Backing up to tape creates problems of backwards compatibility, cost

Companies shopping for back-up and data recovery products to safeguard valuable information need to look at several issues, including interoperability between backup products and the ability to read old tapes, before laying down

Published on: July 20th, 2006 Fawzia Sheikh

Clothing distributor fits shipments for Wal-Mart with radiofrequency tags

Alpha Distribution of Pottsville, Penn. ships goods for a sister company, Alpha Mills, that makes clothing. Wal-Mart is a major customer. Alpha was identified as one of the “next 200” companies required to

Published on: July 20th, 2006 Grant Buckler

RFID comes in handy in supply chains

Mention RFID, and most people think of Wal-Mart, “spy chips,” or both. They're missing a lot of the story.RFID is radio frequency identification. It’s not new — it was first used during the

Published on: July 20th, 2006 Grant Buckler

Cable firms voice support for existing CRTC VoIP regulations

Cogeco Cable Inc., Quebecor Media Inc. (on behalf of its subsidiary Videotron Ltd.) and Rogers Communications Inc. filed a joint submission with the CRTC reinforcing their support for the May 2005 CRTC decision

Published on: July 20th, 2006 Sarah Lysecki

Feds issue policy direction to CRTC, signalling a move to less regulation

The new Conservative government began putting its stamp on telecom policy in mid-June when it tabled a proposed policy direction instructing the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to rely on market forces

Published on: July 20th, 2006 Grant Buckler

News briefs-CN, July/August 2006

Cisco Systems Inc. has announced an aggressive plan to introduce a new technology every four months and plans to roll out telepresence later this year.During his keynote address at the annual Cisco Networkers

Published on: July 20th, 2006 CN Staff

MTS Allstream, MCI announce IP trunking services for business

Participants in a panel on business services at the recent Telecom Summit conference in Toronto talked about IP networks improving health care, expanding options for small business and reducing costs.Eric Fletcher, senior vice-president

Published on: July 20th, 2006 Grant Buckler

Consortium publishes guidelines for mobile Web developers

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has published a set of guidelines for designing Web sites to work with mobile devices such as cell phones and personal digital assistants.The W3C describes Mobile Best

Published on: July 20th, 2006 Grant Buckler

Separate the project manager from the technical manager

At least that's what it looks like, if you use as a yardstick the number of individuals who have received formal project management training. In practice, however, there still is a gap between

Published on: July 20th, 2006 Ron Scott

The role of IT and telecommunications technologies in improving productivity

Sabia, president and chief executive officer of BCE Inc., said not enough companies are taking full advantage of information and communications technologies, and Canadian telecom regulations stifle innovation because they protect competitors, rather

Published on: July 20th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

Products-June 2006

Smarts Application Discovery Manager finds 500 applications, detects info using SNMPHOPKINTON, Mass. - EMC Corp. is shipping its Smarts Application Discovery Manager software, designed to give users information on how applications behave and

Published on: June 13th, 2006 CN Staff

Java Enterprise Edition 5 hailed for improved Web services, EJB update

A highlight of Sun Microsystems Inc.'s JavaOne show last month was the launch of Java Enterprise Edition 5, the long-awaited update to the enterprise version of Java. But Java developers have a few

Published on: June 13th, 2006 Grant Buckler

West Edmonton Mall’s infrastructure supports virtual networks, hot spots

“When we looked at the wireless space, what we really wanted to do initially was make sure that no matter what we put into the mall, it was a product we could manage

Published on: June 13th, 2006 Vawn Himmelsbach

Configuring DNS servers to help defend networks from botnets, distributed denial of service attacks

The so-called amplifier attack sends counterfeit requests for information to Domain Name System (DNS) servers, causing them to transmit larger amounts of data to the server that is the victim of the attack.The

Published on: June 13th, 2006 Grant Buckler