Articles By Paul Fruitman

Crack Killer combats software piracy

It doesn't incite actual violence, but a piece of freeware from the Trialware Professional Association (TPA) may turn Canadian software developers into IT vigilantes.Crack Killer 1.0, released last week, allows developers to track

Published on: June 4th, 2002 Paul Fruitman

Toronto says Web terminals boost parking revenues

The president of Toronto's parking authority says Web-based terminals that minimize downtime, afford real-time meter monitoring capability and accept credit cards have played the largest role in a tripling of the city's parking

Published on: June 3rd, 2002 Paul Fruitman

Xerox opens development centre in Ontario

Xerox Canada Thursday opened a showcase facility for its in-progress technology designed to keep customers abreast of developments that will in turn be influenced by feedback from those same visiting customers.The 2,200 square-foot

Published on: May 30th, 2002 Paul Fruitman

How charities make generous use of IT opportunities

TORONTO – With their small budgets and big ambitions, charities and other non-profit organizations can derive huge benefits from IT, audiences at the Making IT Work for Volunteers conference heard Wednesday. But maximizing the

Published on: May 29th, 2002 Paul Fruitman

Dot-ca registrations on the rise: Impact Research

Nearly half of all Canadian companies have registered dot-ca domain names, according to Impact Research, which attributes the growing percentage to the trust and geographical reference associated with the dot-ca extension.Impact Research presented

Published on: May 28th, 2002 Paul Fruitman

ISP: Price drop won’t see Canadians won’t give up dial-up

Canadians will never fully hang up on dial-up, according to the president of one Toronto-based Internet service provider.""We've got a whole bunch of people that will continue to use dial-up because of price

Published on: May 27th, 2002 Paul Fruitman

Royal Bank opens data backlog to customers

BALTIMORE – In an era of drive-through and Internet banking, when tellers seem as contemporary as rotary telephones, getting your banking records can still take weeks.As recently as nine months ago, Royal Bank

Published on: May 23rd, 2002 Paul Fruitman

Moneris adds Web services to Merchant Direct

BALTIMORE – To John Morgan, the one billion transactions his company processes each year have a value that goes well beyond simple money-making fees.The senior manager of information technology for Moneris Solutions Corp.

Published on: May 21st, 2002 Paul Fruitman

Education partners link career, school info in online app

A pair of Victoria-based educational organizations have teamed up to simplify the post-secondary application process by directly connecting career and school information with an online application service.The partnership links the Centre for Education

Published on: May 16th, 2002 Paul Fruitman

Teleglobe prepares turnaround strategy

Teleglobe Inc. Wednesday announced a much-anticipated reorganization strategy that includes an exit from the hosting market, new executive appointments, court-ordered creditor protection and 850 job cuts. Former Teleglobe executive vice-president and chief administrative

Published on: May 15th, 2002 Paul Fruitman

Web marketers have to stop changing metrics: expert

TORONTO -- Internet marketers bear some responsibility for their sales struggles, according to one advertising executive.Erik Thrane, director of interactive for Young &Rubicam in Toronto, meeting of the Internet Advertising Bureau of Canada

Published on: May 14th, 2002 Paul Fruitman

RCMP looks for Edge

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have taken another step towards connecting the nation's law enforcement agencies with the $1.3 million purchase of an enterprise licence for e-forms software. On Monday, Victoria based e-forms

Published on: May 13th, 2002 Paul Fruitman

Black IT professionals forge global alliances

To Black Data Processing Associates president-elect Wayne Hicks, the recent alliance forged between his group and Canada's BITePRO offers a new twist on the old boys' network.The old boys' network, he says, has

Published on: May 9th, 2002 Paul Fruitman

Why mergers seldom work

It's tough to make predictions, Yogi Berra said, especially about the future. But if history is any guide, the merger of Hewlett-Packard Co. and Compaq Computer Corp. will probably flop.According to Joseph D'Cruz,

Published on: May 7th, 2002 Paul Fruitman

XML offers exit strategy from EDI complexity: Expert

Extensible Markup Language (XML) may provide a reprieve for small and medium-sized businesses whose e-business plans have been stunted by the complexity of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), according to the president of Toronto-based

Published on: May 6th, 2002 Paul Fruitman