A pilot project for Alberta post-secondaries that replaces the need for physical computer labs with online labs is now serving over 800 students and is looking to take on more classes.
Up to one year of free access to cloud computing is now available to Alberta researchers and entrepreneurs through a pilot program designed to advance the use of technology in the province.
System administrators were expecting it, but were still surprised by the huge jump in the numbers of students using the learning management system (in this case Moodle) shared by three Alberta post-secondaries
Staff from Alberta’s not-for-profit technology accelerator have begun a coworking experiment with business incubator AcceleratorYYC. They will be sharing their cloud computing and networking experience with startup hackers, hustlers and hipsters at the community hub in Inglewood.
Over the course of a year, WestGrid has transferred more than 4 PB of research data across Cybera and CANARIE’s advanced networks in Western Canada...
Researchers from the University of Alberta have created a mobile application to make it easier for Alberta's health care aides to help remote patients.
June 26, 2013 --- Alberta businesses that have lost access to their servers or computing facilities may be able to use the cloud computing resources of Cybera, a not-for-profit IT organization in Alberta, on a short-term basis, to get their web sites, email hosting or other services back up and running.The emergency service will be hosted on a local non-commercial cloud, called the Rapid Access Cloud, that is operated by Cybera.Cybera is funded in part by the Ministry of Enterprise and Advanced Education, and operates Alberta's Research and Education Network. Cybera's e-infrastructure resources --- normally used for pilot and research projects --- will be temporarily allocated to provide relief to businesses affected by the flooding.Businesses that have a backup of their data can restore it on Cybera
Alberta businesses that have lost access to their physical computing machines or facilities may be able to use the cloud computing resources of Cybera on a short-term basis...
Last week’s flooding in southern Alberta has affected the CyberaNet, as some of its fibre pathways have been disrupted. However, members utilizing this network have been largely unaffected, as CyberaNet’s redundant connections have been able to compensate for the lost pathways.
Early bird tickets for Startup Weekend expire next Tuesday, June 11th. Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where people from different professional backgrounds come together to share ideas, build teams, create products, and launch startups.Ticket price includes a workshop on lean startup and customer development, all meals and the most awesome time of your life. The event ends with presentations to a panel of investors and entrepreneurial leaders.The top three teams are awarded prizes in addition to bragging rights and media coverage. Prizes include: