Students give schools low marks on IT

A roundtable discussion inspired by the research and held in Toronto looked at another danger - a lack of soft skills in and proper workforce preparation for future IT professionals.The survey was conducted

Published on: May 6th, 2007 Briony Smith

Landline project delay gives Bell time to plan

Bell Canada's plans to expand its landline networks and delve into the IPTV market have stalled, but Canadian IT analysts say the company's ExpressVu television offering will tide the firm over while it

Published on: April 27th, 2007 Briony Smith

Entrust enters hardware encryption with $5 USB token

Entrust provides multi-factor authentication to businesses, including machine fingerprinting, question-and-answers, grid authorization, and out-of-band services, according to the company's chief technology officer, Chris Voice. It offers three platforms that cover authentication, transaction protection

Published on: April 26th, 2007 Briony Smith

Novell uses BrainShare to demo its SharePoint rival

Novell Teaming (NT) and Novell Teaming + Conferencing (NTC) were the brainchild of Boston-based SiteScape. Novell began tossing around the idea of offering a collaborative software package a year ago, said Bill Pray,

Published on: April 26th, 2007 Briony Smith

SWIFT scandal exposes PIPEDA holes

A New York Times article last June revealed that, according to Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart's Report of Findings, “the United States Treasury used administrative subpoenas to access tens of thousands of records from

Published on: April 26th, 2007 Briony Smith

ERP users search for a way to make tough changes

Businesses are rattling what they see as the shackles of their ERP systems, calling them restrictive and costly to maintain and upgrade.A recently released survey of Technology Evaluation Centre newsletter subscribers sponsored by

Published on: April 17th, 2007 Briony Smith shows off the IT behind Canada’s answer to Netflix

Today, through its commitment to hardcore proprietary software development (and a few word-of-mouth-friendly Web 2.0 strategies), it's succeeding in keeping its virtual shelves stocked.Today, through its commitment to hardcore proprietary software development (and

Published on: March 26th, 2007 Briony Smith

As 802.11n standard arrives, Apple updates its Airport

The promise of a new wireless standard has companies like Apple trotting out routers that put them right in line to tap into the upcoming ultra-fast and super-wide-ranging 802.11n standard.According to Eduardo Kibel,

Published on: March 26th, 2007 Briony Smith

Keylogging evolves into

Keyloggers, a type of malware that tracks a person's keystrokes through either hardware or software may be one of the lesser-known IT security threats, but, according to a McAfee white paper, they are

Published on: March 26th, 2007 Briony Smith

e-Dentity melds Web with pop culture

But a Toronto theatre troupe has studied these issues and fashioned a production around them that has left IT professionals laughing and been granted by Mirvish Productions a run on the high-profile stage

Published on: March 23rd, 2007 Briony Smith

Second Life online craze leads businesses into virtual worlds

Chris Lassonde, president of Millions of Us, a company that helps businesses bring their brands into virtual worlds, said that Second Life really took off in mid-2006, spurred by a Business Week article

Published on: March 20th, 2007 Briony Smith

Windows Mobile 6 OS emphasizes Wi-Fi, VoIP and e-mail features

Microsoft is plunging ahead with its attempts to penetrate the BlackBerry-dominated mobile market with Windows Mobile 6, the newest version of its mobile operating system that executives said will further its “telco 2.0”

Published on: March 13th, 2007 Briony Smith

Nortel spin-off takes on switch market

Blade Network Technologies, a server switch company spun out of Nortel last year, is hoping to take on network giants such as Cisco by offering switches with twice the performance of a standard

Published on: March 6th, 2007 Briony Smith

Sun, Intel forge enterprise alliance around Xeon and Solaris

Speaking via a Webcast from San Francisco, Sun Microsystems president and CEO Jonathan Schwartz said the partnership would represent a huge boost for Solaris, which he said once faced the same fate as

Published on: February 11th, 2007 Briony Smith