Stories by Allison Taylor

Mounties initiate Nortel investigation

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have launched a criminal investigation into the financial accounting practices of network gear maker Nortel Networks just days before the company is set to release some of its restated financial results.

SQL Server 2005 Beta 2 adds Opteron support

Microsoft announced on Monday that it would add support for Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s (AMD) Opteron to its next release of SQL Server, due out in 2005, providing customers with simultaneous 32- and 64-bit computing. The company also announced the release of the second beta version of SQL Server 2005.

Hilton chain looks to IBM for self service

Self-service kiosks have been around since the mid-1980s and the technology certainly isn't new, but after a previous failed attempt at implementing kiosks, Hilton Hotel has decided to embrace the self-service methodology once again.

Sun continues to hunt down developers

Sun Microsystems continued to place its focus on appealing to the developer community with a recent upgrade to its Java Web Services Development Pack 1.4. The company also announced a new edition of the Sun Java System Application Server 7 for its Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE), which is available in a free download.

VSLive: They came, they saw, they coded

More than 450 software developers, engineers and architects from around the globe gathered in Toronto on Wednesday to get their hands wet with visual studio programming at the Visual Studio Developers Conference held at the Toronto Congress Centre this week.

Red Hat ends Linux 9 support

It didn't come as a big surprise for Linux aficionados, according to an industry insider, when late last week Red Hat Inc. announced that it was discontinuing support for its Red Hat Linux 9.

RSS makes its way into Sun

Building on a grassroots momentum that is starting to develop legs within the enterprise, Sun Microsystems Inc. is beginning to forge a relationship with Really Simple Syndication or RDF Site Summary (RSS).

Technology eases distribution for 3P

Using a paper-based system to track orders and shipments across over 400,000 square feet of warehouse space in Toronto and across the country was not proving to be the best option for Andlauer Management Group.

Actuate unveils Analytics

Enterprise reporting company Actuate, announced a new product on Monday that it claims will give power users -- or users that perform complex analysis -- a self-service method of accessing information beyond Web reports and spreadsheets.

CA moves into Web services management

Computer Associates International Inc. (CA) unveiled a new Web services management platform on Monday, marking the Islandia, N.Y.-based company's first offering in the Web services space.

Mobile phone market shows growth

The mobile phone market has shown significant growth in third quarter of this year -- a good sign for the industry, according to IDC.

BEA launches developer program

In a move that one industry analyst called necessary, BEA Systems Inc. launched the Controls and Extensibility Program on Monday to help independent software vendors (ISVs) integrate with its WebLogic platform 8.1 and allow Java developers to create and customize certified controls.

OpenGL and Java unite forces

Silicon Graphics (SGI) and Sun Microsystems announced plans on Monday to cooperate on developing Java bindings to the OpenGL application programming interface (API).