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Shared Services Canada reaches out to ICT sector for help developing IT transformation mandate

It’s been a slow process — nearly five years to be exact — but the federal government has formally embarked on starting the consultation process...

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Prepare for threat of quantum computing to encrypted data, Canadian conference told

The race to create new cryptographic standards before super-fast quantum computers are built that can rip apart data protected by existing encryption methods isn't going...

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Oracle maintains cloud-centric course as enterprise IT budgets remain flat

There’s a feeling of déjà vu permeating the keynotes at this year's Oracle OpenWorld -- the company continues to tout achievements in porting on-premise applications to the...

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The MERIDIAN initiative (Marine Environment Research Infrastructure for Data Integration and Application Network)at Dalhousie University was one several recipients of funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

Latest round of CFI funding focuses on data-rich research

The latest round of funding dispersed by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) reflects how the nature of research has changed as the federal organization...

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Teradata repositions itself as an analytics solution firm

ATLANTA — Conference swag is a given for any industry event. Here at the Teradata Partners 2016 user conference, some attendees can be seen with...

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U.S. Congressional report blames management for huge federal breach

The problem with taking a vacation is that interesting things always happen when you’re away. So I’m playing catch-up on the release last week of...

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How Toronto’s Buzz Indexes uses the power of machine learning to mine social media’s big data sets

One Toronto firm is using cognitive artificial intelligence (AI) processes to mine big data sets in social media to help asset management firms make better...

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Microsoft Cloud and Mobility solutions

Microsoft’s Wim Coekaerts on open source: “The days of a closed Microsoft are over”

When someone widely known as “Mr. Linux” decides to up and go work for Microsoft Corp., you know that we’re living in some interesting times...

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Ex-CSIS official backs Canada’s attempt to get cyber promise from China

For several years Western governments have blamed official Chinese or Chinese-government backed groups for hacking into databases of public and private organizations. But a year...

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Online Fraud: Why Passwords Aren’t Enough

It’s time to plan for the demise of the password. According to Forrester Research, the use of passwords to access online accounts will start to...

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Federal data breaches up 16 per cent, Canadian privacy commissioner reports

The number of material data breaches suffered by federal government departments increased 16 per cent to 298 for the 12 month period ending March, 2016,...

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Measuring cloud maturity: How do you stack up?

IT departments must proactively work with business managers to drive growth if they want the full benefits of enterprise cloud deployments, according to a new...

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One-third of executives with Android devices running old versions of OS: Survey

As many as one-third of executives using Android-powered devices may still be running less than secure versions of the operating system, according to a vendor...

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Modernizing standards development

Everyone involved in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has been exposed to and most likely impacted by standards in one way or another. Recent debates...

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Make this year’s Cyber Security Awareness Month a loud and personal campaign

To: Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale re: Cyber Security Awareness Month Mr. Goodale In four days it will October, the beginning of the annual Cyber...

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Apple MacBooks get updated with MacOS Sierra

Apple is taking the right steps forward updating its operating system. After refreshing iOS to version 10, it released macOS 10 Sierra. Adding support for...

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Health centre improves employee satisfaction by eliminating the paper trail

The Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) was drowning in paper. And that was before it embarked on an expansion. The Barrie, Ontario regional health...

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