Stories by Ryan B. Patrick

SSA clarifies its ERP vision

After a flurry of acquisition activity, ERP software vendor SSA Global Technologies used its recent SSA Global Client Forum in Philadelphia to show it has managed to forge a clear product roadmap.

IBI steps into BPM fray

At its Summit 2004 user conference Tuesday, Information Builders Inc. (IBI) announced the availability of its business performance management (BPM) framework, formally marking the company's entry to providing what it calls an orthodox BPM balanced-scorecard approach.

Customers not affected by CA moves

Despite the recent news that Computer Associates International Inc.'s chairman and chief executive officer Sanjay Kumar will step down, Canadian CA customers are putting on a brave face.

Canadian retailer fixes data anomalies

TORONTO (04/02/2004) - For London Drugs Ltd., the prescription for IT success was in data reconciliation. The Vancouver-based retail chain, with 59 outlets in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Alberta is currently streamlining data using reporting services by implementing a business intelligence (BI) product from Microsoft Corp.

PeopleSoft Canada emboldened by DOJ ruling

TORONTO (03/03/2004) - In light of the U.S. Department of Justice's (DoJ) recent move to block the Oracle Corp. acquisition, the "cloud" that had been hovering over PeopleSoft Inc. is thinning, PeopleSoft Canada execs said Tuesday.

MS, HP collaborate in software startup fund

TORONTO (01/15/2004) - Microsoft Canada Co. and Hewlett Packard (Canada) Co. will team up to oversee an investment fund designed to give nascent Canadian software firms a boost.

Sun talks new pricing, computing model

Sun Microsystems took the wraps off its Project Orion initiative on Tuesday at the company's Sun Network conference, rebranding its family of software infrastructure solutions under the Java Enterprise System.

CERT: More SSH flaws found

Additional flaws have been revealed in Secure Shell (SSH) protocol implementations in SSH clients and servers from a variety of vendors, according to the CERT Coordination Center at Carnegie Mellon University.

Report: Employees just want to be respected

For the third year in a row, respect rates higher than remuneration in the High Tech Worker Survey Report conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting, ComputerWorld Canada and Network World Canada.