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(From an interview with Shoshana Jamieson, Director of Consulting at Illumiti)

It’s no secret that many organizations struggle with ERP. Gartner’s recent whitepaper, entitled “Working Smarter, Not Harder Is the Key to Business Success With ERP” identifies the principal reasons why some organizations are so successful with their implementations, while others continue to experience challenges. (more…)

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By: Gail Balfour
womenshealthmatters.ca

Each December 6th, Canadians remember the 14 young women who were killed at the École Polytechnique in Montreal in 1989. Their deaths are marked by a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women.

On this day, government, organizations and individual Canadians pause to reflect on the work that remains to be done to prevent this violence.

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By: Gail Balfour
ComputerWorld Canada

If there ever was proof that the climate of Internet commerce is changing, it’s Amazon.com’s announcement last month that it had finally turned a net profit.

The news, which “prompted observers to check to see if there were any snowballs in hell,” as described by an IDG News Service newsletter, shouldn’t really be news – if you think about it rationally. Maybe I’m a bit cynical about commerce, but doesn’t the whole impetus behind running a business have a lot to do with making a buck?

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By: Gail Balfour
ComputerWorld Canada  (11 Sep 2001)

Today has been surreal – I can’t help feeling that the world is ending. Which – I hope – it isn’t really. But I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that the world in which we are all familiar has changed irrevocably. Allow me to explain that print publications like this one work a couple weeks ahead of the date printed on the cover. So, I find myself writing this on Sept. 11, a day that will live in history as a horrifying milestone.

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