Articles By Scott Foster

Utility turns on to tablets

Until recently, paper and pens always travelled better across rugged terrain than personal computers. But thanks to advances in the way tablet PCs are made, technicians at Hydro One can now take their

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 4th, 2004 Scott Foster

Hot topics at this year’s GTEC: electronic records, wireless

Electronic health records for the military, document-tracking for federal public servants and a wireless Internet system for Saskatchewan residents: these three ongoing projects are some of the hot topics at GTEC this year.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 13th, 2004 Scott Foster

‘Lawful access’ debate heats up

If a proposal to expand the surveillance powers of Canadian police forces becomes law, it would render electronic encryption technologies ineffective and gouge the profits of those who supply them, according to a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 7th, 2004 Scott Foster

Linux takes Microsoft rivalry to the desktop

Linux is poised to threaten Microsoft's dominance in the desktop and notebook market, assuming it can overcome interoperability issues, according to experts. It's only a matter of time, they say, before the open

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 23rd, 2004 Scott Foster

PIPEDA will fuel online trust: Privacy chief

OTTAWA — The best way for e-businesses to rebuild the public's waning trust of online transactions is to comply with Canada's new privacy rules, says Jennifer Stoddart, privacy commissioner of Canada. Stoddart went

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 23rd, 2004 Scott Foster

U of T researcher develops do-it-yourself health portal

Dr. Claire Bombardier envisions a day when her patients can perform self-assessments of their disease and measure their own progress with the help of an Internet portal. For the last two years, the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 21st, 2004 Scott Foster

Hospitals test Web-based patient record system

OTTAWA -- A stone’s throw away from the health-care summit where provincial premiers and Prime Minister Paul Martin are trying to hammer out a new funding deal, a Toronto-based company was demonstraitng technology

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 14th, 2004 Scott Foster

Security firms struggle with ‘lawful access’ proposal

If a proposal to expand the surveillance powers of Canadian police forces becomes law, it would render electronic encryption technologies ineffective and gouge the profits of those who supply them, according to a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 1st, 2004 Scott Foster

Privacy chief to e-commerce firms: Don’t blame PIPEDA

OTTAWA -- The best way for e-businesses to rebuild the public’s waning trust of online transactions is to comply with Canada’s new privacy rules, says Jennifer Stoddart, privacy commissioner of Canada.Stoddart went before

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 25th, 2004 Scott Foster

CATA deal to help local firms access Chinese market

New links between Canadian and Chinese high-tech clusters could create more opportunities for local technology firms, according to the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance. CATA recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 24th, 2004 Scott Foster

B.C. universities to receive universal Web portal

A one-stop service portal for British Columbia's university students is one step closer to completion.Bccampus, the overseer of the $1-million Web-based project, recently selected Vancouver-based MAKE Technologies to contribute its connector toolkit to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 19th, 2004 Scott Foster

Linux takes Microsoft rivalry to the desktop

Linux is poised to threaten Microsoft’s dominance in the desktop and notebook market, assuming it can overcome interoperability issues, according to experts.It’s only a matter of time, they say, before the open source

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 17th, 2004 Scott Foster

Feds shy away from issuing IT contracts under $25K

A directive issued by the federal government will put many small and medium-sized IT firms on the ""endangered species list,"" according to one Ottawa businessman. Pending a departmental review of its sole-source contracting

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 10th, 2004 Scott Foster

Ottawa airport sets up high-tech screening system

In an effort to comply with impending federal regulations, the Ottawa International Airport has commissioned a $14.4-million baggage-handling system that can sniff out explosives.The system responds to Transport Canada rules that require all

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 6th, 2004 Scott Foster

Technicians’ union strikes a nerve with Canada’s telcos

For weeks, Bell Canada has been bracing for a possible technician strike and the resultant loss of business, analysts say. Over the next several weeks, the 7,000 Bell technicians in question will vote

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 30th, 2004 Scott Foster