ITAC Online - Digital Solutions - September 2012

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Everything is Becoming Digital!

The Digital Revolution, which started with the development of computers in the 1950s, has had a significant impact on daily life. Take for instance, the impact of the Internet Protocol Suite which was invented in 1982 and by 1995 the Internet was open to anyone with access to the new technology albeit it slow access (remember the 56k modem!).

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The Swiss Army Knife of Converged Billing

Lucas Skoczkowski, Chief Executive Officer, Redknee

Lucas Skoczkowski, Chief Executive Officer, Redknee

What do AT&T, Bakrie Telecom, Bintel Group, Cricket, Digicel Group, Far East Tone, Inmarsat, KPN Group, MTS, Orange Group, Safaricom, T-Mobile USA, Bell, Telefonica, O2 Group, and Vodafone Group have in common? They all have Redknee!

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Realizing Ideas Through Software

Scott Simpson, President, CEO and Co-founder, bitHeads

Scott Simpson, President, CEO and Co-founder, bitHeads

Seventeen years ago – October 1995 to be precise – three Ottawa entrepreneurs got together and started a company called “bitHeads” that delved in computer security hardware as a service company. However, it soon dawned upon the founders that they had the ability to build software from scratch.

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WCIT 2012: A really Digital Event

The 18th World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT 2012) is coming to Montreal, Canada! The congress, scheduled for October 22 - 24, features a diverse range of speakers and panelists who will discuss everything from digital solutions to the role of social media in our daily lives to the ICT skills shortage to the power of technology to influence political, economic and social revolutions across the globe. It will be as fast-paced as the digital world and will focus on the theme of "ONE Vision for a Global Digital Society” and is expected to attract more than 100 high-profile speakers and attract up to 3,000 delegates from more than 80 countries.

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Update: A Summer of Economic Consultations

There has been a flurry of submissions to Finance Canada throughout the summer regarding various aspects of the Federal 2012 Budget.

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