Articles By Don Sheppard

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What’s next for IT? It SMACs of a ‘third wave’ of innovation

For more than 20 years there has been talk about the digital economy, the digital society, the digital world and...

November 20th, 2015 Don Sheppard
IT leadership and the CIO

Do you need a CMDB for cloud-based systems?

Cloud computing is traveling along the hype cycle quickly, cloud technologies are maturing, and cloud adoption is accelerating on a...

October 27th, 2015 Don Sheppard
digital security key

8 things IoT ‘has to be’ for success

On September 28 and 29, 2015 I attended the Connected+2015 show at the MaRS building in Toronto. Billed as “the...

October 13th, 2015 Don Sheppard

The push me, pull me web

Dries Buytaert, co-founder of Acquia and an original creator/project leader for Drupal development, recently posted a blog about what he...

October 6th, 2015 Don Sheppard
Cloud computing

IT metrics for security services

Information Technology, especially the next generation of Social, Mobile, Analytic and Cloud (SMAC) technologies, is a complicated beast (the tale...

September 18th, 2015 Don Sheppard
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Thoughts on the user experience friendliness of systems

Systems in one form or another are or will soon be just about everywhere - in cars and trains, in...

September 10th, 2015 Don Sheppard

The ins and outs of cloud service level agreements

Are you concerned about managing cloud service level agreements (SLAs), and what impact they might have on your use of...

August 28th, 2015 Don Sheppard
Cloud computing, mobile VMware

Rogers Tech Talk – The future is still cloudy

Twenty years ago people were concerned about security on the Internet; today, almost everyone does business over the Internet without...

June 16th, 2015 Don Sheppard
Meerkat Periscope CIOs

Social video networks – crossing the chasm?

Live video streaming with mobile Internet devices, which seems to have come out of nowhere, has been taking the Internet...

June 15th, 2015 Don Sheppard
Global cloud computing

Wanted: Canadian cloud success stories

Cloud computing is being touted as the next wave in information technology.  The combined of clouds, social networks, mobility and...

June 1st, 2015 Don Sheppard