Technology in Government

To complement its recently redesigned print publication, the Transcontinental IT Business Group will launch an e-mail newsletter aimed specifically at CIOs and IT professionals working in the Canadian public sector.

This bi-weekly newsletter will

feature original stories and recent stories from about trends and news related to public sector IT projects and issues, as well as contributed op-ed pieces that offer an insider’s perspective from consultants and front-line managers. The newsletter, which will be called Technology In Government Online, will make its debut this spring.

Contact: Kathleen Sibley

On Wednesday, March 24, editor Shane Schick will take part in a panel discussion at a Toronto chapter meeting of the International Association of Business Communicators. The panel will discuss how the relationship between the media and PR practitioners can be improved. Each panelist will have 5-10 minutes to talk about the way they prefer to deal with corporate and agency PR types, best/worst story pitches, and tips for dealing effectively with the media. This will be followed by a moderated discussion and an audience Q& A session.

The event is going to be held downtown at the Ontario Club, Commerce Court West, from 8:30a.m. to approximately 10:00 a.m. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and includes a continental breakfast. For more information, visit

Other panelists will include reporters from the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail and CTV News.

Contact: Shane Schick

Communications & Networking

Correctional Service Canada holds more than just humans against their will. It turns out a network technician for the federal prison system was so enthusiastic about a Fluke NetTool device, that he would not remand the gizmo to the custody of the vendor. Find out what other tools are being used to test and troubleshoot the Correctional Service’s IT systems in the March issue of Communications & Networking magazine, which also includes coverage of the Toronto Wireless User Group’s recent Voice over IP conference.

Communications & Networking has recruited Ron Scott, principal of consulting firm Scott & Associates, to its stable of columnists. Stay tuned for the April issue, which includes an update on the B.C. Interior Health Authority’s storage-area network, and a feature article on network security.

Contact: Greg Meckbach,


April’s EDGE will take a security focus, with articles examining the burgeoning role of the chief security officer in the enterprise and strategies for corporations to protect themselves and their assets from cybersmear campaigns.

Early April will also see the fourth IT Business Report. Networked Storage: A User Guide will take a hands-on approach to storage provisioning, anatomy of a real-world storage solution, Storage Network Industry Association-approved certification and more.

In the May issue of EDGE, we’ll look at the convergence of wireless next and what it means to your enterprise networking strategy, and profile six wireless applications that pay.

Contact: Dave Webb

Sales contact for all the above: Brad McBride,

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