Articles By Derek Abma

Bill Gates tells Ottawa: You can’t ignore the

Microsoft Corp. chairman and chief software architect told a Canadian audience of technology professionals last month. “I look at the next 10 years and say there's not a doubt this will be the

Published on: March 5th, 2007 Derek Abma

Gates in Ottawa: Don’t ignore the ‘natural interface’

OTTAWA – If you thought the last decade was an exciting time in the high-tech industry, you haven’t seen anything yet, Microsoft Corp. chairman and chief software architect told a Canadian audience of

Published on: February 20th, 2007 Derek Abma

Pulver: CRTC shouldn’t treat VoIP like phone service

OTTAWA -- The guru of Internet telephony is in Canada, and he’s talking revolution. Jeff Pulver, president of and co-founder of Vonage, was in the nation's capital on Monday for a speaking

Published on: May 18th, 2004 Derek Abma

Sympatico makes the case for Internet advertising

OTTAWA -- Will high-speed Internet prove to be the setting of ""the next golden age of advertising,"" as it was described Monday during a session at the Canadian Marketing Association’s national convention?Two officials

Published on: May 3rd, 2004 Derek Abma

Heritage trio creates database to help Canadians research past

A database created by three genealogy groups will help thousands of Canadians get in touch with their heritage. The Canadian Genealogy Centre, a branch of the Library and Archives of Canada, recently placed

Published on: July 30th, 2003 Derek Abma

Toronto cops enlist Microsoft in anti-child porn crusade

The Toronto Police Service is working with the world’s biggest software company’s Canadian division to help battle sexual exploitation of children.The force’s sex-crimes unit is co-operating with Microsoft Canada with the hope of

Published on: April 25th, 2003 Derek Abma

Alberta Pension Administration ends the paper trail

Some people complain about having to work with a five-year-old Pentium. Meanwhile, Alberta’s public-sector pension administrator is just now getting around to updating some of its quarter-century-old administrative technology.Alberta Pensions Administration Corp., a

Published on: April 22nd, 2003 Derek Abma

JDS Uniphase taps Oracle’s All-In-One

It’s not surprising a company such as JDS Uniphase Corp. buys into a plan that saves it 60 per cent on its information-technology costs.JDS, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of fibre-optic network

Published on: March 18th, 2003 Derek Abma

Quebec liquor retailer raises glass to online purchasing

Somebody forgot to tell Quebec’s liquor retailer the trend toward online business-to-business transactions is dead.The Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) is now buying all its beverages online, using two separate Web portals.

Published on: March 17th, 2003 Derek Abma

Entrepreneurs find answers at Ottawa FAQ site

Ottawa business people who ask a lot of questions but can't get any answers have caught a break.A resource Web site for entrepreneurs in this city is about to introduce a ""virtual advisor,""

Published on: February 6th, 2003 Derek Abma