Canadian open source association tackles policy issues

Canada’s national Linux industry association is broadening its mandate and creating programs to tackle the policy issues surrounding open source technologies, members of its leadership team said.The Canadian Linux User’s Exchange (CLUE) has

Published on: January 31st, 2006 Shane Schick

Open source hardware challenges current licensing models

The open source movement is entering a new era with industry heavyweights such as IBM and Sun Microsystems announcing that for the first time in their companies’ histories they will make the documentation

Published on: January 31st, 2006 Sarah Lysecki

Indian outsourcing firm enters Canadian BPO market

The Indian company specializes in financial and accounting services, said its CEO Arthur Flew, and is prepared to offer them to mid-market Canadian customers. “We said, ‘We have all this capability and processing

Published on: December 20th, 2005 Neil Sutton

Canadian AIDS organizations join massive grid project

Three Canadian AIDS organizations joined a global supercomputer project on Dec. 1, World AIDS Day, as part of the research effort to find a cure.The Toronto AIDS Committee, the Pacific AIDS Network and

Published on: December 20th, 2005 Neil Sutton

Chipless by design: Canada’s role in microelectronics

First came the fabless model, in which chip-design firms switched from making their own integrated circuits in expensive fabrication facilities, or fabs, to contracting the design out to specialists called foundries. Now, according

Published on: December 20th, 2005 Grant Buckler

Fate of Lawful Access bill in limbo

A no-confidence vote last month triggered the fall of the federal Liberals. The election will kill off — at least temporarily — both Bill C-60, a series of amendments to the Canadian Copyright

Published on: December 20th, 2005 Shane Schick

Alliance Atlantis turns on blades in centralized data centre

When movie distributor Alliance Atlantis needed new servers, it turned to blades to reduce costs and rack space. The technology is seen as the next paradigm in data centres, where thin computer blades

Published on: December 7th, 2005 Vawn Himmelsbach

Atlantic universities jump into the clustering fray

Post secondary research institutes in Canada’s Atlantic provinces are about to join their counterparts in Ontario, British Columbia and Québec by establishing a high-performance computing cluster featuring advanced collaboration tools.The Atlantic Computational Excellence

Published on: December 7th, 2005 Shane Schick

Sun taps HP alum to lead Canadian operation

Markham, Ont.-based Sun said Andy Canham, who most recently served as vice-president of Western Canada at HP, has replaced Stephane Boisvert, who has been promoted to senior vice-president of global client solutions. Boisvert

Published on: December 7th, 2005 Shane Schick

PeopleToGo hands over BlackBerry services to Fusepoint

A labour management company has increased its uptime by 50 per cent and improved its e-mail security with a hosted management solution from a Toronto-based service provider.PeopleToGo, based in Markham, Ont., which builds

Published on: December 7th, 2005 Sarah Lysecki

Environmentalists urge vendors to remove poison from PCs

A Canadian not-for-profit environmental organization is working with similar groups in the U.S. and Mexico on an initiative that will encourage businesses to eliminate or reduce the amount of toxic and hazardous material

Published on: December 7th, 2005 Sarah Lysecki

Sun tours Canada to promote Galaxy x64 server line

Sun Microsystems Inc. has extended its reach in the 64-bit computing world with the launch of a server line for the enterprise that is faster, smaller, more energy efficient and less expensive than

Published on: November 21st, 2005 Sarah Lysecki

A huge role to play

Edge: The IT industry seems to be having a rough go of it these days including those who no longer see it as offering any kind of competitive advantage. What is your take

Published on: November 21st, 2005 Martin Slofstra

The missing link

As manager of the Canadian RFID Centre in Markham, Ont. Ray Paskauskas doesn't just like to talk about the benefits of Radio Frequency Identification technology to the supply chain, he likes to show

Published on: November 18th, 2005 Matthew Friedman