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Three types of intelligence and their impact on cloud skills strategy  

Since launching in April, the Toronto Cloud Business Coalition (TCBC) has identified 10 key focus areas that are important to the acceleration of cloud adoption and use in the GTA/Canada, and has established working groups to develop best practices positions in each area. As we move through the process, we’re starting to see connections emerge […]

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Larry Zibrik, VP, market development, Sierra Wireless

Tackling IoT on the Wavefront

In many ways, discourse around the Internet of Things has been framed around devices and data. Visioning of novel business models and use cases enabled by IoT has trained its eye on cloud-based applications that can deliver new business insight and/or new citizen services based on information collected by ubiquitous sensor networks in industry, urban […]


Cloud services going rogue on corporate intranets  

For years organizations have been battling silos. Whether it’s the data centre, communications infrastructure or software, over the past decades IT departments have leveraged existing technology and integrated it in ongoing attempts to create seamless service delivery. Arguably one of the most prolific silo-generating activities these days is the deployment of cloud services on the […]

Julian_Mills, head of corporate intranet and internal social media, BMO Financial Group

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What’s in Your e-wallet? 3  

With the increasing popularity of online shopping and electronic wallets, credit card issuers are understandably nervous. Faced with online-friendly products like PayPal, they know that unless their payment methods play well in the new e-economy, they will be quickly displaced. MasterCard has stepped up to the plate with a series of products designed to make […]


Vitamin Y: Bell Canada’s big fibre play  

Context: As part of a plan to invest $20 billion in developing broadband fibre and wireless networks across Canada by 2020, Bell Canada has announced that it is investing $1.14 billion to bring Gigabit Fibe service to 1.1 million Toronto homes and businesses. Working with Toronto Hydro, and sharing use of 80,000 utility poles, the […]

Mayor of Toronto John Tory and George Cope, president and CEO Bell Canada