Mobility Archives - Page 262

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

Wireless community forms to tackle 4G

Diversinet Corp. and its partners are hoping to jump start wireless adoption by building a $50 million wireless community.The Toronto-based wireless security infrastructure company has assembled a team of mobile operators, software and

Published on: August 28th, 2002 Geoffrey Downey

Wood Buffalo leaves pen and paper behind

In its drive to eliminate human error from its taxation data retrieval system a northern Alberta municipality traded pen and paper for laptops and printers.The administration of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

Published on: August 26th, 2002 Liam Lahey

Accpac cannibalizes CRM tool for field sales

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – When Accpac International Inc. wanted to develop and release a sales force automation (SFA) system they did not have to look too far; they took it from the company's

Published on: August 22nd, 2002 Paolo Del Nibletto

Short message spam

Nobody even asked about Spam.When Canada's four wireless carriers announced an interoperability agreement to further short message service (SMS) at Communications 2001 last summer, the room fell silent. At first, no one had

Published on: August 20th, 2002 Shane Schick

University takes closer look at traffic in wired residences

A liberal arts university associated with the University of Waterloo is fine-tuning a wireless network that is increasing Internet access and campus information at student residences.Officials with St. Jerome's University Thursday said that

Published on: August 15th, 2002 Shane Schick

Battery maker increases compatibility across notebooks

In an effort to curry favour with notebook users, Electrovaya Inc. has improved the compatibility of its PowerPad portable batteries.The batteries will now work with select notebook models from Dell, Hewlett Packard, Acer

Published on: August 13th, 2002 Neil Sutton