From provincial databases to ultra-critical federal data lines, from the technology behind city tax management to tools enabling law enforcement collaboration in times of need, we've done it.
Our most closely guarded & private clients, we have long operated for government agencies across the nation, with a fully Canadian staff from CEO to Leo (he's in HR). We keep out of the limelight, because duty comes first.
We began as a crown corporation, serving the people of Saskatchewan & later moving outward, delivering a neighbourly touch to some of the pioneering steps in Canadian technology history, right back to the early 70s. With pocket-protectors & bell-bottom pants, playing this new thing, Pong.
The need for accountability, reliability, & extraordinarily perfect operations is ingrained in our corporate soul. We've been where you are, our people rely on your services, & we are trusted by dozens of governments & agencies across the nation every day.
Being behind the scenes means being unseen, so we often can't disclose the exact work we do or name-drop all of our clients. However, we can tell you ways we've discovered to help clients in your industry, with the solutions that drive efficiency & progress in a rapidly changing world.
The technology behind modern cities is a startlingly large collection of custom code, tweaked & bundled often with hundreds of other applications over decades. From the basics like tax management to the database of animal control, & the more complex such as provincial integration to inputting parking tickets, it all has to keep working.
This has traditionally been a stumbling block toward cloud migrations, a task that seems so big that it drags on until your procurement dept is desperately hunting down machines that can run Windows 95 for that one incident report program you can't live without. So, what if we told you that legacy stuff could work just fine in the cloud? What if our people could just wave their hands (over a keyboard) & presto, virtual beige box?
That would just be step one, a way to assure everything works flawlessly regardless of pressures from hardware or demand. The dormant potential of combining all your systems, upgrading old code to take advantage of modern technology, & embracing the cost savings & power of cloud, puts cities in a position to take on the increasingly connected future. Your applications can intertwine, automate tasks traditionally done by humans, & run on less resources than ever before while making downtime a distant memory.
Flourishing on cloud is a journey without a defined path, holding a course that takes your needs & operations front & centre is critical. You can consider us a sherpa.
With inspectors on structures around town, roadwork happening at key traffic points, fire depts needing uninterrupted comms on calls, & a constant collective of city employees & contractors on the move, connectivity is key.
As one of the few nationally registered circuits providers, we put together a protected network for all your devices, from offices to vehicle fleets, always on & managed with a single cost effective bill, allowing data control such as priority access to key applications, user management, & the interlink of land & mobile connections.
Major city services are a prime target for opportunists, holding hostage the very utilities universal to every resident.
The costs of downtime & rapidly reenforcing systems after an event are high, covering data centre hardware up to countless processes from many depts. There is no pre-packaged solution, but there are teams capable of covering the spectrum of weak points you need to protect.
Our security teams scour the range of technology you utilize, building a comprehensive plan to armour your core services, while lifting many applications & data services into the cloud where Microsoft can take over.
When in doubt, Microsoft knows what they're doing. They built Windows, & the gargantuan collection of enterprise tools & platforms that goes with it. With over 3500 full time security experts, Microsoft has built a centre of digital warfare excellence to actively manage threats, from DDOS to the most recent SecDev discoveries. Together, we bring you the same in-the-moment defence as agencies like the FBI, or many among Fortune 500, all guarded by the same team.
He's called Bill Gates for a reason.
Our growing cities have growing departments, constantly adding new digital capabilities, such as that new permit management system to comply with changing provincial regulations, or that fancy new roadworks app being promised to the public but things are a little buggy.
When simple solutions don't cut it, DevOps steps into our bigger modernization & cloud migration projects. DevOps is the endless cycle of constant code improvement, tightening integrations, upgrading apps to align better with executive ideals, & making all your city functions more fluid with every pass.