Tag Archives : IT management & control


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 […]

Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware

Amir Belkhelladi, cybersecurity practice lead, Deloitte Eastern Canada

The ugly truth about ransomware

Recent media coverage of hospitals attacked by ransomware in Ottawa and Norfolk County has alerted everyone to the inherent dangers – and complexity – of these nefarious attacks, which are increasing at an alarming rate. While cyberattacks receiving the most press in recent years have been focused on stealing information or outright theft, the motivation […]


Stop helping me!

When Microsoft announced that Windows 10 would be a free upgrade to systems running Windows 7 and higher, individuals and companies alike smiled, albeit in a guarded manner. OS upgrades usually aren’t cheap, so it would save them a bundle. But then the gotchas kicked in. To begin with, Enterprise versions of the OSes weren’t […]

Lynn Greiner, freelance IT journalist and regular contributor to InsightaaS

Kimberley McKay, IT director, Mabel's Labels

Mabel’s Labels explores Office 365

Background: Mabel’s Labels was established in 2003 as a home-based business by four Hamilton-based mothers. The waterproof label for children’s items company has grown to 40 employees and now sells to a global customer base. As the company grew, its technology needs became more complex. Over time it had accumulated a random combination of legacy […]


Serving the common good: intelligence sharing in an era of automation

  Vincent Weafer is a long term veteran of the IT industry and cyber security battleground. A former VP of Symantec’s security response unit, as SVP at McAfee Labs, he now manages a team of four hundred researchers working in 30 countries, as well as millions of sensors around the globe dedicated to helping protect […]

Vincent Weafer, SVP, McAfee Labs, Intel Security