Research and Resources

Research and Resources

451 Research: Total cost of ownership in private cloud – guidelines for buyers

  451 Research is recognized as a global leader in a number of areas - including, and especially, in tracking the cost of cloud via...

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...

451 Research: CyrusOne expanding at cloud-scale with modular designs and interconnected datacenters

The adoption of hyperscale process, practice and technology in enterprise data centre has been a work in progress for some time. Need for very...

New research: Defining the Cloud Service Broker (CSB) Model

The Toronto Cloud Business Coalition (TCBC) and InsightaaS have released a major new report that outlines the path to developing essential Cloud Service Broker...

Ace is the place…for insight

About Ace Ace Hardware is the world’s largest hardware retail cooperative. Owned by its retailers, spanning more than 5,000 locations and with revenues of more...

451 Research: Itron lights up the smart grid and city with $948m acquisition of...

As IoT reaches ever farther into physical systems, disruption of key market relationships is becoming more apparent. While promising new levels of insight and...

451 Research: When the state of security makes you WannaCry

InsightaaS: There has been a great deal of commentary on WannaCry, the worm that seemed poised to infect an enormous number of systems with...

Secrets of a CISO – Defining the security leader’s development path

A newly-published InsightaaS Industry Brief delivers an insider’s view of the building of a CISO Of all the challenges facing corporate IT planners, development of...

BI at MSH: a study in metric mobilization

The challenge:   Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) is a two-site community hospital that delivers diagnostic services and clinical programs in acute care medicine and surgery,...

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...