Articles By Don Sheppard

electric power

Five lessons from Internet history

It’s been said (and often repeated) that those who don’t learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them. ...

April 14th, 2015 Don Sheppard
job applicants, hiring, IT talent

The evolution of talent – skills + expertise + experience

I recently read an article about the emerging IT talent shortage in Canada, and it got me thinking about what...

April 8th, 2015 Don Sheppard
global feature

The impact of net neutrality on cloud computing

Net neutrality has been in the news a lot lately, but there’s much less discussion of its relationship to and...

March 31st, 2015 Don Sheppard
Docker cloud container

Containerized cloud computing – the next big thing?

Cloud computing seems to have become a roller coaster of technology advancement – everyday there’s something new and improved, and...

March 3rd, 2015 Don Sheppard
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Observations on the Canadian government cloud RFI

The Government of Canada issued a Request for Information (RFI) on December 2, 2014 requesting comments on the topic of...

March 2nd, 2015 Don Sheppard
IT office business

Does your enterprise even need a formal cloud policy?

With all the buzz on cloud migration, IT industry experts have insisted that enterprises need a corporate cloud computing policy,...

February 10th, 2015 Don Sheppard
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Online reputation – control and portability

There once was a time when business could be transacted with a simple handshake or a signature.  A failure to...

February 3rd, 2015 Don Sheppard
Cell tower #2

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
how the end user uses applications

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
Microsoft Cloud and Mobility solutions

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