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: 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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]


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.” [...]

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