Research and Resources

Research and Resources

451 Research: Enterprise file sync and share down but not out

InsightaaS: Discussions of cloud storage often revolve around price and the 'race to the bottom'. Yet research shows that file storage and sharing is...

451 Research: OCP Summit 2017. A maturing hardware ecosystem still needs a spark for...

The Open Compute Project’s celebration of its ninth annual summit begs two observations: while interest in this initiative remains high, it’s not clear how...

451 Research: Google Cloud Next 2017 – Is Google’s pricing a clear and present...

InsightaaS: With buzz mounting around Google's entry to Canada - challenging AWS and Azure in hyperscale, and complicating value propositions for local CSPs - we...

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

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

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...

451 Research – Rise of the machines, Part 1: Has the labor market benefited...

A common critique of regulation aimed at protecting citizens is that technology moves more quickly than policy makers. Given the rapid pace of innovation...

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...

Financing Fred Hutch – a study in data transformation

Background: Based in Seattle, Washington, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch) is a world leader in the detection, prevention and treatment of...
Prepping for the present best practices in cloud skills

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,...

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...

“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...

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...

Boots on to drive IoT adoption

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot, hot topic today, not only because it's something new and interesting, but because it has the...

Reducing Risk in IIoT

What is a “Security Framework” and how can it help protect against the unique threat landscape that is evolving with the Industrial Internet of...
Closing the channel loop

Closing the channel loop

Recent work on a couple of channel consulting projects has prompted me to spend some time looking at how IT vendors quantify channel expenditures...