David Senf

Articles by David Senf

New Web leaving millions behind

A growing number of Canadians with vision impairments, counting over one million, are being left behind as the next-generation Web takes flight.

Browsers in existential crisis

Firefox is closing in on 200 million downloads, but this otherwise impressive feat will be for naught if it can

The economics of open-source software

New business models have formed around open-source software, threatening the old ways of making money in the IT industry. At last count, I

Open source a boon to overall software usage

While Canadian businesses are increasingly benefiting from free open-source software, they continue to shell out billions for software licences. From Linux to SugarCRM and at all points in between, open source is changing software market dynamics

Christmas arrives early for SOA

Two announcements over this past month pave the way for increased services-oriented architecture (SOA) rollouts. Standards body OASIS got an intellectual property donation from Capgemini designed to create practical SOA business profiles, while IBM is sharing intellectual property on SOA, but with an important caveat.

Web 2.0 heats up Google-Microsoft battle

A partnership between Google and Sun Microsystems inked in October strengthens arguments that the tight-lipped search king is positioning itself to be a major platform player of the next-generation Web, or Web 2.0. Distribution of Google

Windows should rev up Web services

Canadian organizations are, at a very slow pace, just getting under way with deploying Web services. And there is hope for increased Web services activity, found in a rather unlikely place: desktop productivity applications, such as Microsoft Word.


Since a very young age I

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