Author Archives : Mary Allen


Life in ‘interesting’ times  

The following article, developed by Michael O’Neil and Mary Allen, first appeared in April/May 2015 edition of Claims Canada magazine. While most of us seek to fill our days with interesting activities, the expression “may you live in interesting times” is generally thought to be a curse. Insurers would likely agree with this interpretation, as […]

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Mark Harris, lead, IBM Analytics, Canada

Big Blue goes big on IoT  

The Internet of Things has served for several years now as an aspirational touch point for bright imaginings around our connected future. But the dial on IoT positioning shifted into hyperdrive this spring as several of the tier one IT vendors announced new platforms aimed at enabling the development of IoT solutions. HP, for example, […]


Collabmobilicloud: a new document series from InsightaaS  

Market observers and tech users are now well versed in the value proposition of cloud, mobility and collaboration technologies. But how these work together to empower new levels of workplace productivity is less well understood. With the support of Dell Canada, InsightaaS is exploring the merging of these technologies in a series of Viewpoint documents […]

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Kevin Peesker, president, Dell Canada

Democratizing IT to drive digitization  

Kevin Peesker launched this year’s Dell’s Power To Do More IT Summit with the iconic video Did You Know? Documenting rapid fire the pace of change in the connected world of today, the video focuses on tech enablement, and, as the president of Dell Canada noted, on the merging of technology and business in global […]


New power solutions, new presentation at DCD 1  

Edgar Dales’ ‘cone of experience’ has inspired education researchers since 1946 to explore the effectiveness of various approaches to knowledge transfer. When numbers are applied to Dales’ conceptual model to show retention rates for various media, as researchers from the National Training Laboratories found in 2000, the results are stunning: only about 5 percent of […]

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