Articles By Rosie Lombardi

Ottawa builds online community out of Igloo

Ottawa builds online community out of Igloo

Cities that want to jazz up their citizen interactions with social media tools, but have shoestring budgets to work with,...

October 14th, 2008 Rosie Lombardi
Electronic voting machines still not secure

Electronic voting machines still not secure

With a major U.S. election imminent, security experts are sounding alarms about the lack of attention paid to fixing electronic...

October 6th, 2008 Rosie Lombardi
Ten years after, Ontario still waiting for unified children’s aid system

Ten years after, Ontario still waiting for unified children’s aid system

The wheels of change are turning at an agonizingly slow rate for Ontario's most vulnerable citizens.In the late 1990s, the...

September 25th, 2008 Rosie Lombardi
Bioactive paper enlists llamas and tobacco to combat germs

Bioactive paper enlists llamas and tobacco to combat germs

Canadian researchers are working to develop specially-treated but inexpensive paper that can combat SARS, listeriosis and other deadly pathogens.Dubbed bioactive...

September 16th, 2008 Rosie Lombardi
Consumer control over personal medical data is coming to Canada

Consumer control over personal medical data is coming to Canada

Technology that claims to put consumers instead of institutions in control of their own healthcare information is coming. But with...

September 8th, 2008 Rosie Lombardi
Free green power for Canadian government IT

Free green power for Canadian government IT

Many provincial governments are setting the wheels in motion to move their IT processing to greener IT data centres that...

August 22nd, 2008 Rosie Lombardi
Government security gets new voice

Government security gets new voice

Passwords and PINs are pass...

August 15th, 2008 Rosie Lombardi
Anti-censorship software beefed up for Chinese Olympics

Anti-censorship software beefed up for Chinese Olympics

The Chinese Olympics are providing a powerful stimulus in the development of high-end anti-censorship technology that major media companies and...

August 8th, 2008 Rosie Lombardi
Ontario and Quebec join forces on performance benchmarking

Ontario and Quebec join forces on performance benchmarking

Most provincial governments have scorecards and other internal performance management systems in place to track actual to expected results. For...

July 21st, 2008 Rosie Lombardi
Canada Health Infoway invests billions in national electronic health record system

Canada Health Infoway invests billions in national electronic health record system

Will salvation of Canada's healthcare system come through increased use of electronic health records (EHRs) and other ehealth technology?Canada Health...

July 16th, 2008 Rosie Lombardi