New Ontario vendor qualifications could displace smaller IT shops

By Lynda Leonard Proposed changes to the Ontario Government’s Vendor of Record (VOR) qualifications for Task-based I&IT Services could eliminate...

July 5th, 2017 IT World Canada Staff

Blockchain Research Institute gains support from three levels of government and private sector

Blockchain technology is being touted as the next big thing, and Canada will play a central role in its development. The...

June 12th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

SOSCIP is making Ontario a hub for innovation

For the last five years, the research and development consortium known as SOSCIP has been working on  advancing Ontario innovation...

May 18th, 2017 Alex Radu

security and privacy issues

Ontario’s new security advisor to create a “centre of excellence” for threat analysis

Ontario’s first security advisor says his office aims to become a “centre of excellence” for assessing strategic issues beyond traditional...

March 7th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Ontario investing $75 million in advanced research computing and big data strategy

The Ontario government is telling scientific researchers that its got their back, and they're proving it with a $75 million...

February 2nd, 2017 Alex Radu

Ontario names former intelligence officer to be its first security advisor

As a sign it is taking cyber security more seriously Ontario has hired a former Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS)...

December 13th, 2016 Howard Solomon

eHealth wisdom from an unlikely source: a late 80’s action movie.

There are some significant eHealth insights from the late, great actor Patrick Swayze. No, they are not related to parenting...

November 2nd, 2016 Aaron Blair

DDoS Attack Brick Wall

Ontario literacy test abandoned due to DDoS attack

There's no shortage of conspiracy theories when it comes to guessing who's behind cyber attacks. So when it was announced...

October 27th, 2016 Howard Solomon

Server Recovery

New online literacy test system for Ontario students crashes

The province of Ontario's IT wizards got a failing grade Thursday after a new online system for standardized tests crashed forcing...

October 21st, 2016 Howard Solomon