Articles By Paul Fruitman

Rogers quietly slows download speeds

If it seems like it takes longer to download those movie and mp3 files these days, it might be because it does. Users of Rogers Communications Inc.'s Hi-Speed Internet can now download at

Published on: July 4th, 2002 Paul Fruitman

Integrators see expanding market for XML

Extensible markup language is fast growing beyond its military roots as commercial sectors begin to face issues long common to armed forces departments.Joe Gollner, president of Ottawa-based XML integrator XIA Information Architects Corp.,

Published on: July 3rd, 2002 Paul Fruitman

Microsoft partner guides users on Software Assurance

It's almost time. Do you know what your software will cost?For businesses using Microsoft Corp. software -- which is pretty much all of them -- July 31 is the day the Redmond-based firm's

Published on: June 27th, 2002 Paul Fruitman

Let’s get it always-on

We are witnessing the fourth major evolution of wireless telecommunications in the always-on IP network, communications analyst Mark Lowenstein told a gathering of Rogers AT&T Wireless employees and customers Wednesday.Lowenstein, the manager director

Published on: June 26th, 2002 Paul Fruitman

SAP turns to partners for vertical market expertise

SAP Canada Inc. has launched a vertical market-focused partner strategy in an effort to maximize return on investment and minimize implementation failures of advanced enterprise software applications.SAP said the strategy was built around

Published on: June 26th, 2002 Paul Fruitman

ISP finder offers alternative to bit caps

Inspired by the growing furor over bit caps and the incumbents that love them, a new ISP-listings Web site is offering disgruntled surfers rated alternatives and independent providers a low-cost marketing tool. Though

Published on: June 24th, 2002 Paul Fruitman

NHL passes to Sun to lighten IT load

TORONTO — Though hockey fans will be looking out for top prospects at the NHL Entry Draft here this weekend, they will find themselves staring more at Sun Microsystems Inc. technology than at Rick

Published on: June 21st, 2002 Paul Fruitman

IBM’s Kilroy: After 20 years, IT is about empowerment

TORONTO -- Though the challenges facing businesses today are the same as they were 20 years ago, the role technology plays in meeting those challenges has changed drastically since the early 1980s, according

Published on: June 20th, 2002 Paul Fruitman

Schools’ Net speed to increase 8,000 times

The school boards of Ontario's Peel region have inked a 20-year deal with a pair of fledgling telecom companies that promises to increase by 8,000 times the connection speed of schools to the

Published on: June 19th, 2002 Paul Fruitman

Microsoft reorganizes channel around enterprise

Microsoft Canada Co. Tuesday announced a reorganization of its partner resources in an effort to better serve the company's largest channel partners.The Enterprise Partner Group (EPG) will bring the company's managed enterprise partners,

Published on: June 18th, 2002 Paul Fruitman

Reseller boot camp keeps drawing recruits

Navision Canada has raised its partner population to 40, after graduating another six resellers from what is considered to be one of the toughest reseller training programs in IT.The new reseller partners, known

Published on: June 18th, 2002 Paul Fruitman

St. Michael’s Hospital tests patient communication tools

Getronics Canada Inc. has developed a hospital IP solution that allows doctors to do rounds electronically and at the same time provide patients with a host of interactive services, including video on demand

Published on: June 17th, 2002 Paul Fruitman

3G or not 3G?

To Iain Grant of the technology consulting firm SeaBoard Group, the selling point of 3G is not so much speed as what that speed can do.""What's important to the user is how make

Published on: June 13th, 2002 Paul Fruitman

How FedEx delivered its brand to the Web

TORONTO – A unique sales proposition, even one that is consistently represented across digital mediums, is no longer enough to satisfy the Web-savvy customer, according to a partner with Quarry Integrated Communications Inc.""What's

Published on: June 12th, 2002 Paul Fruitman

Public Works opts for optical network

A new AT&T Canada optical network will afford Public Works and Government Services Canada added redundancy and capacity without an increase in costs, according to department officials.The optical Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM)

Published on: June 5th, 2002 Paul Fruitman