News and Views

News and Views

Taming the Blockchain or/ Blockchain for the good

Blockchain has unleashed a firestorm of activity in an alternative investment world. Excited by hyperinflated prices for the technology’s first child – the cryptocurrency...

Where’s Waldo? – finding the data in distributed storage

If software is eating the world, storage is the ‘pantry’ for both software and the data it depends on. Storage, however, is often viewed...

Growing financial inclusion

Let's face it, when it comes to payment methods, we're spoiled. We can use credit cards, debit cards, digital wallets, or even good old...

SMB Summit – the wrap

Panel: Governance, risk, compliance, and cloud security Michael O'Neil, principal analyst at InsightaaS set the stage for the SMB Summit governance, risk, compliance, and cloud...

SMB Cloud Summit – pt 2

The SMB Cloud Summit packed in a full day of panels and discussions. In part one, we took a look at the morning's proceedings,...

Canada playing catchup in an era of digital transformation

At Datacenter Dynamics Connected Canada 4.0, held in Toronto this December, a plenary panel composed of key industry leaders from across Canada kicked off...

SMB Cloud Summit – the first round

While 80 percent of US companies have adopted the cloud, only half of Canadian businesses have done so, according to Joanne Anderson, director of...

An IoT report card on Dell EMC integration – pt 1

The solitary champion of Dell’s IoT campaign is gathering reinforcements. Over the past year and a half, Dell EMC has mustered far flung resources...

Artificial what?

This year, there's a new trendy technology in town. Artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as the "me too" feature that everyone is scrambling to incorporate...

Salesforce evangelist talks AI, AR innovation

In a recent visit to Toronto, Vala Afshar, chief digital evangelist at Salesforce, sat down with InsightaaS to share some thoughts on the technology...

Cloud interoperability and portability – necessary or nice to have?

Cloud computing is a done deal according to a recent InsightaaS article. Many enterprises are now using at least four distinct IT environments, including...

Blockchain taking the legal route

Blockchain is spreading its wings, as the distributed ledger technology gains traction beyond early iterations in the cryptocurrency realm. In recent months, more industries...

The Internet in 2017 – is it broken yet?

The Internet Society celebrated 25 years of work to “promote the open development, evolution, and use of the Internet for the benefit of all...

Collecting, collaborating and coordinating – data in the public sector

Dashboards, and panels and labs, oh my! Donning a different dress with new topics, new industry participants and new session formats, this year’s Information...

BadRabbit and other vermin

There's a BadRabbit in town, and it's slamming European media outlets, as well as transportation and government organizations in the Ukraine and Russia. Some...