Machine learning algorithm finds affinity in data

Brendan Frey, a professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Toronto, published a paper on what he called “affinity propagation” in the February issue of the academic journal

Published on: March 5th, 2007 Shane Schick

An agent of change

When a company's more than 330 years old, it's safe to say it's been through some changes. Technology-wise, a lot of that change has been in the last few years at the Hudson's

Published on: February 26th, 2007 ITBusiness Staff

Robert Garigue, CSO, 1952-2007

Robert garigue, a veteran member of the IT industry who used his expertise in data security to develop technology strategies for some of Canada's largest organizations, died last month. He was 55.Friends and

Published on: February 2nd, 2007 Shane Schick

Novell to extend ZenWorks platform

Novell on Tuesday tried to take the momentum behind its recent partnership with Microsoft around platform interoperability and extend it from the operating system to the system management  level.The company announced four additions

Published on: November 28th, 2006 Shane Schick

Loyalty program turns to SAS to share data

A national loyalty program that helps Canadian families save money for financial goals is using business intelligence software to provide its member companies a better sense of how their customers are buying products

Published on: November 27th, 2006 Shane Schick

Peterborough hospital to offer smart bedside terminals

An Ontario health-care organization is turning the construction of a new hospital into an opportunity for offering built-in electronic information exchange.Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) isn’t due to open its doors for another

Published on: November 16th, 2006 Shane Schick

Bell opens store aimed at C-level crowd

Bell Canada has put up its shingle on what could be the first of several retail stores aimed specifically at business, rather than consumer, users of its communications technology and services. The store, located

Published on: November 15th, 2006 Shane Schick

Mobility industry likes Mondays

An informal association of mobile IT professionals that started in Finland has made its way, to Canada, opening up chapters in major cities and hosting discussions on emerging technologies and trends.The Toronto chapter

Published on: November 6th, 2006 Shane Schick

Oracle offers Web 2.0 integration for portal users

At least one major Canadian Oracle customer is using the company's Openworld conference in San Francisco this week to explore software that will put some Web 2.0 features into its Enterprise Portal product.Oracle

Published on: October 25th, 2006 Shane Schick

Open source advocates step up government lobby efforts

A Canadian open source group focused on the public sector is bypassing this week's GTEC conference in favour of a direct marketing approach to members of parliament.Getting Open Source Logic Into Government (GOSLING)

Published on: October 23rd, 2006 Shane Schick

Vista: Locked down

Canadian businesses will be changing the way they activate Windows as part of an anti-piracy technology from Microsoft that will shut down unlicensed versions of the forthcoming Vista operating system. The software firm

Published on: October 4th, 2006 Shane Schick

Do software vendors really know what their users are doing?

TORONTO – Canadian software companies should be conducting audits on their clients at least once every two or three years to get their money out of the 90 per cent who don't live

Published on: September 26th, 2006 Shane Schick

Ontario offers $20M boost to HPC

The Ontario government poured more than $20 million into the province’s high-performance computer sector Friday, boosting operational support for networks that serve most of its post-secondary research institutions.Much of the money, $11.5 million,

Published on: September 22nd, 2006 Shane Schick

Loblaws tries to find supply chain flow

ORLANDO – Loblaw’s is hoping its decision to double the size of its data warehouse will help the grocer to evolve from forecasting demand to “flowcasting” – managing the way products move throughout

Published on: September 20th, 2006 Shane Schick