BlackBerry 8800 gives Pearl design business-style twist

The BlackBerry has come a long way since its rather clunky, utilitarian beginnings.Research in Motion's newest release, the BlackBerry 8800, from Rogers Wireless, is a slim, sleek extension of the streamlined form factor

Published on: May 9th, 2007 Lynn Greiner

Smart Systems for Health stung by privacy review

The Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) published a report lambasting the SSHA, which is involved with a range of activities that include identity management, portal services and securing e-mail.The IPC review

Published on: May 8th, 2007 Shane Schick

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

Students give schools low marks on IT

A roundtable discussion inspired by the research and held in Toronto looked at another danger - a lack of soft skills in and proper workforce preparation for future IT professionals.The survey was conducted

Published on: May 6th, 2007 Briony Smith

IT execs seek Master’s degree in software management

Carnegie Mellon West has set a deadline of June 1 for applications to its Master of Science (MS) degree in software management program, which will be offered on a part-time basis at its

Published on: May 3rd, 2007 Shane Schick

NetWeaver in limbo once Agassi’s gone

The management upheaval at SAP may reflect a battle over the company's strategy that was resolved with the departure of executive board member Shai Agassi, according to industry analysts.Agassi, who had been president

Published on: May 2nd, 2007 Howard Solomon

The open source experience

Open source is generally recognized as a platform for infrastructure, the foundation upon which things are built. But the business-specific applications built on top of that are a harder sell.The jury is still

Published on: April 30th, 2007 Vawn Himmelsbach

Business Objects to deliver EIM

Data Management Business Objects offers enterprise information management strategies Business Objects delivered advanced solutions for organizations implementing enterprise information management (EIM) strategies. Business Objects also announced that its BusinessObjects Data Integrator Release 2

Published on: April 27th, 2007 ITBusiness Staff

CTO – Dragan Nerandzic

Dragan NerandzicEricsson CanadaCTOWork Experience Chief Technology Officer, Ericsson Canada, since last June. “My role is to make sure frequency bands and specific requirements related to Canada are properly addressed in Ericsson's portfolio so

Published on: April 27th, 2007 CC Staff

Landline project delay gives Bell time to plan

Bell Canada's plans to expand its landline networks and delve into the IPTV market have stalled, but Canadian IT analysts say the company's ExpressVu television offering will tide the firm over while it

Published on: April 27th, 2007 Briony Smith

Cisco’s development chief sees consumer opportunities

The proverbial 800-lb. gorilla in network communications is also the king of the jungle, and can be a frightening and intimidating beast.Cisco Systems Inc. is the undisputed leader in most segments of the

Published on: April 27th, 2007 Dan McLean

ORION expands its network reach to service Ontario R&E community

Ontario's Optical Regional Advanced Network has finished installing optical networking equipment intended to boost the availability and coverage of its services to researchers across the province.The upgrade, which began late in 2005, expands

Published on: April 27th, 2007 Shane Schick

Entrust enters hardware encryption with $5 USB token

Entrust provides multi-factor authentication to businesses, including machine fingerprinting, question-and-answers, grid authorization, and out-of-band services, according to the company's chief technology officer, Chris Voice. It offers three platforms that cover authentication, transaction protection

Published on: April 26th, 2007 Briony Smith

A great match: Bridal registries and RFID

Canada's largest wedding registry service has wedded Wi-Fi and RFID technology so in-store shoppers can update their online wish lists in near-real time.William Ashley's “Wish Pad” is a clipboard that holds a customized

Published on: April 26th, 2007 Dave Webb