IT Focus news briefs, Jan. 1, 2005

IT Focus news briefs, Jan. 1, 2005

OASIS unveils new standard Connected enterprises have a new protocol for sending and receiving business documents, now that the Organization...

December 31st, 2004 IT Focus Staff
GPRS enables cheaper fleet tracking

GPRS enables cheaper fleet tracking

Before General Packet Radio system (GPRS) came along, deploying a comprehensive fleet management system would have been too expensive for...

December 31st, 2004 Rebecca Reid
Good advice or claptrap?

Good advice or claptrap?

If you’re looking for some indication of how far along your company is with advanced supply chain and collaboration tools...

December 31st, 2004 Stefan Dubowski
Getting tagged – Are you ready for the RFID challenge?

Getting tagged – Are you ready for the RFID challenge?

Novel technologies with transformative potential in the consumer and business-to-business environments don't always come with built-in applications. Developers and end-users...

December 31st, 2004 Christian Stephan
Finding the real value in collaboration

Finding the real value in collaboration

Distributors are the focal point of a supply chain — or at least they should be, in spite of companies...

December 31st, 2004 Susan Maclean
Dust provides meshed WLANs for industrial use

Dust provides meshed WLANs for industrial use

Industrial wireless start-up Dust Networks Inc. launched its company and products in September, which are aimed at networking factory-floor equipment...

December 31st, 2004 Phil Hochmuth
Data keeps port agency on even keel

Data keeps port agency on even keel

Holmes Maritime Inc., a Halifax port agency, makes its money by ensuring timely ocean-going shipments. But a new government reporting...

December 31st, 2004 Stefan Dubowski
Clothing maker zips up bespoke MRP platform

Clothing maker zips up bespoke MRP platform

Not so long ago Canada Sportswear Corp. (CSW) had a good reputation for its clothes and a poor one for...

December 31st, 2004 Stefan Dubowski
Canadian boards lack IT interest

Canadian boards lack IT interest

Boards of directors in Canadian companies don't know enough about IT and don't take enough interest in it. That's the...

December 31st, 2004 David Watson