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Dell EMC World 2016 – a study in integration  

One strain of management theory holds that the success of an acquisition depends on the speed and efficiency with which the new business is integrated into the old. This prospect was put to the test at the combined Dell and EMC end user conference held in Austin, Texas, last week as the new merged company […]

Michael Dell, CEO, Dell EMC

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DCD 2016 dives deeper into cloud  

Conversations at this year’s Datacenter Dynamics Converged/Cloud Symposium shifted from discussion of general trends in cloud deployment to more laser focus on factors that are hindering or accelerating successful adoption. Organized by InsightaaS and the TCBC, the Cloud Symposium was one of three tracks covering diverse topics in cloud, servers and storage, power and cooling […]

What exactly is AI?  

We used to think of artificial intelligence (AI) as the stuff of science fiction. And it was often evil, especially in the movies. Remember HAL, the mad sentient computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey? Or Proteus IV from Demon Seed, whose goal was to create a flesh body for itself by forcibly impregnating the wife […]

Lynn Greiner, freelance IT journalist and regular contributor to InsightaaS


IBM launches Innovation Space  

IBM Canada celebrated the official opening of its Innovation Space for entrepreneurs and startups this month. The goal of this initiative is to provide startups and entrepreneurs with the resources needed to scale up their development, specifically, cloud and cognitive technology from IBM as well as a considerable amount of in-house expertise. The Innovation Space […]

Plugging in to customer experience  

It wasn’t that long ago that Google Maps became the go to plug-in for business websites. The fact you could “find us” with a mere click of a button revolutionized the customer experience. That initial offering seems like child’s play compared to the features that are available today. Those same maps not only provide locations […]

Ziv Schierau, head of national accounts for Canada, OpenTable