Articles By Don Sheppard


The Summit on Enterprise Mobility – a few observations

I attended the fifth annual Summit on Enterprise Mobility earlier this month presented by the Strategy Institute in Toronto.  I was...

October 16th, 2016 Don Sheppard
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Ingress – a real world mobile game

If you are like me, you’ve probably never heard of the term “exergame” before. That changed for me on Sept. 24 when...

October 4th, 2016 Don Sheppard
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Architecting IT in the cloud era

Recently I’ve been thinking about the relationships among emerging technologies, especially how the various ecosystems fit together. The list of...

October 2nd, 2016 Don Sheppard

Is the world ready for a jack-less iPhone? Apple seems to think so

According to Wikipedia, applejack “is a strong apple-flavored alcoholic beverage produced from apples, popular in the American colonial period.”  That sounds pretty good, so who...

September 29th, 2016 Don Sheppard

Modernizing standards development

Everyone involved in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has been exposed to and most likely impacted by standards in one...

September 27th, 2016 Don Sheppard
Cloud Data Centre

Some thoughts on an AWSome Day

On August 24 I attended the training event, called AWSome Day, that was hosted by Amazon Web Services in Toronto. I...

September 1st, 2016 Don Sheppard

Why you should care about chatbots

There’s a new buzzword in IT this year – chatbots, aka bots. Of course the term isn’t that new or...

August 30th, 2016 Don Sheppard
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Storage in the digital world

According to IDC, the total amount of digital information created and replicated in 2013 surpassed 4.4 Zettabytes, and the size...

August 23rd, 2016 Don Sheppard
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Highlighting the federal government’s cloud adoption strategy

The Government of Canada in an effort to recognize and build a strong IT workforce released its Cloud Adoption Strategy...

August 11th, 2016 Don Sheppard

Why I’m playing Pokémon Go and why you should too

I have a confession to make: I’m brand new to Pokémon Go and barely know what I’m doing. I can’t...

August 5th, 2016 Don Sheppard