Articles By Kathleen Sibley

SOA, VOIP cited as technologies of interest to public sector in recent IDC/TIG study

Henry, federal chief technology officer and senior director, enterprise technology and application strategies at Treasury Board Secretariat, says most of the approximately $5 billion annual federal IT spend for information technology - which

Published on: September 15th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley

IT in education is better-preparing students for the rapidly changing real world they face after graduation

Here's a snippet:Man#4: Who'd ‘ave thought, 30 years ago, we'd all be sitting here drinking Chateau de Shlasseler, eh? Man#1: Aye, in them days we was glad to have the price of a

Published on: September 15th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley

Is health-care IT ready to tackle a flu pandemic?

TORONTO -- A global flu pandemic that kills hundreds of thousands might – or might not -- be an absolute certainty, depending on whom you ask.But the number of other incidents over the

Published on: September 12th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley

IT Business Elsewhere: Hip-hop hooray!

ITBusiness Elsewhere is a collection of unusual technology stories from around the globe.You've been e-firedNews.comHas the Internet become so much a part of the work environment that not even a pink slip is

Published on: September 1st, 2006 Kathleen Sibley

Schools take high-speed approach to higher education

Across Canadian campuses, there is a revolution taking place. And like the song says, this revolution will not be televised -- it will probably be Webcast. High-speed networks and advances in videoconferencing technology

Published on: August 14th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley

Government spells out its IT spending priorities

A recent IDC/TIG study shows public sector IT departments are investing in new technologies such as content management and service-oriented architecture, but the bulk of the budgets in most government IT shops continues

Published on: July 28th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley

In the mood for Moodle

Royal Roads University, formerly Royal Roads Military College, has embraced the high-tech version of peace, love and understanding.Royal Roads, which became a university in 1995, is converting 76 of its online courses to

Published on: July 21st, 2006 Kathleen Sibley

IT’s pandemic plan: Don’t panic

In a completely unscientific survey ITBusiness.ca conducted for this story, at least four out of five public and private sector organizations said they believe one size fits all when it comes to business

Published on: July 14th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley

Whistler takes to the slopes with ERP upgrade

At the height of the ski season, the Resort Municipality of Whistler, B.C.’s streets and slopes explode with almost 10,000 second-home owners and another 20,000 visitors, in addition to the 9,500 permanent residents.Few,

Published on: July 13th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley

IT’s pandemic plan: The all-hazards approach

If and when a flu pandemic hits, Canada’s major health facilities won’t be taken by surprise like they were with SARS. Toronto’s Sunnybrook Health  Sciences Centre, for example, says the SARS experience was

Published on: July 7th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley

IT industry plans for a pandemic

When Roberta Fox was in high school just outside London, Ont. in the 1970s, she and her schoolmates were once snowed in for four days until the military rescued them. “I got an

Published on: June 30th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley

Ken Cochrane steps into the CIO’s seat

Ken Cochrane, the newly minted CIO of Canada, has a big job ahead of him, as the federal government struggles to align its 100-plus departments and act more as a single enterprise. But

Published on: June 23rd, 2006 Kathleen Sibley

School board CIO offers an education in ‘instructional technology’

Ontario's Peel District School Board recently received a donation of 30 desktops from the Steve Nash Foundation and MDG Canada, which will be used to support numeracy and literacy programs, as well as

Published on: June 14th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley

Public sector sees the convenience – and costs – PDAs offer employees

Over the next few months, about 1,000 Canada Post employees will be cut loose. Not in the slang sense of getting laid off, though. Instead, they will be liberated from the cables that

Published on: June 12th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley

Public sector sees the convenience – and costs – PDAs offer employees

Over the next few months, about 1,000 Canada Post employees will be cut loose. Not in the slang sense of getting laid off, though. Instead, they will be liberated from the cables that

Published on: June 12th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley