Here’s why the Warner Music Group CTO thinks time to business value is the most important IT metric

Technology is driving change faster than most organizations can adapt. Many IT leaders struggle to add value to the business and must evolve their thinking or risk being disintermediated. It is not enough

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 21st, 2014 Brian Clendenin

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

Banks and financial services eyeing the cloud, SAP and Ovum research says

The cloud isn’t just reserved for startups and other tech businesses – banks and financial services companies are looking to tap into it, too. That’s the conclusion of a survey released this week

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 12th, 2014 Candice So

Google offering startups $100,000 credit for Google Cloud Platform

Google Inc. announced today it’s giving out a one-year, $100,000 credit to startups using its Google Cloud Platform service, a boon for new companies looking to use the cloud to get their businesses

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 12th, 2014 Candice So

‘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

Canadian CFOs looking to spend on IT, survey says

Canadian chief financial officers (CFOs) seem very optimistic about their futures – and what’s more, that optimism is translating into plans to spend more on IT, according to a new survey from American

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 24th, 2014 Candice So

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

Innovating government: Silicon Valley’s CIO on open data and community building

Jonathan Reichental designed, developed and sold his first software program, an ABCs learning tool, at the early age of 11. The tech maven’s early foray into the world of software innovation launched a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 12th, 2014 Shawn Freeman

Amazon extols cloud virtues at Computex

TAIWAN -- The world descended yesterday on Computex once again so that companies both large and small could show off their products and services as they hope to grow their businesses. Shane Owenby the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 5th, 2014 Eric Floresca

Citrix Synergy: An announcement roundup

ANAHEIM, CALIF. – Citrix Systems Inc. made a number of announcements this week during its Synergy conference in Anaheim, Calif. Aiming its products and services at businesses looking to access their data across

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 8th, 2014 Candice So

IBM aiming to attract startups and developers with BlueMix

LAS VEGAS – IBM Corp. is in a race to appeal to startups – and on Monday, it made a slew of announcements about its updates to its cloud and mobile development products

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 29th, 2014 Candice So

Heartbleed – don’t panic, but take swift action

What is it?  What impact can it have on your business?  Should you be concerned?  What can you do? Heartbleed is a vulnerability that has been around for two years, but it was

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 9th, 2014 Jim Love

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

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