Ottawa, Surrey win IBM Smarter Cities grants for 2012

Ottawa and Surrey, B.C. are the two Canadian cities that will receive part of $50 million in grants from IBM Corp. this year.That money will be shared with 31 other cities around the

Published on: March 16th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Wind, Mobilicity split on Ottawa spectrum ruling

Canada's small mobile carriers are split on their opinion on the government's earlier announcement to open allow them greater access to foreign capital. The new auction rules “are a victory for Canadian consumers,”

Published on: March 15th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Go lose your mobile phone in Ottawa

Where's the best city to misplace your mobile phone?   Ottawa, according to a recent survey by Symantec Corp. The security software company recently commissioned a study where 10 smartphones were deliberately “lost”

Published on: March 9th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Bridging the gap between Ottawa’s two tech solitudes

In case you missed it, two solitudes have emerged in Ottawa over the past decade that have nothing to do with French and English. A cultural split has developed in Ottawa's technology sector,

Published on: March 8th, 2012 Christine Wong

Ottawa’s tech industry organization gets new name, new mandate

The agency in charge of promoting Ottawa's technology sector has a new name and a new mandate as of today. The Ottawa Centre for Regional Innovation (OCRI) has been rechristenedInvestOttawa. It's the second

Published on: February 21st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Ericsson to buy Ottawa-based BelAir Networks

LM Ericsson has entered into an agreement to buy privately held BelAir Networks, an Ottawa maker of carrier Wi-Fi network equipment, as operators get increasingly interested in using Wi-Fi to offload their networks.The

Published on: February 21st, 2012

What the Chilean miner rescue capsule can teach us about bringing technology to market

By Linda Forrest A few weeks ago, my family went to the Canada Science & Technology Museum. I'm ashamed to admit that I hadn't been there since I participated many, many moons ago in Encounters

Published on: May 25th, 2011 IDG News Service

Ottawa striving hard to hang on to tech talent

Like many Canadian cities, Ottawa hardly escaped unscathed from the 2000 dotcom crash and last year's more recent economic downturn. However, the city is determined to hang onto its IT talent pool and

Published on: February 24th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Relief on horizon for harried Canadian cell phone users?

Also read and respond to our blog: CANADIANS LAMBASTE BELL MOBILITY, TELUS OVER 15 CENT "CASH GRAB" Lawrence what's the current status of Ottawa's wireless spectrum auction? The auction should be over almost

Published on: July 15th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

Ottawa’s record hi-tech employment “comparable” to Silicon Valley

Employment in Ottawa's technology sector has reached record levels. Nearly 82,000 people are employed in that sector, according to an annual survey conducted by the Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI). These

Published on: February 1st, 2008 Warren Lee