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

Transportation Security

Some of the most innovative solutions come from companies in our own backyard.Every once in a while, Osama Bin Laden, mastermind of the 9/11 terrorism attacks, emerges from a cave somewhere to remind

Published on: June 12th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley

Global approach to bridging digital divide fails to take into account unique needs of each of the world’s regions

The challenge is that each country has its own agenda, and each region comes to the table with very different wish lists. What works here in Canada, for example, probably isn't going to

Published on: June 12th, 2006 Vawn Himmelsbach

Public library system, provincial agency among those trying out RFID

Currently, about 70 to 80 per cent of users take advantage of the self checkout capability, said Patricia Eastman of the Toronto Public Library at the recent 2006 Canadian RFID Conference.Between 2001 and

Published on: June 12th, 2006 Poonam Khanna

Nova Scotia close to completion of its move to medical digital imaging

Nova Scotia is on the last leg of a marathon data management project which will see the province fully switch over to digital imaging.Nova Scotia is on the last leg of a marathon

Published on: June 12th, 2006 Neil Sutton

ASUG recognizes feds for business achievement

Joe Larocque, senior director of the integrated finance and materiel system program office, the federal government's research and development office for SAP, explains that when the Canadian government first started implementing SAP software

Published on: June 12th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley

ASUG recognizes feds for business achievement

Joe Larocque, senior director of the integrated finance and materiel system program office, the federal government's research and development office for SAP, explains that when the Canadian government first started implementing SAP software

Published on: June 12th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley

There are many reasons to get over our unfounded fear of smart cards – saving money and potentially lives

The only thing that is clear at this point is that a smart card would replace the current system of passes and tokens. How it would work in the context of the entire

Published on: June 12th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley

Ontario’s latest CCIO brings private sector-inspired sense of urgency to getting on with the job

TIG: What brought you to the public sector from the private sector?Ron McKerlie: The opportunity to make a difference in a real and meaningful way. This is a big job. There’s great size

Published on: February 1st, 2006 Kathleen Sibley

Spinning the technology compass: What’s ahead in government IT in 2006?

By the time you read this, the bells of Christmas will have not only tolled, but faded, the Yule log will have burned to charcoal, the Christmas decorations will be snugly back in

Published on: February 1st, 2006 Dan Perley

The only thing that’s Extreme about the new Intel processor is the price

Before the personal computer became a commodity, it was pretty easy to tell what you had. Everybody knew that a 386 was faster than a 286. After some initial confusion about pronunciation, everyone

Published on: February 1st, 2006 Rob Carnegie

People-powered PCs hold huge promise for bridging the digital divide in many developing countries

More than one billion people around the world live without electricity. That means bridging the digital divide requires computing without power — electrical power, that is. New technology promises power with the strength

Published on: February 1st, 2006 Vawn Himmelsbach

The 411 on 311

In most Canadian cities, you still have to let your fingers do the walking to find the right number to call about a city service. But by the time they walk through the

Published on: February 1st, 2006 Kathleen Sibley