Articles By Dave O'Leary

Beware of the virtual extreme

I was struck by a recent opinion piece in the Vancouver Sun submitted by a University of British Columbia student lamenting the virtualization of everything. The writer was particularly concerned when “my forestry

Published on: October 27th, 2014 Dave O'Leary

Fighting back: Is the time for defensive IT security policy over?

Is it time to move away from defence-based protection of our data and IT systems and fight back against those who would use computers to  compromise power, water, communication and transportation infrastructure? It

Published on: September 17th, 2014 Dave O'Leary

Business needs a new kind of information technology employee

How often have you heard about the fast pace of change in the IT world and how hard it is to keep up? That fast change used to be about hardware and software.

Published on: August 13th, 2014 Dave O'Leary

A tool for Canadian SME’s in their battle to improve cyber-security

According to Industry Canada’s 2012 analysis of small and medium enterprises in Canada, over 7.7 million employees, or 69.7 percent of the total private labour force, worked for small businesses; 2.2 million employees,

Published on: July 17th, 2014 Dave O'Leary

A cloudy future for higher education

In March I shared the story of the Atlantic Computational Excellence Network (ACENET) and its critical importance supporting leading edge research. As the date of the 2014 High Performance Computing Conference in Halifax

Published on: June 15th, 2014 Dave O'Leary

Post-secondary accreditation: A key differentiator when hiring new grads

According to a recent Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) report, “…by 2016 approximately 106,000 jobs will need to be filled in Canada with demand for critical jobs far exceeding supply.” Compounding this

Published on: May 21st, 2014 Dave O'Leary

IT in Canada’s post-secondary system key to economic impact

Colleges in Canada were created to broaden access to post-secondary education, and their economic value has proven itself again and again. In British Columbia the numbers are in for 2014 and they are

Published on: April 15th, 2014 Dave O'Leary

How high performance computing works in the Maritimes

Universities across Canada rely on high performance computing (HPC) to support research activities.  With the speed of developments in cloud computing and big data, the need for HPC in post-secondary research is greater

Published on: March 10th, 2014 Dave O'Leary

The Internet of doggy things at CES 2014

LAS VEGAS -- The last day of the 2014 International CES found me in the Eureka Park Zone. For new companies looking to establish in the consumer electronics space, Eureka Park provides startups

Published on: January 13th, 2014 Dave O'Leary

Wearable fitness technology highlights CES 2014

With more than 3,200 exhibitors sharing their innovations among 150,000 plus delegates across an event area exceeding 178,000 square metres, the 2014 International CES is truly an amazing place. The future of consumer

Published on: January 8th, 2014 Dave O'Leary