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

Surprise, CIOs! We’re using way more unauthorized cloud apps than you think

It’s almost like a throwdown, the kind of challenge that CIOs may be too proud to ignore: Let us look inside your network and show just how many employees are acting as if corporate about

Published on: September 18th, 2014 Shane Schick

Cloud services deliver cost savings, flexibility to Canadian companies

Cloud computing services are now a mainstream option for Canadian organizations. Over the last decade, cloud providers have improved security and addressed other concerns raised here. Cloud services are now a multibillion dollar

Published on: September 17th, 2014 Bruce Harpham

AMD has OpenStack turnkey solution

Mid-sized organizations looking for an easy way to get an OpenStack private cloud have a new option. Chipmaker AMD said Tuesday it will sell a bundle with OpenStack, Canonical's Ubuntu LTS 14.04 version of

Published on: September 16th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Genband offers Kandy for embedding UC into business apps

For some years industry analysts have complained that many business applications don’t integrate with each other, forcing users to jump from one piece of software or Web site to another for accessing communications

Published on: September 16th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Why organizations will run to the cloud, not from it

When attending the Gigaom Structure conference in San Francisco this summer, two things stood out for me: One was how few organizations are actually running loads in the cloud today. The second was

Published on: September 16th, 2014 Jeremy Hill

SaaS software analyzer now offers on-prem version

Cloud computing is the latest hot technology, but a number of organizations still don't think it's completely safe for mission-critical or proprietary applications. That includes some of the biggest companies in the world,

Published on: September 15th, 2014 Howard Solomon