Tracking Keys Pays Dividends

Technology helps bring order to chaos at Canadian Broadcasting Corp.


Of the 3,000-plus employees at the SRC Montreal headquarters, some 1,078 are registered system users. They include television and maintenance technicians, technical directors, reporters, administration staff and television personalities.


Using an electronic key control system has enabled SRC to maximize the use of its resources. For example, when previously a car might be used “all day,” now it is possible to schedule usage more precisely. If three hours is long enough, the car is then free for use later in the day by another employee. “We are able to do more with the same amount of resources,” said Chaput. “We now monitor much more closely how our resources are used.”