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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

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