It is an interesting indicator of the changing state of our political culture that even the most secretive and centralizing of governments now feel obliged to insist they consult closely with the public on key issues. At the same time, stakeholders regularly complain about the lack of consultation. They say decision-making is too closed, top-down and unresponsive.
Just as athletes learn to excel by emulating winners of competitive medals, Canadian organizations can thrive by learning from the best, the winners of the Canadian Information Productivity Awards (CIPA), which recognize users of technology for their initiative, leadership and foresight in applying information and communications technologies for competitive gain.
For Joseph Galimberti, e-government is all about the awards. It's not that Galimberti - the executive director of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) - is into accolades for himself.
The W32.Klez worm and its variants are still loose in the wild over a week after the latest variant was discovered, moving antivirus software vendor Symantec Corp. to upgrade it to a "level 4 virus threat" on its danger scale of five.
Microsoft Corp. and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) are considering whether, in reaction to public comments, they will modify their proposed settlement in the government's antitrust case against the software giant, according to a joint status report made available Thursday.