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: new Cisco Canada headquarters an “IoT living lab”  

Context: Cisco Canada is set to open doors this coming May on new Canadian headquarters in the RBC Waterpark Place III building at Harbour Square. The company will occupy floors 26 to 29 of the complex, as well as the second floor, which will house an Innovation Hub for customers and ecosystem partners to explore […]

Rick H Cisco

Vitamin Y: a new home for Lenovo Canada

Context: Lenovo cut the ribbon on new headquarters located in Markham, Ontario last week. Designed to house an expanding workforce in a collaborative work environment, the 37,000 square foot is contained on the building’s ground floor and features equal parts designated workstation and open concept, flexible use meeting space to support 200 workers. The office […]


Vitamin Y: Feds outsourcing to IBM’s Barrie facility 1

Context: IBM Canada announced this month that Shared Services Canada (SSC) has selected IBM to provide and manage enterprise data centre space as part of the Canadian government’s data centre consolidation initiative. The federal government has chosen to outsource some of its facilities requirements to IBM’s Barrie data centre, which launched in September 2012 with […]

Bob Wylie, VP of IT services, IBM Canada

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, […]


Vitamin Y: The value of (business) collaboration

Context: At InsightaaS, we write extensively about “collaboration” — and like many professionals with an IT bent, we often interpret the term itself as referring to a set of technologies first, considering interaction as a supported function. There are some parallels when we consider collaboration as a business activity rather than viewing it as an […]

Peesker and the ice buckets