Articles By Poonam Khanna

Via Rail makes tracks with onboard Wi-Fi service

TORONTO -- VIA Rail Canada hopes to get passengers all aboard as it launched a pay-per-use Wi-Fi service on Monday. As ITBusiness.ca reported two months ago, the service is available to all travellers

Published on: February 27th, 2006 Poonam Khanna

Osteoporosis Canada dumps Novell for Microsoft

Keeping operating costs at a minimum is an important goal for most organizations — but for charities such as Osteoporosis Canada (OC), it’s absolutely critical. If a charity spends too much to keep

Published on: February 13th, 2006 Poonam Khanna

Bridgepoint Health prescribes portal for access to key systems

If users have to remember more than three passwords, they often start writing them down, according to Novell Canada’s chief technology and chief information officer, Ross Chevalier. At Bridgepoint Health, a typical user

Published on: February 6th, 2006 Poonam Khanna

Peak Energy deploys satellite, GPS to keep track of trucks

As a multi-service rental company that has truck drivers on the road, Peak Energy occasionally fields calls from motorists complaining about its drivers. Recently, when one woman called to say one of its

Published on: February 1st, 2006 Poonam Khanna

2006: A year of innovation for IT departments

In 2006, Air Canada plans to continue overhauling the engines that keep the airline flying — its IT infrastructure. Like other companies, it has a number of projects on the go for the

Published on: January 31st, 2006 Poonam Khanna

Air Canada to enhance mobile tools, operational systems

Air Canada plans to continue overhauling the engines that keep the airline flying — its IT infrastructure. Like other companies, it has a number of projects on the go for the new year.

Published on: January 12th, 2006 Poonam Khanna

New payment methods must take security into account: Panel

Like Dick Tracy, we may soon be using our watches for more than telling time. The comic hero used his two-way radio-equipped watch to contact the police. MasterCard wants to equip watches with

Published on: December 7th, 2005 Poonam Khanna

PCL develops on SQL Server, Visual Studio 2005 betas

It could build the applications using older technology that had already been tested on the marketplace or gamble with a newer version that had not yet been tried in the business world. It

Published on: December 7th, 2005 Poonam Khanna

Fleet hits the streets with automated dispatch

An Ottawa-based cab company is taking advantage of IT to both get its drivers out to calls faster and to pay them more quickly.Coventry Connections Inc., which runs a call centre for seven

Published on: December 7th, 2005 Poonam Khanna

Husky Energy solves its personnel puzzle

The commute to work is slightly more complicated than most for offshore oil workers who must take a helicopter trip out to the rig. It’s up to the energy companies to coordinate the

Published on: November 21st, 2005 Poonam Khanna

Love-hate relationships

What’s your favourite tech gadget? What device do you most covet?Ted Lee, Chief Financial Officer, Tourism Vancouver: My favourite tech gadget is my daughter’s voice-interactive stuffy toy — Stitch (from Disney’s Lilo and

Published on: November 21st, 2005 Poonam Khanna

GridWay builds business on economies of scale

“It’s the power model or the telephone model. It’s fast, it’s cheap, it’s easy,” says Tapper, the director of outsourcing, utility and offshore services in Framingham, Mass. However, he says just providing the

Published on: November 21st, 2005 Poonam Khanna

Is on-demand in demand?

In a relatively short time, computers have evolved from massive machines that took up whole rooms and weeks of setup time for the elite few who could afford or access them to small

Published on: November 21st, 2005 Poonam Khanna

MasterCard: Pay for your pop with your watch

TORONTO — Like Dick Tracy, we may soon be using our watches for more than time telling. The comic hero used his two-way radio-equipped watch to contact the police. MasterCard wants to equip

Published on: November 8th, 2005 Poonam Khanna

You have Google mail

Like many a new christmas toy, my Google mail account was something I coveted - that is, until I finally got what I wanted. Then it went largely ignored. I had wanted to

Published on: November 7th, 2005 Poonam Khanna