What is needed to sustain momentum and success in Canada’s innovation superclusters?

By Andrea McPhail Last Thursday, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains introduced the five winners of the...

February 20th, 2018 IT World Canada Staff

Ottawa’s $100M procurement program ‘great,’ but only a first step – analyst

A new program that will see the federal government spend $100 million to procure technology from Canadian startups and small...

December 20th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

CATA urges feds to reconsider tax changes to passive income, saying it benefits tech SMBs

Despite the outsized reputation of companies such as BlackBerry Ltd. and OpenText, the majority of Canada's technology sector consists of...

November 10th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Weather forecast supercomputer

Ottawa unveils $430 million supercomputer for weather forecasts

Canada just upgraded its weather-prediction capabilities with some new supercomputer systems delivered by Shared Services Canada. Minister of Public Services...

November 2nd, 2017 Brian Jackson

Navdeep Bains at CTS 2017

Ontario’s ‘Ring of Fire’ region gets $69.2 million broadband boost

The federal government and Ontario provincial government are making a combined $69.2 million broadband investment into Ontario's "Ring of Fire"...

October 6th, 2017 Brian Jackson

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