Federal Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Navdeep Bains speaks to attendees at Google Canada’s Go North Canadian startup conference on Oct. 28.
Federal Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Navdeep Bains speaks to attendees at Google Canada’s Go North Canadian startup conference on Oct. 28.

Published: November 3rd, 2016


ITAC tells government how to close its digital skills gap

If Canada wants to remain competitive on the world stage, its government must adapt to the digital age - and that includes closing the skills gap, according to a report released today by

Published on: October 26th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Cloud technology, enterprise thinking drive Canadian government’s new IT plan

The Canadian government is borrowing a page from the private sector with the new Information Technology Strategic Plan it revealed on June 29. In what Government of Canada CIO John Messina acknowledges is

Published on: July 5th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Tony Clement reinforces promise of funding for startups in upcoming budget

Funding promised for Canadian accelerators and incubators isn't at risk despite dropping oil prices making a surplus in the next federal budget less likely, says Tony Clement, president of the Treasury Board for the

Published on: January 15th, 2015 Candice So

Ottawa backs Vodafone purchases of BlackBerry products, services

As BlackBerry Ltd. prepares to roll out its latest smartphone, the Classic, the Waterloo, Ont.-based company appears to be getting a huge helping hand from Ottawa. Export Development Canada is lending $850 million

Published on: December 16th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

Why small businesses should expand into overseas markets

Small business owners seem to be more optimistic about their futures than they have been in a few years – and they feel they might even be poised for growth, a new survey

Published on: November 19th, 2014 Candice So

Privacy community disapproves of privacy commissioner nominee

The federal government has announced its nominee for the next privacy commissioner of Canada - however, there has been a fair amount of dissension surrounding its choice. Last week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Published on: June 2nd, 2014 Candice So

Government agencies still vulnerable to Heartbleed, study says

The Heartbleed OpenSSL bug just refuses to die. Now it looks as if the measures many web sites, including some belonging to Canadian provincial and federal governments, may still be at risk despite

Published on: May 12th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

NRC and federal government launch $20-million program for SMBs

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and the federal government are launching a new program, a $20 million investment over two years, aimed at small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs), giving them access

Published on: March 18th, 2014 Candice So

Federal budget puts $3M towards Open Data Institute

With $3 million in funding and the blessing of the federal government, a mix of public, private, and academic organizations will be creating an Open Data Institute in Waterloo, Ont. During Tuesday’s budget

Published on: February 12th, 2014 Candice So

What to expect from the wireless spectrum auction

The government is set for another round of auctioning, selling off licenses for blocks of spectrum to the telecommunications companies serving customers across Canada. With 11 companies set to bid in Tuesday's auction, we've

Published on: January 13th, 2014 Candice So

The Internet is a ‘friend, but there are foes,’ Michael Geist says

Thinking about privacy and security isn’t about just fighting cybercrime anymore – it’s about considering where our data is headed and how it’s being used. That’s according to Michael Geist, Canada’s research chair

Published on: November 26th, 2013 Candice So

Canada’s anti-spam law, all hype or something to watch out for?

We have all been the victims of “spam” at some point in our lives. It is almost daily that we receive some form of unsolicited e-mail message attempting to get us to buy

Published on: September 20th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Lessons we can all learn from RBC

Reports have emerged recently that 45 RBC employees are losing their jobs next month after RBC contracted a number of technological services to iGate, a California-based firm which specializes in sending jobs overseas.

Published on: April 11th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Twitter releases first transparency report

The Canadian government asked Twitter to hand over information about its users 11 times since the beginning of the year, the social networking Web site revealed today. Twitter has released its first ever transparency

Published on: July 3rd, 2012 Sarah Jacobsson Purewal