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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 [...]

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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: 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: 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 [...]


Vitamin Y: Cloud storage, backup and recovery 4

Context: May’s gathering of the TechConnex cloud peer group was addressed by Dave Clark, business leader for Clear Cover Data Protection, and Matt Adams of virtual data centre provider ThinkOn. InsightaaS recognizes this as a huge growth area within the IT industry: according to survey data from Techaisle, cloud storage is the most widely used [...]

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