Calgary economists insist fourth national cellular carrier not needed

Two Calgary economists are standing firm on their argument that Ottawa is wasting its time trying to promote a fourth wireless carrier in the country because Bell, Rogers and Telus are competitive enough.

Published on: August 19th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Court to look into police ability to get wireless subscriber data

The ability of Canada's electronic spy agency and police departments to monitor residents' digital communications is back in the news this week, with a report in The Globe and Mail on how close

Published on: August 14th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Canadian CIOs focus on core technologies for digital success

By Adam McCormac, Gartner, Inc. Along with their counterparts around the world, Canadian CIOs are transitioning to a new era of enterprise IT. In this era of digitization CIOs must build digital leadership

Published on: August 8th, 2014 Gartner

Ontario county moxie helps lure a telecom consultant

Local counties and regions across the country that have invested in broadband often have case studies for boasting how they have attracted business with connectivity as good as urban areas. Oxford County in

Published on: July 31st, 2014 Howard Solomon

Rogers discriminates in wholesale roaming fees for competitors: CRTC

The federal telecom regulator has slapped Rogers Communications for unjust discrimination against competitors in its wholesale Canadian roaming rates for smaller carriers. "Rogers has imposed exclusivity clauses in roaming agreements that prohibited smaller

Published on: July 31st, 2014 Howard Solomon

National Research Council hacked, China blamed

The national body responsible for business-led technology research has confirmed that its computer systems has suffered a cyber attack by what has been called a”highly sophisticated Chinese state-sponsored actor.” A statement issued by the National

Published on: July 30th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

UK chooses ODF format for saving electronic documents

Governments have a certain amount of power when it comes to setting IT standards. The bigger the government the more likely it wants things narrowed down. And the bigger they are the more muscle they

Published on: July 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

How Dutch bureaucrats created a national intranet

A number of governments around the world -- including various levels in Canada -- are embracing open data, filling up Web sites with links to hundreds of datasets that, hopefully, can be repurposed.

Published on: July 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Ottawa to accept rural broadband funding projects in the fall

The Harper government is gearing up to accept proposals from Internet service providers wanting access to $305 million of federal funding to bring high speed Internet capability to 280,000 Canadian households that are still on dial-up

Published on: July 22nd, 2014 Howard Solomon