Articles By Fawzia Sheikh

Canada takes small steps towards modernizing its warfare technology

As Canada joins the global race to modernize its military, analysts say the country and its allies are being forced to examine the business case for defence-related IT systems. How do governments afford

Published on: December 7th, 2004 Fawzia Sheikh

E-voting still expensive, fraught with security issues

The U.S. federal election showed the flaws of electronic voting, with stories circulating about candidate names appearing incorrectly on the check-out screens of the polling kiosks, power outages and untrained poll staff. Canadian

Published on: December 7th, 2004 Fawzia Sheikh

Ontario Cancer Institute receives $1-million supercomputer

IBM Canada Ltd. said Monday it has awarded a high-performance computer valued at $1-million to the Ontario Cancer Institute that will help it understand the way proteins react together and potentially accelerate drug

Published on: December 6th, 2004 Fawzia Sheikh

ORION to Bob Rae: Networks are an education priority

Ontario should recognize high-speed optical networks as a critical new infrastructure in the province's post-secondary education system, the Ontario Research and Innovation Optical Network argued this week.Members of ORION, a network spanning 4,200

Published on: December 2nd, 2004 Fawzia Sheikh

VoIP experts: 911 services should be mandatory

As voice-over-IP services roll out across Canada, the industry has to work towards getting rid of obstacles that prevent people from making 9-1-1 emergency calls, experts told the Canadian Institute's VoIP Summit Wednesday.For

Published on: December 1st, 2004 Fawzia Sheikh

Dell schools Toronto students in PC assembly, repair

In a bid to close a technology gap between certain students, Dell Canada is debuting a pilot project giving kids computer skills training and a Dell P3 computer once they graduate from the

Published on: November 30th, 2004 Fawzia Sheikh

Canada to hop aboard smart transit bandwagon

Although Canadian transit authorities have been slower to embrace smart card technology for public transportation than their counterparts in Europe and Asia, this is changing as large cities and small- and mid-market centres

Published on: November 29th, 2004 Fawzia Sheikh

Open Text hands over hiring chores to Ceridian

Open Text Corp. is outsourcing its hiring practice in a move that's touted to save the software firm 20 per cent in costs and free up staff for other HR work.Richmond Hill, Ont.-based

Published on: November 25th, 2004 Fawzia Sheikh

CANARIE rewards five Canadian IT innovators

Centre de Recherche Informatique de Montréal (CRIM) this year scored a CANARIE IWAY award for its work in closed-caption technology. The ninth annual IWAY (Information Highway) awards honouring outstanding contribution to Canada's information

Published on: November 23rd, 2004 Fawzia Sheikh

CIRA proposes more privacy for dot-ca registrants

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority has proposed making public only limited information about dot-ca domain-name holders for privacy's sake, yet some argue this may open the door to precisely the sort of scam

Published on: November 22nd, 2004 Fawzia Sheikh

Vonage CEO prepares for changes in VoIP market

Jeffrey Citron , CEO of Vonage Holdings Corp., visited Toronto on Monday to officially open its Canadian office and to shed light on the way its broadband offerings are evolving within the country

Published on: November 22nd, 2004 Fawzia Sheikh

Ontario prescribes privacy law for health-care sector

Ontario's law regulating the privacy of health information took effect Nov. 1, and may force organizations that fail to comply to pay up to tens of thousands of dollars in maximum penalties. In

Published on: November 22nd, 2004 Fawzia Sheikh

Quebec group aims to bring unity to genomics industry

TARRYTOWN, NY -- A Quebec group promoting international cooperation between researchers in the field of population genomics has received $1 million in seed money.Montreal-based Public Population Project in Genomics, or P3G, a 14-month-old

Published on: November 18th, 2004 Fawzia Sheikh

Researchers target biobanks as key to cancer cure

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- One reason is cure for cancer remains elusive is because the medical research community is not using high-quality, highly-anotated human-tissue samples in its examination of human disease, an experts told

Published on: November 17th, 2004 Fawzia Sheikh

Wireless challenge pledges finished projects in 60 days

The 60-day Wireless Challenge is in full motion, a bid by Octanewave Software Inc. to promote the value of mobile technology to prospective corporate customers.Under the plan, the Toronto-based company will design at

Published on: November 8th, 2004 Fawzia Sheikh