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The dream of connecting Canada’s north has taken a huge leap forward

By Admin / Aug 15, 2017

The Northwest Territories (NWT), like much of Canada’s north, faces serious disparities with internet access. A 2014 government survey found that, on average, around 20% of households in NWT were without internet. But this is just the average; in communities such as Fort Providence, Nahanni Butte, or Detah, the reality …

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Cyber Summit keynote shares story behind her digital literacy initiatives for women and youth

By Admin / Aug 3, 2017

Cyber Summit 2017 is excited to welcome Heather Payne, who will be delivering the keynote address on November 9. Heather is the CEO of the HackerYou College of Technology, a programming bootcamp based in Toronto, and the founder of Ladies Learning Code, a national not-for-profit that is encouraging thousands of women and …

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By Admin / Jul 26, 2017

Below is a real-time example of CyberaNet at work: a bar graph showing the CyberaNet bandwidth use by Alberta’s school divisions. The data in this graph is automatically refreshed every five minutes, drawing the latest statistics from Cybera’s routers.

Cloud-Based Security Services

By Admin / Jul 25, 2017

Authors: Jean-François Amiot, Byron Chu, Neil Stewart Beyond Firewall-as-a-Service The concept for the K-12 Firewall as a Service pilot is simple: leverage Cybera’s existing cloud resource, the Rapid Access Cloud, to provide a virtualized security solution for schools. These institutions are looking for an alternative to the individual security appliances employed …

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Cybera Network Upgrade

By Admin / Jul 14, 2017

Category: Scheduled maintenance (No down time expected) Start Time: Thursday, July 20, 2017, 21:00 MDT End Time: Thursday, July 20, 2017, 23:59 MDT Duration: 179 Minutes During the time frame indicated above, Cybera will be performing the software update on its Calgary core router. Cybera services should not be affected, …

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Cyber Summit keynote is encouraging thousands of women and girls to learn to code

By Admin / Jul 5, 2017

The organizers of the 2017 Cyber Summit are pleased to announce that Heather Payne, Founder of Ladies Learning Code, will provide the second keynote address. Ladies Learning Code is a national not-for-profit that is encouraging thousands of women and girls to learn to code. Since 2011, Ladies Learning Code has expanded …

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Representatives from ShareIT at the 2017 CUCCIO Awards

Massive collaborative effort nabs Alberta educators national IT award

By Admin / Jun 22, 2017

Only weeks after officially launching, Alberta’s ShareIT procurement service has been nationally recognized by CUCCIO, Canada’s community of information technology leaders in higher education, for its groundbreaking collective achievement. At last week’s Canadian Higher Education IT Conference (CANHEIT), the Alberta post-secondary service received the esteemed CUCCIO Collaboration Award. ShareIT is …

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Cybera’s data science team to explore Canada’s internet regulatory process

By Admin / Jun 19, 2017

A year after launching its data science team, Cybera is now ready to take on external projects from stakeholders looking to discover the utility of their data. For their first major project, the team has received funding to examine the thousands of documents and testimonials that were provided to the …

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Port Forwarding with gobetween

By Joe Topjian / Jun 13, 2017

As other blog posts on our site have mentioned, IPv4 addresses are becoming increasingly difficult to obtain. To make the situation more difficult, most communications on the internet is done through IPv4. Cybera’s Rapid Access Cloud provides each project with one public IPv4 address, known as a “Floating IP”. We …

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Alberta Post-Secondaries Come Together to Share IT Services, Expertise

By Admin / Jun 8, 2017

In a groundbreaking move that will increase the technology capabilities of Alberta’s educators, while reducing their IT costs, a group of 19 post-secondary institutions (PSIs) have united to share their IT experience, knowledge, and procurement practices. ShareIT is an Alberta-based shared service that leverages economies of scope and scale — …

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