Articles By Neil Sutton

AMD president dismisses drive for processing power

TORONTO – Advanced Micro Devices Inc. president and COO Dirk Meyer says he will provide partners access to the company’s microprocessor technology to encourage innovation in an industry he claims is stagnating. The

Published on: November 30th, 2006 Neil Sutton

‘Ransom note’ e-mails could get past junk filters

Internet security researchers say there's a new strain of e-mail annoyance to be on the look out for: ransom note spam. It's called that, at least by one U.S. anti-spam vendor, because it

Published on: November 28th, 2006 Neil Sutton

Just another manic Cyber Monday

There is some debate as to whether “Cyber Monday,” the so-called busiest online shopping day of the year, is a real event but retailers agree that the holiday shopping period is expanding, both

Published on: November 22nd, 2006 Neil Sutton

Dell laptop users get connected through Telus EVDO network

Dell Canada is pre-installing some of its Latitude and XPS notebooks with modems designed to access Telus’s EVDO cellular network. Users that buy one of these notebooks will have the option of connecting

Published on: November 21st, 2006 Neil Sutton

Desjardins promises to reimburse phishing scheme victims

Quebec financial institution Desjardins Monday said it is offering a 100 per cent Guaranteed Secure program to reimburse customers that are fooled by phishing schemes. The bank has also launched a portal designed

Published on: November 20th, 2006 Neil Sutton

Petro-Canada pumps supply chain data through AX

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Two Canadian companies say they have saved money by adopting a Microsoft product that promotes user-friendliness through mimicking popular interfaces like Office and Outlook. Microsoft Dynamics AX, formerly known as

Published on: November 16th, 2006 Neil Sutton

Entrust sues Corel over security tools in WordPerfect

Security vendor Entrust Inc. Wednesday said it has filed a lawsuit against Corel Corp., alleging that the Ottawa company is illegally bundling its products in with WordPerfect software. The lawsuit, which was filed

Published on: November 15th, 2006 Neil Sutton

Staples: ROI for RFID is iffy

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Following a successful beta test with RFID technology, retailer Staples Business Depot (Canada) is now considering how best to roll out the technology more broadly across its supply chain and

Published on: November 9th, 2006 Neil Sutton

IBM aims to put RFID privacy fears at rest with tags you can tear

IBM Wednesday said it has selected a Canadian company to manufacture a new type of RFID tag designed with consumer privacy in mind. RFID (radio frequency identification) tags are being used to track

Published on: November 8th, 2006 Neil Sutton

Grad students receive funding for high-tech research projects

Precarn Inc. Tuesday said it has awarded $405,000 to 54 graduate students across the country to support their research in the areas of robotics and intelligent system technologies. The 54 recipients, who are

Published on: November 7th, 2006 Neil Sutton

High-performance lab expands via remote access

A high performance computing facility at Queen’s University enabled a secure portal earlier this week, allowing researchers to access their work from anywhere they can find an Internet connection. The High Performance Computing

Published on: November 6th, 2006 Neil Sutton

MS Exchange 2007 focuses exclusively on 64-bit market

Microsoft's Exchange Server 2007 software may have some advantages over the previous edition, but the fact that its only available in a 64-bit version may exclude all but a handful of users, according

Published on: November 1st, 2006 Neil Sutton

Ottawa association establishes job site

An Ottawa area technology association Tuesday said it has partnered with a major Canadian job site in order to find much needed qualified personnel.The job market has shifted in recent years, said Jeffrey

Published on: October 31st, 2006 Neil Sutton

Hard drive maker brings encryption to device level

A new hardware-based encryption technology from Seagate Technology could become standard in a few years as a means to combat data theft from stolen or lost laptops. Dubbed DriveTrust Technology, encryption is integrated

Published on: October 30th, 2006 Neil Sutton

Secrets of Firefox 2.0, straight from Mozilla’s mouth

TORONTO – Firefox is a major piece of software with millions of users, or seen another way, it's a collection of very small things that need fixing. “When it comes to development, small

Published on: October 27th, 2006 Neil Sutton