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...

November 10th, 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...

September 17th, 2014 Dave O'Leary
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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...

August 13th, 2014 Dave O'Leary
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

March 10th, 2014 Dave O'Leary
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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...

January 13th, 2014 Dave O'Leary
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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,...

January 8th, 2014 Dave O'Leary