A cloudy future for higher education

In March I shared the story of the Atlantic Computational Excellence Network (ACENET) and its critical importance supporting leading edge research. As the date of the 2014 High Performance Computing Conference in Halifax

Published on: June 15th, 2014 Dave O'Leary

SAP enterprise customers getting serious about the cloud: survey

Large enterprise customers of SAP AG are eager to move to the cloud, but still have some lingering doubts, according to a study conducted for IT service provider HCL. Some of the company's

Published on: June 13th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Amazon hypes the virtues of cloud computing

From its origins as an online bookseller, Amazon.com Inc. has gotten its finger in a lot of pies. Among other things, it has now become a major purveyor of cloud computing services to

Published on: June 6th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Infrastructure optimization on the cheap

Considering more hardware to beef up an IT infrastructure that's hitting the wall? In the age of virtualization, cloud computing and software-based systems it should go without saying that buying more boxes is

Published on: June 5th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Cloud computing triples probability of major data breach: survey

In 2013 the cloud computing market was worth more than US$131 billion, according to Gartner Inc., with huge growth still to come. With huge increases in the number of employees working from home,

Published on: June 4th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Dimension Data offers cloud in Canada

For years Japan’s Dimension Data has been active in this country providing consulting services and reselling hardware and software from a number of vendors. Now it is a direct service provider. The company,

Published on: May 28th, 2014 Howard Solomon

How to get into the cloud – and protect your data

It may look to some people as if there's no negotiating room when entering into agreements with cloud service providers, especially when it comes to protecting sensitive data that may pass through the

Published on: May 19th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Ontario data centre shutdown will save $20 million, province says

The doors are slamming shut and when the two-year process is complete, only two provincial data centres will remain out of a former network of 22. While it's a massive closure, the Ontario

Published on: May 13th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

IBM to simplify data analytics for novice users, developers

LAS VEGAS – IBM Corp. is adding two new features to its data analytics portfolio, aimed at helping businesses refine their data and get more out of what it has to say. At

Published on: April 30th, 2014 Candice So