Articles By Grant Buckler

The cheque is not in the mail

Quicker cheque clearing, reduced fraud and less need for storage space will be among the benefits of a multi-year effort now under way to eliminate most of the paper from the way Canadian

Published on: August 31st, 2007 Grant Buckler

Thompson to maximize massive finance database

Business Objects and Thomson Financial have teamed up to offer financial data and analytical software in a single package aimed at financial, sales and marketing customers.The deal is a way for Thomson to

Published on: August 23rd, 2007 Grant Buckler

HR departments use biometrics to account for employee attendance

Until last year, Experchem Laboratories relied on paper for keeping track of employees’ hours. It was a cumbersome system, says Mike Wiffen, information technology co-ordinator for the Toronto analytical testing laboratory. So last

Published on: July 20th, 2007 Grant Buckler

Message in a bottleneck: How to beat the e-mail filters

Neither rain nor snow nor sleet nor dark of night will stop the e-mail going through, but anti-spam filters and firewalls are a different matter.Neither rain nor snow nor sleet nor dark of

Published on: July 5th, 2007 Grant Buckler

Data processing meets fabric computing

A partnership between Dalhousie University computer science researchers and high-performance computing vendor Liquid Computing Inc. will help both parties learn more about how to do parallel online analytical processing (OLAP) on Liquid's unusual

Published on: May 28th, 2007 Grant Buckler

Endpoints Everywhere

IT security professionals face a new headache today: Thanks to mobile technology and growing interaction with customers, suppliers and other partners, the enterprise no longer has clear borders. “Your perimeter is dissolving to

Published on: May 14th, 2007 Grant Buckler

Evaluating Effectiveness

With multiple security tools in place, how do you determine what's working and what isn't? How do you justify the expenditure by showing that every tool in your arsenal is doing its job?Of

Published on: May 14th, 2007 Grant Buckler

Integrating the Tools

A layered approach to security can produce information overload headaches. As configured out of the box, many security products generate a number of alerts that can be “a little overwhelming,” Zasada observes. And

Published on: May 14th, 2007 Grant Buckler

The Enterprise View

Bill Jensen, product marketing manager at Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., a security software firm with headquarters in Ramat Gan, Israel, and Redwood City, Calif., says security is about protecting not only the

Published on: May 14th, 2007 Grant Buckler

Designs to focus on IT needs of disabled

IBM has so far signed up five universities, including the University of Toronto, for its Accessibility Common Courseware Exchange for Software Studies (ACCESS). That program will help the institutions develop and share course

Published on: May 7th, 2007 Grant Buckler

IT security industry gets a grip

The security guard and the information technology security specialist have a lot in common – and smart businesses are recognizing that fact.Honeywell Inc. and Novell Inc. announced in late April that Honeywell will

Published on: April 26th, 2007 Grant Buckler

Nanotech team to create new kind of supplies

The Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC) in Mississauga, Ont., and the National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT) in Edmonton will collaborate on nanotechnology research projects.The National Research Council and the Alberta government are

Published on: April 18th, 2007 Grant Buckler

You can look, and now you can touch, too

Facing a large video display showing an aerial view of a city, a man places the fingertips of both hands on the screen and moves his hands apart. The display zooms in on

Published on: April 18th, 2007 Grant Buckler

Mobile carriers fear ‘big dumb pipe’ debacle

The mobile Internet may finally be poised to take off, and could carry with it the third-generation wireless networks that so far have failed to live up to the early hype. The next

Published on: April 13th, 2007 Grant Buckler

Accenture’s CTO gets his Web 2.0 on

ROME -- Donald Rippert's 13-year-old son asked recently what his father's e-mail address had been when he was 13. Not feeling like trying to explain to his boy that when he was a

Published on: April 12th, 2007 Grant Buckler