Operations Archives - Page 317

Amicus online redesign fills the coffers

Practicing user-centred design can draw more customers and keep them coming back to a Web site, but it can also cut costs and boost revenue according to experts.At an event held Wednesday at

Published on: October 15th, 2003 Jennifer Brown

Bob Young: Life, Linux and Lulu

The IT industry hit an evolutionary dead end the moment source code was separated from binaries, a problem Linux has helped fix, according to the Canadian who helped create the wold's best-known open

Published on: October 10th, 2003 Shane Schick

Rewriting The Rules Of Engagement

Power blackouts. Attacks and deception. Information spills. Language barriers. Communication breakdown. Dirty data. Are you practising safe B2B with your partners? With your suppliers and customers? Business-to-business e-commerce may promise greater efficiencies, cost

Published on: October 9th, 2003 T.J. Hamilton

iWay to develop adapters in Montreal with Actional deal

Information Builders Inc. subsidiary iWay Software will buy the adapter business of Actional Corp., the companies announced Tuesday.Included in the deal are all intellectual property and patent rights, along with a development facility

Published on: October 7th, 2003 Dave Webb

U of Alberta gets behind student-developed IT system

A University of Alberta student who didn’t like the university’s online registration system did what any self-respecting computer science student would do: he built his own. Not an entire system, but one that

Published on: October 2nd, 2003 Kathleen Sibley

Point of sale system brings food chain’s pricing together

When the lights went out at a Hamilton specialty food chain last month there wasn't a transaction missed or a customer who went home hungry thanks to a point of sale system that

Published on: September 29th, 2003 Jennifer Brown

Anti-virus specialist buys Canadian anti-spam firm

U.K. anti-virus company Sophos Wednesday announced it has bought Vancouver-based anti-spam specialist ActiveState in an effort to broaden its appeal to the ""e-mail hygiene"" market.Through a US$23-million cash deal, the respective vendors will

Published on: September 24th, 2003 Neil Sutton

Pizza Hut orders a data warehouse with everything on it

SEATTLE -- Forget thin crust versus cheese-stuffed: the pizza wars are being waged by mining the database, and one chain is not only scoring customer loyalty but speedy return on investment.Pizza Hut's customer

Published on: September 23rd, 2003 Jennifer Brown

Canadian registrar angry over VeriSign redirect service

A Canadian domain name registrar has joined the chorus of dissent over a service from Network Solutions/VeriSign that redirects misspelled or non-existent URLs to its own site.Toronto-based easyDNS Technologies Inc. Thursday said Site

Published on: September 18th, 2003 Shane Schick

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

School division readies for high speed with Citrix install

A group of Northern Alberta schools is using thin client technology to help ensure all its 2,000 students and teachers have access to the same IT resources.Fort Vermillion School Division, which is spread

Published on: September 15th, 2003 Jeff Jedras

Condo developer opens doors with virtual tours

If your Web site doubles as a virtual sales office, it makes sense to have a representative on hand to answer questions -- especially if the site gets 10 times the traffic that

Published on: September 8th, 2003 Dave Webb

Online scorecard says banks slow to answer customers

Canadian banks may be continually improving their Web sites, but their customer response times are slowing down, according to a recent research report.Gomez Canada Financial Services, the firm that compiled the scorecard report,

Published on: September 4th, 2003 Neil Sutton

U.S. contest gives Toronto Web firm tight design deadline

A leading Canadian Web design firm is squeezing its usual six to eight week development time into just five and a half hours for one customer.Toronto-based Devlin eBusiness Architects doesn't even know who

Published on: September 3rd, 2003 Neil Sutton

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