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Alberta begins $295M fibre-optic networking project

The Alberta government has finalized a $295 million outsourcing agreement that will see the construction of a fibre-optic network connecting every school, library and government facility in the province. The project, dubbed SuperNet,

Published on: July 26th, 2001 Shane Schick

Compaq server offers guide to the galaxies

A physics and astronomy professor at McMaster University is using a recently-installed supercomputer to discover how galaxies formed years millions of years after the Big Bang.Hugh Couchman, who has specialized in this research

Published on: July 19th, 2001 Shane Schick

Genomics researchers get supercomputing boost

The head of the Ontario Centre for Genomic Computing calls it the most powerful supercomputer in the world dedicated to biological research.It is the 192-processor SGI Origin 3800 System and on Wednesday Toronto's

Published on: July 18th, 2001 Paul Fruitman

Newfoundland and Labrador renews Xwave contract

IT companies in Newfoundland and Labrador were shocked and outraged Tuesday by the provincial government's renewal of a lucrative service level agreement with Xwave. The five-year agreement, worth $82 million, maintains Xwave's status

Published on: July 17th, 2001 Shane Schick

Solving the network traffic problem

TORONTO -- The bureaucrats at Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) just love their e-mail, and this has federal IT managers scrambling.A little over a year ago, when the "love bug" virus

Published on: July 12th, 2001 Greg Meckbach

Hospital group asks province for $15M e-health boost

The Ontario Hospital Association is asking the provincial government for $15 million in startup money for an emergency department IT project. The OHA's recommendation was part of a report released Monday on electronic

Published on: July 9th, 2001 Paul Fruitman

Alberta Treasury Branches beefs up call centre

Alberta Treasury Branches (ATB) an Edmonton-based bank, is rolling out a system that is designed to help call centre agents sell more products to customers.ATB, which is owned by the provincial government, finished

Published on: July 6th, 2001 Greg Meckbach

Bank of Canada outsources back office

EDS Canada is taking its latest agreement to the bank.The Toronto-headquartered IT services company will provide all business operations surrounding the sale, customer service and redemption of savings bonds for the Bank of

Published on: July 4th, 2001 Geoffrey Downey

Quebec takes offences to the Internet

A newly-formed agency spun off from the Quebec Ministry of Justice has begun a $13 million database project to Web-enable the payment of penal and criminal fines. The Offences and Fines Office of

Published on: June 28th, 2001 Shane Schick

University of Alberta develops e-learning best practices

The University of Alberta will use the high profile it has gained from a Sun Microsystems designation to promote best practices for e-learning production environments.Markham, Ont.-based Sun Microsystems of Canada Monday anointed the

Published on: June 25th, 2001 Shane Schick

Secure Channel to centralize access to federal services

OTTAWA - The federal government offers many services online, but most of these are run by individual departments.The Treasury Board is hoping to change this through its Secure Channel project, which is designed

Published on: June 25th, 2001 Greg Meckbach

Manitoba discusses e-government growing pains

Compared to the other obstacles, technology is the easy part of getting government online."The difficult part," says Colin McMichael, assistant deputy minister for the office of information technology in the Government of Manitoba,

Published on: June 21st, 2001 Neil Sutton

Hospital offers fee-based Net access

There's limited range of activities available to the hospital-bound and bed-ridden, so adding one more can only be a welcome change.The Toronto Grace Hospital, operated by the Salvation Army, is getting its patients

Published on: June 15th, 2001 Neil Sutton

Electrical Safety Authority looks for CRM consistencies

ORLANDO -- When Ontario Hydro was broken up two year's ago as a result of the province's Energy Competition Act, the electrical inspection agency found it had some problems. The Electrical Safety Authority

Published on: June 15th, 2001 Greg Meckbach

Canada Post to integrate voice, Internet services

ORLANDO -- While the Internet and e-commerce may be saving users the hassle of having to send mail the old way, Canada's postal service wants to provide better snail mail service using e-business

Published on: June 14th, 2001 Greg Meckbach