Wireless network-connected personal digital assistants such as the Blackberry, the Windows Mobile Pocket PC, Palm SmartPhones and Java-enabled cellular phones are going to reach new levels of adoption this year. Not long ago
Buying software for local government-specific business functions often presents the kind of challenge that is likely faced by NASA and the military on a regular basis. Like these organizations, our needs are often
Local governments who outsource their IT operations should consider switching back to in-house employees. Coming from a long-time proponent of outsourcing, these words might sound like heresy. For certain CUPE national reps, this
New outsourcing rules in the province of British Columbia have included provisions that could reach deep into information technology operating procedures. These rules are embodied in amendments to the Freedom of Information and
Microsoft's reign over the information technology empire has been long and prosperous, but like most empires there are always small factions of dissidents nibbling away at the edges and waiting for an opportunity
The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) recently made a plea for increased access to e-mail and Internet monitoring provisions during its conference in Vancouver in August. The association's spokesman said police
The Province of B.C. announced plans on July 24, 2004 to amend information privacy legislation in order to protect information provided to U.S.- based outsource contractors from disclosure under the U.S. Patriot Act.