Security Archives - Page 157

Ontario CIO says biometrics, PKI need improvement

OTTAWA -- Protecting electronic information and preventing cyber-crime can only be accomplished with public and private sector collaboration, the Ontario government’s chief information officer says. At the Canadian IT Security Symposium held this

Published on: May 15th, 2002 Liam Gerofsky

Future Shop brings configure-to-order to retail

Future Shop Ltd. has taken a page out of Burger King's book, only without the french fries.Canada's largest consumer electronics retailer launched the Cicero Computer Creation Stations across its 95 stores on Wednesday.

Published on: January 9th, 2002 Geoffrey Downey

Online retail sales to grow tenfold by 2006

Online retail sales in Canada will grow tenfold from $2.5 billion this year to $24 billion by 2006, says a new report by Forrester Research.That might sound big, but it will only represent

Published on: December 7th, 2001 Howard Solomon

Canadian retailers increase IT investments 45 per cent

Canadian retailers increased their IT budgets in 2001 in reaction to competition from at home and abroad, according to a study.According to The Canadian Retail Technology Survey, not only will retailers spend more

Published on: November 19th, 2001 Geoffrey Downey

Gaming industry ranks Xbox at midnight launch

With the launch of Microsoft’s much-vaunted Xbox video game console on Thursday, gamers across Canada will be exposed to what Ryan Mugford called the "truest vision of games brought to life."Mugford, Microsoft Canada

Published on: November 15th, 2001 Liam Lahey

Nintendo earmarks 100,000 GameCubes for Canadian shoppers

Primed to maintain its leadership position in the Canadian video game market, Nintendo of Canada Ltd. this week offered a sneak peek at its GameCube system in Toronto. Vancouver-based spokesperson Ron Bertram said

Published on: October 31st, 2001 Liam Lahey

FalconStor takes cautious steps into Canadian market

FalconStor Storage Inc., a new storage vendor in the U.S. market since April, has opened an office in Canada.That office currently consists of Mira Sharma working from her home in Markham, Ont. "We've

Published on: October 15th, 2001 Neil Sutton

Enhanced TV pairs e-commerce with digital cable

TORONTO -- An interactive television application may allow consumers to substitute their PC's mouse for a remote control to make electronic purchases.Rogers Cable Monday announced it would bring Enhanced TV to its Canadian

Published on: October 1st, 2001 Shane Schick

Nintendo puts off GameCube launch

Shipment of Nintendo's GameCube consoles has been delayed by 10 days in order to adequately supply the North American market, the company announced from its Space World conference in Tokyo on Thursday.The original

Published on: August 23rd, 2001 Neil Sutton

Christmas shopping starts in August for retailers

Labour Day is two weeks away, but dealers at RadioShack Canada's Annual Consumer Technology Showcase Monday were already focused on Christmas."You've got to make your buying decisions for the fourth quarter (now)," said

Published on: August 21st, 2001 Paul Fruitman

Best Buy purchases Future Shop in $580 million spree

Canada's largest consumer electronics retailer announced Tuesday an agreement to be acquired by Best Buy Co. Inc. for $580 million. The Eden Prairie, Minn.-headquartered company has offered $17 for each Future Shop Ltd.

Published on: August 14th, 2001 Geoffrey Downey

Wireless expands point-of-sale potential

TORONTO -- Canadians love to pay and play with plastic, signing up for loyalty programs and flashing debit cards with greater ease than ever before.According to Interac’s 2000 annual review, 62 per cent

Published on: August 10th, 2001 Jennifer Brown

Future Shop turns to business intelligence to speed reports

Future Shop Ltd. says a business intelligence solution from Cognos Inc. allows for analysis of business information in one day rather than two, a difference of time the Burnaby, B.C.-based electronics chain calls

Published on: July 19th, 2001 Paul Fruitman

Jobs tells Apple customers to “Shop Different”

NEW YORK -- Apple CEO Steve Jobs meandered casually onto the stage at the Jacob Jarvits Convention Center to kick off MacWorld 2001 Wednesday, and the jam-packed hall roared its devotion at the

Published on: July 18th, 2001 Liam Lahey

Virus attacks hit half of all Canadian Internet users: Study

Media coverage of computer-viruses like the Melissa Virus and the Love Bug worm has tended to highlight losses incurred by large corporations. But a study released Thursday by polling firm Ipsos-Reid claims individuals

Published on: May 31st, 2001 Paul Fruitman