Toronto company teaches old market new tricks with open source software

Mark Graham's promotional products business had hit a ceiling – it couldn't push enough paper to keep up to speed with the nearly 100 suppliers it relied on for day-to-day business operations. Just

Published on: February 4th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Monster’s database hacked, job seekers’ personal info stolen

Monster Worldwide Inc. is advising its users to change their passwords after data, including e-mail addresses, names and phone numbers, was stolen from its database. The break-in comes just as the swelling ranks

Published on: January 27th, 2009 Nancy Gohring and Gregg Keizer

OpenOffice upgrade gives free office suite wealth of new features

OpenOffice.org is a powerful productivity suite--including tools for word processing, spreadsheets, slideshows and more--with one major additional feature: it's free. Whether OpenOffice 3--the first version to run natively on OS X and Intel-based

Published on: December 16th, 2008 John Brandon

Data breach puts 333,000 dental patients’ records at risk

The University of Florida last week revealed that it has notified more than 333,000 people about the potential compromise of their personal data following a system intrusion at its dental school. It's an

Published on: November 17th, 2008 Jaikumar Vijayan and Gregg Keizer

Ellison announces Oracle’s “first hardware products”

Oracle saved the biggest news for last at its OpenWorld conference in San Francisco. CEO Larry Ellison took the stage Wednesday afternoon to announce two hardware products developed with Hewlett-Packard that are designed

Published on: September 25th, 2008 James Niccolai and Chris Kanaracus

Oracle’s move to clouds cautiously lauded by Canadian customer

Oracle management discuss the company's new cloud computing strategy for its database software.

Published on: September 24th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Workopolis .Nets itself a winning Web site

Patrick Sullivan learned the definition of "growing pains" when his company, Workopolis, tried to launch a new Web-facing infrastructure on its own.The president of the Toronto-based Web site that bills itself as "Canada's

Published on: August 20th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Unwired in Vegas

What better place than Las Vegas for highly wired IT professionals to learn how to get "unwired?"Vegas, the venue of the 10th annual Sybase TechWave conference, is where – on Tuesday – more

Published on: August 6th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

The pen tester who hacked into the FBI crime database

It takes a lot to shock Chris Goggans; he's been a pen (penetration) tester since 1991, getting paid to break into a wide variety of networks. But he says nothing was as egregious

Published on: May 29th, 2008 Sandra Gittlen

Sybase cluster product a “boon” to mid-sized IT shops

Complex IT projects needn't seem so formidable any more to mid-sized companies.Sybase says its new cluster software product – dubbed Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) Cluster Edition – takes the pain out of server

Published on: February 25th, 2008 Brian Jackson

IT systems overhaul works wonders for Canada’s fastest growing city

An IT systems overhaul – that included a move to Microsoft SQL Server 2005 – has helped the city of Mississauga, Ont. slash costs, and achieve several other benefits to boot.With a population

Published on: February 14th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

Machine learning algorithm finds affinity in data

Brendan Frey, a professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Toronto, published a paper on what he called “affinity propagation” in the February issue of the academic journal

Published on: March 5th, 2007 Shane Schick

Road to national 511 service is littered with speed bumps

Once you leave Whitehorse, the nearest community in any direction is 150 km. away. By the time you get from A to B, weather conditions can change half a dozen times and roads

Published on: March 5th, 2007 Kathleen Sibley