Articles By Fawzia Sheikh

Bill Gates preps Vista security strategy

SEATTLE – Microsoft Corp. chairman and chief software architect, Bill Gates, announced the beta 2 versions of the Windows Vista operating system, Windows server Longhorn and 2007 Office system at this year's Windows

Published on: May 23rd, 2006 Fawzia Sheikh

WarrenShepell embarks on three-year IT growth plan

WarrenShepell describes its $3-million IT investment in health and wellness services as the largest system improvement made to employee assistance programs (EAP) in Canada.The company provides these services to more than 2,500 organizations

Published on: May 15th, 2006 Fawzia Sheikh

Allstate Canada pushes self-service intranet tools to employees

The Allstate Insurance Co. of Canada is building a Web content management system, with Sapient Canada's help, that the insurer said will allow it to maintain several critical Web sites serving customers, partners

Published on: May 4th, 2006 Fawzia Sheikh

Simon Fraser University puts in PeopleSoft to improve registrations

Simon Fraser University looked to Sierra Systems to implement an online system designed to ease the challenges students face during the annual registration process, which they describe as growing more complicated as Canadian

Published on: May 2nd, 2006 Fawzia Sheikh

Atlantic Health Sciences offers remote access data to diabetics

AnyWare Group and Atlantic Health Sciences have developed a joint program giving recently diagnosed diabetic patients greater control over their health care by allowing them to submit data online such as their blood

Published on: April 26th, 2006 Fawzia Sheikh

Toshiba users take court action over Satellite 6100 Pro

A national class-action lawsuit was filed this week against Toshiba of Canada Ltd., citing design problems with the Satellite Pro 6100 notebook computer. The claim, filed with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice,

Published on: April 20th, 2006 Fawzia Sheikh

Canadian telehealth project connects to Middle East

JERUSALEM - Canadian health care providers and universities have forged a deal to discuss health issues via video teleconferencing with Middle Eastern counterparts that eventually may have a secondary benefit - building bridges

Published on: March 22nd, 2006 Fawzia Sheikh

Canadian telehealth project connects to Middle East

JERUSALEM -- Canadian health care providers and universities have forged a deal to discuss health issues via video teleconferencing with Middle Eastern counterparts that eventually may have a secondary benefit--building bridges in the

Published on: March 1st, 2006 Fawzia Sheikh

Security, disaster planning, regulations all drive demand for CDP technology

Although a recent survey shows that only half of North American firms rely on continuous data protection to safeguard changes to corporate information, companies need it “to stay in business,” as one analyst

Published on: January 29th, 2006 Fawzia Sheikh

Most firms shy away from biometrics, content with conventional passwords

Relying on human anatomy to authenticate the identity of a company’s employees or customers has still not caught on. The standard corporate password is accepted by most. Canadian uncertainty about biometrics contributes to

Published on: December 12th, 2005 Fawzia Sheikh

Analysts predict steady growth for wide-area Ethernet voice and data

Metropolitan Ethernet may be less expensive and easier to implement than older inter-office networking standards, but opinion is mixed among analysts as to how quickly the service will become the most-favoured wide-area networking

Published on: October 20th, 2005 Fawzia Sheikh

Rwanda aiming to become information technology hub for sub-Saharan Africa

Rwanda won an international award this year for the dubious distinction of turning the human waste of 1,500 prisoners into useable gas — a necessary evil in a country plagued by water shortages

Published on: September 26th, 2005 Fawzia Sheikh

Navigating the IT planning highway

Public sector IT managers need to have a vision — and a road map — of where they want their organizations to be in five to 10 years. But they also need to

Published on: September 26th, 2005 Fawzia Sheikh

Toronto Convention Centre boosts antenna coverage

Five months after the Metro Toronto Convention Centre implemented voice-over-IP for staff using mobile phones, telecommunications manager Chris Taylor reports a 98 per cent satisfaction rating. Taylor’s IT department plans to boost antenna

Published on: July 18th, 2005 Fawzia Sheikh

Aid organization tries out solar power in relief work

The 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunamis in Asia that obliterated coastlines and infrastructure has prompted some aid organizations to quickly devise creative ways to keep field workers in touch with their Canadian headquarters. In

Published on: January 24th, 2005 Fawzia Sheikh