Articles By Don Sheppard

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Radio Boxes

As a quick follow up to my previous post on cloud computing predictions for 2015, here’s something that seems amusing...

January 20th, 2015 Don Sheppard
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Peering into the 2015 crystal ball – the clouds will reign

Last year I would have called this my IT predictions for 2015.  This year my crystal ball is pretty cloudy...

January 11th, 2015 Don Sheppard
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My takeaway from the Microsoft Cloud & Mobility Summit

Microsoft held its Cloud and Mobility Summit at the Allstream Centre in Toronto on December 3rd and 4th.  The event...

December 15th, 2014 Don Sheppard
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Personal clouds

It seems as if almost everything is being called a cloud these days. One of the more recent ideas is the “Personal...

November 18th, 2014 Don Sheppard
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Cloud computing and device problems

The other day I had a problem with my iPhone -- a 4S, with 64GB running iOS 8.1 -- so...

November 14th, 2014 Don Sheppard
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Web publishing as a service

As cloud computing matures and evolves, almost everything IT-related is a target for “as a Service” delivery, from the most...

October 27th, 2014 Don Sheppard
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Technology predictions for the coming year

Last month I went to the CANARIE conference in Toronto to hear Duncan Stewart, director of technology at Deloitte Canada, present...

October 20th, 2014 Don Sheppard
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A hype cycle for the cloud chasm

I’ve been thinking about adoption rates and use cases for cloud computing, particularly here in Canada.  My goal is to...

September 3rd, 2014 Don Sheppard
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The NIST cloud computing program

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a developer of standards for the U.S. government.  According to their...

July 8th, 2014 Don Sheppard
7 steps to a security responsible firm

Is loss of control the biggest hurdle to cloud computing?

Some systems managers still believe the promise of cloud computing exceeds the technological reality.  They cite the “ities” – security,...

July 2nd, 2014 Don Sheppard