Open document format puts an end to being locked into vendors and technologies

There's already an alphabet soup of standards out there. So why are so many governments getting excited about ODF? Open Document Format, which was developed by the OASIS industry consortium and uses the

Published on: September 15th, 2006 Vawn Himmelsbach

NRC, UNB researchers developing intelligent e-mail tool

A National Research Council scientist is developing a tool inspired by social networking software that will rank, filter and distribute e-mail messages to Canadian emergency services departments.The application, called EM-Flow, will use intelligent

Published on: September 15th, 2006 Shane Schick

Cape Breton police use IBM open source tools to analyze investigations

The Cape Breton Regional Police are preparing to use an open source database tool to analyze information about their investigations - starting with a murder case that's already been solved.Officials from the police

Published on: September 15th, 2006 Shane Schick

SOA, VOIP cited as technologies of interest to public sector in recent IDC/TIG study

Henry, federal chief technology officer and senior director, enterprise technology and application strategies at Treasury Board Secretariat, says most of the approximately $5 billion annual federal IT spend for information technology - which

Published on: September 15th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley

IT in education is better-preparing students for the rapidly changing real world they face after graduation

Here's a snippet:Man#4: Who'd ‘ave thought, 30 years ago, we'd all be sitting here drinking Chateau de Shlasseler, eh? Man#1: Aye, in them days we was glad to have the price of a

Published on: September 15th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley

Alberta rolls out diagnostic imaging system

Alberta’s Regional Shared Health Information Program (RSHIP) is rolling out a diagnostic imaging initiative across two health regions, which will eventually link all health-care facilities in the province.The organization, which receives funding from

Published on: September 14th, 2006 Vawn Himmelsbach

B.C. chosen as test case for disease management system

Canada Health Infoway has lined up key vendors and a provincial partner who will accelerate its $100-million plan to create a case management system for tracking communicable diseases such as SARS and the

Published on: September 7th, 2006 Shane Schick

Cambridge Memorial provides remote access for Mac users

Cambridge Memorial Hospital has put Macintosh users on an equal footing with Windows users for remote access to hospital systems by implementing a New Brunswick company’s secure access system.The Cambridge, Ont., hospital’s Meditech

Published on: August 16th, 2006 Grant Buckler

Canadian telehealth project aims to build capacity in Middle East

With the help of $1 million in seed funding from Canadian benefactor Peter A. Silverman, the three-year agreement signed last October is meant to share medical knowledge and research through distance learning that

Published on: June 24th, 2006 Fawzia Sheikh

Today’s public sector IT professional can expect to be overworked, underpaid

Once upon a time, back when Tunny's Pasture here in Ottawa still had cows, my mother landed a job with the federal taxation department. It was about 1964 and their computing department, which

Published on: June 12th, 2006 Dan Perley

Digitization of census data to be used for policy debates and decisions

A national project to understand Canada's development by digitizing census data has turned researchers across the country into a team of teleworkers.Led by the University of Ottawa, the Canadian Century Research Infrastructure (CCRI)

Published on: June 12th, 2006 Shane Schick

Public sector sees the convenience – and costs – PDAs offer employees

Over the next few months, about 1,000 Canada Post employees will be cut loose. Not in the slang sense of getting laid off, though. Instead, they will be liberated from the cables that

Published on: June 12th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley

Public sector sees the convenience – and costs – PDAs offer employees

Over the next few months, about 1,000 Canada Post employees will be cut loose. Not in the slang sense of getting laid off, though. Instead, they will be liberated from the cables that

Published on: June 12th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley

B.C. local governments make partnership work to everyone’s advantage

Local government technology partnerships fail by design in all but the rarest of cases. We don't like to talk about it, but it's hardly a secret, especially in those projects for which the

Published on: June 12th, 2006 Rob Carnegie