Technology crystal ball forecasts 2008 predictions

The predictable flood of 2008 IT prognostications has rolled in over the past few weeks and we have listened to analysts, vendors, consultants and our geek friends, accepting some forecasts and rejecting others.

Published on: December 27th, 2007 Nancy Weil

Vista – The calm in the eye of the storm

For all the attention the introduction of Vista has received in recent weeks, it has ironically been one of the calmest areas in the world of personal computing — the eye of a

Published on: March 1st, 2007 Kevin Tolly

Thin is in for one of the country’s largest banks

Thin-client computing can boost staff productivity and speed things up for customers, while cutting operational costs. Sounds like one of those technology pitches that over-promises and ultimately under-delivers, right? Well, not in this

Published on: August 18th, 2005 Dan McLean

Scotiabank puts desktops on a diet

Scotiabank desperately needed to break the cycle of its relentless desktop upgrades and refreshes. J.P. Savage, the company’s senior vice-president of systems, operations and technical services, admitted that Scotiabank’s 20,000 services representatives, spread

Published on: May 31st, 2005 Dan McLean

Scotiabank computing migration shows thin is in

Scotiabank desperately needed to break the cycle of its relentless desktop upgrades and refreshes. Speaking at the Citrix Strategy Day in New York City on April 26, J.P. Savage, senior vice-president of systems,

Published on: May 12th, 2005 Dan McLean

Linux solution in library’s good books

Windsor Public Library (WPL) has cut down on maintenance time and infrastructure costs by deploying a Linux-based solution that enables several workstations to operate simultaneously from a single shared computer box.WPL, which opened

Published on: March 3rd, 2005 Patricia Pickett

Philippine government pushes Linux thin client

The Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) of the Philippines has developed an open-source "thin-client" solution for users who want to extend the serviceable life of old computers instead of buying new —

Published on: July 27th, 2004 Lawrence Casiraya

Microsoft takes ‘just the facts’ approach to rival Linux

The ongoing IT platform debate boils down to a strict total cost of ownership (TCO) comparison, according to one Microsoft Corp. exec. As general manager of platform strategies for Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft, Martin

Published on: February 19th, 2004 Ryan B. Patrick

Indian companies slim cost of IT with thin clients

Indian companies slim cost of IT with thin clientsWhat does a developing country like India do when plans to accelerate the adoption of computers by businesses and consumers have to overcome the high

Published on: October 6th, 2003 Sumner Lemon