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Ontario government to invest $150 million into rural area network development

The Ontario provincial government has announced a $150 million investment in providing reliable broadband and cellular services to rural communities as phase one of...

Canada still lacks cybersecurity ‘street smarts’ says CIRA director

While the federal government combats hostile foreign intelligence services seeking the country’s biggest secrets, hackers and fraudsters are keen on cashing in on the...

CIRA officially launches free DNS firewall for consumers

The body that regulates the .ca domain has officially launched a free domain name system (DNS) firewall service to improve privacy and security for...

Canada’s economic relief efforts are a good start, but tech scale-ups demand clarity around eligibility

Some parts of Canada's economic relief efforts are receiving a lukewarm response from technology scale-ups, according to a new report that also says cash...

Canadian government cyber experts offer tips for videoconference security

The spike in the number of people working from home has lead to a leap in videoconferencing so organizations can keep in touch with...

Canada’s network usage is exploding, and rural communities are getting left behind

Deemed an essential service, telecommunication is a vital tool in keeping the populous safe, and as social distancing drives work meetings to the virtual...

COVID-19: Provincial health hotlines and telehealth options

Accessing healthcare during a pandemic is not business as usual. Intensive care units and other critical healthcare infrastructure are dedicated to only the most...

A quick guide for businesses navigating Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

The COVID-19 pandemic has not been an easy time for Canadian businesses as the first major wave of layoffs occurred this week. In hopes of...

ServiceNow introduces four emergency response apps to help customers manage the COVID-19 pandemic

ServiceNow has released four emergency response apps to help public and private sector customers around the globe navigate COVID-19 crisis management, one of which...

Maple launches free online screening and consultation solution in response to COVID-19

While health officials do their best to provide answers to the public about COVID-19, virtual healthcare solutions provider Maple is doing what it can...

BlackBerry releases updates to SecuSUITE for Government and AtHoc Crisis Communication

Today, BlackBerry announced updates to its SecuSUITE for Government and AtHoc Crisis Communication solutions. Related: https://www.itworldcanada.com/article/blackberry-secusuite-for-government-now-meets-u-s-standard-for-voice-encryption/394989 “We have a long history of supporting the public sector with...

Ericsson announces partnership with Carleton University to research 5G tech

Ericsson has announced a new multi-year partnership with Carleton University to further advance the school's programs for engineers and computer scientists and generate research...

Expert says CRTC’s data plan proposals for telcos are ‘misguided’

This week, the Canadian Radio and Telecommunication Commission has been holding a review with major Canadian network operators to discuss the affordability and state...

Mitacs placing 400 interns with ENCQOR 5G network projects

Nonprofit national research organization Mitacs has announced that it is working with the ENCQOR 5G network to place 400 student interns from Ontario and...

Payments Canada enables wider use of digital debit payments 

Payments Canada says it's making it easier for merchants to offer debit as an alternative to cash thanks to new regulations. The latest rule called...

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