Research and Resources

Case closed – BI changing policing at YRP

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An old consultant’s adage cautions prospective clients: “you can have cheap, fast or good – pick two.” But in its business intelligence initiative, York...

New research: On Ramps to Cloud – the Network

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The notion that “a cloud is only as good as the network it connects to” has inspired development of the Toronto Cloud Business Coalition’s...

451 Research: Total cost of ownership in private cloud – guidelines for buyers

  451 Research is recognized as a global leader in a number of areas - including, and especially, in tracking the cost of cloud via...

SMB Cloud Summit – the first round

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While 80 percent of US companies have adopted the cloud, only half of Canadian businesses have done so, according to Joanne Anderson, director of...

451 Research: CyrusOne expanding at cloud-scale with modular designs and interconnected datacenters

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The adoption of hyperscale process, practice and technology in enterprise data centre has been a work in progress for some time. Need for very...

New research: Defining the Cloud Service Broker (CSB) Model

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The Toronto Cloud Business Coalition (TCBC) and InsightaaS have released a major new report that outlines the path to developing essential Cloud Service Broker...

Ace is the place…for insight

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About Ace Ace Hardware is the world’s largest hardware retail cooperative. Owned by its retailers, spanning more than 5,000 locations and with revenues of more...

451 Research: Itron lights up the smart grid and city with $948m acquisition of...

As IoT reaches ever farther into physical systems, disruption of key market relationships is becoming more apparent. While promising new levels of insight and...

451 Research: When the state of security makes you WannaCry

InsightaaS: There has been a great deal of commentary on WannaCry, the worm that seemed poised to infect an enormous number of systems with...

Secrets of a CISO – Defining the security leader’s development path

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A newly-published InsightaaS Industry Brief delivers an insider’s view of the building of a CISO Of all the challenges facing corporate IT planners, development of...

BI at MSH: a study in metric mobilization

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The challenge:   Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) is a two-site community hospital that delivers diagnostic services and clinical programs in acute care medicine and surgery,...

451 Research: Enterprise file sync and share down but not out

InsightaaS: Discussions of cloud storage often revolve around price and the 'race to the bottom'. Yet research shows that file storage and sharing is...

451 Research: OCP Summit 2017. A maturing hardware ecosystem still needs a spark for...

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The Open Compute Project’s celebration of its ninth annual summit begs two observations: while interest in this initiative remains high, it’s not clear how...

451 Research: Google Cloud Next 2017 – Is Google’s pricing a clear and present...

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InsightaaS: With buzz mounting around Google's entry to Canada - challenging AWS and Azure in hyperscale, and complicating value propositions for local CSPs - we...

451 Research – Rise of the machines, Part 2: AI and the labor market

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A HAL 9000 run amok entered the public consciousness back in 1968, but as the 451 Research Group notes in its two part research...