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Financial platform to serve Canadian investment dealers

A pair of startups have come together to create an integrated investment advisory platform to serve the Canadian financial services industry.Rockwater Capital Corp. announced Wednesday that it has entered into a four and

Published on: August 27th, 2003 Jennifer Brown

HTML e-mail an open invitation to spammers: expert

Spammers are finding new ways to fool e-mail filters and HTML mail is the most common tool used in getting offending messages through gateways, says an expert examining the problem.During a Tuesday Webcast

Published on: August 26th, 2003 Jennifer Brown

E-mail filtering specialist roars into international waters

Ottawa-based Roaring Penguin is positioning itself in North America and overseas to take advantage of a selling shift in the spam market from direct to indirect.Now that the market is shifting from a

Published on: August 20th, 2003 Jeff Radecki

Blackout sends service providers into crisis mode

Managed Web hosting firms, Internet domain companies and cellular operators have put their emergency procedures to the test following an unprecdented power outage that darkened major parts of Canada and the United States

Published on: August 15th, 2003 Shane Schick

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