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The ULTRA Award: Honoring Leaders in Information Technology

Fortnightly Magazine - November 15 1997

1, 1998, received an honorable mention for its distributed processing (client-server) computing infrastructure. Designed to ease the merger, the project involved a complete change out of desktops (about 3,000) and servers (160) and integration of midrange RISC computers (29). It also upgraded the telecommunications network for the future company, involving changes at some 83 networked physical locations, with total bandwidth capacity of 6.9 mb/sec.

Centra and Union, the two major gas utilities in Ontario, operate as subsidiaries of Westcoast Energy Inc. of Vancouver, B.C., under a shared-services arrangement.

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