Articles By Geoffrey Downey

Tech Data, Nortel explore lingering PBX market

Tech Data Canada says its resellers have telephony solution for any budget thanks to an agreement with Nortel Networks.The Mississauga, Ont.-based distributor has agreed to offer the fully digital Norstar Integrated Communications Systems.

Published on: January 8th, 2003 Geoffrey Downey

Coalition tests smart apartments for patient rehab

Getting patients home is the primary goal of any health facility, according to Dr. Frank Knoefel, but this isn't always possible.The medical director, geriatric rehabilitation services at Sisters of Charity of Ottawa Health

Published on: January 7th, 2003 Geoffrey Downey

Tech Data, Nortel explore lingering PBX market

Tech Data Canada says its resellers have telephony solution for any budget thanks to an agreement with Nortel Networks.The Mississauga, Ont.-based distributor has agreed to offer the fully digital Norstar Integrated Communications Systems.

Published on: January 6th, 2003 Geoffrey Downey

BCE Emergis to focus on health, finance

BCE Emergis' business plan for 2003 borrows a page from the KISS school of management: keep it simple, stupid.Montreal-based Emergis unveiled its business plan and financial guidance on Wednesday in Toronto. CEO Pierre

Published on: December 18th, 2002 Geoffrey Downey

CATAAlliance merges with ISP group

It should come as little surprise when organizations adopt tactics from Survivor in a survival-of-the-fittest marketplace.The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) announced Tuesday will merger with the Canadian Association of Internet Providers (CAIP)

Published on: December 17th, 2002 Geoffrey Downey

League Data pens 10-year deal with CGI

All the credit -- and blame -- for League Data's IT infrastructure for the next 10 years will fall on CGI Group Inc.Montreal-based outsourcer and Halifax-based League Data (LD), a credit union IT

Published on: December 16th, 2002 Geoffrey Downey

J.D. Edwards gets behind Wheeler

Alison Wheeler's IT experience in Canada might not be the most valuable asset she brings to her job at J.D. Edwards.The latest country manager, Canada, comes armed with 15 years on the job,

Published on: December 11th, 2002 Geoffrey Downey

Advisory council offers feds IT recruiting tips

An advisory council for the federal government recommends it upgrade its soft skills to improve hard science.The fed faces significant challenges in recruiting and retaining science and technology employees, according to experts, and

Published on: December 9th, 2002 Geoffrey Downey

Navy charts course for international instant messaging

What do teenagers and the Canadian Navy have in common? Both are using instant messaging to let their friends know what's going on.The navy has been using IBM's Lotus Sametime tool as part

Published on: December 8th, 2002 Geoffrey Downey

Halifax stresses response time in outsourcing contract

The Halifax Regional Municipality did the neighbourly thing when it came time to find an outsourcer for its desktops.The capital city signed a three-year outsourcing agreement worth $1.5 million per year with IMP

Published on: December 3rd, 2002 Geoffrey Downey

Hitachi TrueNorth looks west

TORONTO -- Hitachi Data Systems Inc. is expanding on its TrueNorth strategy and is looking for some help north of the border to expand it farther.The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company launched the Freedom

Published on: December 3rd, 2002 Geoffrey Downey

Termination relationship management

Companies are paying a price living by the adage, 'Keep your friends close and your enemies closer,' according to security specialists.While the proverbial anonymous hacker gets most of the media attention, the vast

Published on: November 27th, 2002 Geoffrey Downey

Credit Valley Hospital diagnoses SAN solution for images

If you've looked for something on the Web you've most likely spent some time staring at a blank screen waiting for a page to load.You can feel your frustration grow as each second

Published on: November 26th, 2002 Geoffrey Downey

Intel introduces hyper-threading into 3.06 GHz P4

TORONTO -- Good things comes in threes according to the adage, but Intel Corp. hopes great processors come in 4s.The Santa Clara, Calif., chip maker announced Thursday the addition of hyper-threading (HT) technology

Published on: November 14th, 2002 Geoffrey Downey

Child Find searches for IT improvements

Child Find Canada hopes to help bring more children home safely through a Web-based records management system based on free equipment.Leads Software Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Canada Co. Wednesday said they had given almost

Published on: November 13th, 2002 Geoffrey Downey