Articles By Greg Meckbach

DSL wasn’t deemed suitable for online prescription drug retailer

When MediPlan Health Consulting Inc. was looking for a location for its drug dispensary in Manitoba, politicians from the Town of Niverville were hoping to attract the firm to their community, located about

Published on: December 4th, 2003 Greg Meckbach

Patch management costs spiral to US$19 million: ISS

Companies that use several different types of network security devices are often doing the same task several different times, according to an executive at one network security firm.Christopher Klaus, founder and chief technology

Published on: November 13th, 2003 Greg Meckbach

3Com shipping four routers designed for both branch locations and main offices

3Com Corp.'s new 5000 Series routers, which began shipping last month, will be attractive to customers wanting an alternative to Cisco equipment, according to one market research analyst.Albert Daoust, director of special products

Published on: November 10th, 2003 Greg Meckbach

Toronto’s Forest Hill brings wireless luxury to users

TORONTO -- A group of small businesses is setting up a free wireless Internet hotspot in Toronto, hoping to give potential customers a reason to congregate in their area.Web surfers who log in

Published on: November 4th, 2003 Greg Meckbach

CBL outgrows its disk-repair roots

MARKHAM, Ont. -- CBL Data Recovery Technologies Inc. has opened a lab in Singapore in order to service customers in the Asia-Pacific Region.The Canadian company now has 50 employees working out of 10

Published on: October 30th, 2003 Greg Meckbach

Online drug retailer using fixed wireless link

When MediPlan Health Consulting Inc. was looking for a location for its drug dispensary in Manitoba, politicians from the Town of Niverville were hoping to attract the firm to their community, located about

Published on: October 22nd, 2003 Greg Meckbach

Industry Canada leads delegation to Swiss telecom show

The federal government is sending a delegation to a trade show in Geneva, Switzerland in order to tell the world that Canada is a good location for telecommunications firms.Telecom World 2003, hosted by

Published on: October 14th, 2003 Greg Meckbach

Bell: CRTC decisions put customer info in spotlight

TORONTO - Bell Canada officials are concerned that recent regulatory decisions could discourage carriers from spending money on next-generation architecture and could force them to publicize sensitive customer information.Last week, the Canadian Radio-television

Published on: September 29th, 2003 Greg Meckbach

Third-party applications key to selling convergence

Santa Clara, Calif. – Third-party developers wanting to cash in on voice and data convergence need to come up with telecommunications applications that customers will not be able to use on legacy private

Published on: September 17th, 2003 Greg Meckbach

More apps required to drive VoIP: Cisco

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Third-party developers wanting to cash in on voice and data convergence need to come up with telecommunications applications that customers will not be able to use on legacy private

Published on: September 11th, 2003 Greg Meckbach

Curling Association sweeps games onto the Internet

The Canadian Curling Association plans to broadcast matches this year through video streaming over the Internet and provide content not available to TV viewers.Orleans, Ont.-based CCA plans to provide video footage of several

Published on: September 2nd, 2003 Greg Meckbach

A systems approach to understanding the theory behind data networking

If you want to understand more about the theory behind data networking, take a peak at the third edition of Morgan Kaufmann's Computer Networks: A System Approach.Written by Larry Peterson, a computer science

Published on: August 11th, 2003 Greg Meckbach

Coming soon: roaming between wireless networks

Wireless voice and data providers are offering products that promise to let users roam between both WiFi and wide-area networks. Mobile workers who use wireless voice and data applications currently rely on two

Published on: August 6th, 2003 Greg Meckbach

Group Telecom exits ATM to pursue metro Ethernet

Group Telecom, which emerged from bankruptcy protection earlier this year, is emphasizing its Internet and data networking products, but one industry analyst says the carrier should also offer an Internet Protocol virtual private

Published on: July 28th, 2003 Greg Meckbach

Bell offers wireless Web to first-class train travellers

TORONTO – Canada's national passenger train service is offering wireless Internet access to riders with their own Wi-Fi devices travelling between Toronto and Montreal.At Toronto's Union Station, Bell Canada announced a four-month trial

Published on: July 9th, 2003 Greg Meckbach