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 in Greater Montréal, creating 100 new jobs over the next three years. The

Published on: 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 of a former network of 22. While it's a massive closure, the Ontario

Published on: 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 is expected to net Ontario about $700,000 in savings over the next five

Published on: September 26th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Telus wins court approval on Mobilicity purchase

The Ontario Supreme Court today approved Telus Corp.’s offer to purchase financially troubled wireless carrier Mobilicity for $380 million. The nod from the court follows last week’s decision by debtholders of Mobilicity to

Published on: May 28th, 2013

Boost in SR&ED credit needed by Ontario IT industry: Deloitte

The Ontario Liberal government’s proposed 2013 budget can provide the local technology industry with a much needed boost by increasing tax credits for research and development, according to Deloitte Canada.“Simply said, we in

Published on: May 16th, 2013

Cellphone user protection bill gets another call

Ontario’s Liberal government intends to introduce a bill that would have mobile phone service providers clearly explain their fees to customers as well as face limits on the cancellation fees they charge.Tracy MacCharles, Liberal

Published on: April 25th, 2013

Government-IBM supercomputing project marks 1st year

Long term climate pattern, healthcare record encryption, brain cell activity mapping and urban planning models are among the research projects now being tackled by a $210 million supercomputing project being undertaken by the

Published on: April 11th, 2013

ServiceOntario hit by complex computer problems

ServiceOntario’s information technology system bogged down early this week, leaving thousands of Ontarians waiting in line for hours at ServiceOntario offices. ServiceOntario, which is responsible for delivery via Internet, telephone and automated kiosks of services such

Published on: April 4th, 2013 IT World Canada Staff

3 lessons learned by eHealth Ontario chief

Three years into his job as the steward of Ontario’s electronic health records program, the head of eHealth Ontario said the organization has learned three valuable lessons about technology deployment that will help it

Published on: March 18th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano