Tag Archives : #cloud


Hybrid vigour  

When the cloud rose to prominence, as usual pundits promptly declared that it would replace previous technologies. In the IT world, anything new tends to capture the imagination, and instantly becomes the former-tech killer. But as time goes on, people figure out that new is not always the be-all and end-all, and old is not […]

Oliver Schaberberger, VP analytics server research and development, SAS Institute

Chip Freund, director, colocation and data centre product marketing, CenturyLink

Positioning colo in a cloudy future  

A carrot and the stick are accelerating the migration of business servers from on-premise to provider facilities. Driven by high CAPEX and OPEX costs associated with data centre build and maintenance, and attracted by the flexibility offered by colocation services, many organizations are opting to house IT equipment – or to deploy cloud services – […]


Prepping for the present: best practices in cloud skills

The Toronto Cloud Business Coalition – a group of more than 80 Canadian experts drawn from the IT management, cloud services provider, channel, academic, VC/corporate finance and consulting communities – has published a new document designed to help Canadian organizations to align skills strategies with the business opportunities unlocked by cloud. Cloud Skills Requirements and Development: A […]

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Professional Insight: Defining Best Practices in SMB Cloud

New report examines best practices in SMB cloud planning and strategy The Toronto Cloud Business Coalition – a group of more than 80 Canadian experts drawn from the IT management, cloud services provider, channel, academic, VC/corporate finance and consulting communities – has published a new document designed to help Canada’s SMBs to define paths to use of […]


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