Case Study: Government of Alberta Wireless Messaging Solution
Alberta is a large western territory in Canada with a population of over 2.9 million citizens. Culturally and economically diverse, Alberta offers one of the strongest economies in North America, with resources and industries varying from agriculture and forestry to technology. The Government of Alberta (GoA) is comprised of multiple committees, agencies and offices, and is headed by a premier, or head, of the provincial cabinet. A large network of computer systems is utilized to handle the internal workings of the government and includes such devices as: servers, databases, building security, and environmental systems. Consolidation and automation of communication among the various agencies is a top priority, prompting the GoA to invest in a paging solution for territory wide inter-agency communications. In addition, the GoA also utilizes the paging solution to notify technicians when a network anomaly or other event occurs that requires a technician to or other employee to respond to and/or remedy the situation.