Smartphones used to fight spread of malaria

When a malaria research project in Uganda was expanded into a full-fledged malaria case-tracking effort across the country in 2006, health officials saw the move as a great opportunity to save lives. After

Published on: January 11th, 2010 Todd R. Weiss

Scammers use data on social networks to launch targeted attacks

New tools capable of quickly finding, gathering and correlating information about individuals from social networking sites and other public sources are giving online scammers a powerful new weapon, say security researchers. The tools

Published on: December 2nd, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

Assembling your life in the cloud – Microsoft researcher shows how

A top Microsoft Corp. researcher hopes that someday technology can help us easily recall the events of our lives, not just the weddings and graduations, but also all the little things that fill

Published on: October 21st, 2009 Sharon Gaudin

How to preserve critical data and avoid being fried in court

You know that feeling you get when you realize you forgot to do something important? That's how you'll feel if you overlook something during the e-discovery process when your company is involved in

Published on: October 14th, 2009 Greg Lawn

Rogers Cup lets tennis players take a swing at Web-based rankings

While most of the audience's attention at this month's Rogers Cup in Toronto will be focused on stars like Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams, even new tennis players will be listed alongside the

Published on: August 18th, 2009 Shane Schick

Don’t look to us for price breaks: Vendors to IT managers

Last week, around the time Toronto economist Peter Dungan stated that there's a recession in Canada now, SAP AG announced plans to shift all of its users to a new support plan that

Published on: July 23rd, 2008 Patrick Thibodeau

Dealing with bunglers and prima donnas on your IT security staff

Think your security staffers are trustworthy? Competent? Knowledgeable? Ask a security professional for horror stories and you might think again.Here's one from Kevin McDonald, executive vice president at managed services provider Alvaka Networks,

Published on: July 22nd, 2008 Lisa Vaas

Canadian software developers win big time in technology contests

A powerful case management system that helps the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) effectively handle complaints it receives, and Canada's first critical care information system snagged the top prizes at two recently concluded

Published on: May 26th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Smart ways to turbocharge your Web site

Databases are getting faster every day. But they're still a significant bottleneck for many Web applications or Web sites. Why? Mechanical hard drives, impeded by the laws of physics, bog down the relational

Published on: April 22nd, 2008 Eric Lai

MySQL buy will help Sun shine brighter in database market

Sun Microsystems will pay US$1 billion for Swedish software company MySQL, whose open-source database is used for some of the most widely visited Web sites in the world. Sun said the deal will

Published on: January 17th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

IBM kicks the tires on Viper

“With our XML capabilities, security capabilities and other features we believe we will have a significant lead on our competition,” Steven Miller, the company's worldwide manager of database marketing, said.“It gives us a

Published on: May 31st, 2006 Howard Solomon

University charts storage beyond tape

The University of Western Ontario will move to the next version of EMC’s Legato NetWorker product in the first half of next year, following a successful move from a legacy in tape storage

Published on: December 7th, 2005 Shane Schick

PCL develops on SQL Server, Visual Studio 2005 betas

It could build the applications using older technology that had already been tested on the marketplace or gamble with a newer version that had not yet been tried in the business world. It

Published on: December 7th, 2005 Poonam Khanna

Microsoft finally unwraps SQL Server, Visual Studio ’05

With a blaze of publicity centred around a 10-city Canadian marketing tour, Microsoft launched new versions of its relational database and its development system with promises of increased business productivity.“We think from a

Published on: December 7th, 2005 Howard Solomon