Articles By Gerry Blackwell

Getting a lift from SOA

Getting a lift from SOA

When Air Canada spun off Aeroplan, its frequent flyer rewards program, as a separate entity in 2001, the new company...

March 31st, 2008 Gerry Blackwell
What’s ailing healthcare IT?

What’s ailing healthcare IT?

Canada’s healthcare system came up smelling like a rose in Michael Moore’s documentary Sicko, his latest finger in the eye...

October 31st, 2007 Gerry Blackwell
SOA at work: Ontario’s common components

SOA at work: Ontario’s common components

Service-oriented architecture (SOA) may be the hot button of the moment in enterprise application development, but at the Ontario government,...

August 8th, 2007 Gerry Blackwell
Reuse it or lose it

Reuse it or lose it

Service-oriented architecture (SOA) may be the hot button of the moment in enterprise application development, but at the Ontario government,...

June 30th, 2007 Gerry Blackwell
Storage gets a makeover

Storage gets a makeover

Hands up everybody who thought data archiving and backup were the same thing. Not many nowadays, perhaps. But five years...

May 31st, 2007 Gerry Blackwell
Skype lands in the enterprise

Skype lands in the enterprise

North American businesses are finally beginning to get Skype, the peer-to-peer voice-over-the-Internet service acquired 18 months ago by eBay for...

May 7th, 2007 Gerry Blackwell
Victor or vanquished? Surviving your VoIP implementation

Victor or vanquished? Surviving your VoIP implementation

When CCL Industries, the Canadian retail goods packaging company, made the decision last year to move from traditional circuit-switched telephone...

August 31st, 2005 Gerry Blackwell
Cool mobile tools

Cool mobile tools

Digicam with video and soundCamera phones are all very well if you only need to take low-resolution snapshots as memory...

November 30th, 2004 Gerry Blackwell
Cool Yule Tools

Cool Yule Tools

Portable IT-based productivity tools just keep getting niftier and niftier. Hands-on reviewer Gerry Blackwell once again offers up his pick...

November 26th, 2003 Gerry Blackwell
Productivity Tools To Go

Productivity Tools To Go

It's possible some people can switch off their electronic work tools when they leave the office and still get everything...

November 30th, 2002 Gerry Blackwell