In a bid to bolster their position in the world of e-business, Menlo Park, Calif.-based Informix Software Inc. and Calian Ltd. of Kanata, Ont., have formed a partnership to open an Informix Centre of Excellence in Canada.

The move comes in the face of recently released studies which have found that Canada is a little behind in embracing the new electronic business model. Network World Canada contributor Poonam Khanna had a chance to meet with Informix CEO and president Jean-Yves Dexmier and Calian’s president and CEO Larry O’Brien about the state of Canada’s e-business readiness.