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Government wants Canadian R&D in global top five

OTTAWA--The conference was ostensibly about research and development, but the word that was repeated like a mantra was "innovation." At the Research Money conference on Tuesday called Meeting Canada’s R&D Challenge: Moving from

Published on: November 14th, 2001 Patricia Nicholson

Toronto saves through software standardization

TORONTO – Nearly four years after the City of Toronto Act went into effect, there is considerable debate about the merits of amalgamating Canada's largest city.Residents of the former North York region complain

Published on: November 13th, 2001 Paul Fruitman

Toronto debates its wired future

TORONTO -- Though governments and access providers are both itching to see a fully wired Canada, they remain at odds over who should take the initiative to make it happen.At a roundtable forum

Published on: November 7th, 2001 Paul Fruitman

Ontario hospitals struggle with electronic patient records

TORONTO -- Ontario's hospitals are all too small to successfully implement an electronic patient records system, a health-care expert told his peers Monday.This week more than 7,000 doctors, nurses and other health care

Published on: November 5th, 2001 Shane Schick

IBM facility assists Alberta project to improve IT in health care

IBM's third Canadian e-Business Innnovation Centre is working with an Alberta government project to bring new technology solutions to the health-care market.Located in downtown Edmonton, the 20,000-sq. ft. facility will employ more than

Published on: November 1st, 2001 Gary Hilson

E-learning added for Alberta grade school students

Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Ltd. and an e-learning company are expanding classrooms in two southwestern Alberta schools to include the Web.HP and Atlanta-based NetSchools Corp. Wednesday announced it will provide instructional and professional support to

Published on: October 31st, 2001 Geoffrey Downey

Finns send Ontario a smart card

TORONTO -- Finland, a country best known in technology circles for its abundant cell phone use, is also a pioneer in smart cards.Representatives from two Finnish government agencies conducted a live videoconference to

Published on: October 18th, 2001 Neil Sutton

Digital economy rests with private sector, IBM Canada says

OTTAWA -- The technology industry needs government spending in order to prosper, according to some Canadian executives."The public sector is a hugely important customer for the Internet industry in Canada," said Peter Nicholson,

Published on: October 16th, 2001 Greg Meckbach

Federal consumer site to add provincial information

TORONTO -- The federal government's consumer information portal now includes information from the provinces and territories.The Canadian Consumer Information Gateway was originally launched in June 2000 as a federal consumer information site. On

Published on: October 12th, 2001 Greg Meckbach

Privacy Commissioner plans complaints process

TORONTO -- No means no, and not saying yes also means no, according to George Radwanski, and in January 2004 Canadians will have the means to fight back.Canada's Privacy Commissioner gave the eCustomerWorld

Published on: October 9th, 2001 Geoffrey Downey

Feds boost telehealth with $4.5 million in funding

Two telehealth projects in Eastern Ontario received a $4.5 million shot in the arm Tuesday from the federal government.Eastern Ontario Telehealth Network (EOTN), led by Pembroke General Hospital, is slated to receive $3million.

Published on: October 2nd, 2001 Geoffrey Downey

Four universities to share hardware grant

Canadian scientists will be able to keep better track of everything from frogs to protein cells through a hardware grant program that will bring the IA-64 supercomputing into four Canadian universities. Hewlett-Packard Canada

Published on: September 27th, 2001 Shane Schick

Terrorist attacks planned with U.S. IT infrastructure: expert

OTTAWA — There is little doubt that North America's own IT infrastructure was used to plan and carry out the attacks in New York and Washington, according to an expert at the fourth

Published on: September 18th, 2001 Vawn Himmelsbach

Public sector using CRM to cut costs

The cost implications to improving service to citizens has opened the door to customer relationship management in the public sector, experts say. Jim Stonehouse, national business leader, public sector for Oracle Canada, says

Published on: September 18th, 2001 Geoffrey Downey

Knowledge House demise leaves school board in limbo

The unexpected demise of Knowledge House Inc. has brought classroom confusion for the Nova Scotia Department of Education.On Thursday of last week, Halifax, N.S.-based Knowledge House issued a press release stating it was

Published on: September 17th, 2001 Paul Fruitman