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Credit union upgrades customer feedback cycle

Canada's third largest credit union next month will begin a company-wide rollout of software to more accurately gauge the satisfaction of its 110,000 members.Envision Financial said it would begin its implementation of ResponseTek's

Published on: August 12th, 2003 Shane Schick

National Bank unit brings online trading to Altamira

Altamira Securities clients may soon see the first fruits of its acquisition by National Bank Discount Brokerage last year as it prepares to launch its first Web-based trading platform. Last week all Altamira

Published on: August 6th, 2003 Shane Schick

Heritage trio creates database to help Canadians research past

A database created by three genealogy groups will help thousands of Canadians get in touch with their heritage. The Canadian Genealogy Centre, a branch of the Library and Archives of Canada, recently placed

Published on: July 30th, 2003 Derek Abma

Refrigeration firm puts DOS-based back end on ice

An Alberta refrigeration company is giving some accounting and service management tools a warm reception.Vector Industries, an Edmonton-based holding company that looks after 11 refrigeration service companies, recently upgraded its DOS-based back-end to

Published on: July 28th, 2003 Neil Sutton

Alberta college graduates to advanced spam tool

An Alberta post-secondary institution says its staff is looking forward to a 96 per cent reduction in spam as it prepares to welcome this fall's influx of new students.Grande Prairie Regional College Monday

Published on: July 28th, 2003 Shane Schick

Desjardins Securities enhances transaction processing

Desjardins Securities announced Thursday a five-year, $25 million deal with IBM to deliver IT services that will allow the brokerage group to move to straight-through transaction processing.The division of Desjardins Financial Corp. will

Published on: July 24th, 2003 Jennifer Brown

Government wrests URLs from atheist cybersquatter

The federal government has won a challenge to claim ownership of a series of dot-ca names originally registered by a British Columbia man who calls himself Darwin Bedford and uses the domain names

Published on: July 22nd, 2003 Jennifer Brown

Feds’ Merx extension raises ‘one window’ concerns

The federal government Tuesday secured another five years with contract bidding engine Merx, but questions remain about how it will jive with those of the provinces.The five-year contract with Merx, a subsidiary of

Published on: July 22nd, 2003 Neil Sutton

Canadian patent holder claims global e-commerce rights

In what promises to be just its first fight for a slice of the global e-commerce pie, a small Longueueil, Que. company is taking aim at New Zealand’s Internet merchants, claiming their international

Published on: July 21st, 2003 Paul Fruitman

Business Objects acquisition has rivals mulling future

Competitors in the business intelligence market believe they may be able to benefit from Business Objects/Crystal Decisions integration issues post-merger -- at least in the short term.French company Business Objects said Friday it

Published on: July 21st, 2003 Neil Sutton

FirstOntario invests in Web-based loan origination

FirstOntario Credit Union is undergoing a process redesign powered by its purchase of Web-based loan origination software.FirstOntario, headquartered in Hamilton, Ont., is Canada’s sixteenth largest credit union, with more than $770 million in

Published on: July 10th, 2003 Lisa Weaver

Web services group sorts through the standards

TORONTO -- It may be up to IT managers to determine which standards are adopted in the enterprise, but a coalition of vendors including Microsoft and IBM want to make sure some worthy

Published on: July 10th, 2003 Shane Schick

National product registry to serve grocers, pharmacies

Canada’s grocery, food service and pharmacy industries are cleaning up their data as they prepare to activate an electronic product registry that will replace paper-based processes by the end of this year. Well

Published on: July 9th, 2003 Shane Schick

Cossette takes majority stake in IT consulting firm

This week Cossette Communication Group Inc. increased its stake in an IT consulting firm, a move that the company's Toronto president predicted would put them far ahead of competitors.Cossette Communication Group, one of

Published on: July 3rd, 2003 Kristy Pryma

Sun raises stake in mobile enterprise

SAN FRANCISCO — Sun Microsystems outlined initiatives its executives say will simplify life for developers creating wireless Java applications. During its eighth annual JavaOne conference here this week, company officials also announced programs

Published on: June 24th, 2003 Patricia MacInnis