Patricia Pickett

Articles by Patricia Pickett

Beating those patching blues

Keeping software and hardware up-to-date has traditionally been a very manual process for companies like Heenan Blaikie LLP, a law firm with eight offices across Canada. According to Jack Ross, Heenan Blaikie

Mastering the world of IT security

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in Oshawa, Ont., will offer what it says is the first Master of Information Technology Security program in Canada

Microsoft tunes up BI with Maestro

Microsoft Corp. says its first commercial business-intelligence (BI) application will help make information more easily accessible and comprehensible to people who need that data to do their jobs but don

Mastering IT security

IT security is one of the foremost concerns of CEOs and CIOs in Canada and globally

Top Grade breaks the scheduling mould

Six years ago, Top Grade Molds, a designer and producer of plastic injection moulds, was stuck in an operations rut. The Mississauga-based firm, which employs more than 130 people at its 50,000-square-foot manufacturing facility, specializes in moulds for industrial containers, consumer products and specialized packaging products, including pails, food storage containers and plastic parts on car head rests.

CEO, New Age Consulting

What does the job market look like from the perspective of a recruiter who is trying to fill positions for companies looking for help with IT projects? ComputerWorld Canada department editor Patricia Pickett discussed this and more with Sathish Bala, president and CEO of Toronto-based New Age Consulting.

Software firm aims to connect development worlds on Mono

Canadian development firm says it is now able to build and customize more cross-platform applications for its clients within a shorter time frame, thanks to Mono, a Novell Inc.-sponsored open source version of the Microsoft .Net platform. Toronto-based CustomerDNA develops permission-based relationship marketing software, which combines content and contact management capabilities into one system that can create a behavioural profile of a customer.

Vendor fuses a management option

Toronto-based Fusepoint Managed Services recently launched a new Microsoft Exchange service to ease the headache of managing e-mail, public folders, calendaring and collaboration tools. According to Robert Offley, Fusepoint

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