Calgary utility outsources IT services to India’s Wipro

Calgary's ATCO Group, a utilities and manufacturing company, has struck a 10-year multi-million deal to outsource its IT services to India's Wipro Ltd. The deal includes Wipro buying ATCO's I-Tek IT services division

Published on: July 18th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Is loss of control the biggest hurdle to cloud computing?

Some systems managers still believe the promise of cloud computing exceeds the technological reality.  They cite the “ities” – security, customizability, longevity, quality, reliability and others – as being key inhibitors to adoption

Published on: July 2nd, 2014 Don Sheppard

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

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: After the ink has dried, part 2

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

Published on: April 8th, 2014 Graham J. McFarlane

Can you split IT spending evenly between maintenace and new gear?

Ten years ago, there was a strong longitudinal study performed of IT spending. This wasn't the typical "how much is this industry spending" type: it looked under the covers of IT spending, large

Published on: March 31st, 2014 Bruce Stewart

French managed services provider expanding in Canada

A French-based international managed services company is extending its Canadian presence by buying a Montreal data centre provider. LinkByNet, which has been in Canada for three years and has offices in France, Hong

Published on: January 29th, 2014 Howard Solomon

IT hiring slump to bring about skills shortage: Survey

Following a slump in hiring activity last year, a majority of Canadian technology companies are facing a talent shortage in 2014, according to a recent survey. As much as two-thirds or 64 per

Published on: January 7th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Foxconn deal seen as hope for BlackBerry’s turnaround

After reporting a US$4.4 billion lost, BlackBerry Ltd. today announced that it has signed a five year deal with Taiwanese electronic contract manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group to manufacture the Canadian company’s devices for

Published on: December 20th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano