Brampton’s Webpage not just another digital facelift

When the City of Brampton decided to revamp its Intranet and Internet portals, the growing Ontario municipality was dead set on making sure improvements weren't just skin deep.City planners, technology decision makers were

Published on: July 8th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Connect with Facebook generation, expert urges Canadian companies

TLDNR. If you don't know what it means then you also probably don't have a clue why most people under 25 don't read the Globe and Mail.The acronym stands for "too long, did

Published on: June 24th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Canada Revenue Agency builds online system for electronic GST/HST processing

The system, which makes its debut April 10, will allow GST registrants to receive electronic updates on the status of their payments, transfer credit to other accounts and change communication instructions on their

Published on: March 7th, 2007 Kathleen Sibley

Road to national 511 service is littered with speed bumps

Once you leave Whitehorse, the nearest community in any direction is 150 km. away. By the time you get from A to B, weather conditions can change half a dozen times and roads

Published on: March 5th, 2007 Kathleen Sibley

Open Text releases Unix application delivery platform

Data Management Open Text announces Exceed onDemand 6 Open Text Corp. announced the immediate availability of Exceed onDemand 6. A component of the Hummingbird Connectivity series of products, Exceed onDemand 6 offers an

Published on: February 2nd, 2007 ITBusiness Staff

E-government has become plain old government for most countries

Years ago, when I first started writing about technology in government, the term “e-government” was still a new concept. And Canada was one of the first countries to really embrace that concept. Today,

Published on: December 14th, 2006 Vawn Himmelsbach

New federal CIO sees consolidation of IT infrastructure as high priority

But he brings a wealth of experience to the position both from the private sector in the insurance industry, and the public sector. Most recently Cochrane was CEO of the IT branch of

Published on: September 15th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley

Whistler deploys new ERP system to ease burden on IT department

At the height of the ski season, the Resort Municipality of Whistler, B.C.'s streets and slopes explode with almost 10,000 second-home owners and another 20,000 visitors, in addition to the 9,500 permanent residents.

Published on: September 15th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley

Dramatic changes in education

Across Canadian campuses, there is a revolution taking place. And like the song says, this revolution will not be televised.Instead, it will probably be Webcast. High-speed networks and advances in videoconferencing technology will

Published on: September 15th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley

SOA, VOIP cited as technologies of interest to public sector in recent IDC/TIG study

Henry, federal chief technology officer and senior director, enterprise technology and application strategies at Treasury Board Secretariat, says most of the approximately $5 billion annual federal IT spend for information technology - which

Published on: September 15th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley

IT in education is better-preparing students for the rapidly changing real world they face after graduation

Here's a snippet:Man#4: Who'd ‘ave thought, 30 years ago, we'd all be sitting here drinking Chateau de Shlasseler, eh? Man#1: Aye, in them days we was glad to have the price of a

Published on: September 15th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley

Canadian telehealth project aims to build capacity in Middle East

With the help of $1 million in seed funding from Canadian benefactor Peter A. Silverman, the three-year agreement signed last October is meant to share medical knowledge and research through distance learning that

Published on: June 24th, 2006 Fawzia Sheikh

Digitization of census data to be used for policy debates and decisions

A national project to understand Canada's development by digitizing census data has turned researchers across the country into a team of teleworkers.Led by the University of Ottawa, the Canadian Century Research Infrastructure (CCRI)

Published on: June 12th, 2006 Shane Schick

Global approach to bridging digital divide fails to take into account unique needs of each of the world’s regions

The challenge is that each country has its own agenda, and each region comes to the table with very different wish lists. What works here in Canada, for example, probably isn't going to

Published on: June 12th, 2006 Vawn Himmelsbach