Monday, October 25, 2021


Cisco teams with antivirus vendors to build self-defending networks

Enterprise network threats are escalating in both speed and magnitude, and IT staff, no matter how good they may be, cannot respond quickly enough to today

41 business units, 9 CIOs, 1 standard

Like many companies today, Textron Inc. is undertaking a consolidation. And as with all such efforts, it is fraught with political risks and leadership challenges. But at Textron, a US$10.7 billion global enterprise with 41 business units under its roof, the difficulty of balancing the closer alignment of IT services systemwide with the disparate business needs is truly daunting.

Clustering: How Ontario took on customer service

Since 1998, the Ontario Public Service (OPS) has been driven by a new vision of government, meant to be customer-centred, focused on its core business, streamlined and integrated, and accountable for delivering results.

HyperSCSI touted for low-cost SANs

A new Ethernet-based network storage protocol, designed for the transfer of SCSI (small computer system interface) data and commands over networks, is being positioned as a lower-cost alternative for localized storage area network (SAN) implementations.

Wireless collaboration set to go

Collaborative computing is about information and the ability to access it without limitations. One limitation that persisted was that of the wired world.

IT managers beware instant messaging packages

Instant messaging, long considered the PC equivalent of cellphone text messaging, is moving into the corporate world and IT managers had better be ready for it, says IBM Corp. subsidiary Lotus Software Group's vice president for messaging solutions Ken Bisconti.

ERP Embraces the Internet

The client/server architecture that ushered in the ERP industry is about to be left behind for good.

New twists in cabling

Wireless technologies such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 802.11a are hot network topics, but more than 90 per cent of LANs are still hardwired. While the different cable types in LANs are fairly standard and unchanging, companies are using new technologies to make the most of their wiring infrastructures.

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