Firms reap rich rewards with flexible workstyles programs

For firms rolling out telecommuting and other flex workstyle programs, a democratic, rather than directive, approach usually works best, experts say.So instead of senior management unilaterally determining workstyles, employees should have a big

Published on: August 24th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

Bell gears up to meet Palm Pre demand as Canadian launch approaches

Bell Mobility is well stocked and ready to launch the Palm Pre smartphone Aug. 27, with pre-orders already being taken.The exclusive Canadian carrier for the Pre learned an important lesson from Sprint's launch

Published on: August 20th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Soon to be released HTC Touch Pro2 is feature rich, but resembles brick

The HTC Touch Pro2 smartphone harkens back to a more retro approach to the mobile device, but it still comes loaded and ready to rock with many powerful features.Telus is set to offer

Published on: July 30th, 2009 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry Tour is the most boring new BlackBerry ever

I previously called the new BlackBerry Tour the "Goldilocks" of BlackBerrys and after reviewing the device for the past couple of weeks, that holds true - there's nothing too hot or cold about

Published on: July 27th, 2009 Brian Jackson

How to use your BlackBerry Tour on Rogers’ network

Research In Motion's (RIM) latest addition to its smartphone line, the BlackBerry Tour 9630, is a "world phone," meaning that it's built to operate on both CDMA networks--like Bell and Telus'--as well as

Published on: July 21st, 2009 Al Sacco

BlackBerry Tour combines Bold and Curve features – without the WiFi

The BlackBerry Tour 9630 is now available in Canada on both the Bell Mobility and Telus networks and offers the BlackBerry faithful with CDMA carriers a next-generation upgrade option.The latest smartphone offering from

Published on: July 14th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Thin is in — Toronto firm gets into top shape with thin client diet

Greenferd Construction's "thin client" diet is helping the firm shed a lot of girth: excessive utility costs, thousands of travel hours, not to mention the inordinate amount of time devoted to IT management.All

Published on: June 17th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

Telus plans to bring “patient centred” e-health system to Canada

The launch of Telus Health Space, within a year, will enable Canadians to build their own health records, gain visibility into the contents of their file, and control what information they share with

Published on: May 7th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Traffic throttling by Canadian ISPs not required, experts tell CRTC

Canada's Internet service providers (ISPs) have no reason to throttle peer-to-peer (p2p) traffic and can use other network management techniques that have minimal end-user repercussions instead, according to top Internet experts.Net neutrality advocates

Published on: February 27th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Alberta bank customers to enjoy multi-featured SMS banking

Albertans could soon be checking their bank balances with a text message as the province's largest home-grown financial institution is set to roll out a mobile banking service.Edmonton-based ATB Financial will be allowing

Published on: February 3rd, 2009 Brian Jackson

Canadian race car teams surge ahead with push-to-talk on Blackberries

Read related stories: When push-to-talk comes to shove Pushing the right buttons Ian Willis has used two-way radio communication for many years, and is painfully aware of its limitations. Willis is a partner

Published on: February 2nd, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

Canadian Telecom Complaints Commissioner plans public awareness campaign

The independent body that listens to Canadians' complaints about their phone bills is close to widely advertising its existence, while already attracting more requests from consumers.The Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services was

Published on: January 26th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Sharp rise in telecommuting as Canadian firms strive to cut costs

Changing employer and employee needs have triggered a sharp growth in Canada's "virtual work force" (Canadians who work from home, or from third-party locations such as an alternate office, a customer site, a

Published on: January 7th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Four reasons why the BlackBerry Storm doesn’t suck

Ever since the new BlackBerry Storm was released in Canada, general opinion has been raining on its parade.Unlike the Apple iPhone 3G that was embraced with much enthusiasm last summer, the Storm was

Published on: January 7th, 2009 Brian Jackson