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School district boosts Web strategy with open source software

School district boosts Web strategy with open source software

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Juggling daily classroom duties and other responsibilities make it very difficult for school staff and students to maintain and update school websites.

iPad will rewrite Canadian wireless pricing – cheap AT&T-like rates must come here, too

By Carmi Levy, independent technology analyst and journalist The clock is now ticking. Apple’s iPad hits U.S. retailers April 3rd and migrates north of the border sometime before the end of the month.

Published on: March 9th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

1:1 computer model for students gains international approval

“The world is finally accepting the inevitability of the 1:1 computer model in the classroom.” Bruce Dixon, a globally renowned learning visionary, made this pronouncement at a conference in Vienna, Austria on February

Published on: March 5th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Throne speech reveals plan for biometric passports for “every Canadian”

It was just one brief sentence in a wide-ranging throne speech, but it’s cause enough for some healthy concern. The Government of Canada has once again promised to take a look at issuing

Published on: March 3rd, 2010 Brian Jackson

Saying it with mirrors

It isn't your bathroom variety mirror.  Mirror Image is a digital display, enclosed in a stainless steel bezel, housing a sensor system. Mirror Image displays a brand image or video, but when a

Published on: March 1st, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Canadian outsourcing spend to hit $15B

Technologies such as cloud computing and economic trends such as the recent global recession are pushing more Canadian companies to take a dip in the offshore outsourcing scene. Already estimated as around $5.5

Published on: March 1st, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Onus on tech firms to build responsible privacy controls: a guest blog from MaRS

In my last blog entry, I wrote about Privacy by Design: The Gold Standard – my annual event that focuses on the implementation of new technologies and business practices that can deliver tangible

Published on: February 22nd, 2010 Ann Cavoukian

Sun shines on offshore IT services in Manila

Call centres – the term seems inextricable from the idea of offshore IT services in the Philippines.  Indeed even when I talk to fellow Filipinos both here and back home the conversation almost

Published on: February 19th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Turn your old Commodore VIC-20 into a Twitter machine

Twitter's popularity has accelerated so quickly in recent months that the 140-character messages seem to be everywhere. You can tweet from your computer with a myriad of apps, or from any cell phone

Published on: February 18th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Should Biz Go Buzz? -Google wants social networking to go to work

By Carmi Levy, independent technology analyst and journalist  By now, every Gmail user on the planet has either tried Google Buzz out, or is counting the hours until the new social networking capability

Published on: February 17th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Designing a product vs. designing a user experience

In day-to-day life we often come across products that stand out.  Some stand out because they are so good, some stand out because they are so bad and many fail to capture our

Published on: February 16th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

New Threats and High Spam Rates Mark the Beginning of 2010

It’s no secret that scammers and spammers are always looking ahead to capitalize on topical news and seasonal activities to target unsuspecting web users. Whether it’s the New Year’s spam we’ve just intercepted

Published on: February 11th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

How a little company could thrive in a big boys’ world

Bigger isn't always better – at least that's how DAVE Wireless sees it.  At the Toronto Board of Trade breakfast on Feb 2, Dave Dobbin gave an insightful and humorous presentation on what

Published on: February 4th, 2010 Krista Napier

One laptop per student : A pre-requisite to a 21st Century public education

In earlier articles we noted that ICT would “enable” New Brunswick’s NB3-21C public education agenda. A key reason we are well positioned to implement a 21st Century learning model is our 1:1 Dedicated

Published on: February 1st, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

iPad will revolutionize publishing – someday

v1.0 shows platform still a work in progress  By now, even my disconnected mother sitting on a beach in Florida has heard about the iPad. And while geeks debate the name, whine about

Published on: January 29th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff