Articles By Scott Foster

Scott McNealy: It’s a Lego world

OTTAWA -- For Scott McNealy, much of today's IT industry resembles the automotive world of the 1920s.IT companies are designing custom-built data systems that look like ""jalopies,"" says the chairman, president and CEO

Published on: October 2nd, 2003 Scott Foster

Eight days a week

OTTAWA -- The speed at which companies can recover from disasters is growing in importance as the world moves closer to operating 24/7, say experts on contingency planning and electronic back-up systems."This sense

Published on: September 26th, 2003 Scott Foster

Sweden makes overtures to Canadian wireless firms

OTTAWA -- In the last five years, Sweden has attracted an increasing number of Canadian high-tech companies, securing its reputation as a springboard into the European Union, according to a senoir official with

Published on: September 25th, 2003 Scott Foster

Virus victims weigh cyber-insurance option

In the wake of costly, virulent viruses such as the recent Blaster Worm, there is one word that is probably top of mind for businesses across the globe: cyber-insurance.Accordingly, an increasing number of

Published on: September 22nd, 2003 Scott Foster

Linux creates ‘strange bedfellows’: IBM

OTTAWA -- The ""explosive growth"" in Linux operating systems and open-source software will prompt high-tech companies to pour even more resources into this technology, making it even more of a viable alternative to

Published on: September 18th, 2003 Scott Foster

Ontario facility seeks remote access patient records

Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital is testing a software tool that manages applications delivered by Microsoft Windows Terminal Services that could make remote access to patient information more efficient and affordable.Paul Herbst, the hospital’s

Published on: September 15th, 2003 Scott Foster

Ontario tests XML app for privacy compliance

Ontario is the world’s first jurisdiction to automate the enforcement of privacy laws, according to the province’s information and privacy commissioner.Ann Cavoukian Wednesday said the province is working with IBM to create the

Published on: September 10th, 2003 Scott Foster

Federal government puts security policy under review

The chief information officer branch of the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat is in the final stages of drafting a review of its IT security policy that will standardize the way departments interact.Due

Published on: August 13th, 2003 Scott Foster

MPs give e-government vote of non-confidence

Technology is doing nothing to bridge the ever-present communications gap between Members of Parliament and Ottawa’s public service, a study suggests. Moreover, many MPs aren’t seeking out Web-based applications capable of forging valuable

Published on: August 7th, 2003 Scott Foster

Portal partnerships boost reach: GOL experts

OTTAWA -- There is no reason why Canadian government departments couldn’t achieve 98-per-cent penetration by partnering with more portals, experts told a public sector conference Tuesday.While the federal government-online (GOL) initiative is often

Published on: July 15th, 2003 Scott Foster

Text messaging industry pauses over send button

Conflicting text messaging research indicates the jury is still out on whether the technology has enough momentum to take off in Canada like it has in other parts of the world. One recent

Published on: July 8th, 2003 Scott Foster

Ontario schools receive $90 million for technology

Armed with $90 million, the Ontario government appears ready to revamp secondary schools with the latest in high-tech equipment.Announced last week by Education Minister Elizabeth Witmer, the four-year investment is part of a

Published on: June 19th, 2003 Scott Foster

Ontario to expand use of digital signatures

OTTAWA -- The Ontario government will boost the number of digital certificates within the public sector to 100,000 in the next few years to ensure the electronic information of its 11 million residents

Published on: May 14th, 2003 Scott Foster