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Scotia Capital speeds up straight-through processing

Scotiabank has migrated its foreign exchange operation's IT system to a treasury engine that an executive said will improve its ability to seamlessly process trades electronically.The firm said it converted Scotia Capital dealing

Published on: November 11th, 2003 Shane Schick

Snowmobiler portal to plow through travel planning data

An alliance between the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) and DMTI Spatial aims to ease the travel planning of snowmobilers who have had it hard enough trying to sort through dozens of

Published on: November 11th, 2003 Liz Clayton

Enemies in the inbox

Anti-spam legislation usually falls into one of three categories: opt-in, opt-out and none at all.Canada falls into the last category. To date, no laws have been passed to protect citizens and business from

Published on: November 10th, 2003 Geoffrey Downey

Guardian adds business intelligence via KPI dashboard

For Stuart Freeman and Ross Kappele, getting information on how their team is functioning is now as close as a Web browser. The two vice-presidents at Guardian Group of Mutual Funds have very

Published on: November 10th, 2003 Jennifer Brown

Linux group starts petition over RBC’s SCO investment

A Canadian open source association is asking its members to pull their accounts from RBC and to sign a petition following the bank's decision to contribute towards a $50-million investment in SCO Group.Linux-Quebec

Published on: November 6th, 2003 Shane Schick

Tim Hortons pours portal into franchise relationship

TORONTO -- Tim Hortons success is fueled by more than coffee -- it’s got the efficiency of an Internet store portal connected to its back office IT systems.At a presentation at the CIO

Published on: November 5th, 2003 Liz Clayton

Online banking site’s makeover earns customer interest

Practising 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 who have created interfaces that

Published on: November 5th, 2003 Jennifer Brown

A Window To The Core Of The Enterprise

It's a door, an information starting point, a tool that pulls disparate corporate data together in a single interface, or the instrument of enterprise integration. The enterprise portal is one of those technologies

Published on: November 5th, 2003 Matthew Friedman

Gates: ‘You don’t need perfect code’ for good security

This week's Microsoft Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles marks the debuts of early versions of the company's next-generation operating system, relational database, and developer tools. It also highlights Microsoft's realization that security

Published on: October 29th, 2003 Lynn Greiner

Pizza Hut delivers hot results using data warehouse

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 also a return on its investment.

Published on: October 27th, 2003 Jennifer Brown

RBC banks on digitally-imaged cheques

Canada's largest bank is starting down a road towards the digital imaging of cheques that other financial institutions across the country are expected to follow.RBC Royal Bank Friday said it had already introduced

Published on: October 24th, 2003 Shane Schick

Online memorial adds second site for pets

A Canadian dot-com firm has expanded its business beyond online memorials for friends and family members to create a site exclusively for honouring the lives of pets.Toronto-based PartingWishes.com Thursday said it had launched

Published on: October 23rd, 2003 Shane Schick

Open Text buys German content management firm

Open Text Corp. Tuesday said it would buy German software firm IXOS Software AG to add content management expertise to its collaboration and knowledge management tools.Waterloo, Ont.-based Open Text is offering a cash

Published on: October 21st, 2003 Neil Sutton

Quebec notary authority signs on with Allstream

The highest authority for Quebec's notaries is preparing for the first time to offer its practice management software over the Web.Montreal-based Corporation informatique des services notariaux (CISN) Thursday said it had chosen Allstream

Published on: October 16th, 2003 Shane Schick

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