Digital economy strategy promises Canada will be “among world leaders”

The federal government has finally released its long-promised national digital economy strategy, one that promises that Canada "will rank among world leaders in adopting digital technologies." Industry Minister James Moore unveiled the policy this

Published on: April 4th, 2014 Brian Jackson

French video game maker invests $28M in Quebec City studio

Ubisoft Entertainment S.A., a Paris-based maker of hit video games  such as Assassin’s Creed, Splinter Cell and Just Dance, is investing $28 million to expand its Quebec City studio. The Quebec government is

Published on: January 24th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

How smart phones can change cities

TOKYO -The future of the world is in your hands. It’s a phrase that used to be just a joke but has become more of a reality in this increasingly mobile world. Smart

Published on: October 30th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

New Brunswick defends payroll rebate for Salesforce

The New Brunswick government defended its providing payroll rebate to Salesforce.com Inc. even as the California-based cloud computing company announced it was cutting a third of its workforce in the province. The provincial

Published on: September 3rd, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

U.S agency kills hardware over routine malware warning

An almost farcical series of miscommunications led to the destruction of $170,000 worth of IT gear by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration over a routine malware warning, and it was

Published on: July 11th, 2013 IT World Canada

Use auction funds to support mobile industry: OCAD president

The federal government should use money from an upcoming wireless spectrum auction to support the development of the mobile industry rather than pay down the debt.That’s one of the suggestions OCAD University president

Published on: June 4th, 2013 Dave Webb

Will flight simulator boost air cadets’ STEM skills?

Students in Breslau, Ont.’s Cadet Youth Development Centre (CYDC) will soon be “flying” on a game-based flight simulator developed by global aerospace firm Lockheed Martin. The Prepar3D simulator used game-based technology to provide a

Published on: April 18th, 2013 IT World Canada Staff

Canada Post, OSF Global partner in e-commerce push

Canada Post yesterday announced that is has inked a partnership with Woburn, Mass-based IT services provider OFS Global which aims to streamline and speed-up delivery of goods to online shoppers.The agreement will result

Published on: April 18th, 2013

Anik G1 launch successful

The latest addition to Telsat Canada’s communications satellite fleet was launched successfully this week.The Anik G1 rocketed into orbit above the Earth Monday with a payload of 16 transponders operating the extended Ku-band

Published on: April 18th, 2013