Tuesday, May 27, 2008MasterCard gets moving on mobile payments The credit card firm is planning a trial of near-field communications technology that will link cell phones with PayPass accounts for use in a variety of Canadian merchants. Key rivals: Visa and RBC
Thursday, April 03, 2008ISPs fight back against Bell’s traffic shaping A cease-and-desist order ISPs are seeking against Bell's traffic shaping policy could be precedent-setting if it's granted by the CRTC. Plus, visit our new Net Neutrality Resource Centre
Friday, March 14, 2008SSHA glitch reveals risks lurking in network interdependencies No network is an island. An outage at the Smart Systems for Health Agency's (SSHA) One network in January that left several hundred doctors in Ontario unable to access patient health records for several days has roused concerns about the risks of housing electronic health records (EHRs) in interdependent networks.
Sunday, March 02, 2008CRTC opens door slowly to deregulating telcos Commission turns down Bell, Telus pleas for more freedom but in five years Ethernet access circuits could be deregulated.
Thursday, January 03, 2008Forrester urges firms to multisource telecom needs Despite regulatory changes, incumbents such as Bell and Telus hold about 84 per cent of the market. Brownlee Thomas explains why she thinks users should start considering some of the up-and-coming competitors
Thursday, November 29, 2007Ottawa opens door for new wireless bidders Potential bidders start lining up for the chance to compete more aggressively with the incumbents following a landmark decision by Industry Canada. Plus: A special podcast with the experts
Sunday, November 04, 2007Videotron vows wideband service before year-end After testing Cisco Systems’ products with the goal of getting speeds of up to 100Mbps, the Quebec cable operator says it's ready to deliver super-fast Internet service
Wednesday, July 18, 2007Sane wireless data prices on the way? It’s time for sane pricing on cellular data plans. And for a change, change might actually be on the horizon.
Monday, June 04, 2007Rift over AWS auction Industry Canada’s consultation on the upcoming advanced wireless spectrum (AWS) auction is pitting incumbent cell carriers against potential new entrants over the issue of reserving spectrum for new bidders.
Monday, September 11, 2006Telus sees more cash flow in shift to income trust Telus Corp. changed its financial structure to the income trust model. The move will provide the telecommunications service firm greater access to capital to fund its plans to expand its broadband network, according to a company statement.
Thursday, May 11, 2006Product hits
Thursday, February 16, 2006Government taps utility iSERV Ontario, the provincial governments IT infrastructure services provider, is turning to utility computing services designed to offer access-on-demand to servers, desktops and applications via virtualized machines.
Thursday, February 16, 2006Government taps utility iSERV Ontario, the provincial government’s IT infrastructure services provider, is turning to utility computing services designed to offer access-on-demand to servers, desktops and applications via virtualized machines.
Thursday, October 27, 2005Bell reaches out for faster IP innovation Bell Canada is aiming to speed up the development of custom new IP-based products by partnering with Mitel Corp., March Networks Corp., NewHeights Software Corp. and Ubiquity Software Corp. for research and development at Bell’s latest innovation centre in Ottawa.
Tuesday, July 19, 2005IBM buys e-form advantage IBM's purchase of electronic forms solution vendor Victoria, B.C.-based PureEdge Solutions Inc. poses a challenge to the dominant players in this space, an analyst says. The deal, announced yesterday, "pits [IBM] squarely against potential leaders like Adobe and Microsoft," according to Toby Bell, a research director with Stamford, Conn.-based Gartner Inc. "It's a good buy; it's not terribly expensive and it locks out another couple of competitors."
Thursday, June 23, 2005Bell looks to bring remote tracking to masses Bell Mobility Inc. is looking to make remote tracking more widely available to smaller and mid-sized Canadian businesses with the launch of GoTrax.
Thursday, April 14, 2005U-telcos strive to answer bell It’s always nice to have a choice when looking for an enterprise telecom provider. These days there aren’t a lot of options. Many of the competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) that sprang up five or so years ago have gone out of business or been swallowed up by the incumbents.
Thursday, March 03, 2005Christie’s auctions off computer history This wasn’t your average eBay auction. The venerable auction house Christie’s International PLC recently put on the block a collection of documents that follow the evolution of computing from the 1600s to the 1970s.
Thursday, February 17, 2005New cell/Wi-Fi convergence play could make waves in Canada Canadian businesses might have a new communication method to consider in the future, thanks to the work of a U.S. software developer.
Sunday, February 13, 2005Vice-president, sales and marketing, Technomedia Training Inc. Corporate e-learning programs deliver the best value when integrated with other enterprise systems and processes, says a Canadian expert on the subject. “It’s no longer a matter of e-learning vs. conventional learning,” said Jacques Gaumond, vice-president of sales and marketing at Montreal-based Technomedia Training Inc. With the growing adoption of e-learning by companies across the board, he said the larger issue is how e-learning tools can be seamlessly and successfully integrated with Human Resources (HR) and other enterprise-wide processes.
Monday, January 31, 2005Voicing VoIP decisions An accounts receivable company jumps into voice over IP (VoIP) early with do-it-yourself enthusiasm, while an insurance firm takes the slow road with the help of a service provider. Their experiences might help your firm discover the right IP mix.
Thursday, January 06, 2005Allstream teams with British Telecom on MPLS Allstream last month reached an agreement with British Telecom that will allow the Canadian carrier to offer global Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) services to Canadian outfits with international operations.
Tuesday, November 16, 2004Broadband bonanza for PEI community Promoting Atlantic Canada’s economic development through the renewal of the entrepreneurial spirit…that’s the goal of Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and all it’s initiatives. The Agency’s support of a Broadband Network in the Kensington region of Prince Edward Island is a case in point.
Wednesday, September 22, 2004Hosted VoIP spells savings for Toronto firm Some of Leon Kuperman’s peers thought he was crazy to install a voice-over-IP (VoIP) phone system, but now the CTO of Truition Inc. says his company is laughing all the way to the bank.