HP releases commercial OpenStack

Hewlett-Packard has released the commercial version of its Helion OpenStack software for building private clouds, along with a development platform for creating cloud-native applications. Based on the open source Cloud Foundry project,  the

Published on: October 23rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

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

Don’t fear cloud computing, mobility, says Citrix security lead

Cloud computing and mobility have been in the headlines recently, but not for showing how enterprises use them for making huge productivity gains. Instead they're signs for some of insecure systems thanks after

Published on: October 16th, 2014 Howard Solomon

SAP expands reach of HANA Enterprise Cloud with IBM deal

SAP is about to dramatically increase the number of data centres around the world hosting its HANA Enterprise Cloud platform. Rather than build server rooms itself,  IBM will host the infrastructure at its

Published on: October 14th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Skyhigh app gives governance protection to Salesforce suite

A cloud data governance solution has added an app specifically designed for Salesforce to help enterprises comply with both their security policies and regulatory requirements when using the sales, service and marketing platform. Skyhigh

Published on: October 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Ottawa firm’s solution helps protect EMC RecoverPoint

The cloud’s many benefits include not being on-premise. In theory that should make it an ideal place for enterprises to store data off site. In practice, however, the cloud also sparks privacy and

Published on: September 30th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Understanding cloud computing’s risk

"Fortune favors the brave," the CEO barks. "Once bitten, twice shy," the CIO snaps back. When the question becomes whether to buy into cloud computing or fretting over data sovereignty, what's a company

Published on: September 23rd, 2014 Jeremy Page

Video interview: A Canadian at the centre of the Internet

The road to being an Internet infrastructure entrepreneur can sometimes be a twisty one. For Al Burgio, it wound from an Ontario farm, an accounting degree, being at the centre of the dot-com

Published on: September 23rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Corporate Canada can mitigate risk by embracing cloud-based technology

Canadians aren’t risk takers, at least when it comes to technology. And with an innovation such as cloud computing, there’s a general fear of the unknown and a misconception that it’s not safe.

Published on: September 19th, 2014 Bob Elliott