Articles By Grant Buckler

Law firm uses WiFi to help clients feel at home

In what it believes to be a first for the legal profession at least in Canada, law firm Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP has enlisted a commercial wireless hotspot operator to provide WiFi Internet

Published on: December 2nd, 2003 Grant Buckler

Visa launches verification system in time for Christmas

The Visa Canada Association and banks that issue Visa cards hope Canadian consumers will feel more secure about shopping online this holiday season thanks to Verified by Visa.The service is a global Visa

Published on: November 27th, 2003 Grant Buckler

Golder Associates seeks Active Directory advantage

A need to support highly mobile employees in more than 80 offices worldwide has helped turn Toronto-based Golder Associates an early customer for Microsoft’s Windows Server 2003 operating system.Golder is a group of

Published on: November 25th, 2003 Grant Buckler

Gadgets are empowering, but also serve to enslave

My in-laws have the same model digital camera we have. When we visit, they often plug it into their large TV set to show us pictures of the grandchildren, the garden or a

Published on: November 21st, 2003 Grant Buckler

Keane expands Halifax Advanced Development Center

Outsourcing firm Keane, Inc., this week announced a recruitment drive to fill 175 information technology jobs over three years at its Halifax Advanced Development Center. Keane will get up to $1.5 million in

Published on: November 13th, 2003 Grant Buckler

Server-based computing reduces hassle of network administration

London Health Sciences Centre had two problems. One of Canada's largest teaching hospitals, serving more than 1.2 million patients in and around London, Ont., it was having trouble keeping up with the cost

Published on: November 11th, 2003 Grant Buckler

Connecting the boxes

Today's storage-area networks (SANs) are only the beginning. The next steps will be building long-haul links to tie together isolated SANs, allowing rapid communication among SANs in different data centres that may be

Published on: November 11th, 2003 Grant Buckler

Easy access means no wrong door to e – services

The focus is shifting in governments everywhere, and information technology is smack-dab in the middle of it. The emphasis is moving from internal processes and systems to serving citizens. Government's traditional structure of

Published on: November 10th, 2003 Grant Buckler

Baptism by Fire

As she prepared to take over as chief information officer at Vancouver-based Pacific Blue Cross, Catherine Boivie was still deciding whether to crawl under any desks in her first three months on the

Published on: October 3rd, 2003 Grant Buckler

Can you see the difference?

Depending on who you talk to, telecommunications competition in Canada either needs regulatory first aid or is unfolding as intended, though not as rapidly as some hoped. Not surprisingly, many competitors take the

Published on: September 9th, 2003 Grant Buckler

Telecom market may open after Chretien: experts

Opening the Canadian telecommunications industry to more foreign investment has wide support, but it probably won’t happen at least until a new prime minister takes office, according to industry experts.In April, the House

Published on: September 2nd, 2003 Grant Buckler

Nerds use 1X service while they’re on the road

Nerds on Site Inc. provides computer service to business and home customers across Canada and in parts of the U.S. The ""nerds"" get their marching orders from a system containing all information on

Published on: August 6th, 2003 Grant Buckler

Talkin’ bout third generation

The telecommunications industry has talked about third-generation (3G) mobile phones for years. If the early hype had turned out to be true, then by this time we should have megabit-plus data services on

Published on: August 6th, 2003 Grant Buckler

The skinny with voice and data convergence

With engineers in its Mississauga, Ont., and Los Angeles offices averaging an hour a day on inter-office phone calls, Bioscrypt Inc. saw savings potential in a phone system based on Internet Protocol (IP).About

Published on: July 23rd, 2003 Grant Buckler

Doing double duty

""I thought that I had escaped,"" quips Paul Ingevaldson. After many years in information technology, Ingevaldson's boss at Ace Hardware Corp. invited him to trade the chief information officer's job for one outside

Published on: July 14th, 2003 Grant Buckler