Local government wants beauty and brains in same software package too

Buying software for local government-specific business functions often presents the kind of challenge that is likely faced by NASA and the military on a regular basis. Like these organizations, our needs are often

Published on: October 4th, 2005 Rob Carnegie

Quebec National Assembly sics BlueCat on spam

According to Réal Waite, QNS network manager, the National Assembly received 435,000 e-mail messages in August. Of these only 77,000 got through the Meridius appliance. The rest — 355,000 — were all rejected.

Published on: October 4th, 2005 Alex Anderson

Calgary, Toronto, interested in joining Intel’s digital communities initiative

Two Canadian cities have indicated their interest in a vendor-led program to implement wireless infrastructure in communities worldwide, according to Intel Corp. While Calgary and Toronto have expressed their desire to participate in

Published on: October 4th, 2005 Sarah Lysecki

Infoway expands into acting biz with a concept laboratory

Canadian e-health experts have put out a casting call for vendors to help establish a facility that will re-create hospital scenarios in order to demonstrate IT solutions such as electronic patient records. Located

Published on: October 4th, 2005 Shane Schick

Canadian grid computing project finds a place in ATLAS experiment

The development of Canada’s largest grid computing network is not only contributing to a worldwide particle physics project, it’s teaching high-performance users how to share their resources. In production since the fall of

Published on: October 4th, 2005 Shane Schick

Got a story to tell? Why not share it with your peers — warts and all.

That struck me as odd, because here at ITBusiness.ca, we get a huge number of pitches from vendors about public sector projects, many more than we could possibly cover. I realized, though, in

Published on: October 4th, 2005 Kathleen Sibley

The Human Machine

The future of both computers and communications is clear in rough terms, even if the details are obscure. First, no matter what technology is used (quantum or genetic computers, or something even better),

Published on: September 27th, 2005 Richard Worzel

North of the 49th Parallel

When it comes to IT innovation, Canada has always been at the forefront since Alexander Graham Bell's invention of the telephone.This country has excelled in the areas of telecommunications and communications in general,

Published on: September 27th, 2005 Kathleen Sibley

Back in the ’70s, computers had personalities

There’s something about an anniversary that brings back memories. Computing Canada’s 30th birthday got me thinking about the computers I knew when the publication first appeared, and how much things have changed.It was

Published on: September 27th, 2005 Lynn Greiner

Y2K: The Disaster that Wasn’t

To say Mark Brown was worried would be understating the situation. It was June 1998 and the biomedical engineering staff member of the Sudbury, Ont., regional hospital had just come out of a

Published on: September 27th, 2005 Howard Solomon

Pioneering Excellence

Canadian companies have always occupied a space on the leading edge of the technology wave. Some projects were visionary; some not so much. Some had a lasting influence on how we do business

Published on: September 27th, 2005 Dave Webb

Cleaning Out IT’s Closet

An old axiom states that technology is neither good nor bad, it's all in how you apply it that makes the difference. That theory has been put to the test numerous times in

Published on: September 27th, 2005 Neil Sutton

The unbearable vagueness of language

The title Computing Canada is not as anachronistic or laughable as the Association for Computing Machinery, but it runs pretty close. It's an irony that as this journal celebrates a milestone anniversary, its

Published on: September 27th, 2005 Tim Warner

The Jargon Hunter

The French are very strict about the use of their language (also about their Champagne), and laws banning the use of foreign words in official documents, advertisements, publications, radio and television appear to

Published on: September 27th, 2005 Poonam Khanna