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Other cloud guidance (additional topics important to SMB cloud success)

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  • IoValue: Intelligence in Community Ecosystems - AN IOTCC BEST PRACTICE REPORT Uploaded on - March 28, 2018
    The ‘Smart Cities’ concept has graced academic discourse for several decades now, pointing generally and optimistically towards technology’s ability to help resolve challenges in urban life. This report will take a look at intelligent communities and provide guidance on business objectives and best practices, and address metrics and milestones.

    Lead Analyst: Mary Allen
    Contributing community experts: Don Sheppard (ConCon Management Services), Naeem Khan (City of Stratford), Paul Gragtmans (Display5), John Jung (Intelligent Community Forum), Bill Munson (University of Waterloo), Campbell Patterson (CP Communications), Reza Rajabiun (Ryerson University). Additional expert contributions from: Jennifer Sicilia (RYCOM), Kelly Daize (Invest Ottawa), Prasanna Gunasekera (City of Brampton), Ritesh Kotek (Durham Regional Police Service), Dana Saltern (BusinessOne), Roman Zubarev (29signals), Ted Longley (ORION).
  • Problem solving: The right data for the right question - A VISION TO VALUE (V2V) BEST PRACTICE REPORT Uploaded on - March 12, 2018
    This best practice report is based on the premise that problem solving is a function of obtaining ‘the right data’ to answer ‘the right question’. Inherent in the title statement is the assumption that organizations seeking information are able to identify appropriate questions and data sets, and to use data science to develop the insights needed to deliver answers needed by the business to make informed decisions; this in turn requires expertise in structuring questions that are both important to the business and answerable with analytics, and depth in finding and using data that is clean, relevant and complete. In the “Problem solving: the right data for the right question” working group research meeting, the V2V community dug into how this process can and should be managed to deliver best results.

    Lead Analyst: Michael O’Neil
    Contributing community experts: Mary Allen (InsightaaS), Andre Chin (CPP), Caterina Didio-Duggan (Information Builders), Pavan Jauhal (City of Toronto), Francis Jeanson (IAMOPEN), Victor Magdic (Concept Flow), Dean McKeown (Queen’s School of Business), Jan Naranowicz (Rogers), Mitchell Ogilvie (Information Builders), Kelly Piggott (Information Builders), Michael Proulx (Pride Conflict Management), Dana Saltern (BusinessOne), Glenda Schmidt (ex-OECM), Vlad Skorokhod (eclairesys), Jeffrey Veffer (Jones Lang LaSalle)
  • Developing the Analytics Business Case - A VISION TO VALUE (V2V) BEST PRACTICE REPORT Uploaded on - February 7, 2018
    This best practice report addresses the ‘why?’ question: why is developing the analytics business case important? The paper also reviews the related context: what is changing – in terms of technology, market opportunity or competitive pressure – that makes business case development important?

    Lead Analyst: Michael O’Neil
    Contributing community experts: Mary Allen (InsightaaS), May Chang (formerly of Markham Stouffville Hospital), Caterina Didio-Dugan (Information Builders), Francis Jeanson (I AM OPEN), Brian Joynt (Information Builders), Dean McKeown (Queen’s School of Business), Michael Proulx (Pride Conflict Management), Purushoth Ramu (LexisNexis), Don Sheppard (ConCon Management Services), Michael Shin (Ontario Government), Roman Zubarev (29signals Consulting)
  • On Ramps to Cloud - the Network - A TCBC BEST PRACTICE REPORT Uploaded on - January 15, 2018
    Essential guidance on identifying the obstacles and friction points that hinder the optimization of cloud service delivery and usage, as well as the corollary - the benefits that may be derived through better cloud network assessment, planning, operation and management.

    Lead Analyst: Mary Allen
    Contributing community experts: Ian Rae, CloudOps; Don Sheppard, ConCon Management Services; Jeff Cohen, Yum! Brands Canada; Scott Metcalfe, Jones Lang LaSalle; Celia Crowshaw, Cogeco Peer 1; Joe Belinsky , Moneris Solutions; Andrew Eppich, Equinix; Tracey Hutchison, Cisco; Ian Locke; Brian Ochab; Norman Sung
  • Defining the Cloud Service Broker Model - A TCBC BEST PRACTICE REPORT Uploaded on - December 8, 2017
    Cloud has fundamentally reshaped consumption of IT resources. By providing buyers with low or variable-cost access to software, software development environments, core processing and storage resources and even specialized skills, cloud’s “anything-as-a-Service” (XaaS) model is prompting a massive shift in IT spending away from traditional products and to on-demand alternatives.

    Lead Analyst: Michael O'Neil
    Contributing community experts: Matt Ambrose, PwC; Alex Sirota, NewPath Consulting; Brian Ochab; Viktor Vitebski; Miles Davis, Avaya; Don Kerr; Don Sheppard, ConCon Consulting; Tracey Hutchison, Cisco Systems Additional expert contributions by: Chris Kerr, Contract Capital Inc.; David Toms, CloudFX; Steve Maric, NEC; Michael Stephens; Norman Sung
  • Community cloud Uploaded on - December 8, 2017
    Laval’s experiment in social tech
  • CLOUD SKILLS REQUIREMENTS AND DEVELOPMENT - A TCBC Best Practices Document Uploaded on - December 8, 2017
    Essential guidance on identifying and developing the skills that are essential to capitalizing on cloud

    Lead Analyst: Michael O’Neil
    Contributing community experts: Alex Sirota (NewPath Consulting), Timothy Ubbens (American Express), Pam Maguire (Global Knowledge), David Sabine (Berteig Consulting), Nima Honarmandan (Berteig Consulting)