The slow move to integrate technology, government and citizens

A few weeks ago there were municipal elections in Ontario. Like many others in my city, I went to my...

November 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Ottawa finalizes action plan 2.0 on open government

The second chapter of the federal government's open government strategy now has a confirmed action plan. Treasury Board said Thursday that...

November 6th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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Three C’s help Ontario town’s open data project gain steam

The open data initiative of the south western Ontario town of Oakville is gaining momentum. The town’s online data catalogue...

October 16th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Ottawa announces second action plan on open data

The Harper government will issue a new order exhorting federal bureaucrats to maximize their efforts to release eligible government data...

October 9th, 2014 Howard Solomon

UK chooses ODF format for saving electronic documents

Governments have a certain amount of power when it comes to setting IT standards. The bigger the government the more likely it...

July 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

How Dutch bureaucrats created a national intranet

A number of governments around the world -- including various levels in Canada -- are embracing open data, filling up...

July 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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This is the kind of data scientist CIOs should get to know

It’s one of Hilary Mason’s favourite photographs from a slide presentation she uses to explain the idea of “data superpowers.”...

April 22nd, 2014 Shane Schick

Ontario open data vote

Ontario puts open data sets to an online vote: Here are three that CIOs should support

The federal government held a hackathon to drive interest in its open data program, but the province of Ontario will...

April 15th, 2014 Shane Schick

Digital economy strategy promises Canada will be “among world leaders”

The federal government has finally released its long-promised national digital economy strategy, one that promises that Canada "will rank among world...

April 4th, 2014 Brian Jackson