Mobility Archives - Page 270

Mobile standards? Cannes do!

It must be pretty hard to escape the ringing of cell phones in Cannes.The French city is best known for its international film festival, which runs every spring and usually offers the world

Published on: February 19th, 2002 Shane Schick

Open Windows

It's an early February morning and despite the freezing temperatures outside, a woman gets on the elevator, her arms laden with heavy tote bags filled with cartons of ice cream. One of the

Published on: February 18th, 2002 Shane Schick

Who can you trust?

For researchers, news junkies and enquiring minds, the Internet is a mixed blessing. On the positive side of the ledger, almost anyone can now publish news stories, commentary and analysis – the sources

Published on: February 15th, 2002 Dave Webb

Bankers’ hour

Open an account at the Bank of Montreal and in days you'll receive the letter from your branch manager, thanking you for your business and looking forward to your future together. Almost without

Published on: February 15th, 2002 Shane Schick

Letters to the editor

Re: Allan Rock: What broadband means to me (Feb. 12)I am not convinced that the politicians mean what they say. Sure, broadband access will stretch east to west and north to south but

Published on: February 15th, 2002 Readers

20 Questions

Ever since the Enron scandal broke, the IT industry has been mulling its accounting practices. Maybe it's no wonder, then, that accountants would turn their attention to IT.The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants

Published on: February 14th, 2002 Shane Schick

Main event

It's okay to like your mainframe. Really.I know what the vendors are telling you about server consolidation, about the ways to simplify your infrastructure. But you don't have to give into them. You

Published on: February 13th, 2002 Shane Schick

Bit parts

Stop waiting; start surfing!Then start paying.It might be the new slogan for Rogers Cable, once the company imposes a bit cap that will limit the amount of material its customers can download over

Published on: February 12th, 2002 Shane Schick

Censorship: A Reviewer’s Guide

Network Associates has worked hard to earn a reputation for protecting data from those who could manipulate it for their own ends. We just never knew how hard.The security software specialist found itself

Published on: February 11th, 2002 Shane Schick

Letters to the editor

Re: 'Roid rage (Feb. 7)Loved your ""steroids"" editorial. Now, if we could get marketers to stop using nouns as verbs and curb the spread of ""CorpSpeak"" we'd be all set.James JoyceTamarack Creek CommunicationsRe:

Published on: February 8th, 2002 Readers

Blades to slash server market

Late last month Compaq Computer became the first major computer maker to ship server blades that run Windows on Intel chips. The ProLiant BL, code-named Quick Blade, gives the one-time leading PC manufacturer

Published on: February 8th, 2002 James Buchok

It’s the end of storage service provision as we know it, maybe

So long, storage service providers (SSPs), we hardly knew you. At least, so say the analysts at IDC.This week, the Framingham, Mass.-based research firm sent me a link to an electronic newsletter, dubbed

Published on: February 8th, 2002 John Sanders

‘Roid rage

There's a drug problem in the high-tech industry.People talk about it openly, even brag about it in some cases. And I'm here today asking them to Just Say No.Case in point: the Consumer

Published on: February 7th, 2002 Shane Schick

The right to bear ARM

As far as I know, I have used nothing today that runs on ARM architecture.I'm not carrying a cell phone, nor have I used a handheld. I did surf the Web today, so

Published on: February 6th, 2002 Shane Schick

A funny thing happened on the way to the World Economic Forum

You used to need a good pair of winter boots when you took part in the World Economic Forum. Tall, well-insulated boots that were made for climbing.Until this year, the best and brightest

Published on: February 5th, 2002 Shane Schick