How the Esri platform helps the City of Cambridge reduce drug waste

The City of Cambridge had a crisis on its hands last September. It started with a toddler pricking his hand on a used needle, an emergency that required the child to be treated

Published on: September 17th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

How managers and business owners can cultivate emotional intelligence at work

Building a successful business is about more than reaching deadlines and using hard skills to get things done: emotional intelligence (EI) and social skills are just as essential to productivity, according to City

Published on: August 31st, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Toronto’s Digital Main Street program expanded across Ontario

The Ontario government is giving small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) across the province a leg up in their digital transformation efforts. Last Friday the Ontario Business Improvement Area (BIA) Association announced that the

Published on: August 29th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

City of Brampton wins 2018 Esri Special Achievement in GIS Award

Geographic information system (GIS) developer Esri has bestowed two Canadian organizations, including the City of Brampton, with 2018 Esri Special Achievement in GIS Awards. The city, a Toronto suburb-turned economic force in its

Published on: July 12th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Vancouver, Montreal, Waterloo among 20 finalists for Smart Cities Challenge

Two of Canada's three largest cities are among the finalists for Infrastructure Canada's Smart Cities Challenge - and they aren't alone. Infrastructure and Communities Minister Amarjeet Sohi announced the Challenge's 20 finalists, five

Published on: June 5th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Cities of Toronto, Mississauga among MISA Ontario’s 2018 award winners

HAMILTON, ONT. - The Cities of Toronto, Mississauga, and Cambridge, along with the Town of Innisfil, were among the big winners at the Municipal Information Systems Association (MISA) Ontario chapter's annual conference Monday

Published on: June 5th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Amazon should be ashamed of its opposition to Seattle’s homeless initiative

Tech has a reputation as a progressive industry, but this week Amazon.com Inc. betrayed that reputation in a big way. The Seattle-based giant has famously opposed a payroll tax approved Monday by its

Published on: May 16th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Crowdfunding fever spreads to Canadian city halls seeking relief from budget pressures

You could call the Statue of Liberty the first successfully crowdfunded municipal project. Not the construction of the actual copper icon by Paris-based Gaget, Gauthier and Cie Workshop in 1881, but the funding

Published on: August 12th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Ontario county saves on compliance costs with vendor swap

With a population of 70,000 residents you might be prone to think that the IT and compliance challenges of Middlesex County would be negligible compared to those of much larger municipalities. However, the

Published on: June 6th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Brampton’s Web page update more than just a 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 and technology decision makers

Published on: July 23rd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Saskatchewan plans wireless network for four cities

The Saskatchewan government has announced a plan to create what it called the country's largest wireless Internet network, which will allow the province's four largest cities' residents and visitors to access free-of-charge Wi-Fi

Published on: May 14th, 2007 Briony Smith