Articles By Fawzia Sheikh

Tsunami relief effort puts technology to the test

The magnitude-9.0 earthquake and tsunamis in Asia that obliterated coastlines, infrastructure and took more than 150,000 lives late last month has prompted some aid organizations to devise creative ways to keep field workers

Published on: January 18th, 2005 Fawzia Sheikh

NeCST standard to bring cohesion to e-claims process

Canada Health Infoway has invested $1.1 million in the last phase of a project aiming to provide a single, open-source standard for exchanging financial claim information among health-care organizations.The national e-Claims Standard (NeCST)

Published on: January 13th, 2005 Fawzia Sheikh

Montreal Police puts computer dispatch on cell network

The Montreal Police Service has struck a deal with IBM to provide officers with a secure public wireless connection giving them access at any time to emergency information regardless of where they are

Published on: January 13th, 2005 Fawzia Sheikh

Palmtops go where laptops fear to tread

Pfizer Canada Inc. says using handheld computers instead of notebooks when sales reps visit physicians' visits will slash 30 minutes a day off the time needed to enter data collected from meetings. Pharmaceutical

Published on: January 13th, 2005 Fawzia Sheikh

VoIP faces hurdles over 911 availability, viruses, eavesdropping and interoperability

As voice-over-IP services roll out across Canada, the industry has to work towards getting rid of obstacles that prevent people from making 911 emergency calls, according to speakers at the Canadian Institute's recent

Published on: January 13th, 2005 Fawzia Sheikh

DND puts Vanguard on sensitive mainframe data

The Department of National Defence has upgraded its security software to protect sensitive information stored on its zSeries mainframe, the department's foundation for centralized security.DND realized it needs to concentrate management of its

Published on: January 10th, 2005 Fawzia Sheikh

Conestoga seeks to fill health informatics gap

Conestoga College is debuting in September a degree program in health informatics management inspired by a dearth of professionals in the field across Canada.The curriculum of the four-year program will center on health

Published on: January 10th, 2005 Fawzia Sheikh

Bell to the CRTC: Let us kill off some of these services!

In a move to stop offering what it describes as unpopular services, Bell Canada petitioned the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission this week to agree to a framework spelling out the conditions for

Published on: January 6th, 2005 Fawzia Sheikh

Shaw pioneers Session Initiation Protocol in Canada

Shaw Cablesystems Wednesday said it was rolling out multimedia solutions from Nortel Networks allowing residential broadband subscribers in western Canada to tap services like advanced voice, video and instant messaging from one vendor.Shaw's

Published on: January 5th, 2005 Fawzia Sheikh

What about the staff?

The fate of staff following a move to outsourcing can be a ticklish issue — especially in a unionized environment. Hydro One Inc. CIO Hitesh Seth got an agreement from the union on

Published on: January 5th, 2005 Fawzia Sheikh

Tsunami relief effort puts technology to the test

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

Published on: January 4th, 2005 Fawzia Sheikh

Indian IT firms increase their Canadian presence

IT services firm Cognizant last week joined other firms with Indian operations that have opened offices in Canada to handle nearshore work for North American clients, despite concerns by some that the rising

Published on: December 16th, 2004 Fawzia Sheikh

Wireless World Research Forum probes user needs

Over the next 12 months the wireless industry will bring to market products combining cellular telephony with WiFi, representing the first implementation of the way overall communications will evolve, a telco executive told

Published on: December 14th, 2004 Fawzia Sheikh

Military uses modelling tools to train for landmine project

The Canadian Forces is using a knowledge management system to help militaries around the world receive safe de-mining training by using virtual models.Military engineers have been using Vancouver-based NGRAIN's product knowledge management solution

Published on: December 14th, 2004 Fawzia Sheikh

Xwave buys Fujitsu Consulting’s Atlantic operation

xwave acquired the Atlantic assets of Fujitsu Consulting Canada this week in a deal touted to grow its service delivery across Atlantic Canada and expand its annuity-based portfolio.Lured in part by Fujitsu Consulting's

Published on: December 9th, 2004 Fawzia Sheikh