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

Enmax Envision installs routers to boost voice, video services

The project, which was slated to be complete by the end of February, will allow Enmax Envision to offer 10-Gigabit Ethernet services and quality-of-service features to support voice and video applications running over

Published on: March 14th, 2007 Grant Buckler

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

Servers are getting too hot to handle

Most Canadians find themselves getting sick of the cold by March, but infrastructure providers and Gartner Inc. are forecasting an extreme heat alert in the data centre that could bring down enterprise servers.At

Published on: March 11th, 2007 Shane Schick

Canada Revenue Agency builds online system for electronic GST/HST processing

The system, which makes its debut April 10, will allow GST registrants to receive electronic updates on the status of their payments, transfer credit to other accounts and change communication instructions on their

Published on: March 7th, 2007 Kathleen Sibley

Darlene Goren – Hudson’s Bay Co.

Darlene Goren Hudson's Bay Co. In the job since: July 2006Work experience Senior vice-president, information technology, Hudson's Bay Co. (Hbc) “There are two areas I'm focusing on. One is transforming the IS organization

Published on: March 6th, 2007 CC Staff

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

Operating systems are quickly becoming commodity items

The operating system is in danger of becoming a commodity item like the PC. It's less important than the applications that run on top of it and Microsoft's Vista launch is amply demonstrating

Published on: March 6th, 2007 Neil Sutton

Autodesk says it won’t leave 2-D users behind

While Autodesk is pushing “digital prototyping” - an engineering process that uses 3-D modelling and reams of data to visualize and analyze designs without making physical prototypes - the company isn't abandoning its

Published on: March 6th, 2007 Dave Webb

Best practices the key to telecommuting

There are a lot of benefits to telework, including increased productivity, retention and morale. But if a telework program isn't rolled out correctly, it can lead to problems and even failureOf Canada's approximately

Published on: March 6th, 2007 Vawn Himmelsbach

Look, no hands – smartphone has voice reply

Hewlett-Packard's latest smartphone is designed to help busy executives take their office on the road with them as they move between meetings - even if they aren't as proficient at typing with their

Published on: March 6th, 2007 CC Staff

Programming made agile

Choosing how to develop an application is almost as much of a personal preference as the type of music you listen to. One programmer might prefer simpler, cleaner methods of writing code such

Published on: March 6th, 2007 Sarah Lysecki

Net neutrality means the Internet remains something worth using

Last June, a U.S. Senate panel rejected proposed rules that would require all Internet traffic to be treated the same no matter what its “source” or “destination” might be. It was a close

Published on: March 6th, 2007 Shane Schick

Bill Gates tells Ottawa: You can’t ignore the

Microsoft Corp. chairman and chief software architect told a Canadian audience of technology professionals last month. “I look at the next 10 years and say there's not a doubt this will be the

Published on: March 5th, 2007 Derek Abma