Trustwave ‘hiring like mad,’ including in Canada, after acquisition

The finalization this week of the US$810 million purchase of security vendor Trustwave by Asian provider Singtel Telecommunications means the...

September 3rd, 2015 Howard Solomon

Outsourcing IT

IT outsourcing remains healthy, but the functions being outsourced are changing

Companies are increasingly farming out functions such as IT security and application hosting, according to a report from analyst firm...

August 31st, 2015 Danny Bradbury

Ontario legislature (c) Howard Sandler

Ontario attacked for IT outsourcing

Outsourcing can be a sticky issue, particularly when it involves government. Which explains why the Ontario NDP launched an attack...

October 30th, 2014 Howard Solomon


What you’ll be doing in three years

I have good news and bad news for senior IT administrators: I know what you're going to be doing in...

October 29th, 2014 Howard Solomon

CenturyLink's Frank Gimondo in power room of the company's new Toronto area data centre. ITWC staff photo

CenturyLink hopes new Toronto-area data centre will be filled fast

The thing about the data centre business is that a couple of empty rooms is big news -- because they...

September 9th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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How to trust enterprise applications from a startup

In this hyper-competitive world, CIOs have to think carefully before saying "no" to new technology. On the one hand, the...

September 5th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Data Storage

GE Capital’s CIO rolls back outsourcing

There's been a seeming never-ending fight within the C-level of many organizations in the last decade about how much of...

August 5th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Data Storage

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...

July 18th, 2014 Howard Solomon

7 steps to a security responsible firm

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,...

July 2nd, 2014 Don Sheppard