Healthcare analytics best practice scrum

Healthcare in Ontario received a shot in the arm this month when data specialists from hospitals across the southern region of the province met to discuss the use, abuse and potential of analytics to resolve issues in institutional management and patient care delivery. Hosted by BI and analytics provider, Information Builders, the Healthcare Analytics Symposium [...]

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Ash Mathur, VP and Canadian country manager, CenturyLink

The outcomes-based business cloud

InsightaaS: On November 3, InsightaaS Principal Analyst Michael O’Neil is releasing a new book on cloud entitled “The Death of Core Competency: A management guide to the zero-friction future.” The foreword to the book was written by Ash Mathur, VP and Canadian country manager for CenturyLink. It is an excellent intro to the content of [...]


Datacenter Dynamics zones in on the GTA

There has been a lot of buzz in the Canadian data centre space of late. For its part, InsightaaS media has noted and recently reported on significant investments in infrastructure by large global vendors, the launch of substantial new capacity and the entry of smaller players looking to best the best with state-of-the-art hardware and [...]

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Lynn Greiner, freelance IT journalist and regular contributor to InsightaaS.com

Full Circle

For the past few years, the rule has been consolidate, consolidate, consolidate. Every time we turn around, some company has been devoured by another. In many cases, the acquired organization was assimilated, in others, it simply faded into oblivion as its new owner inhaled the intellectual property it wanted and killed the rest. Over the [...]


Vitamin Y: Feds outsourcing to IBM’s Barrie facility

Context: IBM Canada announced this month that Shared Services Canada (SSC) has selected IBM to provide and manage enterprise data centre space as part of the Canadian government’s data centre consolidation initiative. The federal government has chosen to outsource some of its facilities requirements to IBM’s Barrie data centre, which launched in September 2012 with [...]

Bob Wylie, VP of IT services, IBM Canada