Cloud

University of Toronto SCS adds new ‘Cloud Systems in Practice’ advanced...

Cloud computing is becoming ubiquitous. 2016 research from Techaisle found that 80% of US small businesses and 100% of firms with 500+ employees are...

“Building Cloud Value” – a review

It seems fitting that a guidebook about today’s most pervasive and powerful business technology should have been put together in an innovative manner. The...

Analytics

The foundations of insight

These are halcyon days for the analytics/Big Data community. Research from CapGemini/EMC shows that a majority of businesses are planning to increase their investment...

Quantum Valley the next frontier

At a recent Google GO NORTH event in Toronto, RIM co-founder, founder of the Perimeter Institute and the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and...

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IoT

2017: a year of living virtually

Each year about this time, analysts, pundits, and pretty much anyone else with an opinion begins to pontificate about what the next years will...

Is Blockchain the key to our IoT security future?

There are plenty of proponents who see Blockchain as more than a platform for the financial institutions of this world. Consultant Mark Kovarski is...

City of the future to run on code

Oman’s director of ICT research Ali Al Shidhani outlined the increased risk associated with urban IoT – providing recommendations to help Smart Cities stay...

Data Centre

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...

IT Management

Share alike for machine learning

Every year there’s a tech trend that starts to dominate conversations. With announcement of NextAI, there’s a lot of buzz in Canada right now...

How Linux took over the world

The computing world is never a dull place, and sometimes the most innocuous-seeming things turn into monsters. Consider, for example, the Linux operating system. Twenty-five...

FIDO progress on passwords

Since the early iterations of user names and passwords, the road to creating a simple but secure online experience has been a long and...

Vitamin Y

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...