Infuse ‘data-informed thinking’ into the culture: Harvard chief digital officer

The importance of the chief digital officer will only increase over the coming years. Gartner predicts that some 25 per cent of businesses will have a Chief Digital Officer (CDO) by 2015.  Having

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

New York Times CIO: ‘spot trends’ to drive innovation

Data-driven innovation challenges organizations to build not only technical architectures that leverage technologies to gain previously impossible insights into their business and customers, but also to build “trust” of the data to improve

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

CANARIE offers cloud resources to 1,400 more ICT companies

CANARIE, a non-profit, federal government-funded research corporation focused on digital and networking technologies, is partnering with the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) Canada to help small businesses in tech with commercializing their

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 4th, 2014 Candice So

10 security concerns for the public cloud: Russinovich

SAN FRANCISCO - It’s not news that businesses are moving more and more of their data to the cloud. But even as cloud storage and computing have hit the mainstream, there are a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 27th, 2014 Candice So

Small businesses embracing business process automation, study finds

Enterprise organizations are no longer the only companies using business process automation – smaller businesses are now automating their tasks to make their workflow smoother, according to a new study. This week, the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 11th, 2014 Candice So

Caring drives better results in the age of the customer

The customer experience has increased in importance over the past few years with service-based business models proliferating like cloud computing. The purchasing power is now firmly in the hands of the customer as

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

3 predictions for B2B e-commerce in 2014

For any businesses doing commerce with other businesses, 2014 is the year to get fully engaged – at least, that’s according to Basware Corp., a company providing software to organizations that want to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 3rd, 2014 Candice So

6 tech predictions for 2014 – apps, the cloud, and telecommuting

In 2013, we watched as Twitter went public, Netflix’s original series House of Cards won an Emmy, Tumblr was purchased for $1-billion and consumers overwhelmingly favoured smartphones and tablets over PCs. Here’s what

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 24th, 2013 Shawn Freeman

Adobe Creative Cloud: 2013’s Most Undervalued Business Tool for Startups

Since 1985, Adobe has been bringing the world innovative software solutions, including 17 generations of Adobe Illustrator. This year, they shook things up with Adobe Creative Cloud, and it has been a year

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 24th, 2013 Ashley Huffman

Cloud Factory conference: beyond the buzz word

I recently spoke with the CEO of the Canadian Cloud Council, Robert Hart, to get his perspective on The Cloud Factory conference. Robert has a unique vantage point of cloud computing in Canada. On

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 19th, 2013 Brian Clendenin

Dell Ventures looking for opportunities in storage, big data

AUSTIN, TEX. -- Dell may make the computers used at many startups and growth stage companies, and it’s looking to play a more concrete role in their development too, with the launch of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 16th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Why your data is safer in the cloud: Protecting your digital assets across borders

It’s a common misconception that storing your data in the cloud isn’t as secure as keeping it in-house, especially if the cloud service provider is outside your home country. While navigating the complex

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 13th, 2013 Shawn Freeman

How to assess marketing automation and social solutions

Businesses are looking at social technology as the holy grail of inbound marketing and lead generation. There are many facets to these technologies that offer significant opportunities to capitalize on Web site traffic

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 26th, 2013 Keean Persaud

Executive discussions are changing to include the cloud

Cloud computing is a disruptive force.  Having worked with many of western Canada’s CIOs and senior executives over the past year, rarely have I had a discussion that didn’t include the topic of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 21st, 2013 Brian Clendenin