Articles By Geoffrey Downey

Alpha era ends with Itanium

Compaq Computer Corp.'s decision to phase out its Alpha and NonStop Himalaya technology shouldn't worry current users, according to the company and an analyst.The Houston-based computer maker Monday announced it had agreed to

Published on: June 25th, 2001 Geoffrey Downey

Stream to supply high-speed access to Everest customers

Artists are often criticized for going commercial, but for a Toronto-based service provider it's a good thing.Stream Intelligent Networks Corp. Wednesday announced it signed an agreement with Everest Broadband Networks Canada to supply

Published on: June 20th, 2001 Geoffrey Downey

Sun Microsystems buys Toronto e-learning firm

Sun Microsystems Inc. liked the product so much it bought the company.The Palo Alto, Calif.-based software company Tuesday announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Isopia, Inc., an e-learning software firm. Sun

Published on: June 19th, 2001 Geoffrey Downey

Feds urged to give First Nations priority in broadband access

The government's moves to expand broadband access should focus on communities where the private sector is unlikely to deliver services, the National Broadband Task Force said Monday.The group also said priority should be

Published on: June 18th, 2001 Geoffrey Downey

Xerox discontinues SOHO printer lines

Xerox Corp. Thursday announced it is pulling the plug on its small office/home office (SOHO) business.Over the next six months the Stamford, Conn.-based company will phase out personal copiers, ink-jet printers, and laser

Published on: June 14th, 2001 Geoffrey Downey

Network Appliance sets up Canadian channel

TORONTO--A network storage company opened its Canadian subsidiary Tuesday and is looking for select resellers to help capture part of the $850 million market.This marks a change in philosophy for the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based,

Published on: June 12th, 2001 Geoffrey Downey

.Net show debuts on YTV

And the Gemini for excellence in children's programming goes to. . . Microsoft?Last Friday at 3 a.m. marked the Canadian broadcast premier of <a href=The .Net Show on YTV, the youth specialty channel.

Published on: June 11th, 2001 Geoffrey Downey

Stream sewer robot rides again

How much is not being stuck in traffic worth to you?The Town of Richmond Hill, Ont. thinks its' worth a great deal. This was part of the motivation in signing a 15-year agreement

Published on: June 7th, 2001 Geoffrey Downey

Nortel, Microsoft team on managed services

Death and taxes are the only certainties in life, according to the old axiom, but Nortel Networks Corp. hopes to add to the list.At the Supercomm 2001 trade show in Atlanta the telecommunications

Published on: June 5th, 2001 Geoffrey Downey

Women’s portal puts spotlight on innovation

Off the top of your head name three female inventors: Marie Curie and. . .If that's as far as you got don't feel too bad; a few years ago Annie Wood made it

Published on: June 4th, 2001 Geoffrey Downey

Legal software maker eyes burgeoning upgrade market

Writing a billing program to make life easier for lawyers probably won't help Robert Todd win a popularity contest, but at least his target base is south of the border.Todd is the president

Published on: June 1st, 2001 Geoffrey Downey

Tech Data expands Xalyx’s horizons

Ascribing to the theory bigger is better, Tech Data Canada is extending its Xalyx business unit to include networking manufacturers and products.According to the Mississauga, Ont.-based distributor it is expanding the storage-focused unit

Published on: May 31st, 2001 Geoffrey Downey

Ontario puts aside $90 million for R&D award

TORONTO -- Ontario's Energy, Science and Technology minister said a $90-million fund gets Ontario moving towards achieving the ministry's goal."This will help bring the province one step closer to being the No. 1

Published on: May 30th, 2001 Geoffrey Downey

Provincial veteran offers e-health prescription

TORONTO -- Ontario's information and privacy commissioner pulled no punches Monday when discussing privacy issues surrounding health information.At the e-Health 2001: The Future of Health Care conference, Ann Cavoukian told a standing-room-only audience

Published on: May 28th, 2001 Geoffrey Downey