Android everywhere – including the enterprise

For this year's edition of Google I/O, tech spectators everywhere were expecting an Android-heavy show - and Google Inc. delivered, bringing out announcements on how Android will be reaching into more and more

Published on: June 25th, 2014 Candice So

New mobile platform helps restaurants improve customer experiences

About a year and a half ago, Cris Jucan was out with some friends at a restaurant, waiting for a server to get them a fresh round of drinks. But with no server

Published on: March 4th, 2014 Candice So

Kijiji and StubHub unite for users buying and selling tickets

Online sellers Kijiji and StubHub Inc. have merged, now making it possible for Kijiji users to buy and sell tickets straight from the site. The two companies did not disclose financial details of

Published on: September 17th, 2013 Candice So

Businesses embracing cloud software: IDC

Cloud-based software offerings overcame recent high profile data breaches to grow 27 per cent in the Canadian market, according to an IDC Canada study.Revenues from cloud software, or software as a service (SaaS),

Published on: November 21st, 2012 Brian Jackson

Facebook gets boost from new iOS 6 and WordPress integration

Apple's announcement that it's integrating Facebook into its operating system software should be welcome news for a social network that's taken a lot of hits in recent weeks."Facebook is a company that could use some

Published on: June 12th, 2012 IDG News Service

How to assess a cloud provider’s access control

Depending on what your cloud application is doing, there will be several levels of access control. The simplest is at the file level: the operating system will enforce user/group/world or access control lists

Published on: February 2nd, 2011 David Taber

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

Microsoft tackles integration of legacy ERP, CRM systems

Microsoft provided details of its plan to transform business applications at the 11th annual Microsoft Convergence conference earlier this month, which involves doing a better job of getting CRM and ERP in synch.“There's

Published on: March 27th, 2007 Vawn Himmelsbach

Harper’s new cabinet has chance to better support horizontal collaborations

We were basking in hot, sunny southern California weather when my colleagues and I got the word about the new federal ministry - the cabinet that will run the Harper government. Based on

Published on: March 24th, 2006 Dan Perley

Inspired by Data

When Ron Olsen, CFO of the United Church of Canada, recently led an effort to overhaul its IT systems, getting everybody on board was among the least of his challenges.Olsen consulted with everyone,

Published on: March 23rd, 2006 EDGE Staff

Finding middle ground in integration

Wayne Mills is the chief information officer and vice-president of Trillium Health Centre, one of Canada's largest community hospitals serving one million residents in Mississauga, Ont., and west Toronto. Trillium has a growing

Published on: February 20th, 2006 Martin Slofstra

Cisco ANS designed to make software work faster over a wide-area network

ANS encompasses product groups that have been previously announced, including wide-area network application engine (WAE), but is also part of Cisco’s Service-Oriented Network Architecture (SONA), which the vendor describes as a “framework” that

Published on: February 1st, 2006 Greg Meckbach

If you build it, will they come?

Ask Helmut Becker how much internal software development his information technology staff does, and he has a quick answer. “As little as possible,” says the director of computing services at Mount Allison University

Published on: November 18th, 2005 Grant Buckler