Vitamin Y

InsightaaS (as our tagline proclaims!) is dedicated to exploration of “the ‘why’ in enterprise technology.” We approach this mandate from several different directions – through long form articles that probe issues affecting IT/business strategy, through research and analysis of current trends, via online conversations with our /Cloud and /Analytics groups and other content formats, including video (our YouTube channel) and our Across the Net blog post compendium. The goal with each is to contribute what we believe is important to a full perspective on “the ‘why’.”

With Vitamin Y, we are adding another angle to the InsightaaS.com lineup. Vitamin Y are concise reports that encapsulate the key take-aways from industry events and announcements. Our intent is not to replicate news coverage, it’s to provide a perspective on why an event or launch is (or isn’t) important to enterprise technology.


Vitamin Y: Minds Meeting in Detroit

Context: Meeting of the Minds has become the premier leadership conference for sustainable cities. An initiative of Urban Age Institute which works to foster leadership and innovation in the areas of strategic urban planning, urban policy, public sector management, sustainable environmental planning and poverty reduction, the conference meets in different locations each year to highlight [...]

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Vitamin Y: An alliance analysis of IBM/Apple

Context: On July 15, Apple and IBM announced a “global partnership to transform enterprise mobility.” It spanned several different areas of collaboration: “industry-specific enterprise solutions” for iPhone and iPad, IBM cloud services “optimized for iOS, including device management, security, analytics and mobile integration,” and “new packaged offerings from IBM for device activation, supply and management.” [...]


Vitamin Y: Paul Lewis on why “You don’t have a Big Data problem”

Context: Paul Lewis is a CTO with a deep interest in Big Data. Now with Hitachi Data Systems after holding IT executive positions at Davis + Henderson and other firms, Lewis has a deep understanding of the importance of data to business strategy, and the relationship between that data and storage strategies, and between storage [...]

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Vitamin Y: Goin’ down the Canadian Road

Context: CDW rolled its Technoliner into Canadian territory this week, launching its Canada tour with a debut performance in Toronto’s downtown lakefront district. Built by West Coast Customs and CDW, the 48 foot bus has been fitted out with IT solutions and supporting infrastructure to bring CDW’s vision of latest tech development to customers and [...]


Vitamin Y: BlackBerry Experience Toronto touchdown

Context: BlackBerry has mounted a six city global tour aimed at educating enterprise customers on the company’s vision and product strategy for the next decade. Several members of CEO John Chen’s new management team were on hand at a half day Toronto Experience event at the Allstream Centre last week to outline BlackBerry differentiation and [...]

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