The NIST cloud computing program

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a developer of standards for the U.S. government.  According to their website, their mission is: “From the smart electric power grid and electronic health

Published on: July 8th, 2014 Don Sheppard

Analytics and Big Data for the Midmarket

However, determining which solutions will best deliver on value is challenging.  This Aberdeen Group report serves as a guide to help such entities arrive at the right decision.

Published on: June 4th, 2014 IT World Canada Team

The Case for Business Analytics in Midsize Firms

Yet many mid-size entities are lagging in their use of business intelligence and analytics tools. Presenting the results of a survey of C-level executives and a case study, The Benefits of Business Analytics

Published on: June 4th, 2014 IT World Canada Team

The business case for the Enterprise Cloud

Understanding the differences is essential to meet current and future IT requirements with efficiency and scalability. Read "The Business Case for Enterprise Cloud" now, and learn how an enterprise cloud meets enterprise demands

Published on: May 23rd, 2014 IT World Canada Team

Cloud computing standards update – ISO JTC1/SC38

I last wrote about the cloud computing standards work of ISO/JTC1/SC38, which is the ISO committee concerned with distributed application platforms and services, back in October of 2013.  Here’s an update. The final

Published on: April 2nd, 2014 Don Sheppard

SAP buys another cloud provider

SAP is buying a cloud-based solution for overseeing procuring and managing freelance or contract labour and services. The company said Wednesday it intends to buy Fieldglass Inc. of Chicago, which makes a vendor management system. It

Published on: March 26th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Canadian providers in new Cisco Intercloud

Cisco Systems Inc. plans to spend US$1 billion over the next two years building what it calls the world’s biggest global Intercloud for hosting applications through a number of international carriers and service

Published on: March 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

SolidFire flash arrays now appeal to enterprises

A maker of all-flash storage systems used by cloud service providers has updated the operating with enterprise-class features. SolidFire said version 6 of its Element OS will be available in the second quarter with four new

Published on: March 17th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Cloud Computing in the Midmarket: Assessing the Options in 2013

This will be helpful to senior management and IT professionals in midmarket firms as they determine whether cloud computing solutions represent a good fit for their firms and what approach to adoption would

Published on: March 5th, 2014 IT World Canada Team