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....

In Canadian cloud, plus ça change

Over the past year, the cloud marketplace in Canada has experienced profound change. While XaaS adoption has accelerated across the size and industry spectrum,...

MS cloud + AI = digital transformation

Microsoft is one of several major IT players racing to build the AI (Artificial Intelligence) startup community. In December 2016, the company announced a...

CARROT points are good for your health

There’s nothing like instant gratification for achieving a means to an end. That’s the thinking behind CARROT Insights, a unique rewards-style program that isn’t...

From Green to Smart to IoT – an IIoT journey

Named for the two-headed Roman god Janus, January is a time for reflection on the past and for looking forward to the future. In...

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...

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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...

Citizen everything

We live in a world where lines are blurring between professionals and amateurs. Except we're no longer calling them "amateurs" – they're now "citizen"...

Lenovo Yoga Book review

There are many laptops and convertibles on the market, and they're all variations on a theme. These days, that theme includes skinny and light...

Improved into oblivion

There was a day when computers and other devices connected happily to accessories, and ease of connection mattered. It appears that those days are...

AWS Canada live

Context: Amazon Web Services went live with its new Canada (Central) Region last week and is pumped to deliver a range of services out of...

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...