Articles By Geoffrey Downey

Stem cell researchers plant wireless roots

William Stanford is used to thinking about transplants, not undergoing one himself.The assistant professor at the University of Toronto's Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) was recently uprooted from his lab at

Published on: May 2nd, 2003 Geoffrey Downey

RCMP puts criminals on notice with DNA bank

The RCMP and its private sector partner are taking the safety of Canadians to the bank.Thanks to scores of high-profile court cases, TV shows and legislation, the role DNA and scientists play in

Published on: April 17th, 2003 Geoffrey Downey

Trillium heals system bottlenecks with an EMC storage solution

Staff at Trillium Health Centre's offices in the Ontario cities of Etobicoke and Mississauga were running into two critical problems: having to constantly upgrade the direct attached storage system and extremely slow application

Published on: April 3rd, 2003 Geoffrey Downey

Making the relationship work

In an industry where trends, technology and partnerships have life cycles resembling fruit flies, a 10-year relationship carries some weight.Agriculture Financial Services Corp. (AFSC) and Fujitsu Consulting celebrated their tin/aluminum anniversary recently. And

Published on: April 2nd, 2003 Geoffrey Downey

Security experts offer cautionary tales of complacency

Mining companies have more to fear than collapsing shafts and veins running dry, according to security experts.Fraud and organized crime aren't as common as canaries and miners' hats, OCA Inc.'s chief operating officer

Published on: March 6th, 2003 Geoffrey Downey

CommWorks buy brings UTStarcom carrier clout

One company's distraction is another's cross-selling opportunity.3Com Corp. sold off assets from its CommWorks division to China-based UTStarcom. Starcom specializes in wireless and wireline access and IP switching solutions, while CommWorks focusses on

Published on: March 5th, 2003 Geoffrey Downey

Marriott makes reservations for WiFi

Marriott International Inc. is cutting the marionettes free.The hotel chain is in the process of equipping more than 400 of its buildings to provide wireless Internet service based on wireless fidelity (WiFi standards)

Published on: March 3rd, 2003 Geoffrey Downey

Ontario speeds up land registry system

No one will mistake it for a McDonald's, but Ontario's property registration branch recently served its one-millionth online customer.The branch, which falls under the ministry of consumer and business services, manages the land

Published on: February 27th, 2003 Geoffrey Downey

Open Text buys portal player Corechange

Open Text Corp. took advantage of the surging loonie Wednesday and did some cross-border shopping.When the spree was over the Waterloo, Ont.-based company came away with Corechange Inc., a Boston-based software company specializing

Published on: February 26th, 2003 Geoffrey Downey

Notebook vendor Toshiba moves into wireless gear

Toshiba of Canada Information Systems Group's latest product could help bring wireless Internet access down to the level of fast food.The laptop maker introduced wireless routers to its product line Tuesday at a

Published on: February 25th, 2003 Geoffrey Downey

Trillium Health Centre heals storage problems

An Ontario-based health-care provider has turned to EMC Corp. to pump some life into its storage system.Staff at Trillium Health Centre's offices in Etobicoke and Mississauga were running into two critical problems: having

Published on: February 24th, 2003 Geoffrey Downey

Microsoft acquires Virtual PC products from Connectix

Microsoft Corp. says its latest acquisition will clear a path for NT4 Server users looking to upgrade but who don't want to abandon their legacy applications.The software maker Thursday announced it has bought

Published on: February 20th, 2003 Geoffrey Downey

Upgrade more than skin deep

When it came time for an enterprise software upgrade, Belvedere International Inc. wanted to the changes to be more than skin deep.The Mississauga, Ont-based beauty products manufacturer is in the process of replacing

Published on: February 19th, 2003 Geoffrey Downey

iSCSI could solve storage area network issues: NetApp

Network Appliance says an emerging protocol will help companies big and small migrate to storage area networks, or SANs.NetApp Canada's general manager, Jeff Goldstein, says Internet small computer system interface (iSCSI) could be

Published on: February 18th, 2003 Geoffrey Downey

Former Rational Software exec to run Borland Canada

Borland Canada's new president and general manager isn't willing to wait for the economy to come around to set growth goals.The Canadian arm of the programming application developer Tuesday announced Christopher Corey is

Published on: February 18th, 2003 Geoffrey Downey