Mobility Archives - Page 259

Private investigator sets up wireless ‘honey pot’

A field experiment conducted by an Ottawa area security firm indicates that wireless LANs are highly susceptible to hacker attacks -- and most people aren't even turning on basic protection.Tenebris Technologies Inc., a

Published on: December 19th, 2002 Neil Sutton

Bell tests WiFi demand with hot spot pilots

TORONTO -- Bucking conventional wisdom, Bell Canada is determined to prove that there is such a thing as a free lunch, or at least wireless internet. Canada's incumbent carrier Tuesday launched its public

Published on: December 13th, 2002 Monika Rola

Cab company gets Smart on security

You hail the cab. You get in the cab. The meter starts running — and the camera starts rolling. Calgary-based Associated Cabs Ltd. has signed an agreement with Richmond, B.C.-based Digital Dispatch Systems

Published on: December 13th, 2002 Shane Schick

Bluetooth products promise five-minute prep time

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced a novel approach to improve disappointing adoption of the short-range wireless technology – products that work out of the box.SIG executive director Mike McCamon announced

Published on: December 12th, 2002 Dave Webb

Telecom Ottawa fills fibre gaps with wireless

Ottawa residents can look forward to improved broadband access thanks to a DragonWave wireless solution, the city's largest network owner says. Telecom Ottawa announced Monday that it is deploying DragonWave Inc.'s AirPair Internet

Published on: December 9th, 2002 Monika Rola

Doubting Tablet

TORONTO — Despite industry pessimism suggesting the initial adoption rate of the much-anticipated tablet PC will be gradual, Microsoft Canada Co. feels the time is right to introduce the device. Frank Clegg, president

Published on: December 5th, 2002 Liam Lahey

School Rules In Palm’s World

The education market is keen to embrace wireless computing, but don't expect it to happen overnight, says Julie Kaufman, senior analyst, skills development program, for IDC Canada in Toronto.Kaufman says the chief objective

Published on: December 5th, 2002 Liam Lahey

Wireless development might just be busy work: Nextair

TORONTO – Will a wireless implementation give workers at your company better access to corporate information systems? Are your mobile workers carrying around outdated information?These are just two of the many questions that

Published on: December 4th, 2002 Greg Meckbach

Marketing made short, sweet and simple

When cadbury in Went looking for a new way to connect with its customers in Europe, and collect some vital marketing data it turned to Short Messaging Service (SMS), a technology that sends

Published on: December 3rd, 2002 Martin Slofstra

Smaller firms ditching wires: Evans

Canada's small and medium sized businesses are helping to fuel the growth of wireless networking, and many plan to increase their IT spending in the next year, says a recent report. The Canadian

Published on: December 2nd, 2002 Jeff Jedras

One to watch: Contec Innovations Inc.

One to watch is a series that profiles young technology companies. It is not an endorsement, but an exploration of the firm's potential.The downsizing of his international paging division at Glenayre Technologies gave

Published on: November 29th, 2002 Jeff Jedras

Cab company installs SmartCam across fleet

You hail down the cab. You get in the cab. The meter starts running -- and the cameras start rolling.Calgary-based Associated Cabs Ltd. Tuesday said it had signed an agreement with Richmond, B.C.-based

Published on: November 27th, 2002 Shane Schick

Competition heats up in enterprise handheld space

At least one analyst is warning Palm to watch its back as Dell makes its way into the handheld market.Warren Chaisatien, a senior analyst with Toronto-based IDC Canada, says Dell's foray into the

Published on: November 22nd, 2002 Liam Lahey

Handheld computers will look like low-end PCs in five years

In contrast to slumping desktop sales, handheld computing devices are still a hot-ticket item in Canada. For the second quarter of 2002, shipments reached 91,000 units, up 20 per cent compared with the

Published on: November 22nd, 2002 John Saunders

PDAs find niche among municipal users

From the board room to the sewer system, personal digital assistants (PDAs) may soon offer municipal workers a range of ways to get the job done.In municipalities across the country, traditional uses such

Published on: November 22nd, 2002 John Saunders