Articles By Liz Clayton

Canadianization companies put the ‘u’ back in flavour

Behind the scenes of software developers, Web designers and countless other business segments is Canadianization – an industry whose main claim to fame is that you shouldn’t notice it’s there.The Canadianization industry spans

Published on: November 30th, 2004 Liz Clayton

Sick Kids puts in e-charts as precursor to patient records

The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto has implemented Microdea Inc.’s Synergize software to get one step closer to its goal of paperless, electronic patient records. In the uphill climb to convert paper

Published on: May 27th, 2004 Liz Clayton

North York General cures its content management ills

North York General Hospital in Toronto has implemented Revize, a program by Michigan-based Idetix Software Systems, to improve communications with all levels of hospital staff via their intranet.Almost like blogging on an institutional

Published on: May 3rd, 2004 Liz Clayton

YM Inc. checks out NCR’s POS system for retail rollout

A Canadian fashion retailer wants to help young women shop even faster by installing an advanced point-of-sale system designed to reduce paper costs and ease the introduction of new features.YM Inc., parent company

Published on: April 28th, 2004 Liz Clayton

The high cost of integrated billing

Creating that perfect, easy-to-read, unified bill isn’t just about making life easier for customers. It’s about creating a billing system that can keep up with the pace of rapidly diversifying product lines while

Published on: April 1st, 2004 Liz Clayton

George Brown gets practical

While most IT professionals have known for decades that hands-on experience counts the most when graduates head into the working world, educators are finding it difficult to balance the demands of recruitment with

Published on: April 1st, 2004 Liz Clayton

Egyptian digital exhibit draws on IBM Canada talent

Everything old is new again in Egypt thanks to a new multimedia venture by IBM. Big Blue is working on a multi-million-dollar, multi-platform project, entitled ""Eternal Egypt,"" which is the culmination of three

Published on: March 30th, 2004 Liz Clayton

IT educators grapple with theory vs. practice debate

While most IT professionals have known for decades that hands-on experience counts the most when graduates head into the working world, educators are finding it difficult to balance the demands of recruitment with

Published on: February 20th, 2004 Liz Clayton

Robot dives into underwater market opportunities

Coral reefs, SCUBA divers, and offshore oil companies may all have a new buddy at some point in the future, thanks to a new Canadian-developed undersea robot named Aqua.Aqua, which can swim through

Published on: February 16th, 2004 Liz Clayton

Coffee and a Byte

Tim Hortons' success is fueled by more than coffee -- it's got the efficiency of an Internet store portal connected to its back office IT systems. Debra Stafford, vice-president and chief information officer

Published on: February 9th, 2004 Liz Clayton

B.C. Ministry of Health puts pharmacists on call

A virtual call centre in B.C. allows pharmacists to dispense medication in person while using their downtime to dispense advise over the phone.A venture between JDS Healthcare, Bell Canada, Mitel, and other Canadian

Published on: January 23rd, 2004 Liz Clayton

Who are we forgetting?

An international team of researchers plans to meet with marginalized Canadians to find solutions to the ""digital divide"" between those with access to and understanding of technology, and those without. The study, titled

Published on: January 12th, 2004 Liz Clayton

All roads meet at the NEXUS

Another Canadian province will soon boast smoother border crossings, and a unified system for Canadian-U.S. commuters is one step closer, as the NEXUS program continues to grow -- this time in Quebec.NEXUS, a

Published on: December 17th, 2003 Liz Clayton

Exceler@tor lab supports innovation with design tools

An early Christmas gift from Macromedia to the University of Toronto aims to take startup businesses out of the basement and into the world of rich media.The gift comes in the form of

Published on: December 16th, 2003 Liz Clayton

Portal energizes Tim Hortons behind the counter

Tim Hortons success is fueled by more than coffee — it has the efficiency of an Internet store portal connected to its back office IT systems. At a presentation at the CIO Summit

Published on: December 1st, 2003 Liz Clayton