Ontario needs more advanced computing resources: Report

Ontario researchers don't have the advanced computing resources they need, says a report commissioned by team looking into the future compute requirements in the province. Eighty per cent per cent of the researchers

Published on: July 3rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Exit interview: Ontario privacy commissioner Ann Cavoukian

In the 15 years that Ann Cavoukian has been the Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner, the very definition of privacy itself has evolved with the digital age. Cavoukian is the first commissioner to

Published on: June 26th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Ontario privacy czar calls for more government accountability

The federal government and the country's electronic spy agency, the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC), must do more to answer questions about the information they are collecting on Canadians in the digital realm and

Published on: June 19th, 2014 Brian Jackson

IT industry cautiously optimistic on Ontario budget

Officials at two of the country’s IT lobbying groups have latched on to one part of Ontario’s new budget as potentially benefiting the industry. John Reid, president of the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance

Published on: May 2nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

OpenText’s big expansion helped by provincial funds

OpenText Corp. will spend $2 billion creating 1,200 new jobs in Ontario over the next seven years with the help of $120 million from the Ontario government. Mark Barrenechea, CEO of the Waterloo, Ont.,-based

Published on: April 25th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Ontario puts open data sets to an online vote: Here are three that CIOs should support

The federal government held a hackathon to drive interest in its open data program, but the province of Ontario will take an even more radical step with an ongoing, online voting process to

Published on: April 15th, 2014 Shane Schick

Cisco to pour $4B into R&D project in Ontario

Here’s a spot of sunshine for what has been a gloomy month for Ontario’s job market. Cisco Systems Inc. today announced it is investing up to $4 billion to build research and development

Published on: December 13th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Ontario government in email deletion scandal

One of the enduring myths of computing — at least among IT novices -- is you can never completely erase what’s on a hard drive. There are forensic experts armed with super secret

Published on: June 10th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Ontario needs mobile action plan, says university

The government of Ontario should create a a five-year mobile action plan so the province will become a leading mobile jurisdiction, says an art and design institution. In a report issued Wednesday, OCAD

Published on: January 17th, 2013 Howard Solomon