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

Millennial sales pros driving ‘bring your own app’ trend

It wasn’t too long ago that companies were grappling with the reality of bring your own device (BYOD), and while not everyone has come to terms with that trend, we now have yet

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 2nd, 2014 Tibor Shanto

Canada’s IT labour shortage: Challenges and opportunities

The productivity gap in Canada is widening. At the same time, the Canadian IT market is experiencing increased demand, yet has a serious forecasted labour shortage. In a research note released by IDC

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

How to effectively outsource IT projects

Besides humans, your company’s telecommunication network is your most important asset. If you take a second to think about it, every aspect of your business is connected to a network. It allows your

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 22nd, 2014 Ashley Huffman

Dear CIO, communicate the business value of IT

“What is the value of an exercise machine?” – Probably one of my favourite opening questions by Gartner analyst Richard Hunter, vice-president and Gartner Fellow, just prior to sharing with the audience his

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

Toronto one of world’s top 21 smart communities for 2014

Toronto has been named one of the world's 21 smartest communities for the second year in a row, thanks to its quest to grow its role in the broadband economy. On Monday, the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 30th, 2013 Candice So

Three thoughts for IT security professionals, from SecTor’s G. Mark Hardy

For IT professionals, the security landscape is constantly changing, with new threats regularly cropping up and new ways of combating cybercrime trying to keep up. Yesterday, cyber security expert G. Mark Hardy delivered

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 9th, 2013 Candice So

Tech firms large and small ready to hire BlackBerry cast-offs

When BlackBerry Ltd. announced last week it would be axing 4,500 jobs sometime before Christmas, the tech community in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont. was left reeling. While the embattled company hasn’t said if all of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 27th, 2013 Candice So

Writing their own cheques: how women entrepreneurs fund IT growth in their businesses

Two successful women entrepreneurs, one and the same answer to the question - how are you funding technology investment in your business? Writing our own cheques is the answer from both Marla Schwartz

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 25th, 2013 Cheryl Sylvester

Business Software Alliance settles with Quebec company over software licence dispute

The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has settled out-of-court with a Quebec company, reaching a settlement over litigation for copyright infringement. In an press release dated Sept. 10, the BSA said it first contacted

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 25th, 2013 Candice So

Channel Elite Awards 2013 complete nominations

Each year our sister publication, Computer Dealer News, hosts its Channel Elite Awards to recognize IT Solution Providers for their innovation, leadership, and commitment to create value for their customers. Check out this

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 11th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Recognizing Women in IT: a paradoxical co-existence of celebration and discomfort

Last Thursday I had the privilege to attend the 2013 CDN's Women in the IT Channel Recognition  lunch.  This was the third annual event for women in the industry - indeed a lovely celebration,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 29th, 2013 Cheryl Sylvester

Costs of IT downtime go beyond nuisance, expert warns

Recent headlines about IT infrastructure downtime have appeared in recent weeks, detailing the impact on several organizations in Canada. The prospect of suffering a similar fate is causing many businesses to consider what

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 9th, 2013 Jean-FrancoisFerland