Articles By Kathleen Sibley

Canadian e-health sector could use a booster shot

There's a host of opportunities for Canadian companies looking to serve the burgeoning electronic health record market, but insiders say serving the market is not going to be easy. A number of hospitals

Published on: February 13th, 2007 Kathleen Sibley

Atlantic Lottery Corp. combats ‘configuration drift’

When residents of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island buy lottery tickets, they cross their fingers and hope they’ll be the ones to beat the odds. And while

Published on: February 7th, 2007 Kathleen Sibley

All in the numbers

If data were girth, Statistics Canada would be expanding at an alarming rate. At an average growth of five per cent a month, it was quickly getting to be too big for its

Published on: February 6th, 2007 Kathleen Sibley

Canada Revenue Agency builds online system for GST/HST

The Canada Revenue Agency is in the midst of a major update to its GST/HST processing system with the goal of providing more online services and better access to information. They system, which

Published on: February 5th, 2007 Kathleen Sibley

Municipalities race to keep up with wireless evolution

Toronto's municipal wireless network has kicked nine American cities in the access point in a recent survey of the top 10 North American cities offering Wi-Fi. The survey, conducted by San Francisco-based Novarum,

Published on: January 26th, 2007 Kathleen Sibley

Canadian cities warned: Watch for Wi-Fi health risks

TORONTO -- Instead of trumpeting free Wi-Fi zones, municipalities should post signs advising citizens of the locations of Wi-Fi-free zones, said the president of Lakehead University at this week's Wireless Cities Summit. “People

Published on: January 25th, 2007 Kathleen Sibley

Trent University upgrades forensics lab with tablet PCs

Trent University’s forensic science program might not boast the multi-million-dollar labs seen on TV’s various CSI franchises. But the Peterborough, Ont.-based school has taken one step closer to the cutting edge, thanks to

Published on: January 15th, 2007 Kathleen Sibley

Schools prepare to face Xbox culture

Burrus, a futurist and founder of Burrus Research Inc., said the upcoming generation of students is not going to want to go to a school that isn't tech-savvy. “It's going to be part

Published on: January 15th, 2007 Kathleen Sibley

Smart Systems for Health Agency responds to critical Deloitte report

Ontario’s Smart Systems for Health Agency might be underperforming in pretty much every area you can measure right now, but you just wait, says the organization’s acting CEO. SSHA, which provides connectivity to

Published on: January 9th, 2007 Kathleen Sibley

Educators should embrace gaming as teaching tool, strategist says

Many education-related tasks are best performed by little black boxes – the kind kids sit in front of for hours on end already, according to a technology forecaster and business strategist.  “I’m suggesting

Published on: January 3rd, 2007 Kathleen Sibley

University of Toronto deploys learning management system

The University of Toronto is hoping to improve the student experience through a learning management system, increased portal functionality and an revamped Web site. The U of T started the process of looking

Published on: January 2nd, 2007 Kathleen Sibley

The future of IT in government in 2020: Collaboration, mobility and information management are three key issues

OTTAWA - There are lots of interesting emerging technologies that will probably be commonplace in 2020 - at least in the private sector, said Canada's chief architect.Gary Doucet, who spoke on a panel

Published on: December 19th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley

Move to shared services will make it easier for government employees to do their jobs, resulting in better services to citizens: CIO

OTTAWA - After years of focusing on developing online access to applications, the federal government has finally realized superior service to citizens starts with superior service to itself. Ken Cochrane, CIO of the

Published on: December 19th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley

CIOs prescribe change for e-health providers

The recently released national survey of hospitals, primary and continuing care indicates that e-health initiatives across the country have moved from the technology acquisition stage to the implementation phase“What we found this year

Published on: December 18th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley

Security, management and procurement challenges are here to stay in public sector IT

The bad news is that this is the last standalone issue of Technology in Government. Regular readers will probably have realized the writing was on the wall for some time now, as we

Published on: December 14th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley