By Consider the Source | September 30, 2010 11:15 AM | Categories: Outsourcing
The increasing pressure of corporate responsibility — combined with the fact that the global information technology (IT) industry is on par with the aviation industry in terms of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions — is driving companies to look for ways to reduce their carbon footprint. IT is an important part of the equation.
By Alan Brookstone | September 29, 2010 10:45 AM | Categories: eHealth
On January 28, 2009, Canada Health Infoway announced $500 Million
in funding to support electronic health record systems as part of the 2009 Federal budget.
We’ve written many posts in the past on SEO and how you can effectively target keywords to drive organic traffic to your website. However there is an important aspect to keyword research that is often forgotten, long tail keywords, and today's post will help to explain the ways marketers can use long tail keywords to improve their targeted website traffic.
By Michael Geist | September 27, 2010 10:30 AM | Categories: Technology law
Governments have long sought ways to regulate Internet activity, whether for the purposes of taxation, content regulation, or the application of national laws. Effective regulatory measures have often proven elusive, however, since, unlike the Internet, national laws typically end at the border. Earlier this month, the United States began to move aggressively toward a new way of confronting the Internet’s jurisdictional limitations - the domain name system.
By Jon Arnold | September 24, 2010 9:45 AM | Categories: General Trends
The topic of content has been a big deal recently with service providers, and there are many angles to consider here. I just started exploring this, based largely on what's happening in Canada right now, and that's the focus of my latest Service Provider Views article on TMCnet.
By Alan Brookstone | September 23, 2010 9:30 AM | Categories: eHealth
The Canadian Medical Association has released their 4th fourth annual update and overview of health care-related information technology (IT) activity in the provinces and territories, and trends across Canada.
ZDNet recently posted an article
about the perils of an ERP industry in which most of the major players are somehow aligned with ERP vendors. Panorama’s business model is based on independence from software vendors, which we have discussed in this blog on a number of occasions. It appears as though, finally, we may not be alone in our line of thinking that suggests that the well-established network of ERP resellers and partners may not be the best thing for enterprise software clients and prospects.
With the House of Commons back in session this week, there has been growing speculation that Bill C-32, the copyright reform bill, will emerge as a government priority. Given the rhetoric we've seen over the past three months, it seems likely that proponents of the digital lock approach will seek to paint critics as anti-copyright, pirates, and radical extremists. While the rhetoric may seek to delegitimize consumers and many Canadians vocal on the copyright issue, the reality is that many consumer and education groups have been far more supportive of the bill than proponents such as the music industry.
By Glen Farrelly | September 20, 2010 11:30 AM | Categories: Mobility
Day Two of the Mobile Media World Conference
in Toronto focused on mobile marketing, yet one of the early speakers declared "Nobody wants advertising". His continuing remarks highlight the overall theme of how to be effective in mobile marketing, "Nobody wants advertising, but they do want content. And the difference is relevance."
By Glen Farrelly | September 17, 2010 9:00 AM | Categories: Mobility
By now, you’ve no doubt heard 2010 proclaimed as the year of mobile. Auguring the profound impact of mobile media, a speaker at this year’s Mobile Media World conference believes 2010 is instead the year you do mobile or you’re dead!
Last week Google introduced their newest search update, Google Instant
and since then there has been a lot of talk in the blogosphere about what effects this will have on web marketing.
By Michael Geist | September 14, 2010 8:45 AM | Categories: Communications
The Canadian Media Guild has posted
two maps comparing the availability of transmitters before and after the planned digital transition.
SAP and Oracle have been duking it out for years. Although the two companies have a clear combined majority market share of ERP system
providers, neither has won the battle to determine a clear victor for ERP supremacy.
By Consider the Source | September 10, 2010 9:30 AM | Categories: Outsourcing
When you developed your sourcing strategy it probably had several key elements articulated in order to achieve the resultant business case. In the end, were you able to execute against the entire plan, or did you achieve objectives only in specific areas?
By Alan Brookstone | September 9, 2010 11:30 AM | Categories: eHealth
Published in Technology for Doctors, this article highlights the strategy that has been adopted in Canada to focus on EHRs vs. EMRs in physicians practices. It is time to shift the focus to the end-user and encourage widespread adoption and use of EMRs.
By Consider the Source | September 8, 2010 10:30 AM | Categories: Outsourcing
M&A activity has been on the rise across industries as companies seek advantages that will help them stand out from their competition. With enterprise spending accounting for more than 80% of software industry revenues, companies in that sector have struggled with lower sales in mature markets while emerging markets have helped to sustain them. As companies in emerging markets continue to grow, demand for computers, software and operating systems is increasing.
Ron Karr recently published a fascinating look at the leadership practices of top sales performers. Simply put, Karr says sales people should lead (and thereby sell), or get out of the way
. He contends that the future in B2B sales belongs to leaders who are willing to create outcomes that others have not imagined. Such sales leaders create whole new levels of performance for their customers, and hold themselves personally accountable for their success in doing so. Karr’s book explains some of the best practices of top sales performers. It's an inside glimpse at how to create exceptionally valuable buyer experiences
Okay, so you have a company blog and you’ve been getting some traffic, but not enough to justify your blogging efforts. Well, you’re not the only ones, this is a common problem and it can be solved with a simple fix: proper promotion.
We recently launched our online ERP database, where web-site visitors can review vendor data and rate ERP vendors on a number of criteria. This database asks visitors to rate their ERP vendor on variables such as functionality, pre-sales support, technical support, and a number of other key factors. While the ERP database is relatively new, initial responses are trickling in and some of the results are interesting.
By Michael Geist | September 1, 2010 1:00 PM | Categories: Communications
The CRTC yesterday affirmed
an earlier decision requiring incumbents to grant wholesale access to faster speeds to independent ISPs. The government could still overrule
the decision within the next 90 days.