Physician prescribes EMR for practice

A family physician in Toronto has rolled out electronic medical records to reduce errors, track chronic illnesses and ultimately improve patient care.Dr. Michelle Greiver has been practicing medicine for 20 years, and sees

Published on: July 20th, 2006 Vawn Himmelsbach

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

Corporations enter a new frontier

Vancouver-based Communicate.com runs a network of e-commerce sites on the Web. The six-year-old, publicly traded company wanted to build its profile and communicate with investors. So last September Adam Rabiner, its communications director,

Published on: July 16th, 2006 Grant Buckler

For once, Microsoft was actually in the right

Here I am, a long-time user and advocate of IT openness, now deeply involved through the Canadian Association for Open Source (CLUE) in the promotion of open source and open standards, finding myself

Published on: July 13th, 2006 Evan Leibovitch

Keep an eye on what others are saying

You can, however, keep an eye on what bloggers are writing. And doing so is a wise idea - not so that you can play the heavy (unless laws are being broken), but

Published on: July 13th, 2006 Grant Buckler

Is AJAX coming to the enterprise?

Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, or AJAX, allows the Web browser to communicate asynchronously with a server using Java and XML and update a browser page without the user having to hit the refresh

Published on: July 13th, 2006 Sarah Lysecki

Working together at a distance

Once upon a time, team members sat within shouting distance of each other. It was simple to pop your head over the top of your cubicle or wander down the hall to ask

Published on: June 20th, 2006 Lynn Greiner

Knock, knock, knock . . .

REDMOND, Wash. - Eight and a half years in this game, and somehow I'd never had to make the trek out to the world's most famous suburb. This is, of course, home of

Published on: June 20th, 2006 Dave Webb

Hummingbird to be acquired by Symphony for US$465M

Symphony Technology Group, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based company, will buy all of Toronto-based Hummingbird's outstanding shares in an all-cash transaction valued at US$26.75 per share.Tennenbaum Capital Partners LLC will invest US$135 million to

Published on: June 20th, 2006 Poonam Khanna

In brief-Sun, Microsoft perform a tango

At the end of last year, Microsoft and Sun embarked on an internal project code-named Tango, which is part of ongoing Web services interoperability efforts between the two companies. Sun's Java Web services

Published on: June 20th, 2006 Sarah Lysecki

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

SFU revamps its registration system

When Simon Fraser University needed to revamp its annual student registration process, it looked to Sierra Systems to implement an online system designed to ease the challenges students face during registration, which they

Published on: June 2nd, 2006 Fawzia Sheikh

RSS feeds can potentially lead to information overload

Is information technology a valuable tool for keeping up to date on what you need to know, or another contributor to information overload?Really simple syndication, a.k.a. rich site summary — either way, RSS

Published on: June 2nd, 2006 Grant Buckler

Decision-support portal launched

TORONTO - The Canadian Pharmacists Association is about to launch an online version of the resources health-care providers use to prescribe medications, a portal-based service the organization hopes will one day be integrated

Published on: June 2nd, 2006 Shane Schick