced today a $70-million, five-year IT outsourcing agreement with EDS Canada.
Wednesday, August 08, 2001Cognicase buy beefs up its Toronto presence A $54 million deal between a Montreal-based systems integrator and a Toronto-based software development company makes good business sense, according to one analyst.
Thursday, July 26, 2001ASPs get some insurance A professional trade group plans to roll out an insurance program designed to overcome one of the major remaining misgivings end-user companies have about application service providers (ASP): their financial stability.
Monday, April 30, 2001The Right Massala for E-business A masala is a blend of spices used to enhance the flavour of a variety of Indian dishes. When it comes to outsourcing, India has the right blend of capabilities to enhance the software development needs of a variety of Canadian companies - especially in the area of E-business
Thursday, February 22, 2001The future of call centres is on the Web A discussion on call centres brings to mind a vision of scores of computer terminals in a room with a person sitting behind each and every one of those terminals wearing a headset. The call centre representatives are busily tapping on keys as they try to keep up with the demand of people who have either called in for help or are the target of telemarketing pitches.
Thursday, February 08, 2001Roller-coaster economic predictions offer network managers multiple worries For network managers, recent concerns surrounding the country’s economic health are two-fold.
Wednesday, January 31, 2001How to build a better website Whether you’re building your company’s first website or re-purposing an old one, your website strategy will set you apart from your competition.
Thursday, January 25, 2001Outsourced security: consider the facts carefully Demands on IT leaders to stay on top of the latest security products, while at the same time continuously upgrading staff expertise to handle security attacks, have brought MSPs (managed security providers) to the forefront.
Friday, January 12, 2001IT department can be a hurdle to ASP acceptance While application service providers continue to make inroads on the way to an anticipated multibillion-dollar market, a key hurdle remains: the worry on the part of some IT managers that they and their staffs may ultimately be displaced if applications are shuttled to an outsourcer.
Thursday, May 04, 2000Justice dept. outsources to streamline The Canadian Department of Justice has found that outsourcing some of its IT needs has allowed it to focus more on its core competency -- law.
Thursday, January 27, 2000How’s your network managing these days? More to the point, how are you managing your network? Judging by what IDC Canada has seen from numerous market research studies, plus hundreds of individual conversations we’ve had with users and service suppliers alike, the answer appears to be many are not managing at all. And those who do are typically performing little beyond basic element management of their network devices and traffic monitoring. Not exactly a platform upon which to enable the exciting and revolutionary promise of real-time interactive distributed computing that many are suggesting will change the way we live, work, play, learn and who knows what else.
Friday, December 31, 1999Do you have what it takes? "The dog will sniff you now."
Thursday, October 21, 1999Renting ASP apps may make more sense than buying Why buy when you can rent? Sounds like an ad for a car leasing company, doesn’t it? Well, get ready for the “rent vs. buy” argument in your IT shop because application service providers (ASP) are coming on strong.
Thursday, February 25, 1999Understanding the valueof managed net services It’s increasingly apparent that there’s a disconnect between less-than-large businesses and the IT service provider community when it comes to managed network services.