Articles By Grant Buckler

AOL Canada tests wireless service from broadband trio

The broadband wireless alliance of Allstream Inc., Inukshuk Internet Inc. and NR Communications, LLC, made its second announcement in as many weeks Wednesday, revealing that AOL Canada Inc. plans a trial of the

Published on: March 10th, 2004 Grant Buckler

Industrial equipment firm uses app to cut analysis time

Antarctica Systems Inc., a Vancouver-based visualization software company founded by XML pioneer Tim Bray, has announced a contract with a Canadian customer and its third partnership with another software vendor.Emco Corp., a distributor

Published on: February 23rd, 2004 Grant Buckler

Alberta schools deploy two-factor security strategy

To ensure secure connections for remote users on its wide-area network, an Alberta school district has chosen a two-factor authentication system that combines passwords with security tokens that plug into the Universal Serial

Published on: February 19th, 2004 Grant Buckler

Telecom Ottawa installs antenna to extend WiFi range

Telecom Ottawa Ltd. has begun trials of a variant of WiFi wireless data technology that extends WiFi’s usual 100-metre range to about one kilometre and can hand off connections between adjacent access points

Published on: February 17th, 2004 Grant Buckler

Yellowknife gets high-speed access through MCS

Inukshuk Internet Inc. has announced the first commercial deployment of Multipoint Communications Services (MCS) broadband wireless communications technology in Canada Wednesday, working with SSI Micro Ltd. of Yellowknife, N.W.T., to offer high-speed Internet

Published on: February 11th, 2004 Grant Buckler

Canadian online shopping declines: Ipsos-Reid report

A survey by polling firm Ipsos-Reid on online purchasing during the recent holiday season has produced a surprising result: Canadians’ online gift purchasing dropped slightly in 2003, for the second year running, although

Published on: February 3rd, 2004 Grant Buckler

Ethernet has left the building

It has escaped from the building and now it's taking over the city. The countryside will be next. No, it's not Godzilla. It's Ethernet, the 30-year-old local-area network technology that is now extending

Published on: January 29th, 2004 Grant Buckler

B.C. health authority connects far-flung sites using Ethernet

For the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, which serves the metropolitan area of Vancouver and coastal communities north of the city, the consolidation of British Columbia's regional health authorities two years ago gave the

Published on: January 27th, 2004 Grant Buckler

Canadian-made software leads to manufacturing startup

A University of Toronto professor’s research on predicting when machines need servicing has led Materials and Manufacturing Ontario (MMO) to create a new company. Optimal Maintenance Decisions (OMDEC) will commercialize the EXAKT software

Published on: January 20th, 2004 Grant Buckler

Oppenheimer creates national network with Sprint IP

Sprint Canada Inc. announced this week that The Oppenheimer Group, a Vancouver-based produce marketing company, has chosen Sprint’s IP Enabled Solutions to link its 25 North American locations. The companies would not disclose

Published on: January 15th, 2004 Grant Buckler

McMillan Binch overhauls IT in office move

When law firm McMillan Binch LLP moved across the street from Toronto's Royal Bank Plaza to BCE Place December 19, it also moved up the technology food chain.A voice-over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone

Published on: January 5th, 2004 Grant Buckler

Spam crunch delays Allstream e-mail

Allstream Inc. – the former AT&T Canada Inc. – has had some problems with its Internet access services in the last few weeks, but the company says the problems were not related to

Published on: December 15th, 2003 Grant Buckler

Would somebody PLEASE answer the phone?

Fewer than two thirds of Canadian telcos respond to all online inquiries and more than a third share their customers’ personal data without permission, according to a recent survey of carriers across the

Published on: December 11th, 2003 Grant Buckler

Unified messaging lets support staff get alerts while on the road

Burlington, Ont.-based Web development and hosting firm ecwebworks Inc. offers its clients a guarantee: call about a problem any time, day or night, and ecwebworks will respond within 15 minutes. Keeping this promise

Published on: December 4th, 2003 Grant Buckler

Moving beyond

As telephony continues shifting from the traditional circuit-switched approach to packet-switching using Internet Protocol (IP), the unified messaging market stands to benefit two ways. First, organizations replacing old-style private branch exchanges (PBXs) with

Published on: December 4th, 2003 Grant Buckler