Articles By Scott Foster

Goodbye RBC, hello U.S.?

Canadian e-business giant Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc. is a step closer to expanding into the American B2B automotive space after buying RBC Financial Group's 50-per-cent share in B2B Vertical Markets. The deal makes

Published on: July 27th, 2004 Scott Foster

Wireless: That’s the ticket for the GTAA

At the beginning of April, an impressive expanse of steel, granite and glass opened its doors to travellers. The completion of Terminal 1 at Toronto's Pearson International Airport ended the first phase of

Published on: July 27th, 2004 Scott Foster

Canada ranks ‘relatively low’ on global IT pay scale

A study by Mercer Human Resource Consulting showed compensation for IT professionals varies markedly around the world, and may shed more light on the growth of offshore outsourcing. The survey indicated pay is

Published on: July 22nd, 2004 Scott Foster

Tablets score high marks at private school

When the students at Bishop's College School resume their studies next fall, they will set a technological milestone in Canada by trading in their traditional notepads and pens for tablet computers. Their Lennoxville,

Published on: July 5th, 2004 Scott Foster

EMS vehicles improve response times through telematics

A Toronto provider of fleet-tracking technology promises to digitize the life-saving activities of emergency medical response teams.Grey Island Systems Inc., which offers an Internet-based tracking system with global-positioning and wireless capability, recently announced

Published on: June 29th, 2004 Scott Foster

Telestroke helps treat stroke patients in under-served regions

Telestroke, an Ontario-wide telemedicine program, will soon link Ottawa experts with patients who live in rural regions of eastern Ontario, allowing two-way real-time videoconferencing and the electronic transfer of CT images, said Kathryn

Published on: June 23rd, 2004 Scott Foster

Canada ranks low on global IT pay scale

A study by Mercer Human Resource Consulting showed compensation for IT professionals varies markedly around the world, and may shed more light on the growth of offshore outsourcing. The survey indicated pay is

Published on: June 16th, 2004 Scott Foster

Canada ranks ‘relatively low’ on global IT pay scale

A study by Mercer Human Resource Consulting showed compensation for IT professionals varies markedly around the world, and may shed more light on the growth of offshore outsourcing. The survey indicated pay is

Published on: June 8th, 2004 Scott Foster

Mediagrif eyes U.S. market with B2B buyout

Canadian e-business giant, Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc., is one step closer to a possible expansion into the American B2B automotive space through the recent purchase of RBC Financial Group’s 50-per-cent share in B2B

Published on: June 8th, 2004 Scott Foster

Industry Canada primes satellite-cellular phone rivalry

A recent regulatory decision by Industry Canada will allow providers of mobile satellite services to go head-to-head with their cellular counterparts, according to one Ottawa satellite operator. Mobile Satellite Ventures (Canada) Inc. said

Published on: June 4th, 2004 Scott Foster

Synthetic fire log maker installs RFID to track products

Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology was a multi-million-dollar investment for Toronto-based Conros Corp., but the purchase was worth every penny, says the company’s chief technology officer. For Navin Chandaria, the decision was a

Published on: June 1st, 2004 Scott Foster

VoIP proponents tell CRTC to step aside

The introduction of Internet telephony has rendered the regulation of Canada’s telecommunications industry ""unnecessary"" and ""obsolete,"" according to a recent economic note published by the Montreal Economic Institute. Internet telephony has generated ""considerable

Published on: May 21st, 2004 Scott Foster

Feds create task force to attack spam problem

As part of a wider effort to crack down on senders of fraudulent e-mail, the federal government Tuesday announced the creation of a new spam task force.Among other initiatives, the task force of

Published on: May 11th, 2004 Scott Foster

Protocol Prescription

An agreement with BCE Emergis will allow Loblaw Pharmacies' 400 outlets to process all drug claims over a central IP network. The agreement expands BCE's transport and switching services of drug claims to

Published on: May 11th, 2004 Scott Foster

Where will the ‘smart dust’ settle?

Should the world be frightened or encouraged by the future potential of ""smart dust""? It’s a question that has emerged in Ottawa after some high-tech experts described a futuristic scenario involving an emerging

Published on: May 6th, 2004 Scott Foster