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Canadian Government Builds New Centralized Website

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Dec 21, 2016 @ 08:12 AM

Any organization that has set out to build a new website after having built its presence over time will acknowledge that creating the revised site can be a difficult and monstrous task.  When that new site is designed to become the online portal to the government of Canada it is easy to see that it will become controversial and will be a major challenge.

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Topics: Canadian Legislation, Canadian IT

Wind Power May Have Value Without Subsidy | Microsoft Buy

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Nov 16, 2016 @ 08:11 AM

Recent announcements about Microsoft contracting for massive amounts of wind generated power to run several of its data centres causes me to think that this kind of  renewable energy just may have a good life without massive government structured subsidies.  

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Topics: technology tools, Canadian Legislation, Environment, Canadian Pricing

Rapid Technology Changes Challenge Government Action

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Apr 13, 2016 @ 08:04 AM

Everyone knows that we live in a time of rapid technology change.  This is especially true in communication technologies as the mobile revolution has built a whole new way to attack many activities.

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Topics: technology tools, privacy, Canadian Legislation, spam, Canadian IT

Microsoft Finally Rolls Out Azure Cloud In Canada

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Mar 23, 2016 @ 10:03 AM

One of the challenges for organizations wishing to use cloud services for their computing from a Canadian base has been the access to appropriate services based in the Canadian political jurisdiction.  This has been especially true when considering Microsoft cloud services as up to now there were no Canadian based data centres run by Microsoft.

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Topics: Document, data security, Canadian Legislation, Canadian IT

New Government, New IT, Things To Consider

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Nov 25, 2015 @ 09:11 AM

The Canadian IT World

A little over a month ago Canada elected a new majority government.  To say it has a different view of the country and the issues being faced than the previous one would be an understatement.  Already we can see that in some ways it is going to fundamentally change the way the country operates.  Whether those changes are for good, bad or are just different will only be known as time passes.  

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Topics: Canadian Legislation, it, Canadian IT

Microsoft Announces Canadian Cloud Data Centres

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Jun 10, 2015 @ 07:06 AM

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Topics: cloud computing, business processes, Canadian Legislation

1.1 Million Fine Shows CASL Is Serious.

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Mar 18, 2015 @ 07:03 AM

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Topics: e-mail, Canadian Legislation

Net Neutrality Issues Are Real In Canada And US

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Mar 4, 2015 @ 08:03 AM

A regular issue for users of the internet is how the major delivery companies deal with the quantity of data and download activity that they consume.  There has been action taken by regulators in both Canada and the US to attempt to keep the access to internet sites as neutral as possible.  

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Topics: internet connectivity in Canada, Canadian Legislation, cost of internet

Most Popular Office Document Strategies Posts of 2014

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Dec 31, 2014 @ 06:12 AM

Over the course of 2014 we have covered a wide range of topics in this blog.  This post references those which have proven to be the most popular through readership views over the year.  Take a look and see if you missed any that others found useful. 

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Topics: Postage meter, postage rate 2014, business processes, Canadian Legislation

Canada Post Announces 2015 Postage Rates

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Dec 17, 2014 @ 07:12 AM

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Topics: Postage meter, postage rates, mailing machines, postage machines, postage rate 2015, Canadian Legislation