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

Enterprise insights from experts, part 2

This is the second of three recent interviews I had with experts who shared their deep insights into the enterprise. All are noted enterprise experts in strategy, enterprise architecture, and transformation and operations improvement.

Published on: March 6th, 2014 Stephen Ibaraki

Smaller smart city projects seen in 2014

Concerns around funding are keeping many municipalities around the world from fully implementing their smart city projects, according to analyst firm IDC. This, coupled with many city governments’ risk-adverse nature will account for

Published on: February 19th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

User dissatisfaction prompts Saskatchewan web site revamp

The government of Saskatchewan is making no bones about. The western province’s Web site is the worst in the region and that’s why it's taking down Gov.sk.ca and building a new one. Back

Published on: December 19th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Digital communications forces Canada Post to stamp out home mail

Email, social media and video conferencing are prompting Canada Post to end door-to-door mail delivery service in urban areas. Facing mounting deficits the federal Crown corporation announced plans Wednesday to overhaul its system which will

Published on: December 11th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Peterborough cuts GIS app development cost with Esri

Co-ordinating and announcing upcoming municipal infrastructure work and other services is always been a challenge. For instance, in repaving a stretch of a city road, cities need to gather information from various departments to

Published on: December 5th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

MP Web sites lack opportunities for involvement: Study

Canadian politicians get good marks in taking advantage of the Internet in broadcasting their message to the people. However, they are failing miserably in offering constituents the opportunity to become engaged in the

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

Obamacare web site off sickbed

HealthCare.gov, the United States’ glitch-plagued insurance-shopping Web, has recovered right on time to meet the December 1 deadline set by the Obama administration to get the site fixed. “HealthCare.gov on Dec. 1 is

Published on: December 2nd, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

CRTC rolls out municipal access agreement model

For carriers and cities alike, the process of coordinating telecom projects within municipal jurisdiction can be a daunting task. Consider this hypothetical scenario: After the city has made a much needed repair to

Published on: November 21st, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano