When a simple KISS is insufficient
I have often written about what to me are the unusual and sometimes strange characteristics and actions of federal government procurement, but recent experience has shown me that we are not alone. During work with a client in the broader public sector, I found several procurement elements that caused me to shake my head.
Mobilizing Our Government Websites
As politicians prepare for the upcoming elections, leveraging mobile devices and social media will be central to how candidates build support and spread their message. However, even the most technologically-savvy candidates have not been campaigning for the use of mobile technology to support more efficient and effective government-to-citizen interactions.
Benefits management: A better method for maximizing performance
From broadcast to broadband
Before the Internet, video was largely synonymous with television, supplemented by the emergence of video games and video rentals. Somewhere in the attic, a few home videos may gather dust – pricey and precious memories for the smallest of audiences.
Enterprise contribution: A new kind of performance measurement
New alliance aims to improve mental health at work
Achieving a healthy workplace
Why government needs the future of two-factor authentication
This past August, the Toronto Star reported that in the four months prior, the Canadian federal government had incurred 101 privacy breaches – an average of almost one a day. The same summer, the National Research Council was forced to isolate its IT systems due to an attack from a “highly sophisticated Chinese state-sponsored actor.”
Leveraging defence acquisition for Canadian innovation
The release of the Defence Procurement Strategy (DPS) in February 2014 has significantly transformed the way equipment is acquired by the Canadian Armed Forces. For Industry Canada, the goal is now to leverage the major recapitalization effort underway...