I talk to a lot of business-side people, far more than I do people in the IT group, actually. When I do, I always ask them for their impressions of their enterprise’s IT. These days, the number one complaint isn’t … Continue reading

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As an ICT (Information and Communications Technology) manager, many of your concerns will be centred in three basic areas: Reducing complexity – trying to keep things simple both for delivering solutions and for managing operations Assuring completeness – establishing complete … Continue reading

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Canadians, their minds filled with the sorry sagas of Nortel, Corel, and other Canadian technology companies that shone brightly only to crash to earth, are prepared for the inevitable dénouement of Blackberry. “Just more proof we can’t succeed.” Well, stuff … Continue reading

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Windows RT is being chalked up as a failure: high advertising spend relative to sales means Microsoft is taking a loss to build its market share. Despite industry howling the end of Windows RT, this is unlikely to happen for … Continue reading

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If you’re reading the business press this summer, you’ve probably noticed the number of articles emerging about how “bring your own device” is coming to an end, since it costs too much to support. Let’s leave the puff pieces for … Continue reading

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Facebook still represents 50% of sharing, but other sites are catching up. Twitter and Pinterest are growing, while google+ remains a small percent of the total.       When Facebook rolls out 15 second video ads later this year, … Continue reading

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In the comments in recent weeks here on the Blogosphere, there’s been a recurring theme of the notion of the gorilla that’s been discussed. Gorillas are an idea from the 1990s that came from the work of Geoffrey A. Moore. … Continue reading

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Microsoft is changing its organization chart in an attempt to be “One Microsoft all the time.” Don Sheppard noted that Microsoft is transforming the organization. The company is moving from a divisional structure to a functional one. This would benefit … Continue reading

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How many of you have heard of Multiple-Valued Logic? We generally think that everything digital is binary, which is to say, made up of 1′s and 0′s.  The idea that computers work in binary mode is pretty much a given. … Continue reading

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When I started out in the IT industry back in the 1970s, developers wrote code. Lots of it. Packages didn’t exist. If you wanted a function performed in an application, you created it. In the earliest days of IT — … Continue reading

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If you look back on the history of information technology, you’ll see that it’s composed of two basic types of period. There are times when one approach to computing drives one vendor into a leadership role. Think IBM after the … Continue reading

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Microsoft announced a major re-organization on July 11, 2013 that has all the experts busy making  assessments and predicting the future for IT.  Needless to say, like the stock market, there are bulls and bears. The memo from Steve Ballmer … Continue reading

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What’s on your disaster recovery list? If you’re like most organizations, even today, what’s to be recovered in the event of an emergency is a subset of your operations. That’s a foolish move right from the get go. Most organizations’ … Continue reading

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Moving ever deeper into “bring your own device”? Are user areas buying cloud services directly? Are users commissioning their own smartphone apps, or packaged solutions, with their business analysts starting to be mini-IT group heads? Your enterprise desperately needs a … Continue reading

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