Author Archives : Mary Allen


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

Chief globalization officer, Wim Elfrink and Cisco CEO John Chambers

IoT in hype hyperdrive

“Our role is to be a market maker of IoT,” Cisco CTO Pasmadree Warrior proclaimed at the second annual Internet of Things World Forum held in Chicago last week. Since embarking on this project eight years ago, Cisco has ignited considerable interest in the connection of sensors, networks and analytics, a confluence of technologies that [...]


451 Research: The Green Grid breaks out of the datacenter to explore smart cities and the cloud 1

In the article below, the 451 Group’s European research manager, Andrew Donoghue, offers an interesting take on efforts of The Green Grid to remain relevant in an industry that is fickle in its support of the Next Big Thing. According to Donoghue, the organization built its reputation on “the hype around green IT” but is [...]

Andrew Donoghue, European research manager, 451 Group

Rob Carmichael - Woodbine Inel integrator

New Intel for Woodbine races

Beyond their intrinsic value as a showcase for new technology implementation, case studies provide another service. They demonstrate the art-of the-possible, and in so doing enable businesses to vision how IT solutions might be applied in their own circumstance – and to what end. By comparing and contrasting their own organization’s needs with that of [...]


Dell helps Art of the Entrepreneur celebrate small business

Rarely riveting, conferences on entrepreneurship are often like a dose of castor oil – good for you, but hard going down. Most are long on advice from the other shore – the ‘have-already-made-its’ – and replete with pious counsel but typically fails to address the real life concerns or capture the energy of this emerging [...]

Kevin Peesker, president, Dell Canada