Articles By Don Sheppard

Blogging idol – glancing back after a decade

I started blogging almost 10 years ago as part of IT World Canada’s “Blogging Idol” contest. While the contest rules...

September 29th, 2017 Don Sheppard

Are clouds the new open systems?

ICT practitioners have used the term “open system” for a long time – at last 40 years, I believe -...

August 2nd, 2017 Don Sheppard

The many-faceted future of ICT ecosystems

ICT (information, communications and technology) is complicated, much like rush hour on a busy highway that has many lanes, frequent...

July 9th, 2017 Don Sheppard
Digital transformation - abstract

Innovation at the forefront of IDC Directions 2017

I attended the IDC Directions 2017 event in Toronto on March 28.  The event was sponsored by the CIO Association...

April 25th, 2017 Don Sheppard

Amazon Chime – first impressions

I heard news the other day that Amazon is now offering its communications service called Chime. I thought I’d give...

March 27th, 2017 Don Sheppard
smart city and wireless communication network, internet of things

A perspective on digital transformation

People talk about “digital transformation” as if nothing was digital more than a decade ago. We all know this is...

March 6th, 2017 Don Sheppard

Notes from Microsoft’s Innovation Nation

On Jan. 27, I attended Microsoft’s Innovation Nation event at the Art Gallery of Ontario. It was, for me, an...

February 2nd, 2017 Don Sheppard

The cloud service broker – a necessary role?

There seems to be growing interest in cloud service brokers (CSBs) and their role in the cloud computing ecosystem. For...

January 30th, 2017 Don Sheppard

Looking forward to 2017

The calendar year end is always a good time to look back at accomplishments and forward to the future in...

January 3rd, 2017 Don Sheppard
Microsoft Connect event

IoT opportunities for Santa Claus

This week I am inspired to consider how IoT might be useful to Santa Claus. Santa Claus operates on a...

December 22nd, 2016 Don Sheppard