Stories by Lindsay Bruce

Security is a top corporate priority

Canadian companies are more confident in their security decisions, according to a recent study conducted by Branham Group Inc. But the topic is still at the forefront of respondents' minds, with over half of those surveyed ranking security as one of their top five corporate priorities.

HP, Canadian gov't reach $C146M settlement

Hewlett-Packard Canada, Hewlett-Packard 's (HP's) Canadian division, on Friday announced it has reached a settlement with the Government of Canada concerning a dispute over contracts between the two parties. HP will award the government $C146 million, "an amount determined by both parties to be appropriate upon investigation," according to a statement issued by the company.

Intel uncodes Dothan

Intel Corp. announced that it has added features to the updated versions of its successful Pentium M processors released Monday without sacrificing battery life -- a move that one analyst said will make a big difference to users.

Analysts: Nortel hostile takeover unlikely

From the moment Nortel Networks announced last week that it had issued pink slips to its top execs and that its financials over the last three years were likely misrepresented, the IT world has been holding its breath waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Nortel fires executives, postpones results

Nortel Networks Corp. announced on Wednesday that it has fired CEO Frank Dunn "for cause" and has replaced him with William Owens, former CEO of satellite communications company Teledesic LLC. Nortel has also delayed the availability of its financial results for the first quarter of 2004.

Analyst: Security not a barrier to WLAN adoption

TORONTO (03/18/2004) - Companies citing security as the reason why they are choosing not to deploy wireless LANs (WLANs) within the enterprise are either making excuses for not being able to afford the technology or simply don't want to get involved in its complexity, according to industry observer.

The University of Saskatchewan goes wireless

TORONTO (03/09/2004) - The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) and IBM Canada Ltd. announced earlier this week that they have teamed up in hopes of leveraging the school's wireless network and offering its students more e-learning opportunities.

SAMSys puts RFID readers in SATO printers

TORONTO (03/03/2004) - SAMSys Technologies Inc., provider of radio frequency identification (RFID) hardware solutions announced this week that it has completed a full integration of its RFID readers into SATO America's line of RFID-enabled printers.

Wireless experts share secrets of success

TORONTO (03/03/2004) - Experts were on hand Tuesday during the Canadian Wi-Fi Power Business Solutions Show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre to discuss the key factors in implementing mobile solutions within the enterprise.

Avaya offers customers "presence"

TORONTO (02/24/2004) - In an effort to allow organizations to gain more control over the multiple devices being used within the company, Avaya Inc. introduced new software, applications and phones on Monday.

Analyst: Voice over WLAN picking up steam

During a teleconference on Tuesday hosted by research firm the Yankee Group, one analyst offered up advantages and disadvantages of voice over wireless LAN technology, noting that as prices start coming down enterprises should start to give the technology some more serious thought.

Metro Toronto Convention Centre goes wireless

TORONTO (01/08/2004) - In an effort to yield to the demands of conference planners and participants that are seldom without their laptops and personal digital assistants (PDAs), the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) unveiled its new wireless local area network (WLAN) on Tuesday to give its clients and staff the functionality they were looking for.

Intel debuts cheaper mobile chip

TORONTO (01/06/2004) - Intel Corp. introduced Celeron M on Monday, a lower-cost version of its nine-month-old Pentium M Centrino mobile technology processor chip, which targets users that love their notebooks, but don't place a high priority on wireless connectivity.

DMTF announces new server management working group

TORONTO (12/16/2003) - The Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) Inc. announced on Monday that customers will soon have standard server hardware management interfaces thanks to its new Server Management Working Group -- a group one analyst said is exactly what customers are looking for.