Articles By Greg Meckbach

Hospitals team up for cost-saving VoIP strategy

When doctors and nurses in Chatham, Ont. do their rounds, they may soon be able to take phone calls and check electronic patient charts on the same device.This is the vision of officials

Published on: October 3rd, 2002 Greg Meckbach

AT&T Canada in debt talks to appease creditors

Six months after Call-Net Enterprises Inc. eliminated $2 billion in debt, another major competitive local exchange carrier is trying to reach an agreement with its creditors on ""restructuring"" its debt.AT&T Canada Corp., which

Published on: August 14th, 2002 Greg Meckbach

Bandwidth on the run

Vendors continue to develop new networking technologies, but the age-old question remains: what are we going to do with all of this bandwidth?Two hot topics at last week's Comdex Canada trade show in

Published on: July 17th, 2002 Greg Meckbach

Primus eyes $2 million in savings through CRTC ruling

Last week's price cap ruling from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) produced some blunt reaction from Canadian carriers. Call-Net Enterprises Inc. (which operates Sprint Canada) stated it was ""disappointed"" with the

Published on: June 4th, 2002 Greg Meckbach

Yankee Group says downturn stalls wireless plans

Wireless data services have been around for several years, but the economic downturn last year prompted many companies to put their plans on hold, according to a recent survey conducted by an IT

Published on: May 2nd, 2002 Greg Meckbach

IDC: Users search for value in location-based data

TORONTO - Location-based data is becoming a more important part of customer relationship management programs, but some users question the need for expensive geographical information systems (GIS), according to one industry analyst.""Spatial data

Published on: April 8th, 2002 Greg Meckbach

George Brown expands IT training curriculum

TORONTO -- George Brown College Tuesday announced it expects to get $35 million in cash and equipment to expand its technology department and add three new IT programs.The school plans to open a

Published on: April 2nd, 2002 Greg Meckbach

WaveRider to move Calgary R&D operations

WaveRider Communications Inc., a Canadian manufacturer of fixed wireless hardware, announced it will move its Calgary research and development operations to its head office in Toronto later this year.""It's not a cost-driven initiative,""

Published on: March 4th, 2002 Greg Meckbach

Siemens opens multi-purpose plant

Siemens Canada Ltd.'s new plant will produce Internet-enabled, process monitoring hardware.The 83,000-square-foot facility in Burlington, .Ont. (about 50 km southwest of Toronto) combines three different operations from Siemens' industrial products group.The company, which

Published on: February 19th, 2002 Greg Meckbach

Ciena chairman predicts telecom industry’s recovery

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The future of telecom is not all gloom and doom, but carriers and service providers should not assume that the industry has hit the bottom yet, according to the chairman

Published on: January 31st, 2002 Greg Meckbach

Network vendors focus on configuration, troubleshooting

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Though the telecommunications industry continues to languish in its current slump, network manufacturers are still churning out products aimed at the enterprise level.At the ComNet Expo trade show Wednesday, One

Published on: January 30th, 2002 Greg Meckbach

Digital economy rests with private sector, IBM Canada says

OTTAWA -- The technology industry needs government spending in order to prosper, according to some Canadian executives."The public sector is a hugely important customer for the Internet industry in Canada," said Peter Nicholson,

Published on: October 16th, 2001 Greg Meckbach

Federal consumer site to add provincial information

TORONTO -- The federal government's consumer information portal now includes information from the provinces and territories.The Canadian Consumer Information Gateway was originally launched in June 2000 as a federal consumer information site. On

Published on: October 12th, 2001 Greg Meckbach

Microcell’s GPRS launch kicks off pay-per-megabit era

Microcell Telecommunications Inc.'s new GPRS service represents a big jump in data transfer speeds available for mobile users, but paying by the megabit will take some getting used to, according to one analyst.

Published on: September 19th, 2001 Greg Meckbach

Slowdown has users putting off SAN plans

ATLANTA — Storage vendors are touting the advantages of storage-area networks and network-attached storage, but one user says the economic slowdown is making IT managers think twice about NAS and SANs. John Roy,

Published on: September 12th, 2001 Greg Meckbach