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  • 5 Ways to Reduce IT Costs

    5 Ways to Reduce IT Costs

    Rising IT costs are something that all businesses in the digital age are having to contend with. Why? Because the modern IT department is an innovator – the driving force behind digital transformations, and the creation of new products, services, and opportunities to connect with more customers. According to a new report by Gartner, released
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  • Mediaocean And IBM Partner to Integrate Blockchain Across The Media Ecosystem

    Mediaocean And IBM Partner to Integrate Blockchain Across The Media Ecosystem

    Mediaocean and IBM iX have just announced the launch of a blockchain consortium for the digital media supply chain. Bringing together some of the world’s largest advertisers, agencies and publishers, including Kellogg, Kimberly-Clark, Pfizer, Unilever and IBM Watson Advertising, the solution aims to provide transparency and build trust and accountability in the advertising ecosystem. The
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  • Cryptocurrency – How It’s Enabling Independent Creatives

    Cryptocurrency – How It’s Enabling Independent Creatives

    Cryptocurrency and its blockchain foundations are the subject of intense research, and earlier this year Deloitte reported that blockchain would grow to $170bn by 2025. What’s more, research labs have popped up, with one notable facility in Rotterdam. The result of this is that blockchain is becoming far more versatile and applicable to everyday people, rather than
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  • 15 Startups Lighting up the Blockchain Cybersecurity Market

    15 Startups Lighting up the Blockchain Cybersecurity Market

    Blockchain technology is most often associated with cryptocurrencies and financial services applications.  But, it’s the very decentralized nature and cryptographic anchor of blockchain that makes it a prime foundation for cybersecurity solutions, particularly considering the continued mass-scale data breaches and identity theft happening on a worldwide scale and within the most well-guarded corporate perimeters.  The
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  • Organizations Continue to Struggle with Cyber Security

    Organizations Continue to Struggle with Cyber Security

    With new reports of password thefts and cyber intrusions hitting the news on a worryingly regular basis, the results from a new report from DomainTools, a leader in domain name and DNS-based cyber threat intelligence makes sobering reading. The 2017 Cybersecurity Report Card global research findings, released today was developed in conjunction with cybersecurity veteran
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  • IT-Business Value chains revisited

    IT-Business Value chains revisited

    IT-Business Value Chain Have you ever felt frustrated that business people don’t understand the value of your work in IT? I certainly have and this was the reason why I spent some time thinking about how to translate the value of IT services to a business context. I wrote a blog on the topic in
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  • Technological Acceleration – Shaking up IT in Montreal

    Technological Acceleration – Shaking up IT in Montreal

    A new event, focussed on technological acceleration and hyperconvergence, Shake IT Montréal, happens on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at New City Gas, Montreal. This event is aimed primarily at high-level managers and executives. It aims to offer tools that will aid in understanding current issues in the digital world, allowing executives to make better strategic decisions. The
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  • Dark Matter in the Cloud – The Private Cloud

    Dark Matter in the Cloud – The Private Cloud

    Private cloud storage represents the hidden high growth market Astronomers say 27% of the universe doesn’t emit or interact with electromagnetic radiation and hence can’t be observed (NASA’s Science Mission Directorate) – so that while scientists know this matter exists, it’s “dark” or unobservable. Likewise in IT, the prime movers in the data center may
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