Vitamin Y

InsightaaS (as our tagline proclaims!) is dedicated to exploration of “the ‘why’ in enterprise technology.” We approach this mandate from several different directions: through long form articles that probe issues affecting IT/business strategy, through research and analysis of current trends, via online conversations with our /Cloud and /Analytics groups and other content formats, including video (our YouTube channel) and our Across the Net blog post compendium. The goal with each is to contribute what we believe is important to a full perspective on “the ‘why'”

With Vitamin Y, we are adding another angle to the lineup. Vitamin Y are concise reports that encapsulate the key take-aways from industry events and announcements. Our intent is not to replicate news coverage, it’s to provide a perspective on why an event or launch is (or isn’t) important to enterprise technology.

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 to build an end-to-end solution business, Dell ‘news’ has been consumed by speculation over what a newly merged Dell/EMC business might look like in terms of product, operation and cultural integration, […]

Kirk Schell, VP product marketing, Dell Client Solutions

Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware

Vitamin Y: VMware’s “transition year”

Context: Pat Gelsinger was in town this month on what is emerging as a regular bi-annual tour to talk with major Canadian customers. While in Toronto, the CEO of VMware also took some time to speak with local media about the company’s positioning, products and opportunity at a time of significant transition for the company […]

Vitamin Y: IBM Bell partner to push hybrid platforms

Context: IBM and Bell recently announced their partnership to provide business customers across Canada with access to specialized cloud services via Bell’s Business Cloud. According to the agreement, Bell will deliver secure, high speed access to a range of on-demand compute and storage options available through the IBM Cloud. Four keYs: Synergy the source of […]

Nevil Knupp, VP cloud, IBM Canada

Ryan Wilson, CTO and chief security advisor, Scalar Decisions

Scalar Decisions launches Advanced SOC in new TO home

Context: Canadian solutions integrator Scalar Decisions is at a high peak in its growth trajectory, and has the new digs to prove it. This November, the company announced new headquarters in Toronto to compliment offices in Montreal, Ottawa, London, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver and to help house 59 new staff the company plans to […]

Vitamin Y: Cloud Symposium Recap – Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC)

Context: In April 2015, InsightaaS teamed with stakeholders from across the cloud community – enterprise and SMB IT management, global IT leaders and Canadian cloud service providers, integrators and consultants, academics, associations, training firms and other experts – to launch the Toronto Cloud Business Coalition. Dedicated to accelerating adoption and use of cloud in Canada, […]