Flash in the pan: time to create a transition plan for your Web site

Steven Zussino sensed that the Flash ship was sinking and jumped off to swim for the nearest shore when he heard Apple would never support the software on its mobile iOS devices.The president

Published on: July 4th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Video Rewind: Siri not the first smart voice-recognition system

Many Apple Inc. fans are intrigued by the iPhone 4S and its new voice-recognizing personal assistant, Siri. While previous iPhones accepted some voice commands, the new app makes speaking to the phone much

Published on: October 25th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Ryerson launching digital media program with business focus

With growing competition in the gaming industry, Interactive Ontario (IO) and Ryerson University have partnered to give start-up developers an edge. The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson, along with

Published on: January 28th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

Talking convergence with Nathalie Bernier

EDGE: You recently conducted a major global study on the topic of convergence. What did you learn and do you see any major shifts in the way technology is being used?BERNIER: We interviewed

Published on: April 24th, 2007 Martin Slofstra

IP network provides a lift

High atop, and down below, the mountains at Banff National Park would seem an unlikely site for a voice-over-IP installationBut for Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort, a comprehensive Internet protocol network that

Published on: April 23rd, 2007 Martin Slofstra

Will the enterprise open up?

Open source has always been the underdog on the software scene, but it continues to draw intense interest from users and vendors alike in North America. Users want to avoid vendor lock-in and

Published on: April 22nd, 2007 Vawn Himmelsbach

Systems under examination

In February 2005, Trillium Health Care Centre launched an ambitious seven-year, $100-million project to transform the two hospitals it operates in Mississauga and Etobicoke, Ont., as well as associated health care facilities in

Published on: April 19th, 2007 Martin Slofstra

Don’t fear freedom

Cory Doctorow isn't scary - just scary-smart. He dropped out of university in 1992 to program CD-ROMs and design Web sites, founded an open source peer-to-peer software company that sold for $17 million

Published on: April 9th, 2007 EDGE Staff

The key to strong passwords

For security's sake, they should be unique for each system we access, and complicated enough that hackers can't easily guess them. Yet if passwords comply to these rules, most people have so many

Published on: April 9th, 2007 Lynn Greiner

Seeing the elephant

Knowledge is power, and whether you're a department head in charge of a critical database or an admin guarding the boss's cell number, the instinct is to cling to that power, not give

Published on: April 9th, 2007 Lynn Greiner

Open source software still fighting FUD

In spite of its maturity and benefits, however, open source software is still trying to win over Canadian and U.S. IT leaders as a credible alternative to their closed-source cousins.Info-Tech Research Group's recent

Published on: April 9th, 2007 Curtis Gittens

The business case for biometrics

Biometrics - using a physical characteristic such as an iris map, fingerprint, voice or hand geometry to verify identity - is going mainstream.Driven by falling prices, rising performance and growing public willingness to

Published on: April 9th, 2007 EDGE Staff

We’re not in the boardroom yet, soom CIOs say

The Waterloo area is already known as a hotbed of successful Canadian technology startups such as Research In Motion and Open Text, and Google has established its Canadian presence there. Communitech, however, wants

Published on: April 9th, 2007 EDGE Staff

Half full or half empty?

Ultimately, all we can really ask for in the working world is a job that we have a passion. And that's why interviewing Wayne Mills was such a pleasure.Mills took what essentially a

Published on: April 9th, 2007 Martin Slofstra