Microsoft Corp. Tuesday unveiled a new version of its Windows platform for building applications for the automotive industry. At the Microsoft Windows Automotive Conference 2005 in Yokohama, Japan, the vendor released Windows Automotive 5.0, which is based on Microsoft's embedded Windows CE 5.0 operating system, according to the company.
It was a search for one version of the truth that compelled Tourism British Columbia to tap into a Web services-enabled solution in a bid to link its 18,000 tourism operators and tourism marketing districts.
As of Jan. 1, all Canadian companies will have to abide by the rules and regulations set forth by Canada's Personal Information Protection and Electronics Document Act (PIPEDA). Yet by all accounts, thousands of companies are still far from ready, and further still from understanding the implications of the Act.
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