Second national procurement for web conference tool now available

By Admin | June 3, 2021

Partners in the NREN award the second of two collaborative procurements to streamline web conferencing for Canadian higher ed and research institutions. Cybera, working with its National Research & Education Network (NREN) partners, is pleased to announce the second of two awards for a national web conferencing solution. This agreement with BlueJeans will see its …

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Cybera doubles network capacity on SuperNet, just in time

By Admin | June 2, 2021

When Alberta’s K-12 schools resumed in-person classes last week, Cybera’s network team really noticed the difference! On Tuesday, May 25, the amount of traffic running over Cybera’s link to the SuperNet more than doubled, from an average of 8.75 Gbps (while at-home learning was going on), to just over 20 Gbps. Fortunately, Cybera had just …

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How CRTC flip-flop on wholesale internet will hurt consumers

By Imran Mohiuddin | June 1, 2021

Last week, in a move that has already negatively impacted consumer internet costs in Canada, the CRTC reversed it’s 2019 decision to lower the rates charged by large ISPs to wholesale service providers for access to their networks. Wholesale internet providers, such as TekSavvy and Distributel, will now have to pay the higher, pre-2019 rates …

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ShareIT Year in Review

By Admin | May 19, 2021

ShareIT capped off its 2020-21 fiscal year with one of the strongest quarters to date, generating savings of over $3 million between January and March 2021! It was also a record-setting year for the team in terms of catalogue additions and PD&T. The ShareIT program added seven new contracts and hosted 29 information and knowledge …

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Advice for Alberta institutions looking to make use of a Shared CISO

By Meagan Hampel | May 18, 2021

For the last two years, Cybera has facilitated a Shared Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) program for its members. The origin of this program dates back to 2017, when Norquest College and Lakeland College teamed up to share a single CISO: security expert Curtis Blais, who remains the Shared CISO today.  Having a Shared CISO …

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Cybera is excited to announce the signing of a partnership agreement with Platform Calgary

By Admin | May 14, 2021

This month, Cybera joined with the research and business incubation community in signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Platform Calgary, with the purpose of fostering growth within Calgary’s technology ecosystem. As part of this agreement, the organizations will work collaboratively to ensure Calgary achieves its goal of tripling the city’s existing tech sector in the …

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The Cyber Summit is a gathering of Western Canada's public, education and start-up technology leaders. The conference features workshops and discussions around the latest digital issues and solutions, and how they impact Canadians.

Cyber Summit 2021 will be held November 8-10.

Thank you to the over 200 community and government representatives that gathered for a solutions-based conversation surrounding the province’s “digital divide" during the first annual Alberta Rural Connectivity Forum.

We are matching small-to-medium sized businesses and startups who are looking to adopt data science practices with emerging data scientists who are looking for in-the-field experience.

Cybera and ISAIC (Industry Sandbox and Artificial Intelligence Computing) are hosting a data science hackathon on Alberta's internet access gaps. Participants will assess how rural connectivity is impacting the quality of life, economic diversification, and education across the province.

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