Articles By Sarah Lysecki

Is consulting the ideal IT exit strategy?

With an aging baby boomer population, the number of retirees or those thinking about retiring is on the rise. But before they buy a timeshare in Florida, many are looking at consulting work

Published on: September 21st, 2006 Sarah Lysecki

Vancouver Community College phases in more Linux

A B.C. post-secondary institution said it intends to grow the number of Linux machines in its data centre as it replaces older hardware infrastructure with blade servers.Vancouver Community College made the switch to

Published on: September 20th, 2006 Sarah Lysecki

Jim Balsillie takes a shine to Pearl

TORONTO – Research In Motion chairman and co-CEO Jim Balsillie flashed his shiny, new BlackBerry Pearl as he talked about the ubiquity of the popular handheld device as a collaboration tool for work

Published on: September 18th, 2006 Sarah Lysecki

RCMP urges full disclosure on IT security breaches

TORONTO – A RCMP investigator is urging businesses to be more forthcoming with security breaches if they want to help put an end to them. “If everyone keeps wanting to bury it, it’s

Published on: September 13th, 2006 Sarah Lysecki

Stoddart questions her powers

In terms of the Commissioner's powers, Jennifer Stoddart questions whether her so-called “ombudsman approach” lacks the order-making powers of other pieces of privacy legislation such as B.C.'s or Alberta's. On the other hand,

Published on: September 12th, 2006 Sarah Lysecki

Symantec, Microsoft in scuffle over Vista security

Symantec said Microsoft is keeping it and other vendors away from the very part of the operating system that is central to its strategy to protect users from malicious attacks.Windows Vista includes several

Published on: September 12th, 2006 Sarah Lysecki

Telus reorganizes under income trust

Incumbent carrier Telus Corp. on Monday announced it will take its entire business into an income trust model in a bid to increase its investments in broadband network infrastructure and grow shareholder revenues.Monday's

Published on: September 11th, 2006 Sarah Lysecki

Nettwerk takes artists online with streaming service

A major Canadian record label has signed a one-year contract with a U.S.-based Internet software company to enable users to listen to its artists online for free via streaming technology.Based in Vancouver, Nettwerk,

Published on: September 11th, 2006 Sarah Lysecki

UPS Canada facility to tackle IT-based logistics management

BURLINGTON, ONT. – A new $80 million UPS centre is using a logistics management system that allows the company to keep track of everything in its inventory from morphine to mission-critical hardware. On

Published on: September 6th, 2006 Sarah Lysecki

Spammers escalate inbox battle with ‘pump and dump’

As anti-spam software has increased its effectiveness in guarding company e-mail accounts, spammers have resorted to new ways of disguising their messages to get past even the tightest filters, according to a Montreal-based

Published on: September 5th, 2006 Sarah Lysecki

VoIP study says call quality on the way up

A recent study by a Montreal-based automated test systems company found that the quality of Voice over IP has significantly improved in the last 12 months, but users are still experiencing quality issues

Published on: September 5th, 2006 Sarah Lysecki

CRTC maintains VoIP regulatory stance

Incumbent telephone companies were dealt with a blow from the Canadian Radio and Telecommunications Commission on Friday as the regulator decided to stick with the original ruling on voice-over-IP that it made over

Published on: September 1st, 2006 Sarah Lysecki

Mozilla taps Toronto Web design shop to work on Firefox 2.0

A Toronto software development company has been selected by Mozilla to design the user interface and improve the usability of the next version of Firefox. Mozilla formed a team to develop a default

Published on: August 30th, 2006 Sarah Lysecki

Alberta pours $100 million into police database

The Government of Alberta will spend $100 million over the next five years on a province-wide IT project that will include a centralized crime database for the region’s police service agencies and the

Published on: August 29th, 2006 Sarah Lysecki

CIA-backed firm given all-clear to handle health data

A report from Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner showed that a Chicago-based company providing software to an electronic health record application in the province does not release information to the CIA and therefore

Published on: August 28th, 2006 Sarah Lysecki