3D software firm wins $9.5 million government loan

A Vancouver-based 3D software firm that has been used in training operations by the Canadian military will be given a "repayable contribution" of $9.5 million by the federal government today, according to a

Published on: June 26th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Challenging the status quo

By Francis Moran When trying to sell a new and innovative product, and a premium one at that, into a somewhat conservative market, there is often no greater competition than the status quo.

Published on: December 21st, 2011 Francis Moran

Social media brings new hope to returning soldiers

When David Johnson returned to his hometown in Phoenix, Az. after duty in Iraq he felt ill at ease integrating back into civilian life. It would have helped were there fellow soldiers to

Published on: May 3rd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Seven super-tough devices that can weather the worst disasters

You know that you should guard your expensive electronic equipment. You don't use your cell phone in the shower, you dive to catch a falling hard drive before it hits the ground, and

Published on: September 2nd, 2009 Sarah Jacobsson

Dell’s brawny new notebook

Bullet-proof is the word that comes to mind when you first glimpse Dell's rugged business notebook – the Latitude E6400 XFR.Forget about slim and sexy MacBooks or pretty bite-sized netbooks. If you're into

Published on: August 6th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

IT is a heck of a tough job in Iraq and Afghanistan

For this edition of Extreme IT, we spoke with officers who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan about their jobs. Participants included Air Force Lt. Col. Don Fielden, currently deployed to Balad Air

Published on: July 15th, 2008 Jake Widman

Join the Canadian military’s geek squad and see the world

Got computer skills? Want to travel? Looking for adventure and free education too? Your best bet could be the Canadian armed forces. Just as the private sector is clamouring for IT talent, the

Published on: June 23rd, 2008 Nestor Arellano