Considerations on cloud backup

The cloud offers any number of solutions to problems for organizations, but arguably the most important is backup. With increasingly faster connections, backing up offsite to the cloud in more than one location

Published on: March 30th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Enterprise insights from experts, part 3

Recently I interviewed three experts who shared their deep insights into the enterprise, including management consultant Elizabeth Southerlan,  an associate for international consulting firm Oliver Wyman. All are noted enterprise experts in strategy,

Published on: March 11th, 2014 Stephen Ibaraki

Private IaaS in Canada: Modest but growing

Canadian organizations are still only dipping their toes when it comes to taking advantage of infrastructure as a service offerings by service providers. According to a new report from IDC Canada on the

Published on: March 9th, 2014 Howard Solomon

SAP unbundles HANA Cloud services

Almost every software company is rushing to make its applications relevant to cloud computing. The latest is SAP AG, which this week announced simplified pricing for its HANA Cloud Platform to encourage developers

Published on: March 7th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Trim the ‘spaghetti’ in IT systems before buying new technology: Expert

Spending on IT can be a pain -- it's a never-ending shelling out of cash. On the other hand, it can be fun: "Look," you can tell management, "I've got the latest (fill

Published on: September 13th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Cloud’s popularity still means it needs careful thought

Where will cloud computing stop? It seems as if there’s an inexhaustible supply of software-infrastructure-platform-everything as a service offerings, with more appearing every hour. And why not, with the advantages including flat fees

Published on: September 3rd, 2013 Howard Solomon

Montreal hosting provider builds own data centre

For over a decade a Montreal company called Netelligent Hosting Services has been offering business customers hosting services from space it leased in other companies’ data centres. Now the firm has built its own data

Published on: August 13th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Interface weakness opens servers to attacks

A critical vulnerability in the intelligent platform management interface (IPMI) used by administrators to remotely control computer systems poses a significant threat to rack servers and cloud services running on those servers, according

Published on: July 22nd, 2013 nestor e. arellano

3 awesome data analytics successes

Tablet devices, computers, mobile phones, sensors, emails and even social network posts are all generating enormous amounts of data each day. By 2020, analyst firm Information Data Corp. (IDC) that digitally stored data

Published on: July 22nd, 2013 nestor e. arellano