Pat Atkinson

Articles by Pat Atkinson

Bringing e-commerce to mid-sized customers

In 1882, printer James Grand launched a stationery business from a single room in a Toronto house and used a wheelbarrow to make door-to-door sales and deliveries. His ingenuity and hard work soon began to pay off and Grand expanded his product line to include an assortment of business supplies. Recognizing a hot opportunity, the office outfitter's brother-in-law, Samuel Toy, joined the business and together the pair opened the first Grand & Toy retail store in Toronto the following year. The rest, as they say, is history.

Sleeping With The Enemy

E-business seems to have a knack for flying in the face of traditional business practices. Witness the current popularity of turning even the fiercest competitors into partners. That


One of the fascinating paradoxes of our national health care system is that although hospitals and health care centres have traditionally gathered enormous quantities of data, there is still a plethora of unanswered questions about what

The cost of systems downtime for CIBC

In an interview John Lahey, CIBC's chief operations officer of e-commerce, discusses the repercussions of systems downtime and its effects on both mainstream banking and e-commerce applications.

Logging on & tuning in

A true, real-time automated analytical environment - one that enables ...

Repsonsive EIS supports changing business priorities at Toromont

Toromont Industries is a Canadian public company with over 1,900 employees throughout North America. It represents Caterpillar and other equipment lines, maintaining dealerships in Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador, and through Battlefield Equipment Rentals, one of Ontario's premier construction equipment rental companies. The company is also a North American leader in Industrial and Process refrigeration.

Tooling Up for SCM

What do Cisco Systems, Dell, EMC Corporation, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, ICL, Sequent and Sun Microsystems have in common?...

Building Better Vendor Partnerships

Imagine doing business with suppliers who thoroughly understand your organization, can be trusted to make deals on...

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