Don Sheppard

Don Sheppard
I'm a IT management consultant. I began my career in railways and banks after which I took up the consulting challenge! I try to keep in touch with a lot of different I&IT topics but I'm usually working in areas that involve service management and procurement. I'm into developing ISO standards, current in the area of cloud computing (ISO JTC1/SC38). I'm also starting to get more interested in networking history, so I guess I'm starting to look backwards as well as forwards! My homepage is but I am found more here.

What’s next for IT? It SMACs of a ‘third wave’ of innovation

Considering the IT eco-system of the future can be guided by looking at the different pieces of the puzzle for enabling distribution and the required infrastructure.

Do you need a CMDB for cloud-based systems?

Cloud computing is traveling along the hype cycle quickly, cloud technologies are maturing, and cloud adoption is accelerating on a global scale. Most IT...

8 things IoT ‘has to be’ for success

On September 28 and 29, 2015 I attended the Connected+2015 show at the MaRS building in Toronto. Billed as “the most comprehensive show in...

The push me, pull me web

Dries Buytaert, co-founder of Acquia and an original creator/project leader for Drupal development, recently posted a blog about what he calls “The Big Reverse...

IT metrics for security services

Information Technology, especially the next generation of Social, Mobile, Analytic and Cloud (SMAC) technologies, is a complicated beast (the tale of the blind men...

Thoughts on the user experience friendliness of systems

Systems in one form or another are or will soon be just about everywhere - in cars and trains, in radios and televisions, on...

The ins and outs of cloud service level agreements

Some definitions, standards and other things IT professionals should think about as they move their infrastructure into off-premise environments

Rogers Tech Talk – The future is still cloudy

Twenty years ago people were concerned about security on the Internet; today, almost everyone does business over the Internet without a second thought.  In...

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