Associate editor Dave Webb has been invited to be a media judge at George Brown College’s annual Technology in the City event on Tuesday, March 30th from 5-7:30 p.m. The College will open the doors to its Faculty of Technology, including

new facilities, at the Casa Loma campus. Third year students will also be showcasing their innovative technologies throughout the evening. For more information call (416) 415-5000 ext. 4919

Contact: Dave Webb dwebb@itbusiness.ca

Communications & Networking

Firewalls, anti-virus software, intrusion detection and virtual private networking tools are all basic components of a corporation’s network security setup. Should IT departments purchase these products separately, or should they look for “”all-in-one”” security offerings that combine these components? Fin d out what the experts have to say in the April issue of Communications & Networking magazine. This issue also includes two case studies – one on video conferencing and the other on storage-area networks – and a Focus on Power over Ethernet technology, which allows the delivery of data traffic and electrical power over RJ-45 cables. Communications & Networking, Canada’s magazine for voice and data networking, also includes coverage from several recent trade shows, a major telecom carrier merger in central Canada and 14 new products

Contact: Greg Meckbach, gmeckbach@itbusiness.ca

Technology in Government

In the next issue of TIG we look at GO Transit’s smart card pilot project.Did it go off the rails or is it on track to its original destination?

Contact: Kathleen Sibley ksibley@itbusiness.ca


On Wednesday, March 24, ITBusiness.ca editor Shane Schick will take part in a panel discussion at a Toronto chapter meeting of the International Association of Business Communicators. The panel will discuss how the relationship between the media and PR practitioners can be improved. Each panelist will have 5-10 minutes to talk about the way they prefer to deal with corporate and agency PR types, best/worst story pitches, and tips for dealing effectively with the media. This will be followed by a moderated discussion and an audience Q& A session.

The event is going to be held downtown at the Ontario Club, Commerce Court West, from 8:30a.m. to approximately 10:00 a.m. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and includes a continental breakfast. For more information, visit iabctoronto.com

Other panelists will include reporters from the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail and CTV News.

Contact: Shane Schick sschick@itbusiness.ca

Sales contact for all the above: Brad McBride, bmcbride@itbusiness.ca

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