BackWeb makes a push into Canada

Last month Network World Canada staff writer Cindy Steinman had the opportunity to speak with Eli Barkat, the president and CEO of BackWeb Technologies, based in Ramat-Gan, Israel, and San Jose, Calif. Although the company has offices worldwide, the development of the company’s push technology for e-businesses is done in Canada. BackWeb was started in 1995 by Barkat, who also cofounded firewall company CheckPoint Software Technologies Ltd. He talked about the advantages of having the development arm of the company here, as well as where the Internet industry is heading.