Expect talent, investment, and Canada to be key points in the 2017 federal budget

The 2017 Canadian federal budget will be officially introduced in the House of Commons on Mar. 22, and it is expected to include a special focus on innovation and technology. From attracting and

Published on: March 20th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

“Internet vulnerability” behind weekend’s CRA website shutdown

Canadians looking to get a head start on filing their taxes by going online experienced a setback this weekend. After "becoming aware of an Internet vulnerability that affects some computer servers used by

Published on: March 13th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Stop talking about change and lead: ITWC CIO Jim Love

Just because someone owns an expensive wrench doesn’t mean you should let them try and fix your washing machine. It’s no different in business. A company can employ any number of talented technologists,

Published on: March 7th, 2017 Steve Proctor

Skills gap, women in tech among Canadians’ 3 priorities for innovation minister

TORONTO – The federal government does not have a monopoly on good ideas. That was the first message delivered by Navdeep Bains, Canada’s minister of innovation, science, and economic development at Google Canada’s

Published on: November 3rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

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