Government of Canada unveils move to public cloud

The time has finally come for the Canadian federal government to move to the cloud. In an announcement on Feb. 7, Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and minister responsible for

Published on: February 7th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Trump’s executive order mandates digital transformation at federal level

Digital transformation has become such a compelling trend that even Donald Trump is jumping on the bandwagon. The U.S. President, who hasn't been shy about signing a series of executive orders since taking

Published on: May 8th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Have the feds finally found the right way to back winners?

By Leo Valiquette Government, particularly Canada’s federal government, isn’t known for being a bold early adopter of new technology and certainly not an entity eager to play the role of guinea pig. But

Published on: July 31st, 2012 Francis Moran

Soft skills will see organizations through the potentially disruptive generational transition to shared services

With some 25 per cent of the federal public service workforce up for retirement in the next five years, you might think government managers would have higher priorities than fostering courtesy and collaboration

Published on: December 19th, 2006 Tim Lougheed

Shared services delivery complicated by issues of accountability but tools are available, says TBS’s EA manager

Given the opportunities for cost-savings and process streamlining it represents, the shared services model of public sector IT service delivery has become something of a mantra. But the lines of accountability can become

Published on: December 19th, 2006 Dave Webb

Shared services means an end to jealously guarding provincial or federal boundaries: it’s time to think about bundling services

OTTAWA - Provincial organizations are at the forefront of the movement to consolidate redundant back-office systems into a single shared service infrastructure, said a group of panelists at a GTEC roundtable“What we're doing

Published on: December 19th, 2006 Tim Lougheed

Move to shared services will make it easier for government employees to do their jobs, resulting in better services to citizens: CIO

OTTAWA - After years of focusing on developing online access to applications, the federal government has finally realized superior service to citizens starts with superior service to itself. Ken Cochrane, CIO of the

Published on: December 19th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley