Articles By Geoffrey Downey

BP Canada’s renewable resource

As far as IT outsourcing goes BP Canada Energy Co. ascribes to the ""if it ain't broke, don't fix it"" school of thought.The Calgary-based company renewed its contract with EDS Canada for $42

Published on: October 7th, 2002 Geoffrey Downey

Data warehouse, sweet data warehouse

A company more familiar with helping others build houses is getting help to build one of its own.The Home Depot has chosen IBM to build a data warehouse that will capitalize on information

Published on: October 4th, 2002 Geoffrey Downey

The ‘I’ has it

If David ""I"" dropped most of his last name to save time, it would be easy to understand why.Borland's vice-president of developer relations and chief evangelist -- who uses only the first initial

Published on: October 3rd, 2002 Geoffrey Downey

AMD: Don’t talk to us about clock speeds

It's the technology equivalent of the first snow fall of the season or carols playing in the mall.Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) launched its latest chips on Tuesday. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company said

Published on: October 1st, 2002 Geoffrey Downey

Montreal integrator opens Canadian Websphere centre

With the help of a Montreal-based integrator IBM has brought its show and tell program to Canada.Solution & Integration of New Concepts (SINC) Thursday announced the opening of its WebSphere Innovation Center. The

Published on: September 19th, 2002 Geoffrey Downey

CBC to offer video updates to PDAs

The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. isn't the first company that springs to mind when you hear technological bandwagon, but it's got a front row seat for PDAs.The public broadcaster signed a six-month deal Wednesday

Published on: September 18th, 2002 Geoffrey Downey

CIBC turns over IT to HP in $2 billion outsourcing deal

The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Tuesday said it has outsourced almost everything but the vault door to HP's services group in a seven-year deal worth more than $2 billion. In a separate

Published on: September 17th, 2002 Geoffrey Downey

Net prompts Ontario to mull fraud law update

TORONTO -- The Ontario's Ministry of Consumer and Business Affairs is planning to introduce legislation that would require clear contracts on Internet transactions.At a public forum to educate the public on Internet fraud

Published on: September 16th, 2002 Geoffrey Downey

The chief security officers stand alone

He couldn’t have known the significance of the call. He would never have guessed.WhiteHat Inc. had just opened its doors to students arriving for a four-day IT security course. As the company's chief

Published on: September 10th, 2002 Geoffrey Downey

Nine per cent of cell phone use business-only, BBM says

BBM Canada says almost half of all Canadians have a mobile phone, but only a small minority are using them for businesses purposes only.The Toronto-based radio and television ratings information company released research

Published on: September 4th, 2002 Geoffrey Downey

Saskatchewan agency upgrades 70s-era systems

Nothing dates people or things quite like ties to pop culture.For example, the last time the Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency (SAMA) updated its back office system the Fonz had yet to jump the

Published on: August 29th, 2002 Geoffrey Downey

Wireless community forms to tackle 4G

Diversinet Corp. and its partners are hoping to jump start wireless adoption by building a $50 million wireless community.The Toronto-based wireless security infrastructure company has assembled a team of mobile operators, software and

Published on: August 28th, 2002 Geoffrey Downey

IBM supports open source community through Eclipse Project

A software consortium has launched a fellowship program in hopes of further developing the open source ecosystem.The Eclipse Project (EC) recently began funding university-based research in programming languages, tools and environments where the

Published on: August 27th, 2002 Geoffrey Downey

Canadian channel mulls Dell’s indirect moves

Dell Computer Corp.'s recently-launched white box program is confined to the United States. . . for now.Experts are split, however, on the potential impact on the Canadian market if the Round Rock, Tex.,

Published on: August 22nd, 2002 Geoffrey Downey

Biopharm company hatches asset management strategy

A Mississauga, Ont-based biopharmaceutical company is counting on Indus International Inc. to be its asset management lifeblood.Hemosol Inc. has chosen InSite for the maintenance of it new $90-million manufacturing facility—the first of its

Published on: August 15th, 2002 Geoffrey Downey