Michael MacMillan

Articles by Michael MacMillan

B.C. hands revenue collection to EDS

As of this month, EDS Advanced Solutions, a subsidiary of EDS Canada, will take ownership of the business processes behind the tracking of revenue, as well as for the financial IT systems that underlay them.

Living by the rules

As immersed as we are in computers, the Canadian IT industry is barely 40 years old. That lack of maturity and rapid growth has left the industry without any guiding principles, say experts.

Deciding who should pay for speed

Recently Microsoft announced that when it comes to upcoming dual-core processors, it has no plans to charge for two licences per processor for any of its Windows Server products. The company may be bucking a trend. But by doing so, it may serve to reverse that trend.

Is an iPod a day enough for Apple?

If our intelligence is even remotely correct, then the fortunes of Apple Computer Inc. should matter little to you.

Report finds .Net edging out J2EE

A Forrester Research Inc. report issued last month found that .Net is now more often named the primary development platform by North American companies.

Government: the new private sector

When I first began this job in the late nineties, there was a widely held perception in this industry that, as a place to practice the IT profession, the public sector was a virtual dead-end.

Tech change discussed at e-gov show

Hundreds of public servants gathered at the Showcase Ontario 2004 e-government conference in Toronto recently to discuss the latest in e-government initiatives

The final software battle looms

Like a balloon that

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