Tata CTO sees room for increased Canadian partnerships

For years Canada has had a vigorous – if sometimes cash-starved – IT startup community that grows and shrinks with the economy. Now one of the world’s biggest IT firms is taking a

Published on: June 25th, 2014 Howard Solomon

KPMG announces new enterprise app incubator

It's a truism that the era of Big Data has added huge challenges for enterprises seeking to unlock the value in that data. That's why data analytics is such a booming field right

Published on: May 30th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

French IT group bases North American arm in Montréal

French IT services, consulting and engineering giant Groupe Astek has announced that it plans to establish its North American headquarters in Greater Montréal, creating 100 new jobs over the next three years. The

Published on: May 14th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

The friendly co-pilot: After the ink has dried, part 3

Just because you’ve outsourced your IT doesn’t mean everything falls on the shoulders of your partner. As I wrote in the first two parts of this series on helping a client with an IT

Published on: April 11th, 2014 Graham J. McFarlane

The friendly co-pilot

You are a member of the leadership team of your IT organization, or perhaps are the CIO or the boss of the CIO. Sometimes you naturally have problems and may need some help.

Published on: December 16th, 2013 Graham J. McFarlane

Philippine BPO industry unscathed by Haiyan: Gartner

Deaths attributed to Typhoon Haiyan have gone up to 5,200 and destruction to property is estimated at around $212 million but the Philippines’ business process outsourcing (BPO) industry, which serves companies around the

Published on: November 22nd, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Client-centric IT: The roles that matter (Part 1)

For the past 15 to 20 years, the IT organization’s fundamental role was to be operationally efficient. It started with the reduction in portfolios brought about by ERP implementation, passed through getting control

Published on: October 1st, 2013 Bruce Stewart

User lobbying leads to flexible SAP license policy

Protracted lobbying efforts by user groups have pushed SAP AG to alter its software licensing policy.With the changes, customers are now able to replace existing on-premise software licenses and associated maintenance fees with

Published on: August 23rd, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

8 IT consultant vetting tips

Q. How many consultants does it take to change a light bulb? A. One to change the bulb and two to write the strategy and tell him what he did wrong. Just like

Published on: July 31st, 2013 nestor e. arellano