Canadian government teams up with Telus to modernize internal telecom services

The government of Canada is looking to update its internal telecommunications systems and reduce the costs of supporting legacy infrastructure....

October 5th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Big banks and telcos backing $185 M supercluster bid for national digital identity system

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly reported $485 million in funding committed to the project. The correct number...

September 22nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Phoenix payroll system contract ballooned to $187 M, CBC reports

Since IBM Corp. was hired to implement the Phoenix payroll system for the federal government in June 2011, the contract...

September 21st, 2017 Brian Jackson

Major tech firms backing $300 million supercluster bid from York Region

With notes from Mandy Kovacs  A consortium of more than 50 organizations with offices in the York Region area have...

September 14th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Server Recovery

Phoenix payroll system: Timeline of the government’s problems

It was one of the biggest IT boondoggles in Canadian government history, and it’s still going. The Phoenix payroll system...

September 11th, 2017 Danny Bradbury

Are SR&ED tax changes another punch in the teeth for Canada’s tech sector?

Canadian governments are fond of making grand pronouncements that "technology innovation and the jobs it brings are key to future...

August 29th, 2017 Jim Love

Chrystia Freeland embraces Justin Trudeau

How NAFTA negotiations could shake up Canada’s tech industry

As Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland takes to the negotiating table in Washington, D.C. today to rework the North...

August 16th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Innovation Superclusters

Federal supercluster application deadline passes with few questions answered

The Canadian government’s deadline for its initial supercluster proposals has officially come and gone, but applicants aren't clear on when...

August 10th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Big Data Concept canada

Canadian government buying into big data with new forward-thinking vision

Canada has unveiled plans to become a leader in the big data revolution. The Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic...

July 28th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs