Auditor general calls Phoenix pay system rollout an ‘incomprehensible failure’

Michael Ferguson didn’t mince words this morning when he cited a new report that slammed the federal government’s Phoenix pay system, describing it as an “incomprehensible failure of project management and oversight.” “Phoenix

Published on: May 29th, 2018 Alex Coop

Opportunities for solution providers as Canadian government eyes blockchain and looks to grow guidance ecosystem

Blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies have been identified by startups, entrepreneurs and investors as revolutionary, with the added potential to disrupt multiple industries. But it’s also catching the eye of the federal

Published on: May 16th, 2018 Alex Coop

2018 budget “misses the mark”: a comprehensive analysis of all its tech initiatives

The 2018 Canadian budget has been unveiled, and while there are plenty of tech-related initiatives, many in the industry are feeling let down. The government has gone all in on cybersecurity, big data,

Published on: February 28th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Winners and losers: Liberal government’s picks for $950 million in supercluster funding

Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED) Navdeep Bains announced the winners of the $950 million Innovation Supercluster Initiative on Thursday morning. There were nine consortia of businesses, academic institutions, and non-profit organizations

Published on: February 16th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Salesforce investing $2 billion into Canadian business

Ahead of a meeting between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Salesforce CEO Mark Benioff in California, the company has made a major announcement about the future of its Canadian business. Salesforce, a

Published on: February 8th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Government of Canada unveils move to public cloud

The time has finally come for the Canadian federal government to move to the cloud. In an announcement on Feb. 7, Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and minister responsible for

Published on: February 7th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Senate calls for national ‘self-driving cars’ strategy’ as Canada is ‘ill-prepared’

Autonomous vehicles are being touted as the future of the transportation industry but a new report by the Senate Committee on Transport and Communications says Canada is “ill-prepared” for this fast approaching “new

Published on: January 29th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Amazon’s cashier-less store, Canada tests blockchain, top tech firms could combine for $1 trillion in 2018

Amazon officially opens its first cashier-less store, the Canadian government tests out blockchain, and the top ten tech companies could combine for more than $1 trillion in sales by the end of the

Published on: January 23rd, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

This just in: the government of Canada now has an eDeclaration app

Canadian business travellers frustrated by the ritual of fumbling for a pen to fill out their declaration cards one hour before their plane lands might be surprised to learn they have a paperless

Published on: October 23rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Jack Ma and Justin Trudeau urge businesses looking for new markets to consider China

TORONTO – Canadian businesses – small, medium, and enterprise alike – looking for new markets should consider the 300 million middle class Chinese eager to purchase high-quality products from the Great White North.

Published on: October 2nd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Shared Services Canada reports on consultation exercise

Shared Services Canada (SSC) is on the right track when it comes to its mandate of streamlining technology across the federal government and improving its security, but its path to get there needs

Published on: June 1st, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Expect talent, investment, and Canada to be key points in the 2017 federal budget

The 2017 Canadian federal budget will be officially introduced in the House of Commons on Mar. 22, and it is expected to include a special focus on innovation and technology. From attracting and

Published on: March 20th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

2016 federal budget includes support for STEM training, digital infrastructure

Canada’s technology industry can look forward to the federal government investing half a billion dollars’ into the country’s digital infrastructure, more than $70 million into workforce training, increased startup funding and support –

Published on: March 23rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

RCMP turned its back on Shared Services Canada: Report

Ten days ago Public Services minister Judy Foote praised the work of Shared Services Canada, the branch of her department that spends almost $2 billion a year operating, reducing and merging the government's

Published on: March 16th, 2016 Howard Solomon