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Playing with Server Architecture Optimization

March 4, 2015
Micheal Jones

Optimizing resource usage in the cloud is an involved task. Whether it's staying within a budget or quota, or simply benchmarking a proposed architecture for how efficient it is, finding out the bottleneck can be an time-consuming process.

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Manitoba accelerating pace of innovation

February 23, 2015
Iman Bukhari
Meagan Hampel, Director of Communications

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Manitoba has often lagged behind the larger province’s in terms of economic output. With the spark of innovation, that might just change.

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How network utilization is measured

February 17, 2015
Jean-Francois Amiot, Network & Operations Director

Network utilization is essentially the percentage of your total available bandwidth that is being used at a particular point in time. For example, if you have a 100 Mbps connection but you are only using 10 Mbps, then the utilization is 10%.

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Robot Morality

January 20, 2015
John Shillington, Vice President, Technology

The intersection of technology and morality has long been a staple of science fiction--think of The Three Laws of Robotics, Daleks, The Borg, Cylons, Transcendence and The Machine, to name just a few.

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Christmas dinner with seven innovators

December 17, 2014

Happy Holidays from Cybera!

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Follow up on CRTC hearing on internet access

December 11, 2014

In December 2014, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission concluded its hearing on the regulatory status and policies covering telecommunications wholesale services. Read this review of the arguments made for, and against, regulation.

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Getting started on Shibboleth

December 2, 2014
David Ackerman, Senior Developer
Cosmin Dinu, DevOp

By the end of this blog, you'll have a really simple working Shibboleth setup (both a sample Identity Provider and Service Provider), and you'll have wrapped your brain around some of the most important concepts.

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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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