Articles By Greg Meckbach

Forrester study shows continued support for Frame Relay

Multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) technology has quality of service features and provides more bandwidth than legacy data services, but more than half the small- to mid-sized Frame Relay users surveyed by Forrester Research

Published on: August 15th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

Physics lab replaces tape archive system with two EMC disk shelves

Canadian Light Source (CLS) Inc. recently installed two new disk shelves in its CLARiiON CX disk-based systems, manufactured by Hopkinton, Mass.-based EMC Corp. CLS, owned by the University of Saskatchewan, houses a 2.9

Published on: July 20th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

The role of IT and telecommunications technologies in improving productivity

Sabia, president and chief executive officer of BCE Inc., said not enough companies are taking full advantage of information and communications technologies, and Canadian telecom regulations stifle innovation because they protect competitors, rather

Published on: July 20th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

Forrester study shows continued support for Frame Relay

Multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) technology has quality of service features and provides more bandwidth than legacy data services, but more than half the small to mid-sized Frame Relay users surveyed by Forrester Research

Published on: July 17th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

It’s time for the feds to toss foreign ownership rules

If you listened to Industry Minister Maxime Bernier and officials of BCE Inc. at the recent Telecom Summit in Toronto, you might get the mistaken impression that the federal government has decided the

Published on: July 13th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

IP phones let travel agents leave the traditional office behind

A corporate travel agency has saved $200,000 in telecom costs and was able to close down one branch office by having consultants work from home over broadband connections, making their calls from Internet

Published on: July 10th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

Saskatoon research facility adds to disk-based backup system

A research facility in Saskatoon is using Fibre Channel and ATA networked storage devices to back up and archive terabytes of data for from their business operations and from experiments. Canadian Light Source

Published on: June 29th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

EMC plans to use Kashya technologies in RecoverPoint

Hopkinton, Mass.-based EMC, which makes storage software and hardware, announced earlier this month it is acquiring Kashya, whose networked storage products include the KBX 5000 continuous data protection appliance.Continuous data protection has the

Published on: June 13th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

Meru access points capable of forming wireless backbone network

But at last month's Interop trade show, Meru Networks announced its Wireless Backbone System (WBS), a software upgrade to its WLAN hardware scheduled to ship next month. WBS lets Wi-Fi access points communicate

Published on: June 13th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

Securing the network border by checking clients prior to admission

He reassured American businesses catering to Canadian tourists that new ID and documentation requirements would not be “too restrictive.”In short, the U.S. government is trying to make sure people who try to enter

Published on: June 13th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

Telus, Siemens offer warnings about dual-mode wireless

Dual-mode wireless handsets, which allow mobile users to send voice and data over both Wi-Fi and cellular networks, are only a small part of fixed-mobile convergence, according to a Telus executive. “Be careful

Published on: June 8th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

Analysts debate the merits of fixed mobile

Most office workers who use their cell phones for work-related calls are not aware there are products that will give them corporate private branch exchange (PBX) features on their mobile handsets, according to

Published on: May 31st, 2006 Greg Meckbach

In Brief-Panel discusses dual-mode phone dilemma

Ronald Gruia, program leader for emerging communications at market research firm Frost & Sullivan Canada, said portable phones that use the IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi protocol use more battery juice than conventional cellphones because

Published on: May 31st, 2006 Greg Meckbach

Tremblay points to wireless future for broadband access

TORONTO -- An increasing number of Internet subscribers will be using wireless technologies for high-speed access, and this will probably be the only option for more than a million Canadians, according to a

Published on: May 17th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

Just when you thought it was safe to let employees access the Internet

- Includes history of IM - Plenty of background info on network security threats - Explains regulations on corporate message archiving - ISBN No. 1-55558-338-5Bookstores are full of depressing non-fiction works, which predict

Published on: May 9th, 2006 Greg Meckbach