Canada’s e-commerce sector still underdeveloped, report says

Although Canada's consumers are among the most connected in the world, our businesses lag behind their U.S. counterparts in fully harnessing the power of e-commerce, a federal government report suggests.Smartphone use penetration shouldreach

Published on: May 8th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Do Not Call List should be put on ice

By Brian Jackson The federal government continued limping along in its support of the Do Not Call List with the budget. The stop-gap funding was tagged on as an afterthought to support what

Published on: April 9th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Feds pump $19 million into auto sector R&D

The federal government is injecting $19 million into six research projects exploring new technologies in Canada's hard hit auto sector, Industry Canada announced today.Past Automotive Partnership Canadaprojects have included research into this electric

Published on: March 20th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Creating the coolest workplace in the world

John Berry, who as head of U.S. Office of Personnel Management is responsible for the needs of 1.9 million federal workers, wants to improve the working conditions of government employees by increasing telecommuting

Published on: September 28th, 2009 Patrick Thibodeau and Tam Harbert

Swine Flu expected to cause huge disruptions in U.S. workplaces

The U.S. federal government is worried about the Swine Flu (official name: 2009 H1N1 influenza virus). There have been predictions by experts of two or three times the normal number of flu related

Published on: September 2nd, 2009 Scott Bradner

Grim EI realities confront laid off Canadian IT workers

As the spate of layoffs continue unabated, the country's much vaunted employment insurance (EI) system offers little solace to laid off IT workers. Years of cutbacks have severely curtailed what they can hope

Published on: March 24th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Canada embarks on major Web 2.0 initiative

The Federal government's decision to create a comprehensive system for future online collaboration and social networking projects is growing proof that Canada acknowledges the explosive potential of Web 2.0, industry experts say."This definitely

Published on: May 28th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Terry Matthews tees off

Billionaire entrepreneur and Mitel chairman Terry Matthews –Sir Terry if you happen to visit him in Britain – has spread his investments into golf resorts and film, but he still works mainly from

Published on: September 18th, 2007 Dave Webb

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

Transportation Security

Some of the most innovative solutions come from companies in our own backyard.Every once in a while, Osama Bin Laden, mastermind of the 9/11 terrorism attacks, emerges from a cave somewhere to remind

Published on: June 12th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley

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

DND boosts bandwidth efficiency with Inmarsat deal

The Department of National Defence is boosting the throughput of the satellite technology it uses to provide communications to troops in the field - as well as the speed at which it can

Published on: April 13th, 2006 Shane Schick

What’s ahead in 2006 for public sector IT? More complicated issues than ever before

For one thing, we’ve opted to try out a clean, simple graphic look for the front cover. For another, there will be fewer of those covers this year — six, to be precise,

Published on: February 1st, 2006 Kathleen Sibley