Security, management and procurement challenges are here to stay in public sector IT

The bad news is that this is the last standalone issue of Technology in Government. Regular readers will probably have realized the writing was on the wall for some time now, as we

Published on: December 14th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley

12 Years. TIG looks back on the stories and people that have graced its pages in the past

Cover styles have come and gone, and size and format have varied. Section headings have had to adapt to changing times, but its editorial focus has remained the same. In the following pages,

Published on: December 14th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley

The road to better tech management in the GoC starts with these steps

Organizations whose CIO reports to the CFO rather than the CEO invariably have IT departments that are more penny-wise and pound-foolish, more fearful of new and open technologies, less developed technologically, and also

Published on: December 14th, 2006 Dan Perley

E-government has become plain old government for most countries

Years ago, when I first started writing about technology in government, the term “e-government” was still a new concept. And Canada was one of the first countries to really embrace that concept. Today,

Published on: December 14th, 2006 Vawn Himmelsbach

B.C. takes innovative approach to forestry, land management; South Korea an e-government giant

This is the first year in more than a decade that B.C. has been named GTEC's Showcase Province, and it comes as the result of several innovative strategies in the areas of forestry,

Published on: December 14th, 2006 Vawn Himmelsbach

Security too expensive to keep as in-house function

Outsourcing security is a touchy subject for CIOs. Surveys indicate that over 50 per cent of CIOs say they will never outsource security. The most frequent reason given is that it's too risky

Published on: December 14th, 2006 Yogi Schulz

Managing security

Escalating threats are forcing companies to look at new ways of fortifying their security capabilities, and in many cases enlisting the help of a third party makes more sense than doing it in-house.

Published on: December 14th, 2006 Vawn Himmelsbach

Local government IT roles have changed radically over the last decade

According to my calculations, this is my 115th submission to Technology in Government. Unfortunately, this will also be the last issue of TIG as a standalone publication. Back in the winter of 1996,

Published on: December 14th, 2006 Rob Carnegie

Small contractors at mercy of the primes in large government IT contracts

Due to the proposed PWGSC procurement changes, many large and mid-sized contractors fear a situation which would lock many of them out of contracting directly with the Crown.Well, guess what? There are –

Published on: September 15th, 2006 Dan Perley

New federal CIO sees consolidation of IT infrastructure as high priority

But he brings a wealth of experience to the position both from the private sector in the insurance industry, and the public sector. Most recently Cochrane was CEO of the IT branch of

Published on: September 15th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley

Hydro Quebec bids adieu to old technological Tower of Babel with business services management

Hydro Quebec is pulling the plug on the mishmash of configurations, processes and terminologies that have characterized its IT systems with the deployment of a business services management solution.The software, BMC Atrium CMDB

Published on: September 15th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley

Whistler deploys new ERP system to ease burden on IT department

At the height of the ski season, the Resort Municipality of Whistler, B.C.'s streets and slopes explode with almost 10,000 second-home owners and another 20,000 visitors, in addition to the 9,500 permanent residents.

Published on: September 15th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley

Local governments in B.C. are in the spotlight with Bill 25

B.C.'s local government IT departments are about to take delivery of a new database that will raise the bar in terms of the data security expectations imposed upon them. Bill 25 is a

Published on: September 15th, 2006 Rob Carnegie

Educators examine pros, cons of open source platforms

Perhaps Cranston hasn't heard of Moodle. Moodle - modular object-oriented dynamic learning environment - is an open source software package used by more than four million people in 150 countries. It is designed

Published on: September 15th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley