Articles By Briony Smith

SSL VPN provider aims at smartphone market

Seattle-based remote access firm Aventail announced Monday that its remote access SSL VPN solution is now available for smartphones.Demand for the ability to push applications out to smartphone users led to Aventail’s extending

Published on: May 14th, 2007 Briony Smith

Saskatchewan plans wireless network for four cities

The Saskatchewan government has announced a plan to create what it called the country's largest wireless Internet network, which will allow the province's four largest cities' residents and visitors to access free-of-charge Wi-Fi

Published on: May 14th, 2007 Briony Smith

Saskatchewan plans wireless network for four cities

Two-hundred-fifty access points (approximately one per block) will boost business travel to the province, according to Richard Murray, the executive director of policy and planning for the Government of Saskatchewan's Information Technology Office.

Published on: May 11th, 2007 Briony Smith

Treo 755p launch raises Palm OS questions

Palm Inc. has announced that some of its Treos will come equipped with a new Linux-based Palm OS by the end of the year, making them among the first mainstream North American devices

Published on: May 10th, 2007 Briony Smith

Microsoft aims ‘Katmai’ at unstructured data

Microsoft used its first business intelligence conference this week to announce the upcoming version of SQL Server, which is due to be released next year and is capable of managing unstructured data.Code-named “Katmai,”

Published on: May 10th, 2007 Briony Smith

Students give schools low marks on IT

A roundtable discussion inspired by the research and held in Toronto looked at another danger - a lack of soft skills in and proper workforce preparation for future IT professionals.The survey was conducted

Published on: May 6th, 2007 Briony Smith

Forecast for systems design sector shows profits falling

A Conference Board of Canada report released today revealed that computer systems design industry profits will fall in the upcoming year, but it won’t be a permanent problem.Michael Burt, senior economist and author

Published on: May 3rd, 2007 Briony Smith

OS expert forecasts a future beyond Windows

TORONTO -- Windows may no longer be the behemoth in the world of the operating system, as Apple and trends like virtualization, Linux-based systems, and Web-based applications emerge as the next step in

Published on: May 1st, 2007 Briony Smith

Landline project delay gives Bell time to plan

Bell Canada's plans to expand its landline networks and delve into the IPTV market have stalled, but Canadian IT analysts say the company's ExpressVu television offering will tide the firm over while it

Published on: April 27th, 2007 Briony Smith

Entrust enters hardware encryption with $5 USB token

Entrust provides multi-factor authentication to businesses, including machine fingerprinting, question-and-answers, grid authorization, and out-of-band services, according to the company's chief technology officer, Chris Voice. It offers three platforms that cover authentication, transaction protection

Published on: April 26th, 2007 Briony Smith

Novell uses BrainShare to demo its SharePoint rival

Novell Teaming (NT) and Novell Teaming + Conferencing (NTC) were the brainchild of Boston-based SiteScape. Novell began tossing around the idea of offering a collaborative software package a year ago, said Bill Pray,

Published on: April 26th, 2007 Briony Smith

SWIFT scandal exposes PIPEDA holes

A New York Times article last June revealed that, according to Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart's Report of Findings, “the United States Treasury used administrative subpoenas to access tens of thousands of records from

Published on: April 26th, 2007 Briony Smith

BI firms welcome HP to data warehouse space

HP this week announced that it will be entering the data warehouse space with Neoview, a data warehouse platform that integrates hardware, software, and services.According to Geoff Kereluik, HP Canada's vice-president of marketing

Published on: April 25th, 2007 Briony Smith

Red Hat offers Canada a look at Xen-based Linux

TORONTO -- Red Hat made a somewhat rare Canadian appearance Tuesday to show off its recently released RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 with Xen virtualization to a group of IT managers and decisionmakers.Hosted by

Published on: April 24th, 2007 Briony Smith

E-commerce stats suggest barriers breaking down

A Statistics Canada survey suggests the Canadian e-commerce boom shows no sign of stopping. “Online sales recorded their fifth consecutive year of double-digit growth in 2006,” according to the Statistics Canada report. “Private

Published on: April 23rd, 2007 Briony Smith