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Healthcare analytics best practice scrum

Healthcare in Ontario received a shot in the arm this month when data specialists from hospitals across the southern region of the province met to discuss the use, abuse and potential of analytics to resolve issues in institutional management and patient care delivery. Hosted by BI and analytics provider, Information Builders, the Healthcare Analytics Symposium [...]

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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