‘Hi, I’m from IT…’

In far too many organizations, walking into a meeting where no one knows you and saying "Hi, I'm from IT..." doesn't exactly make friends. Oh, if something's broken, and you're there to fix

Published on: April 3rd, 2014 Bruce Stewart

Report from Oracle’s Innovation Forum

I attended the Oracle Innovation Forum in Toronto on Nov. 6,  a full day seminar billed as an opportunity to "see innovation in practice."  There were two keynotes and three parallel presenter tracks:

Published on: November 14th, 2013 Don Sheppard

Why Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 isn’t needed

Microsoft Corp. has announced a new release of its Windows Storage Server 2008 software, a product previously codenamed Breckenridge. As with previous versions of Windows Storage Server, the 2008 R2 release isn't an end-user product

Published on: November 15th, 2010 keir thomas

New user group aims to take on the super vendors

When the Open Data Center Alliance was introduced last week, its leaders pointed out that the initial members represent "over $50 billion in collective IT spending." The warning to IT vendors could not

Published on: November 2nd, 2010 Patrick Thibodeau

Microsoft and Google fight over e-mail, agree on inbox fee

When it comes to cloud-based e-mail, there are four major vendors vying for your IT dollars: Microsoft Corp., Google Inc., IBM Corp. and Cisco Systems Inc. Each has its pros and cons, but no matter which vendor

Published on: August 17th, 2010 Jon Brodkin

IT Leadership for a new decade: Vendor relations

This is the second installment in our three-part series from our annual CIO Canada roundtable. Click here to read the first installment. CIO Canada: I want to kind of segueway from that a

Published on: June 30th, 2010 Shane Schick

Flexera adds software asset management wares

Software asset management vendor Flexera Software Inc., which has focused on data center systems, has added desktop software management to its portfolio through the acquisition of ManageSoft Corp.ManageSoft Enterprise Compliance Manager products become

Published on: May 10th, 2010 Paul Krill

Insource, outsource, everything as a service

I have spent a long time in and around the IT industry - 24 years and counting. During this time I have been a consultant, lead an outsourcing team and now I am

Published on: April 20th, 2010 owen mccall

Are you paying your vendors enough?

Many of my colleagues think that we are spending too much on IT. I disagree. In some ways, we are spending way too little.Lest you think that I am spouting crazy talk and

Published on: March 8th, 2010 Thornton A. May