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Ontario takes wraps off revamped Web site

TORONTO -- The virtual ribbon was cut on the Ontario Provincial Government's redesigned Web site Thursday.Chair of Management Board of Cabinet David Tsubouchi said the site was designed to mirror "the way people

Published on: September 14th, 2001 Geoffrey Downey

How to make the business case for assistive technologies

TORONTO  – A compelling business case, rather than legislative or societal pressure, is the best way to convince companies to invest in assistive technologies, according to the president of NCR Corp.'s assistive technologies

Published on: September 12th, 2001 Paul Fruitman

Canada Post to create IT service firm

Canada Post Wednesday said it would create a $200 million IT services company that would manage its own infrastructure as well as its affiliated companies by early next year. The yet-to-be-named firm will

Published on: September 12th, 2001 Shane Schick

Canada’s CIO charts Government On-Line progress

TORONTO -- With virtually all federal government services now online, Ottawa is left with the decidedly more challenging task of making those services work seamlessly, according to the CIO of Canada’s Treasury Board

Published on: September 5th, 2001 Paul Fruitman

Ontario launches five-year plan for online services

A partnership announced Tuesday between the Ontario Government and Bell Canada could see as many as 500 citizen services online before the end of the decade.The five-year contract, which also includes CGI and

Published on: September 4th, 2001 Neil Sutton

Hospital grasps wireless handheld opportunity

A consortium of technology companies is working with a Hamilton-based hospital to test out ways that wireless devices could improve the working lives of physicians and other health care providers. The recently-formed Wireless

Published on: August 29th, 2001 Shane Schick

Edmonton saddles up for e-services

Edmonton residents can expect new online government services starting next year thanks to an agreement the city announced with SAP Canada Inc. Tuesday.The city will begin to implement the e-business platform in

Published on: August 28th, 2001 Neil Sutton

How the Internet changed the Mob

Crime on the Internet began as a solitary activity, according to Bill Bogart, a vice-president of global law enforcement programs for Electronic Data Systems (EDS) Corp.But in short time cyber crime has grown

Published on: August 17th, 2001 Paul Fruitman

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