Articles By Briony Smith

Toronto firm offers online health record access for patients, doctors

A young company named Aristex Health Solutions announced Thursday the launch of Global Lifeguard, a Web-based application that will allow patients and physicians alike access to their medical records online. The program is

Published on: January 25th, 2007 Briony Smith

Ryerson uses Moodle to offer courses to Caribbean nursing students

In an alliance with the University of the West Indies, Ryerson University's G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education will be offering animation-enhanced e-learning to help keep the Caribbean's practising nurses qualified and

Published on: January 24th, 2007 Briony Smith

Xwave to use $4.5 million payroll rebate to boost N.S. presence

Through the private sector-led business development agency Nova Scotia Business Inc., the provincial government has given Bell Aliant's IT company xwave a payroll rebate worth over $4.5 million that will result in 250

Published on: January 23rd, 2007 Briony Smith

Sun, Intel forge enterprise alliance around Xeon and Solaris

Sun Microsystems and Intel announced Monday an alliance that will see Intel's Xeon chips placed in certain Sun servers and workstations, while Intel agreed to endorse Solaris as its preferred, mainstream operating system

Published on: January 22nd, 2007 Briony Smith

Keylogging has become ‘like Malware for Dummies,’ McAfee says

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 just-released McAfee white paper, they

Published on: January 18th, 2007 Briony Smith

Cognos beefs up dashboard expertise with Celequest deal

Canadian business intelligence software giant Cognos announced Wednesday its acquisition of American operational dashboard company Celequest. The company already has, according to Cognos vice-president of product marketing Leah MacMillan, a variety of dashboards.

Published on: January 17th, 2007 Briony Smith

IESO taps IBM to manage data from smart metering initiative

Ontario's Independent Electricity System Operator has teamed up with IBM to develop a smart meter data management system that will help the province's residents take advantage of hour-by-hour billing to conserve power. Part

Published on: January 16th, 2007 Briony Smith

Ontario man seeks class-action status for Dell Inspiron lawsuit

In the wake of two American lawsuits launched against a handful of Dell's Inspiron notebooks, a group of Canadians have also leveled their own lawsuit, alleging that their purchases suffer from massive overheating

Published on: January 15th, 2007 Briony Smith

Extra daylight saving time may require IT intervention

Starting this year, Canada will get four more weeks of daylight saving time, a changeover that could throw off both computer operating systems and the IT professionals who manage themPart of the U.S.'s

Published on: January 14th, 2007 Briony Smith

Undergrads get an early start on IT conference circuit

Hundreds of university students descended upon Toronto Thursday for the annual Canadian Undergraduate Technology Conference, where students picked up pointers that they hoped will make them more stellar employees for their future employers

Published on: January 11th, 2007 Briony Smith

Advocates call for data breach notification law

The Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic is gunning for the federal government, requesting that it make changes to PIPEDA that would force businesses to disclose IT security breaches to those whose

Published on: January 10th, 2007 Briony Smith

Health-care non-profit signs up Telus for $6.5M IP deal

Saint Elizabeth Health Care, a non-profit home and community health care organization, has chosen Telus as its IP provider in a five-year deal worth $6.5 million. The telecommunications giant provide Saint Elizabeth Health

Published on: January 9th, 2007 Briony Smith

Precarn faces funding crunch

The coffers of Precarn, a non-profit IT development consortium of corporations, research institutes, and government partners may be all out of money in a year or two, according to Precarn vice-president Graham Taylor.

Published on: January 8th, 2007 Briony Smith

Canada, U.S. share concerns over virus threats

A recent study comparing IT security approaches by Canadian and American enterprises done by the Info-Tech Research Group in partnership with ITBusiness.ca revealed that most IT managers are still terrified of external threats

Published on: January 5th, 2007 Briony Smith

High-performance clusters form united front

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has put the cherry on top of its long-standing commitment to funding high-performance computing with a $78 million investment to create a national network of supercomputing facilities.

Published on: January 4th, 2007 Briony Smith