Ontario hires new Chief Digital Officer

The Ontario government is bolstering its digital profile with its latest hire. The province announced on Mar. 27 that it...

March 27th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

ITAC pleased with Ontario’s commitment to investments in IT talent, infrastructure after throne speech

The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) welcomes many of the goals outlined by Ontario's lieutenant governor, Elizabeth Dowdeswell, in...

September 15th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Stethescope Health Check

The “EHR for all Ontarians” Progress Report

In 2009, amidst the numerous eHealth boondoggle stories and negative sentiment, I began writing a blog for ITWorld. In one...

January 27th, 2016 Aaron Blair

Gavel in court

Court narrows ability of Ontario police to get cell phone tower records

Telecommunications carriers in Ontario have another weapon to fight police who want broad access to customer data. Superior Court Justice...

January 14th, 2016 Howard Solomon

MaRS tech nology hub medical research

Government extends additonal $86m to MaRS

The Liberal government of Ontario plans to extend $86 million in additional financial support to the MaRS (medical and related...

December 11th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

How to get into the cloud – and protect your data

It may look to some people as if there's no negotiating room when entering into agreements with cloud service providers,...

May 19th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

French IT group bases North American arm in Montréal

French IT services, consulting and engineering giant Groupe Astek has announced that it plans to establish its North American headquarters...

May 14th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Ontario data centre shutdown will save $20 million, province says

The doors are slamming shut and when the two-year process is complete, only two provincial data centres will remain out...

May 13th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Ontario gets online driver’s licence renewal

Ontario now allows drivers to renew their licences online. The new digital service is a first among Canadian provinces and...

September 26th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano