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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 [...]

Chief globalization officer, Wim Elfrink and Cisco CEO John Chambers

Kevin Peesker, president, Dell Canada

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 [...]


Management algorithms a cloud panacea?

In the article below, Kevin Fogarty tackles the thorny topic of data centre power management, a huge subject that encompasses cloud and virtualization technologies, the politics of efficiency vs. uptime in facilities management as well as power and carbon pricing. He has chosen to focus in this piece on recent research exploring the potential for [...]

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Peter O'Grady - Information Builders

Vitamin Y: The app approach to building data service value

Context: New York-based Information Builders has committed to expanding its presence in Canada through a mix of community building exercises. One approach that the long-time provider of business intelligence solutions has adopted is the breakfast seminar targeted at exploring different techniques and applications for analytics. This past month, the Canadian marketing team invited Peter O’Grady, [...]


HP SDN App Store launch

HP has been building momentum towards launch of its HP SDN App Store, an online marketplace that went live September 25th where ISV developers of SDN applications can market their wares and customers can access enterprise class SDN solutions vetted by HP. According to Stephane Kahloun, senior global product marketing manager, SDN, HP, the store [...]

Stephane Kahloun, senior global product marketing manager, SDN, HP