The cheque is not in the mail

Quicker cheque clearing, reduced fraud and less need for storage space will be among the benefits of a multi-year effort now under way to eliminate most of the paper from the way Canadian

Published on: August 31st, 2007 Grant Buckler

Designs to focus on IT needs of disabled

IBM has so far signed up five universities, including the University of Toronto, for its Accessibility Common Courseware Exchange for Software Studies (ACCESS). That program will help the institutions develop and share course

Published on: May 7th, 2007 Grant Buckler

Nanotech team to create new kind of supplies

The Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC) in Mississauga, Ont., and the National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT) in Edmonton will collaborate on nanotechnology research projects.The National Research Council and the Alberta government are

Published on: April 18th, 2007 Grant Buckler

You can look, and now you can touch, too

Facing a large video display showing an aerial view of a city, a man places the fingertips of both hands on the screen and moves his hands apart. The display zooms in on

Published on: April 18th, 2007 Grant Buckler

Could you shoulder the weight of Titan?

VeriSign Inc., the company responsible for managing the .com and .net domains on the World Wide Web, has announced a three-year project to increase the capacity of its worldwide infrastructure by an order

Published on: April 2nd, 2007 Grant Buckler

Novell draws blueprint for ITIL-driven data centre design

ITIL is a set of best practices for managing IT operations, developed by the British government's Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency (now part of the Office of Government Commerce) in the late 1980s.In

Published on: March 26th, 2007 Grant Buckler

Enmax Envision installs routers to boost voice, video services

The project, which was slated to be complete by the end of February, will allow Enmax Envision to offer 10-Gigabit Ethernet services and quality-of-service features to support voice and video applications running over

Published on: March 14th, 2007 Grant Buckler

GPL Version 3 divides open source community

There are more than 40 different open source and free software licences in use, but the General Public Licence (GPL) is the most widely used. The Linux operating system is just one example

Published on: February 2nd, 2007 Grant Buckler

ITIL refresh project focuses on services

When Version 3 of ITIL is published this spring - the target date is April 23, though that may or may not be met - it should better reflect the way IT delivers

Published on: February 2nd, 2007 Grant Buckler

University anticipates medical, engineering traffic will eventually need 10-Gig

Both will be equipped with fibre backbones and copper cabling capable of carrying traffic at 10 Gigabits per second to the desktop.That doesn't mean traffic will actually flow at 10 Gbps the day

Published on: December 5th, 2006 Grant Buckler

10GBase-T drives demand for UTP copper

The idea of using copper cabling for high-speed networking got a boost this spring when the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) approved publication of the 10GBase-T standard.Meanwhile, the finishing touches are

Published on: December 5th, 2006 Grant Buckler

Extending the reach of the PBX to mobile handsets

Everyone has just one telephone number. When I call you, your mobile and desk phones may ring simultaneously, or the phone system may know where you are and direct the call there -

Published on: October 5th, 2006 Grant Buckler

‘Ignite’ sparks tech interest in First Nations

Launched last year, IBM Canada Ltd.'s Igniting Interest in Technology and Engineering (Ignite) program seems to have caught fire across the country, and particularly kindled interest in Manitoba, where the provincial government plans

Published on: June 26th, 2006 Grant Buckler