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June 21, 2007
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FUTURE TorWUG EVENTS:
- Late Fall 2007 Nov or early Dec.
Topic: Wireless applications to improve business processes
- Winter [March] 2008:
Topic: Wireless and Mobility trends in Europe, Asia and North America [and the impact on business]
- Spring [May or June 2008]:
Topic: Security and making Wireless safe
- September 2008:
Topic: Client Stories and Case Studies
- November/December 2008:
Topic: Update on Wireless Networks – 3G, Wi-Fi, Wi-Max, Mesh etc.
OTHER EVENTS:
RFID Conference Oct 3, 4th, Toronto
Title of Conference: Managing the Global Supply Chain - corporate strategy for conducting planetary business in the 21st Century.
Major Themes:
- The Outcome Economy;
- Global Demand; and
- Supply Chain as a source of Differentiation.
This conference will discuss the major elements of managing a Global Supply Chain in the 21st Century.
You may click here to register and attendthis conference in NY.
Presentations from the March event:
- Allegro Mobile Solutions - Understanding Rugged Devices for the Mobile Workforce
- FingertipWare and TeamSFA - Using off-the-shelf mobile devices
- IT Business Canada - General Device overview

Presentations from the November event:
- TorWUG - Agenda
- Oracle - 3rd Generation Mobile Services
- Toyota Car Plant - Case Study

NEW CASE STUDIES
Security

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ABI Research: Who Leads in WLAN Security? Comparative Evaluation of Vendor Offerings and Positioning

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PhyDos Webinar - in the past, WLAN professionals have leveraged IDS/IPS solutions for ongoing layer 2 security monitoring. However, an emerging area that has not been extensively addressed is security at the physical layer. WLAN professionals have begun to view spectrum analysis as a CRITICAL component of ongoing security monitoring and policy enforcement. Find out best practices for how to keep your network secure at the physical layer with our FREE webinar.

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Evaluating Interference in Wireless LANs: Recommended Practice - Read

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The Invisible Threat: Interference and Wireless LANs - Read

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The Effects of Interference on General WLAN Traffic - Read

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The Effects of Interference on Video Over Wi-Fi - Read

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The Effects of Interference on VoFi Traffic - Read



Chameleon - This project is being developed at the Mobile and Pervasive Group at the University of Toronto.
Chameleon is an extension (plug-in) to the Firefox web browser. It's aim is to decrease the amount of bandwidth and time spent surfing multimedia-heavy websites. Most of the delay is due to large images that get downloaded at very high resolutions. Chameleon lets the user determine the quality at which an image gets downloaded. More Info

Mobile Sales and Service Solutions Mobile Sales and Service Solutions
In Brief Customers and partners share in the benefits of a farm cooperative’s wireless workforce solution Read

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP The Business Case for Wireless Software
Applications in the Enterprise
by Iain Gillott, Editor at Software Magazine
Wireless and mobile solutions have moved up in priority for CIOs, who see financial benefit and opportunity to gain a competitive edge. Read

WHO DOES WHAT IN WHICH AREA?
WLAN WWAN Hardware & Devices Software & Services Industry focus Infrastructure


New: Submit articles and whitepapers and we will give away a new Blackberry to the best article and best white paper or case study. [info@torwug.org for submissions]




 

Interesting Stories:

November 2007
Google's mobile move: awe-inspiring and terrifying

Android just another Linux platform, says Symbian CEO

RIM slashes price of BlackBerry server for SMB market

Femto Forum adds Morotola, NEC and other heavyweights

Gphones cool, but may take time to catch on, says ARM CEO

June 2007
RFID Implementation Challenges Persist, All This Time Later

Supply Chain and the Main Challenges Of RFID

RFID Reshapes Supply Chain Management

Mobile Technology shorts - June 5, 2007

May 2007
The RFID Hype Effect

RFID Makes Ordering and Paying for Pizza Easy As Pie

Bell Canada Taps Symbol's RFID

Mobile Technology shorts - May 25, 2007

Making The Case To Deploy RFID

Wal-Mart Sticking to Its RFID Guns

Hitachi Creates Paper-Thin RFID Tags

Mobile Technology shorts - May 17, 2007

Logistics Gets Cheaper by the Yard

Singapore's Biggest Grocery Retailer Completes RFID Trial

The Future of Wireless

Mobile Technology shorts - May 2, 2007

April 2007
Blackberry outage suggests some infrastructure investment is needed

RFID and Security Issues

Unlock the Business Case for RFID

RFID Reshapes Supply Chain Management

Mobile Technology shorts - April 20, 2007

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Articles provided by our sponsors :

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Mobile and Wireless Management: The Silent Epidemic

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Aberdeen Group - The Wireless Costs and Performance Benchmark Report


Cognio:

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Wireless Networking and the Only Tool You Need

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The Top Ten Myths of WiFi interference

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The Intelligent SpectrumManagement System

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The Intelligent SpectrumManagement System Mobile

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Cognio Case Statement

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Security university Press Release

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Spectrum Analyzer Press Release


Intel:

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Wireless Handheld Devices Become Trusted Network Devices


Intermec:

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Articles

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Brochures

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Case Studies

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Products


KPMG:

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2005 Alberta Wireless and Telecom Industry Survey

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Managing the Risks of Counterfeiting in the Information Technology Industry

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Global 100 Article

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Global Telecommunications Financial Performance Tracker


Palm:

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Assessing the Impact of Treo Smartphone Deployment in the Enterprise


Prime Message:

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SMS and Messaging Business Case studies


RIM:

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Tilting the Playing Field - The Competitive Impact of Wireless


Ryzex:

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Understanding and Evaluating RFID


Sesame Networks:

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Securing Wi-Fi for Guest Internet Access

 

 

 

 

 

 









 
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How one firm secures mobile workers

 

Gillette's Fusion Launch Makes a Good Business Case for RFID

 

Wal-Mart's CIO Dishes on RFID at NRFTech Conference

 

Innovation: Continental's Wireless Plan on the Wing

 

Flowfinity Announces Case Study Showcasing Electronic Retail Audit Solution for H.J. Heinz

 

How to manage hundreds of wireless access points

 

Learn how Toronto-based McMillan Binch improved efficiency, client services, and reduced overall infrastructure costs by being the first Bay Street law firm to deploy a wireless network. Read the PDF

 

To help manage a growing interior design business and increase client customer service, Red Heron Design studios turned to Tablet PCs featuring Intel Centrino mobile technology. Click here read

 

Helping to make three-dimensional content useful to companies throughout a product lifecycle. Read the PDF

 

City Government saves $ 1 million with Avaya
Avaya

 

Chronic care facility improves productivity
Bell

 

Blackberry improving Quality at Suncor:
Blackberry

 

Cognio standardizes security at its security university:
Cognio

 

Intel helps Visa with its website to enable savings, growth and productivity.
Intel

 

Intermec helps manufacturer and service provider save a lot of money and improve sales.
Intermec

 

VOIP managing the risks and concerns
KPMG

 

New York Times praises Palm’s ‘office on the go’ suite
Palm

 

Prime introduces SMS payments and mobile payments
Prime

 

Blackberry improves QA and QC at Suncor
RIM

 

Field Personnel benefit from going wireless
Rogers

 

Asset Tracking reduces process time by 50%.
Ryzex

 

WiFi and beyond Hotspots for enterprise solutions.
Sesame

 

Building a WLAN campus
SMC

 

Telus implements VOIP to drive profits at insurance company.
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Mobilizing Lotus Domino and Microsoft Exchange platforms.
Visto

 

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  White Paper: Smart Mobile: Next-Generation Architecture for High Performance Wireless Networks

 

  Forrester Wave Report 2007: WLAN Infrastructure

 

  Yankee Group Report: TCO Leader for Business WLAN Deployment

 

  THOUGHT LEADERSHIP The Business Case for Wireless Software

 

  Nortel implements VOIP for Rolls Royce

 

  Mortgage broker deploys smart phone app

 

  Unilever and IBM combine on RFID project

 

  1-800-GotJunk running on Palm Treos to improve profits

 

  New mobile platform from Prime Message for media and product information for consumer hand helds [pdf]

 

  Fleet personnel benefit from Rogers wireless solutions platform

 

  Wireless LAN using Intel technology pays dividends

 

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 West Edmonton Mall: 48 square blocks of Wi-Fi access including security protocols
By Deborah Mendez-Wilson, Network World
Read more

 

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June 21 2007
The Wireless Supply Chain - Bar-coding, RFID, and Warehousing
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 2007 EVENTS

 

March 29th 2007
Devices, Gadgets and Tools for the workforce – from Apple to Laptops what are mobile workers using and why.
June 21rst 2007
The Wireless Supply Chain - Bar-coding, RFID, and Warehousing
Septtember 20th 2007
3G and beyond - network, apps, functionality
Why is Canada so far behind?

 Last Event

 

March 29, 2007
Topic:
Devices, Gadgets and Tools for the workforce – from Apple to Laptops what are mobile workers using and why.
Speakers:
FingertipWare and TeamSFA
Allegro Wireless
IT Business Canada

 

 More Details  

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 March 29, 2007
Devices, Gadgets and Tools for the workforce – from Apple to Laptops what are mobile workers using and why.

 

 November 30, 2006
Client Stories and Client Case Studies.

 

 September 27, 2006
Market Update

 

 April 27, 2006
Security Issues & Hacking a Wireless Network

 

 January 26, 2006
Hardware, Devices and Smart Mobile Units.

 

 September 15, 2005
Update on the Market including Wi-Max, Wi-Fi, and Smart Devices.

 

 May 19, 2005
Networks - from 2.5 G to
4 G - Reality and Hype

 

 February 17, 2005
The Markets and Applications for RIM and Palm - Business Applications and Usage for the Mobile Worker

 

 November 4, 2005
Smart Phones - Another Transformative Technology?

 

 September 9, 2005
RFID Technologies.

 

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 Opinions

 

 Beefing up the wireless coverage
Aug 21, 2006

 

 Do you know where your wireless devices are? Managed wireless services on the rise.
Aug 21, 2006

 

 IBM and how to Optimise Mobile device coding
June 19, 2006

 

 Mobile Video - will streaming for business be practical soon ?
June 19, 2006

 

 Smart phones get smarter
June 15, 2006

 

 Bye-Bye BlackBerrys?
January 12, 2006

 

 NTP and ‘The Rape of RIM.’ Another reason to hate lawyers [and the government]
December 09, 2005

 

 RIM and NTP should have resolved their differences long ago.
December 09, 2005

 

 Why Mobile application usage is up 20 % year over year.
December 09, 2005

 

 IT will have to push businesses into wireless
November 18, 2005

 

 Next Up: Business Intelligence On The Go
November 14, 2005

 

 Why IT Projects fail - blame the Orwell’s and politicians
November 1, 2005

 

 Mobile and Wireless Market penetration rates still low
October 26, 2005

 

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Verizon's New Talk, Data Plans Will Not Affect Droid, BlackBerry


Enterprise iPhone Adoption Still Slow, Says Analyst


Microsoft Mobile 7 Release Date Remains Unclear


How to Rein in Telecom Expenses Without Hindering Long-Term Growth


Google Nexus One: Smartphone Setup and Start-Up


Google Nexus One Is a Fine Smartphone Hurt by Iffy Voice Input


10 Reasons Why Windows Mobile 7 Must Launch in 2010, or Else

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Verizon Wireless slashes rates for unlimited voice


What's Verizon Wireless up to?


World's biggest cruise ship sails through wireless challenges


Genachowski addresses “looming crisis” in wireless spectrum


Mesh gains disciples


WLANs: The state of the market


2020 Vision: Why you won't recognize the 'Net in 10 years


Avaya drops wireless headsets

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Google unveils 'chic and capable' Nexus One smartphone


iPhone satisfaction rating hits the roof ... almost


RIM looks to enhance Web browsing on BlackBerry


Using "folder" power to master your BlackBerry smartphone


Owning an iPhone makes you "happier and more productive"

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