How Softchoice has embraced the decentralization of IT

Over the past few years, there has been a significant shift in how IT has been characterized, managed and centralized.  For the longest time, IT teams have been known as the gatekeepers of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 17th, 2014 Ashley Huffman

Gartner Symposium concludes by making clear that CIO challenges are daunting

The uphill battle of the CIO in building themselves into leadership positions involves overcoming not only the general dislike of technology in popular culture, but the view that technology-based rules in the work

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 10th, 2014 Jim Love

A Dreamforce veteran’s guide to surviving the world’s largest single-vendor conference

The first time I attended Dreamforce in 2010, I was the only Canadian journalist in attendance. There were no press handlers herding me into presentation rooms, no familiar faces from my beat back

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 10th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Five-year shift made the cloud mainstream: Peter Coffee

Over the last five years, Peter Coffee, vice-president for strategic research at Salesforce.com, has noticed an important shift in the way CIOs perceive the cloud. As part of the leadership team at the global

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 9th, 2014 Shawn Freeman

SAP acquires Concur to boost its cloud presence

SAP America Inc., a subsidiary of German multinational company SAP SE, is going to acquire Concur Technologies Inc. in a deal worth $8.3 billion U.S., helping the software maker get into the corporate

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 19th, 2014 Candice So

Hangout with Expedia’s chief product officer John Kim

Whether you’ve used it to actually book a vacation or just daydream about a trip that you never actually took, you’ve probably played with Expedia’s travel search tool at some point. Well after

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 4th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Symantec to pull Norton products together into one cloud-based suite

Symantec Corp. is going to be revamping its Norton product line this week, replacing its line of security products with one cloud-based suite. On Wednesday, Symantec announced it was going to be pulling

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 22nd, 2014 Candice So

Infor acquires cloud-based CRM Saleslogix

Scottsdale, Ariz.-based cloud CRM Saleslogix has a new owner after New York-based Infor acquired the business unit from Denvor, Col.-based Swiftpage, the firms announced Thursday. The CRM software that was created in 1998

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 14th, 2014 Brian Jackson

How to choose the right cloud ERP

When it comes time to evaluate the plethora of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, making a decision can be intimidating for any company. With the advent of cloud-based delivery or software as a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 6th, 2014 Brian Jackson

When migrating away from cloud is the right thing to do

Sometimes it can pay to buck the trend. That's what Evanston, Ill.-based Presbyterian Homes found when it decided to move away from a cloud services set up for its HR department and to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 1st, 2014 Brian Jackson

Dell leads funding round for cloud video surveillance firm

A fundraising round for a cloud-based video surveillance system has attracted an unlikely pair of investors in Michael Dell and Enrique Salem. Austin, Texas-based Eagle Eye Networks Inc. announced this morning that MSD

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 31st, 2014 Brian Jackson

‘New IT’ vs ‘Old IT': Cloud computing’s technology disruption

The transition from "Old IT" to "New IT" is accelerating. And, the discussions about what this means to organizations can be passionate at times  ̶  particularly around cloud computing. We are increasingly hearing

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 24th, 2014 Brian Clendenin

The untapped potential of the surveillance camera

Don’t call them security cameras. Closed-circuit television cameras suffer from typecasting: the grainy VHS footage, shoplifters caught on camera, suspects leaving the scene of a crime. Of course, I certainly won’t deny or

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 4th, 2014 Robert Moore

Cloud is a business strategy and a technology strategy: PayPal CTO

With over 143 million active customers and $125 billion in total payment volume, PayPal is one of the largest financial clouds in the world. With this level of success, PayPal is a company

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 20th, 2014 Brian Clendenin