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Where is IBM’s enterprise growth?

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When Facebook surpassed IBM by market capitalization, it was significant. Market valuation plays a part a company’s worth, but one thing is

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 basic file store to the most complex business process. This certainly includes web

Published on: October 27th, 2014 Don Sheppard

Beware of the virtual extreme

I was struck by a recent opinion piece in the Vancouver Sun submitted by a University of British Columbia student lamenting the virtualization of everything. The writer was particularly concerned when “my forestry

Published on: October 27th, 2014 Dave O'Leary

Should businesses respond to terrorism threat levels?

After the shootings on Parliament Hill businesses may consider if they have a role protecting information in our country. When the terrorism threat level is higher, perhaps there are databases that need to

Published on: October 23rd, 2014 Donna Lindskog

CIOs and suppliers: Making the most of the relationship

Anyone who has been a CIO will tell you that a significant amount of time is spent managing relationships with suppliers. These can be good or not so good at times, but the

Published on: October 21st, 2014 Gary Davenport

Is your project red, yellow or green?

Struggling to differentiate projects that are progressing well from projects that are in serious trouble? It’s difficult to tell if a project is actually red, yellow or green from the content of some

Published on: October 21st, 2014 Yogi Schulz

Funding your innovation

In our roles as CIOs, most of us constantly battle for money to fund work on innovation and R&D. Usually, such investments are not an easy sell to the CEO or the Board.

Published on: October 20th, 2014 Michael Issaev

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 his predictions on technology in 2014.  The presentation was based on the 2014

Published on: October 20th, 2014 Don Sheppard

“The alignment of IT and business” doesn’t make sense, so don’t say it

When you open an IT publication, join an online IT community, or participate in any IT event, there is one phrase that you often repeatedly hear: IT needs to be aligned with the

Published on: October 17th, 2014 Michael Gladstone

Software that improves customer relationships and business strategy

IT professionals and decision makers are becoming increasingly aware that implementing technology without a clear cut need does not contribute to customer retention. New forms of technology may enable IT professionals and decision

Published on: October 17th, 2014 Arik Kalininsky