“Your organization can gain a significant, competitive advantage by integrating modern technology into their operations. Scheduling meetings with clients, knowledge-sharing between personnel, and accessing important information becomes immediately easier by deciding to use technology to your advantage. There is an endless list of professional activities that can be improved by using technology to your advantage. In this course, students learn both the positive aspects of using technology in the workplace, and the risks associated with changing operational procedures.
"As the digital age continues to change Canada's social, political, and economic landscapes, Aboriginal peoples are responding. Having resisted overt assimilation and initiating a process of restoring identity, Aboriginal cultures face new challenges, such as the pervasive reality of information and communications technologies (ICT). These new technologies, especially the Internet, hold promise for Aboriginal nations. If used effectively and harnessed appropriately, ICT can be a valuable tool to propel forward their process of cultural renewal."
"As the Information Age transforms Canadian society, Aboriginal Canadians can not risk being left behind. According to this report, information and communications technologies (ICT) "offer critical opportunities to strengthen Aboriginal cultural identities, promote sustainable community development and achieve greater self-reliance." These national recommendations reveal a critical opportunity for Canada's First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples to leapfrog into the Information Age."
"Aboriginal Digital Opportunities, explores how Web-based distance education, e-mail and self-directed learning software can promote the development of skills, create economic development opportunities, and enable Aboriginal peoples to participate in the knowledge economy.
"Across Canada, rural and remote First Nations face a significant 'digital divide'. As self-determining autonomous nations in Canada, these communities are building broadband systems to deliver public services to their members and residents. To address this challenge, First Nations are working towards a variety of innovative, locally driven broadband development initiatives. This paper contributes a theoretical discussion that frames our understanding of these initiatives by drawing on the paradigm of the 'First Mile' (Paisley & Richardson, 1998).
If you create technology that deals with climate change issues, clean air, clean water or soil quality, you could get funding to cover up to 33% of the costs involved in developing and testing your product.
If you operate a business in the geomatics, geology, mining, forestry or energy industry, you could get up to $13,200 to hire a recent university or college graduate in a natural science field for an internship of up to 52 weeks.
If you own a PEI-based information technology business, you can apply for term loans – You need to repay the loan within 10 years and you must contribute at least 20% of the purchase price or fair market value