Mobility Archives - Page 259

Bell Canada chooses 802.11b for WLAN services

Bell Canada's pursuit of the Canadian wireless LAN market could be successful in the enterprise sector but the telco is facing an uphill battle with SMBs, according to an analyst.The company officially launched

Published on: October 22nd, 2002 Monika Rola

Wireless industry: Licensing, taxation stalls innovation

Government agencies must coordinate taxing and regulation to ensure a fair distribution of financial burden in the wireless sector, an advocacy group warns.In its response to Industry Canada's call for feedback to its

Published on: October 21st, 2002 Monika Rola

Armoured car company moves to wireless dispatch

An armoured car and ATM service company says it will save $5,000 a month in cell phone charges by switching its dispatch system to wireless access.In a few weeks, Universal ATM Services Inc.

Published on: October 16th, 2002 Neil Sutton

Hospitals team up for cost-saving VoIP strategy

When doctors and nurses in Chatham, Ont. do their rounds, they may soon be able to take phone calls and check electronic patient charts on the same device.This is the vision of officials

Published on: October 3rd, 2002 Greg Meckbach

Where wireless works

TORONTO -- Wireless innovation should be focused on delivering better customer service and has to show a fast return on investment, a panel of industry leaders told the Canadian Marketing Association Wednesday.At the

Published on: October 2nd, 2002 Monika Rola

Hands off

With IBM and Palm Inc. launching a new joint initiative in the handheld business market, corporate users are continuing to voice their concerns about the long-promised benefits of PDAs.While demand remains high for

Published on: September 27th, 2002 John Lee

The long-term challenges of short message service

TORONTO -- The short message service (SMS) market has grown up to 600 per cent this year but adoption rates are a far cry from European and Japanese levels, according to one of

Published on: September 24th, 2002 Neil Sutton

Palm rebrands to avoid competitive squeeze

Palm is changing its product branding to respond more directly to the different needs of IT managers versus retail shoppers.The company Monday said it would group high-end devices and software under the brand

Published on: September 23rd, 2002 Shane Schick

CBC to offer video updates to PDAs

The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. isn't the first company that springs to mind when you hear technological bandwagon, but it's got a front row seat for PDAs.The public broadcaster signed a six-month deal Wednesday

Published on: September 18th, 2002 Geoffrey Downey

Your Networld + Interop crib notes

New technology should be developed with customer business plans in mind, urged speakers at this year's Networld + Interop and Comdex show in Atlanta.Security, wireless and mobile technology as well as network storage

Published on: September 13th, 2002 Monika Rola

Quesnel learns the ABCs of wireless networks

With fierce battles being waged by the telcos in major urban centres across Canada, most of the big players aren’t paying much attention to opportunities in rural Canada. While the economies of scale

Published on: September 12th, 2002 Jeff Jedras

Nunavut hamlet cooks up wireless network

Tired of waiting for the Federal Government to deliver on its promise of broadband connectivity in rural and remote Canada, a Nunavut town has set up fixed wireless access for its citizens using

Published on: September 11th, 2002 Neil Sutton

Carrier ignorance holds back WLANs, experts say

ATLANTA -- A panel of wireless experts say awareness and pricing strategies need to improve before public access WLANs can flourish.If you've set foot in an airport, a hotel lobby or a café

Published on: September 10th, 2002 Monika Rola

Nine per cent of cell phone use business-only, BBM says

BBM Canada says almost half of all Canadians have a mobile phone, but only a small minority are using them for businesses purposes only.The Toronto-based radio and television ratings information company released research

Published on: September 4th, 2002 Geoffrey Downey

Who’s watching the detectives?

A newspaper article based on a Criminal Intelligence Service Canada report was much like Kung Fu Fighting. It was a little bit frightening. And they did it with expert timing.The Reuters story was

Published on: August 30th, 2002 Dave Webb