IN BRIEF: Peer 1 takes 30 per cent off

Peer 1 Network Enterprises Inc. is offering North American hosting customers a guarantee they’ll save if they switch.

Customers who switch from another provider to the Vancouver-based hosting and colocation company and show an invoice from their current host will pay 30 per cent less for an equivalent plan on a 24-month contract, according to the company.

The offer includes a free consultation with a Peer 1 engineer to review the customer’s current plan and a one-hour consultation with a migration expert. The offer is good through June 30.

Call 1-877-504-0091 for details.

BI tool from Systemgroup targets Ontario health-care providers

Mississauga, Ont.-based Systemgroup Inc. is targeting Ontario healthcare providers with the release of PulseAnalytics software for integrated data management and reporting.

The performance management tool is built on Microsoft Corp.’s SQL Server 2008. PulseAnalytics also makes use of MS Office and Excel to ease the learning curve traditionally associated with business intelligence.

Two versions are available, one targeting professionals and another for enterprise.

New president at Craig Wireless

Craig Wireless Systems Ltd. has looked inside the company to find a new president. It announced this week that Rod Vandenbos, general manager and director of business development at its Palm Springs, Calif., division is the new head man. He replaces David Lazzarato, who resigned last October after only seven months on the job.

Before joining Craig, Vandenbos had been president of Digital Internet Services Corp., one of the first Internet providers in the southwest United States.

Drew Craig, who shares the CEO duties with his brother Boyd, couldn’t be reached for comment on what the appointment means for the company’s strategy. Craig Wireless Systems wants to build a high-speed WiMAX data network in the Vancouver area since getting Industry Canada permission to swap its 2.5Ghz fixed wireless licences to mobile wireless. The company’s Web site has banners that suggest WiMAX service is coming, but gives no details.

However, the Canadian parent is struggling financially. In April, Boyd and Drew Craig extended their $11.6 million loan to the company to July 31, 2010. As part of the deal, the company will temporarily repay Boyd Craig $1 million dollars, which will be re-advanced on or before Sept. 30 of this year.

The move was made as Craig Wireless said it lost another $2 million for the quarter ending Feb. 28 on revenue of $433,283.

Corsair upgrades cooling fins

Corsair Memory announced Wednesday Extended Cooling Fins for triple-channel Dominator and Dominator GT memory kits based on the company’s DHX+ technology.

The Fremont, Calif.-based company specializes in high-performance computer memory, power supplies and flash memory products.

The Extended Cooling Fins are engineered using high-grade aluminum offering more than twice the surface area of the standard Dominator and Dominator GT fins, said Corsair. The patent-pending DHX+, or Dual-path Heat eXchange, technology works by removing heat from the memory ICs and print circuit board.

The Extended Cooling Fins “have been designed with an aggressive, high-performance look for enthusiasts and gamers who want to upgrade their memory to stand out from the crowd,” said Jim Carlton, Corsair vice-president of marketing.

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