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A few upsides to the upgrade ugliness

On Monday Microsoft proudly announced the participation of Prime Minister Jean Chretien in an upcoming conference with Bill Gates called CAN>WIN. The company was less self-congratulatory about the changes to its licensing program

Published on: July 30th, 2002 Shane Schick

The 411 on UDDI

If you use UDDI, and I use UDDI, shouldn't we all be screaming for the UDDI Business Registry?It sounded great in theory. A phone book for Web services, some called it. A Yahoo!

Published on: July 29th, 2002 Shane Schick

Casting call for hackers

It's the RFP the industry has been waiting for: Hollywood wants a one-size-fits-all technology that will allow it to break into peer-to-peer networks and potentially damage the systems of computer users around the

Published on: July 26th, 2002 Shane Schick

Open Source security flaws transcend personal biases

Call it equal-opportunity vulnerability: In recent months, open source software has faced a growing number of security threats, in the form of hacks, cracks, viruses and worms. It seems like no network or

Published on: July 26th, 2002 John Saunders

Letters to the editor

Re: Digital library project could take blind beyond Braille (July 24)I think there would be a market for those who do not have impaired vision to be able to access Web-based resources at

Published on: July 26th, 2002 Readers

‘A’ for effort, perhaps

If you get a bad report card in grade school, your teacher usually requires a parent's written comments to verify that it has been reviewed. Now that Microsoft chairman Bill Gates has graded

Published on: July 25th, 2002 Shane Schick

‘Invisible’ woman

Inside the TSE Tower in downtown Toronto sits Stock Exchange Place, a sort of learning and conference centre that opened about two years ago. Around a small circular stage are a series of

Published on: July 24th, 2002 Shane Schick

Intel’s upside

It didn't take long for Intel to turn that frown upside down.Less than a week after it announced it would lay off approximately 4,000 employees in the wake of lower-than-expected second quarter earnings,

Published on: July 23rd, 2002 Shane Schick

I’m always on duty!

I remember this one time Neil and I were having a beer after work at a bar just off Toronto's Eglinton Ave. when we spotted Dave, our IT manager, walking out the door

Published on: July 22nd, 2002 Shane Schick

Letters to the editor

Re: Why can't we all just get along? (July 15)You hit the nail on the head your soft skills in IT series. I was an IT technical support analyst supporting a Workplace Safety

Published on: July 19th, 2002 Readers

Exit stage tech

On my way to work this morning, I nearly fell over at the sight of The Toronto Sun's front page. ""Stones Tragedy,"" read the headline, below which sat photos of paramedics and a

Published on: July 19th, 2002 Paul Fruitman

Open with a lawyer joke. . .

""Now the last time I stood in front of a crowd of 30-odd people and two lawyers, I was addressed as 'the defendant.'"" (Insert rim shot here.)I managed to suppress the lawyer humour

Published on: July 19th, 2002 Dave Webb

IT goes crazy for a sharp dressed man

When I first started working for, I learned there were actually impromptu seminars to teach reporters how to put on a tie.Such is the reputation of journalists: we're slobs. I was told

Published on: July 18th, 2002 Neil Sutton

High-speed wireless LAN Toronto cops’ new partner

The Toronto Police Service has taken another step forward in the implementation of a records management system that will make it easier to nab criminals while on the road, simplify the paperwork burden

Published on: July 18th, 2002 Kathleen Sibley

Bandwidth on the run

Vendors continue to develop new networking technologies, but the age-old question remains: what are we going to do with all of this bandwidth?Two hot topics at last week's Comdex Canada trade show in

Published on: July 17th, 2002 Greg Meckbach