Cybera Newsletter – Summer 2021

This past 2020-21 fiscal year was a record-breaking one for Cybera, both in terms of the number of services we now offer to our expanding member community, and also the savings achieved by those services.

But those savings go beyond dollars and cents.

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ShareIT facilitates over $27 million in savings

This past quarter (April 1 – June 30, 2021), ShareIT facilitated a program spend of nearly $3.6 million, and savings for members of nearly $5.2 million. This brings the total savings achieved to date to $27.4 million.

These results followed a record year for the program, both in terms of savings achieved, as well as new catalogue and PD&T additions. The ShareIT program also added seven new contracts and hosted 29 information and knowledge building webinars for members.

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COMING SOON: ShareIT will be adding two additional security offerings: Phishing and Security Awareness Training, and Firewalls

In other News

Cyber Summit keynotes announced

Author Laura Spinney will show what a post-COVID world could look like, based on how we responded to the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic. And the Brookfield Institute’s Heather Russek and Jessica Thornton will discuss the top trends that will shape the future of work. Early-bird tickets for this hybrid in-person / online event are available until September 24. 

Find out more and register

Cybera has updated its State of Alberta Digital Infrastructure Report

After a year of researching, Cybera has unveiled a comprehensive update to its State of Alberta Digital Infrastructure Report. The latest version of the report, first published in 2014, provides a detailed look at Alberta’s networking capabilities. This includes an overview of regulations and fibre projects in the province, as well as new broadband technologies.

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New website for Alberta Rural Connectivity Coalition

The Alberta Rural Connectivity Coalition has unveiled a new website. The site will offer resources and events for those wanting to learn about local solutions.

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Data science fellowships will help Albertans gain real-world experience

Cybera’s Data Science Industry Fellowships 2021 cohort has begun! Nineteen budding data scientists have been paired with five Alberta-based organizations to work on an industry data project over the course of six weeks.

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National procurements for web conference tools

Partners in the NREN have awarded two collaborative procurements for national web conferencing solutions. These agreements are available in Alberta to Cybera’s ShareIT members.

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Cybera is Alberta’s not-for-profit organization responsible for driving economic growth through the use of digital technology. Our core role is to oversee the development and operations of Alberta’s cyberinfrastructure – the advanced system of networks and computers that keep government, educators, not-for-profits, and entrepreneurs at the forefront of technological change. We work with our members to ensure a connected future for all Albertans.

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