In the news … May 13, 2014

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Only one cause could bring Canada’s CIOs and vendors together like this

Shane Schick @shaneschick 

Published: May 6th, 2014
ICTC’s president discusses an upcoming “digital manifesto” being drafted with the help of the CIO Association of Canada and CATA

If Canadian companies won’t spend more on IT, the country’s CIOs, vendors and labour market experts are prepared to make a collective business case.

The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), CATAAlliance and the CIO Association of Canada (CIOCAN) announced late last week that they will be publishing a “digital adoption manifesto” next month that explains the key drivers for technologies such as cloud computing and mobility. By November, the consortium hopes to launch an online “learning hub” showcasing Canadian companies with success  stories based on how they use these technologies.

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Canadian Libraries to Offer Integrated Print, Digital Services

Public libraries in Canada are situated at a dynamic crossroads, where traditional books and innovative digital media intersect.

Beyond stocking the shelves, recent library initiatives have seen the establishment of hands-on tech workshops and hubs, where users can access the latest digital technologies, including 3D printers, imaging devices and software packages.

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Where is Canada's rage over digital surveillance?

Digital_surveillance.jpg.size.xxlarge.letterboxAmericans know their government is spying on them, thanks to Edward Snowden, but Canadians remain in the dark.

By: Jesse Brown Published on Thu May 01 2014

In the United States, people didn’t bury their heads in the sand when they learned about the pervasiveness of government surveillance, they did something.

According to a Harris Interactive poll, 47 per cent of American adults changed their behaviour on learning about NSA spying. About 25 per cent said they have decreased their online banking, shopping and email use, for example.

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