Articles By Don Sheppard

Amazon Chime – first impressions

I heard news the other day that Amazon is now offering its communications service called Chime. I thought I’d give...

February 22nd, 2017 Don Sheppard

Notes from Microsoft’s Innovation Nation

On Jan. 27, I attended Microsoft’s Innovation Nation event at the Art Gallery of Ontario. It was, for me, an...

February 2nd, 2017 Don Sheppard

The cloud service broker – a necessary role?

There seems to be growing interest in cloud service brokers (CSBs) and their role in the cloud computing ecosystem. For...

January 30th, 2017 Don Sheppard

Looking forward to 2017

The calendar year end is always a good time to look back at accomplishments and forward to the future in...

January 3rd, 2017 Don Sheppard
Microsoft Connect event

IoT opportunities for Santa Claus

This week I am inspired to consider how IoT might be useful to Santa Claus. Santa Claus operates on a...

December 22nd, 2016 Don Sheppard
Neptune Duo smart watch

The cyber security “as a service” strategy

Cyber security is, without doubt, the biggest elephant in the IT room. Like the blind men and the elephant parable,...

December 21st, 2016 Don Sheppard

Notes from Technicity 2016: Building smarter cities

Technicity 2016 was an opportunity to gage Toronto’s progress towards the goal of a digital, connected, smarter city. In the world...

December 14th, 2016 Don Sheppard

Some thoughts from the iTech 2016 conference

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

December 3rd, 2016 Don Sheppard

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

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