Author Archives : Mary Allen


Mobility Phase III – a new take on business productivity  

In today’s work world, productivity is measured by outcome rather than time, and performance, not presence, serves as the better gauge of employee value. And while brick and mortar buildings continue to exist to support some in-office activities, a new distributed workforce model has evolved that relies increasingly on mobile and collaboration technologies that link […]

Shawn Rosemarin, Chief-of Staff, Americas Systems Engineering, VMware

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Hydro delivers a DC power boost  

La belle province is the new darling of the Canadian data centre industry. Driven by growing appetite for data centre services associated with the digitization of business and daily life, and fueled by demand for local delivery, global operators are setting up shop in Quebec at an impressive rate. While AWS announced this past January […]


Microsoft brings Canadian Azure to early adopters  

A (r) evolutionary conjuncture of factors has culminated in Canadian-based, Microsoft cloud resource lift-off. First announced last June, Canadian cloud capability has finally come into focus with release of an operational preview of Microsoft’s Azure to select “early adopter” customers out of data centre facilities located in Toronto and Quebec City. In Q2 2016, the […]

Janet Kennedy, president, Microsoft Canada

Chris Skinner, author, Fintech

Blockchain to unleash the Internet of Value

Chris Skinner built a successful career around work with technology companies that serve the financial services community. Fourteen years ago, he went rogue and began to write about the industry in a daily blog – The Finanser – and about its future in books – 14 in fact, over the past decade. Described by a […]


CL and SAP partnering to drive new analytics opportunity

If the reasons to partner are legion, they generally coalesce around the desire to fill a gap – the opportunity to learn and adopt new skills or technology, access to resources or adjacent markets, the sharing of financial risk and cost, scale enablement and the ability to focus on core strengths while developing broader product/service […]

Gary Gauba, president, CenturyLink Cognilytics