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

Shared Services Canada leader responds to critics

TORONTO - Shared Services Canada, the government agency that merged most federal data centres and networking to save money and make IT more efficient, has its critics – including the RCMP and Statistics

Published on: June 17th, 2017 Howard Solomon

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

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Published on: March 15th, 2017 CDN Staff

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

Shared Services Canada puts all Aboriginal IT procurement eggs in one basket

The federal government’s procurement reforms and consolidation of most IT service delivery and procurement under one department – Shared Services Canada – have been highly disruptive to government-focused solution providers, particularly Aboriginal solution

Published on: May 1st, 2014 Jeff Jedras

Feds outline aggressive Shared Services transformation timeline

Attendees at the recent GTEC conference in Ottawa got an inside look at the federal government’s aggressive timelines for government-wide move to shared services and overhaul of its technology platforms, from e-mail to

Published on: October 29th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Feds give major Shared Services contract to Bell, CGI

As Shared Services Canada continues with its mandate to consolidate federal government IT services and procurement, another major contract has been awarded. BCE Inc’s Bell Canada and CGI Information Systems have won a $398 million,

Published on: June 27th, 2013 CDN Staff

Shared Services Canada mandate now includes end user devices, software

The federal government is consolidating even more of its IT procurement and purchasing through Shared Services Canada (SSC), but one channel observer says it shouldn’t raise alarm bells for government resellers. Rather, they

Published on: April 9th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Which VARs are winning contracts from Shared Services Canada

While last week’s federal budget didn't contain much of an update the government’s consolidation of IT procurement and service delivery, that doesn't mean Shared Services Canada isn't making progress, and awarding contracts. The

Published on: March 27th, 2013 Jeff Jedras