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OneLobby launches event management software

Canadian company OneLobby has launched the beta version of its new cloud-based event management software. Codenamed “Alana” in honor of Alana Hirtle, event manager at White Point Beach Resorts in Nova Scotia, the software allows event managers and their stakeholders to collaboratively manage via the cloud all facets of the event planning process.

$4M medical software prone to crashes, slow downs

Hundreds of family doctors in Nova Scotia have seen their $4-million electronic medical record system slow down or crash in recent months. The Nova Scotia government encouraged the switch over to electronic record keeping, offering incentives of $10,000 dollars for doctors to adopt the product. Beginning last fall, it started slowing down, then between December and early February, the system completely crashed four times.

Social media in Nova Scotia courts

It's amazing how, in a very short space of time, technology has changed the way we do things. Technology is prompting changes in our justice system. More and more lawyers are consulting tablets instead of day-timers. Deputies caution spectators to mute or turn off their phones. You'd better make sure you don't send details that are covered by a publication ban via Twitter or Facebook.

Students to benefit From oceans technology equipment

Students are getting access to exciting, world-class oceans equipment, technology and training to help them prepare for the high-paying, high-tech jobs that are coming to Nova Scotia. The federal shipbuilding contracts alone will provide about 11,500 jobs and work for the next 30 years when the project hits its stride. Many of those jobs will be in the oceans technology field and the province is getting Nova Scotians ready to take advantage of the upcoming opportunities.

ITC Infotech partners with Camouflage Software

ITC Infotech, a leading global IT services and solutions company and fully owned subsidiary of ITC Ltd, announced that it has entered into a partnership with Camouflage Software Inc., a leading St. John's-based data masking firm. With this tie-up, ITC Infotech and Camouflage will jointly promote market and implement the Camouflage data masking solution.

Dragons’ Den gig kick-starts educational software firm’s business

The staff of Ooka Island Inc. gathered at their Charlottetown office a few weeks ago to watch the educational software company’s pitch on CBC’s Dragons’ Den. As the pitch was broadcast, sales began to increase rapidly. This happened each hour as the show was broadcast in each time zone.

Parents attend cyber-safety workshop in Summerside

Parents in Summerside filled a workshop Thursday night on how to keep their children safe from online bullies and predators. "There's a lot happening, and parents aren't aware of how to do anything to help," said East Prince Women's Centre executive director Andy Lou Somers.

NB firm iTacit Inc. announces distribution agreement

New Brunswick-based cloud technology firm iTacit Inc. announced it has signed a national distribution agreement with Cardinal Health Canada, to distribute iTacit's workforce optimization platform - 'iTacit for Healthcare', which includes Talent Management, Social Collaboration, Document Sharing and Surveys. Cardinal Health is a Fortune 21, $103 billion healthcare services company that improves the cost-effectiveness of healthcare and employs more than 30,000 people worldwide.

Verafin records another year of growth

Verafin Inc., a leading provider of fraud detection and anti-money laundering (FRAML™) software, has announced another year of growth with a nearly 50% increase in bookings and revenue versus 2011.

New regulations on cellphone contracts in NS

New rules governing cellphone contracts that come into effect May 1 in Nova Scotia will give customers more flexibility in cancelling their contracts. The provincial government says the rules will also require cellphone companies to share more information with customers about minimum monthly costs and include those details in ads.

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