Articles By Briony Smith

Zip.ca shows off the IT behind Canada’s answer to Netflix

Today, through its commitment to hardcore proprietary software development (and a few word-of-mouth-friendly Web 2.0 strategies), it's succeeding in keeping its virtual shelves stocked.Today, through its commitment to hardcore proprietary software development (and

Published on: March 26th, 2007 Briony Smith

As 802.11n standard arrives, Apple updates its Airport

The promise of a new wireless standard has companies like Apple trotting out routers that put them right in line to tap into the upcoming ultra-fast and super-wide-ranging 802.11n standard.According to Eduardo Kibel,

Published on: March 26th, 2007 Briony Smith

Keylogging evolves into

Keyloggers, a type of malware that tracks a person's keystrokes through either hardware or software may be one of the lesser-known IT security threats, but, according to a McAfee white paper, they are

Published on: March 26th, 2007 Briony Smith

e-Dentity melds Web with pop culture

But a Toronto theatre troupe has studied these issues and fashioned a production around them that has left IT professionals laughing and been granted by Mirvish Productions a run on the high-profile stage

Published on: March 23rd, 2007 Briony Smith

Grant MacEwan College, Windsor Public Library eye Novell tools

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah. -- Customers in the education and library sector are attending BrainShare to explore virtualization and the new SUSE Linux Enterprise Thin Client, both of which they said could offer

Published on: March 20th, 2007 Briony Smith

Second Life online craze leads businesses into virtual worlds

Chris Lassonde, president of Millions of Us, a company that helps businesses bring their brands into virtual worlds, said that Second Life really took off in mid-2006, spurred by a Business Week article

Published on: March 20th, 2007 Briony Smith

Novell offers OES that runs NetWare as virtual machine

Novell on Monday launched a public beta of Open Enterprise Server 2 that will run its proprietary NetWare as a virtual machine under the SUSE Linux kernel. Novell president Ron Hovsepian, who took

Published on: March 19th, 2007 Briony Smith

Disaster recovery organization says Toronto needs to prepare

The Toronto-based not-for-profit Disaster Recovery Information Exchange has called for the businesses, government, and emergency services of Toronto to band together to provide a disaster-proof front against catastrophes, but some local IT vendors,

Published on: March 15th, 2007 Briony Smith

Windows Mobile 6 OS emphasizes Wi-Fi, VoIP and e-mail features

Microsoft is plunging ahead with its attempts to penetrate the BlackBerry-dominated mobile market with Windows Mobile 6, the newest version of its mobile operating system that executives said will further its “telco 2.0”

Published on: March 13th, 2007 Briony Smith

Second Life craze takes businesses into virtual worlds

Second Life, Linden Lab’s user-crafted 3-D online virtual world, is booming with consumers, but businesses are also going “in-world,” creating a bustling marketplace for third-party developers to handle this outsourced business and, for

Published on: March 6th, 2007 Briony Smith

Nortel spin-off takes on switch market

Blade Network Technologies, a server switch company spun out of Nortel last year, is hoping to take on network giants such as Cisco by offering switches with twice the performance of a standard

Published on: March 6th, 2007 Briony Smith

Nortel spin-off takes on Ethernet switch market

Blade Network Technologies, a server switch company spun out of Nortel last year, is hoping to take on network giants such as Cisco by offering switches with twice the performance of a standard

Published on: February 28th, 2007 Briony Smith

Feds trim down IT procurement policy

The Treasury Board of Canada released today the results of an independent review of its procurement policies that have drawn smiles from ITAC, one of the previous critics of proposed procurement policy changes.

Published on: February 28th, 2007 Briony Smith

Saskatchewan to offer free Wi-Fi access

The Saskatchewan government announced Monday its plans 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: February 26th, 2007 Briony Smith

Foreign workers tell CATA they feel systemically marginalized

The Information and Communications Technology Council recently released a report done by the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) that documents the problems that internationally educated professionals face in integrating into the Canadian ICT

Published on: February 22nd, 2007 Briony Smith