Articles By Poonam Khanna

Toronto Star counts copies with e-tracking system

Canada’s largest daily newspaper has switched from its paper-based tracking system to an electronic one to better gauge how many papers were being sold and where. The Toronto Star estimates it has already

Published on: March 24th, 2005 Poonam Khanna

Killer app is non-lethal

I'm not overly fond of sitting up at a desk and writing on a keyboard. Given the choice, I'd rather do all my work sitting back in a big comfy lounge chair or

Published on: March 23rd, 2005 Poonam Khanna

Law firm test drives disaster recovery plan

It wasn't a disaster situation, but during a recent move in which law firm Blaney McMurtry LLP had to uproot all three floors of its offices, it had a chance to test its

Published on: March 23rd, 2005 Poonam Khanna

Legal eagles build a case for IT adoption

As far as Richard Owens is concerned, the Jonathan murder trial demonstrates the need for today's lawyers to be technology savvy. In the case, three boys from Toronto were accused in the brutal

Published on: March 23rd, 2005 Poonam Khanna

Microsoft adds IM client to collaboration suite

TORONTO -- Microsoft Canada Co. announced Tuesday the release of an instant messaging client with audio and videoconferencing capabilities. The release of Microsoft Office Communicator 2005, previously code-named Istanbul, was one of three

Published on: March 8th, 2005 Poonam Khanna

Call centre offers real-time translation for deaf

A Canadian company is helping people who are deaf or hearing- or speech-impaired connect to others in new ways using an enhanced IP network. The call centre -- which Montreal-based Nordia set up

Published on: March 7th, 2005 Poonam Khanna

Office move prompts law firm to outsource e-mail

It wasn’t a disaster situation, but during a recent move in which law firm Blaney McMurtry LLP had to uproot all three floors of its offices, it had a chance to test out

Published on: February 24th, 2005 Poonam Khanna

WestJet checks out Web-based check in

Commuters looking to bypass long lineups at airports can use self check-in kiosks where the queues are — generally speaking — shorter. Soon WestJet passengers will be able to skip even those lines.

Published on: February 16th, 2005 Poonam Khanna

Power company flips the 3-D switch

The engineers at Hydro-Québec are taking a new approach to designing power plants and trading in their 2-D AutoCAD tool for a product lifecycle management (PLM) tool that will let them design in

Published on: February 16th, 2005 Poonam Khanna

An electronic game of cat and mouse

By the time René Hamel gets a phone call, it's usually too late — the crime has already been committed. When Hamel's phone rings, it could mean that a company's security systems have

Published on: February 15th, 2005 Poonam Khanna

Ciara Technologies rethinks supercomputer design

Montreal — Ciara Technologies says it wants to bring supercomputing to the masses and announced the launch of a supercomputer it says will re-engineer the way high-performance computing (HPC) clusters are designed. Ciara

Published on: February 15th, 2005 Poonam Khanna

Open Text slashes help-desk calls with centralized printing

Mike wilson's staff at Open text corp. was spending too much time dealing with help-desk calls regarding print driver issues. And with the company's offices spread out around the world, the centralized IT

Published on: January 19th, 2005 Poonam Khanna

Tourism agency missing collaboration boat

These days teams working to bring a project to completion often stretch across multiple organizations and geographies. Tourism Vancouver, which represents about a thousand businesses in the Greater Vancouver Area understands this. The

Published on: January 19th, 2005 Poonam Khanna

Manufacturer opts for electronic archiving

Retrieving documents used to be a lengthy process for Federal White Cement employees. It meant they had to get into their cars, drive to an off-site location, look through old files, bring them

Published on: January 5th, 2005 Poonam Khanna

Corporate ethics and business reporting

CFOs are stepping up to take on important role as trusted advisors, but they don't have the technology they need to support them in their efforts, according to a recent survey of nearly

Published on: January 5th, 2005 Poonam Khanna