Articles By Paul Fruitman

New storage research enhances security fears

Data storage requirements and concern over data security are both increasing, according to a recent survey whose administrator said quantifies what people connected to the industry have long believed.Respondents to the survey, designed

Published on: August 13th, 2003 Paul Fruitman

Canadian patent holder claims global e-commerce rights

In what promises to be just its first fight for a slice of the global e-commerce pie, a small Longueueil, Que. company is taking aim at New Zealand’s Internet merchants, claiming their international

Published on: July 21st, 2003 Paul Fruitman

Quebec hospital starts five-year patient record project

A Quebec hospital has begun a five-year project to create an electronic patient record that could solve its storage problems. Pierre Boucher Hospital in Longueuil said it has chosen Montreal-based Purkinje to provide

Published on: July 14th, 2003 Paul Fruitman

Storage research puts numbers behind security fears

Data storage requirements and concern over data security are both increasing, according to a recent survey whose administrator said quantifies what people connected to the industry have long believed.Respondents to the survey, designed

Published on: July 9th, 2003 Paul Fruitman

EDS creates Canadian jobs despite global cuts

Just weeks after its parent company announced global job cuts of 2,700, EDS Canada said it will create 350 local jobs through its ""Best Shore"" strategy.EDS said help desk services for a pair

Published on: July 8th, 2003 Paul Fruitman

Canadian firm offers software to avoid VPN costs

A Markham, Ont. company is promising to drastically drop the cost of secure Internet communications with a software platform it says is more efficient than virtual private networks.Yo Inc.’s Visedge, launched in February

Published on: July 7th, 2003 Paul Fruitman

U of A turns Masters program into IT services company

A university humanities department might be the last place you might think to go for IT help. But a fledgling non-profit and the Masters program that spawned it are trying to change that

Published on: July 2nd, 2003 Paul Fruitman

B.C. school district centralizes data for budget planning

A new Web-based student management system is enabling British Columbia's School District No. 59 to tailor its student assessments and keep better track of crucial student data.The data will be used at the

Published on: June 30th, 2003 Paul Fruitman

Veritas buys Precise to expand beyond storage

In a pairing that analysts are calling complementary, the acquisition of Precise Software Solutions by Veritas Software Corp. was completed Monday. The move allows Veritas to expand its heterogeneous offerings beyond storage management

Published on: June 30th, 2003 Paul Fruitman

Vancouver uses IT to improve parking ticket enforcement

An automated ticketing enforcement system is helping the City of Vancouver increase revenues, catch scofflaws and cut down on fraud.Two years after Brent Heisler, the program's administrator, was issued its first ticket, city

Published on: June 26th, 2003 Paul Fruitman

Catena aids Ontario ISP in broadband deployment

After five years and more than 1,500 deployments of its integrated broadband systems south of the border, Kanata, Ont.’s Catena Networks Inc. this week announced one in Canada.Richmond Hill, Ont.-based FCI Broadband will

Published on: June 26th, 2003 Paul Fruitman

Canada lags U.S. on e-mail policy, experts warn

Canadian employers should prepare themselves for laws that more closely resemble America’s lawsuit-inspiring regulations, according to the group behind a study of coporate e-mail policies.Fourteen per cent of the 1,100 respondents to the

Published on: June 25th, 2003 Paul Fruitman

Spam tool mimics neural processes to isolate concepts

Ottawa’s Nemx Software Corp. Monday added a ""Concept Manager"" to its Power Tools anti-spam software suite that will try to imitate the working of the human brain as it sorts through questionable e-mail

Published on: June 23rd, 2003 Paul Fruitman

U. of Guelph automates for SARS screening

The University of Guelph’s Student Health Services (SHS) clinic is automating its severe acute respiratory syndrome screening process, hoping a handheld computer and searchable database solution will enable it to better track potential

Published on: June 20th, 2003 Paul Fruitman

Wireless expert asks: Why give CEOs a BlackBerry?

Wireless solutions can make companies more efficient and profitable but only where the business requirement exists, a Smart Toronto Technology Alliance audience heard Wednesday.Scott Murphy, a consultant with Wateloo, Ont.-based IT consulting firm

Published on: June 18th, 2003 Paul Fruitman