Winning the Race with RFID – Canadian firm shows how

Visualize this: you take your regular run in the park and almost immediately after can access key metrics about those laps with nothing more than a loonie-sized device attached to your shoe. That's

Published on: July 6th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Sun set – reminiscing about Sun Microsystems before Oracle’s acquisition

So I think I may have been in mourning last week. A little, at least. I'm going to miss Sun Microsystems.I wrote a big post full of doom and gloom for the Oracle

Published on: April 29th, 2009 Paul Venezia

Ballmer befuddled, SMB market watchers buoyant about Oracle-Sun merger

The news may have befuddled Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and blindsided IBM, but Oracle Corp.'s decision to acquire Sun Microsystems for US$7.4 billion has been mostly welcomed by SMB market watchers in Canada.It

Published on: April 21st, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes and Brian Jackson

Toronto company teaches old market new tricks with open source software

Mark Graham's promotional products business had hit a ceiling – it couldn't push enough paper to keep up to speed with the nearly 100 suppliers it relied on for day-to-day business operations. Just

Published on: February 4th, 2009 Brian Jackson

It’s a long, long road to Open Source nirvana

Don MacAskill calls himself a "huge fan" of open-source software in general, and the MySQL database in particular. MySQL is one of the core technologies used at SmugMug Inc., an online photo-sharing service,

Published on: March 25th, 2008 Todd R. Weiss

Open source software still fighting FUD

In spite of its maturity and benefits, however, open source software is still trying to win over Canadian and U.S. IT leaders as a credible alternative to their closed-source cousins.Info-Tech Research Group's recent

Published on: April 9th, 2007 Curtis Gittens

Metamatica offers Web site access management solution

E-Business Metamatica releases IISKeeper 1.3 Metamatica Software has announced the immediate availability of IISKeeper - ISAPI protection filter 1.3. IISKeeper will enable the owners of Web resources to restrict access to directories (subdirectories

Published on: March 2nd, 2007 ITBusiness Staff

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