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Vitamin Y: Feds outsourcing to IBM’s Barrie facility

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

Chief globalization officer, Wim Elfrink and Cisco CEO John Chambers

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 [...]


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 [...]

Kevin Peesker, president, Dell Canada

Kevin Fogarty 2

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 [...]


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, [...]

Peter O'Grady - Information Builders