Community cloud – Laval’s experiment in social tech

Background Since founding in 1663, Université Laval has worked to build a global reputation for high quality, comprehensive educational programming, research excellence and outreach to...

Three keys to managed services innovation

Sitting midpoint between public cloud and reliance on on-premise IT resources, managed services are an increasingly attractive alternative for the delivery of IT services....

451 Research – Rise of the machines, Part 2: AI and...

A HAL 9000 run amok entered the public consciousness back in 1968, but as the 451 Research Group notes in its two part research...

Tackling the ‘data dump’ challenge

Big Data initiatives are multiplying at an unprecedented rate. The near-ubiquitous discussion of IoT and the accelerating adoption of AI and machine learning are...

Car clouds and data networks – the Ethernet game is on

Celebrated as a “data centre on wheels,” the modern car is more software than ‘hardware’, and kicks off an enormous amount of data that...

CIA Plus Meetup tackles IoT privacy and security

The most recent CIA Plus Meetup in Toronto touched on subjects that are becoming of prime concern to the security community. Entitled Who’s Big...

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Dell EMC World 2016 – a study in integration

One strain of management theory holds that the success of an acquisition depends on the speed and efficiency with which the new business is...

Data centre options in a post-Brexit world

In a recent conversation with a senior executive at a rapidly expanding, Toronto-based cloud provider, an inevitable point of discussion was European expansion. Like...

451 Research: The Open Compute Project; open is one thing, interoperable...

In IT parlance, “open” is often used synonymously with interoperable, but is that really end of story? In this special report presented below, 451...

Happy International Women’s Day!

On International Women’s Day it’s important to draw attention to the ongoing need to protect and promote women’s equality. This need is global, but...

Unhelpful help

In the beginning was the manual. There had to be – there was no online help, or even much assistance embedded in software. You...

Betakit – An Open Letter from the Canadian Tech Community: Diversity...

“The Canadian tech community comprises many different nationalities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, mental and physical abilities, and perspectives. We believe that this diversity...

Vitamin Y: More on merger – Dell EMC culture, customers and...

Context:  Dell EMC has taken its merger message on the road with pit stops in major Canadian cities. Last week, the company touched down...

Vitamin Y: a Dell cloud – IoT update

Context:  Dell’s acquisition of EMC has cast a long shadow. Since announcement last October of this major milestone in the company’s decade long quest...

Vitamin Y: VMware’s “transition year”

Context: Pat Gelsinger was in town this month on what is emerging as a regular bi-annual tour to talk with major Canadian customers. While...