How technology could have prevented U.S. financial meltdown

In the coming weeks the feds and the surviving financial services institutions will have the daunting task of unraveling all the securitized loans and other instruments that are hiding the toxic investments.But does

Published on: September 26th, 2008 Ephraim Schwartz

Web 2.0 tool helps close mortgage deals faster

The final actions of closing a mortgage transaction require lawyers and lenders to swap documents back and forth, trading signatures on everything from exact interest rates down to whether the owner is responsible

Published on: September 4th, 2008 Brian Jackson

20 tech practices that can make a big difference to your work and life

Technology is supposed to make life easier, but it doesn't seem that way when you're struggling to wrangle 289 new e-mail messages, dealing with a hard-drive crash, or suddenly realizing that you left

Published on: August 29th, 2008 Gina Trapani

Technology smarts save millions for LaFarge and The Gap

Cost cutting in information technology looms over many corporate IT groups now, in these tough economic times. We're here to help by profiling tactical projects you can execute in a few weeks to

Published on: August 1st, 2008 Kim Nash

Vancouver credit union uses new SQL system to drive better service

A Vancouver-based credit union is banking on a Microsoft SQL Server-based system to enhance its business operations, as well as its ability to serve customers. North Shore Credit Union (NSCU) of North Vancouver,

Published on: November 24th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

AT&T brings online banking to cell phones

AT&T recently unveiled a mobile banking platform that could allow users to carry out banking transactions from their cell phones. AT&T says that it's planning on preloading the banking application onto new handsets

Published on: November 15th, 2007 Brad Reed

Canadian firms may face IT retrofit for GST

In the budget, announced on May 2, the federal government, as expected, said it would drop the GST rate to six from seven per cent and the HST rate to 14 from 15

Published on: June 20th, 2006 Sarah Lysecki

Brokerage firm speeds up data transfers

A small Toronto brokerage firm's problems with replicating large files between two offices were finally solved when a consulting firm recommended installing Microsoft's Windows Server 2003 R2.Mitchell Sandham Inc., a 40-year-old independent insurance

Published on: April 13th, 2006 Grant Buckler

Saskcan says no to silos, opts for integration

In her previous job, the systems that Lori Ireland had to work with were siloed and disparate. This was a serious drawback, she says. So when she had a chance to do things

Published on: April 13th, 2006 Poonam Khanna

Technology @ Work – In Brief – April 2006

Canadian chip card rollouts to begin next year TORONTO — The payment industry is readying itself for the rollout of chip card technology, with the first transactions to likely take place in less

Published on: April 13th, 2006 CC Staff

Snap decisions no easy feat

One of the productivity improvements financial officers expect from tech investments is the ability to efficiently extract high-value information, the kind of information that lets business leaders make solid decisions. In fact, management

Published on: April 13th, 2006 Patricia MacInnis