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Cloud workshop sparks discussion among municipalities

November 14, 2014
Iman Bukhari
Meagan Hampel, Director of Communications

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The prairies chapter of the Municipal Information Systems Association of Canada (MISA) hosted its fall workshop on ‘Shortening the distance to the cloud’ last week in Leduc, Alberta. The group is geared towards the IT managers in western Canadian municipalities, and meets one or two times a year to share best practices and technology tips. Representatives from around 27 municipalities attended last weeks’ event.

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Oil and gas industry slow in adopting new technology

November 3, 2014
Meagan Hampel, Director of Communications
Iman Bukhari

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Canadian productivity is in a continuing decline. In 2012, Statistics Canada revealed that Canada was falling behind the USA when it came to labour productivity. But more importantly, it showed that, in the 32 years Stats Canada has been measuring this subject, there has been zero growth in multi-factor productivity (MFP) in Canada – also known as “innovation.”

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Bitcoin accepted here? Part 6: The road ahead

October 2, 2014

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The final post in a six-part blog series exploring the history, potential and implications of virtual currencies becoming more widely accepted. In this blog post: looking to the future of bitcoin and distributed technologies.

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Bitcoin accepted here? Part 5: Regulation

September 18, 2014

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Part five of a six-part blog series exploring the history, potential and implications of virtual currencies becoming more widely accepted. In this blog post: how countries are viewing regulation of bitcoin.

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Bitcoin accepted here? Part 4: Implications for banks

September 10, 2014

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Part four of a six-part blog series exploring the history, potential and implications of virtual currencies becoming more widely accepted. In this blog post: the implications for financial institutions of virtual currency

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Bitcoin accepted here? Part 3: Payments made easy

September 4, 2014

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Part three of a six-part blog series exploring the history, potential and implications of virtual currencies becoming more widely accepted. In this blog post: the benefits of buying with bitcoins.

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Technology workshops open to Albertans

September 2, 2014
Meagan Hampel, Director of Communications

Cybera will be offering in-depth workshops at the 2014 Cyber Summit in Banff on September 24, which are open to anyone to attend, on the Science DMZ, data visualizations, automation, and federated ID.

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Bitcoin accepted here? Part 2: Getting the merchants on board

August 27, 2014

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Part two of a six-part blog series exploring the history, potential and implications of virtual currencies becoming more widely accepted. In this blog post: the regulatory issues and what is needed for merchant acceptance.

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Cloud needs a one-click solution

August 26, 2014
Joe Topjian, Systems Architect

Joe Topjian looks at the strong similarities between web hosting and infrastructure and platforms as a service. But still, he notes, if a user wants to host the application in the cloud, but still manage it themselves, where’s the one-click installer for the cloud?

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Bitcoin accepted here? Part 1: Issues and challenges

August 21, 2014

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Part one of a six-part blog series exploring the history, potential and implications of virtual currencies becoming more widely accepted. In this blog post: the issues and challenges surrounding Bitcoin and other digital currencies.

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