In the fast-paced online dating industry, competitive advantage lies in the ability to bring new services to market quickly. That's why Lavalife overhauled its applications delivery processes and moved to rapid prototyping, cutting delivery time in half. Here's how they did it.
Sitting on a patio, a bottleneck often leads to a good thing. But in IT, it usually leads to a problem. The Canadian Museum of Civilization Corp. in Gatineau, Que., was finding bottlenecks in its storage and resource management systems a hindrance to doing business.
A month ago, Randy Smerik was running a division within Intel Corp.'s Communications Group and overseeing about a half-dozen projects centering on intelligent traffic management. Today, he's heading up an Intel spinoff that is focusing on high-speed content processing.