Articles By Don Sheppard

Donald Trump at podium - Nov. 8

Fake news and the end of trust on social networks

Various stories have appeared about “fake news” and its possible impact on the US presidential election. Does this mean we...

December 1st, 2016 Don Sheppard

Some thoughts from the iTech 2016 conference

The iTech 2016 Conference was held in Toronto on Nov. 17th, and I came away with a few thoughts that...

December 1st, 2016 Don Sheppard

DellEMC lets the transformation begin

I attended the DellEMC Forum 2016 in Toronto on Nov. 15 (along with more than 500 other people). It was a fact-filled...

November 24th, 2016 Don Sheppard

The death and resurrection of the PC

Some people would say the PC is dead; others say it has always been doing fine or, at worst, is...

November 2nd, 2016 Don Sheppard

Are you an ICT expert?

My original idea for this blog was “on becoming an ICT expert,” but a very basic question occurred to me:...

November 1st, 2016 Don Sheppard

Some thoughts on data centres from the Converged Canada conference

Datacenter Dynamics presented the Converged Canada conference on October 12 with two pre-conference workshops the day before.  The conference headline...

October 26th, 2016 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
Modern interior of server room in datacenter

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