Articles By Briony Smith

Oracle users worry about mobile security

Oracle and Nokia announced the general availability and certification for joint solutions at the recent Oracle OpenWorld conference in San FranciscoAccording to the vendors, the solution makes it possible for end users to

Published on: December 18th, 2006 Briony Smith

Halifax engineering firm outsources to Bell Aliant

In an effort to centralize the ICT aspects of their sprawling operations, Halifax-based environmental and geotechnical engineering firm Jacques Whitford has inked a $40-million outsourcing deal with ICT provider Bell Aliant.Bell's business-solutions provider

Published on: December 14th, 2006 Briony Smith

Public-private tech group to aid differently abled

Composed of university, private sector R&D teams, and non-profit organizations, the newly announced Intelligent Computational Assistive Science and Technology (ICAST) network aims to use technology to improve the quality of life of seniors

Published on: December 12th, 2006 Briony Smith

MTS Allstream teams up with Persona

A new deal between communication solutions provider MTS Allstream and the country's fifth-largest ISP, Persona Communications, should bring digital phone service further into the mainstream.The $30 million deal will see Persona using MTS

Published on: December 11th, 2006 Briony Smith

CNC Global study suggests IT hiring is up

Canadian IT staffing company CNC Global released on Thursday a hiring trend report that shows that IT professionals are much in demand-although there may not be enough to go around.The report showed that

Published on: December 7th, 2006 Briony Smith

Digital signature technology to link with credit history data

Recombo, a digital signature software provider, announced on Wednesday a partnership with Equifax Canada that will pair the credit bureau's wealth of information with Recombo's Waypoint program to make Web-signing documents safer. Digital

Published on: December 6th, 2006 Briony Smith

Canadian legal community mulls impact of U.S. e-discovery rules

The United States implemented several changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure last Friday that could make waves for Canadian IT staff working not only in law, but in all industries. Electronic

Published on: December 5th, 2006 Briony Smith

Canadian non-profit pairs donated PCs with mentoring services

A new non-profit organization is promising to help underprivileged kids hop on the technology bandwagon by installing Internet-ready, refurbished, donated computers in their home. Little Geeks is comprised of the children getting the

Published on: December 4th, 2006 Briony Smith

Canadian Web tool to circumvent online censors

University of Toronto researchers have developed a software program that will allow people in countries suffering from government-implemented Internet lockdown to access the web censorship-free. Psiphon, released on Friday, is a software program

Published on: December 1st, 2006 Briony Smith

Telus launches in-vehicle GPS in wake of Privacy Commish concerns

Telus released its new vehicle-tracking GPS Solutions for Business suite on Thursday -- the same day that Privacy Commissioner of Canada Jennifer Stoddart released the results of her study on the negative ramifications

Published on: November 30th, 2006 Briony Smith

Industry Canada’s Binder says RFID brings up policy issues

Industry Canada's Assistant Deputy Minister may be enthusiastic about RFID's potential, but don't count on the Government to lead the charge for its adoption nationwide. Speaking at an event hosted by GS1 Canada,

Published on: November 29th, 2006 Briony Smith

CATA and the Red Cross pair up to share resources

The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) recently announced a partnership with the Canadian Red Cross (CRC) that isn't just about CATA getting a karmic boost-the Alliance stands to benefit from the CRC's considerable

Published on: November 28th, 2006 Briony Smith

Waterloo nabs CFI money for IT research projects

University of Waterloo researchers will be trying to build quantum computers through nanomaterials and changing the way radio systems work thrugh $33.4 million in funding awarded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation Monday.

Published on: November 27th, 2006 Briony Smith

Oracle users wary of putting applications on Nokia devices

Oracle and Nokia's plan to offer access applications like Oracle Mobile Field Service and Siebel Wireless on E61 and E62 mobile devices is receiving mixed reviews from potential users. The two companies announced

Published on: November 13th, 2006 Briony Smith