Articles By Grant Buckler

Multi-touch computing adds another layer to display systems

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 10th, 2007 Grant Buckler

Could you shoulder the weight of Titan?

VeriSign Inc., the company responsible for managing the .com and .net domains on the World Wide Web, has announced a three-year project to increase the capacity of its worldwide infrastructure by an order

Published on: April 2nd, 2007 Grant Buckler

University of Toronto signs up for IBM accessibility program

An IBM-sponsored program to help ensure that computer science graduates learn to design products with disabled people’s needs in mind could mean better product design for everybody. IBM has so far signed up

Published on: March 28th, 2007 Grant Buckler

Novell draws blueprint for ITIL-driven data centre design

ITIL is a set of best practices for managing IT operations, developed by the British government's Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency (now part of the Office of Government Commerce) in the late 1980s.In

Published on: March 26th, 2007 Grant Buckler

CIRA moves ahead with pay package for board

Just over two thirds of members of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) have endorsed a plan to start paying the directors of the body responsible for overseeing the .ca country code top-level

Published on: March 23rd, 2007 Grant Buckler

How to . . . hire networking staff

What do you look for? Dave Ballantyne, vice-president of advanced technology, research and development, Pi Media, Toronto: Since we are a heavily Mac and Unix based shop, we're looking for very little in

Published on: March 19th, 2007 Grant Buckler

Enmax Envision installs routers to boost voice, video services

The project, which was slated to be complete by the end of February, will allow Enmax Envision to offer 10-Gigabit Ethernet services and quality-of-service features to support voice and video applications running over

Published on: March 14th, 2007 Grant Buckler

Novell maps out ITIL blueprint for data centre customers

The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) has received a significant endorsement in Novell Inc.’s announcement of a Desktop-to-Data Centre Management Blueprint based on the set of IT operations management best practices. ITIL is

Published on: February 27th, 2007 Grant Buckler

Wi-Fi fought the law

Last October, Westchester County in New York State enacted a municipal law that requires businesses to secure their wireless networks. Those that fail to do so are subject to a US$250 fine on

Published on: February 23rd, 2007 Grant Buckler

XRCC, NINT partner on nanotechnology research

Canadian private-sector and public-sector research labs are getting together in a partnership focused on nanotechnology billed as breaking new ground in co-operation between business and government-backed researchers.The Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC)

Published on: February 21st, 2007 Grant Buckler

The truth about chip cards

Over the next three years Canada's major credit card issuers plan to move from familiar magnetic stripe cards using customers' signatures for authentication to cards with a built-in microprocessor that checks a personal

Published on: February 7th, 2007 Grant Buckler

Enmax Envision adds routers to keep up with GigE demands

To increase its capacity to meet booming demand for high-speed metropolitan Ethernet services in Calgary, utility telco Enmax Envision is installing five T640 routers from Juniper Networks, Inc. The project, slated to be

Published on: February 5th, 2007 Grant Buckler

GPL Version 3 divides open source community

There are more than 40 different open source and free software licences in use, but the General Public Licence (GPL) is the most widely used. The Linux operating system is just one example

Published on: February 2nd, 2007 Grant Buckler

ITIL refresh project focuses on services

When Version 3 of ITIL is published this spring - the target date is April 23, though that may or may not be met - it should better reflect the way IT delivers

Published on: February 2nd, 2007 Grant Buckler

ING Canada chooses identity-based encryption for e-mail

ING Canada is rolling out a secure e-mail system that uses identity-based encryption to send secure e-mail to independent insurance brokers and other business partners. The advantage of identity-based encryption is that partners

Published on: January 29th, 2007 Grant Buckler