Author Archives : Mary Allen


An SDN primer

Much like cloud in the data centre a half decade back, software defined networking (SDN) is poised to revolutionize networking. A programmable interface that enables new levels of control over hardware infrastructure, SDN promises to ease the bottleneck to the acceleration of cloud computing that networking had become. But like any technology in its nascent [...]

Sarwar Raza, director, cloud networking and SDN, advanced technology group, HP Networking

Peter Kendall, executive director, Earth Rangers

Earth Rangers Centre tour 2014

Back in the 60s, a famous Canadian media philosopher coined the phrase “the medium is the message” to suggest that the delivery technology is in itself what provides meaning. In a variation on that theme, Cisco and Schneider met at the Earth Rangers Centre for Sustainable Technology this month to demonstrate how technology can not [...]


John McClurg, VP and chief security officer, Dell Inc.

Dell security chief on the ‘three Cs’

Very few IT interviews begin with a discussion of hermeneutics, but Dell’s chief security officer is not your average corporate officer. A onetime student of arts, philosophy, chemistry, business and the law, former FBI agent and security lead at Honeywell and Lucent Technologies, John McClurg is able to direct a wealth of contextual interpretation – [...]


CenturyLink Technology Solutions moving “up the stack”

A way to separate the providers from the players, solutions focus enables vendor organizations to move up the value chain to client conversations around solving business issues and the added services which that entails. A solutions approach can also serve to differentiate the vendor, marking the organization as a one-stop go-to for expertise and capability [...]

Kevin Conway, director, global solutions management, e-commerce, digital marketing and content management, CenturyLink Technology Solutions