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

The top 3 priorities of Canadian CIOs, CEOs

Canadian companies increased their tech spending this year with the hopes of improving IT security and cutting overhead costs, according to a survey by non-profit tech organization Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). To

Published on: November 27th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano