My name is Kam and when I was five years old, I wanted to be an astronaut. By the time I was six years old, I realized I had a better chance of designing spaceships than actually flying them. So, I decided to become an aerospace engineer. One of my deep, dark secrets is that I grew up in Hamilton, Ontario (that’s me standing in front of the first Tim Hortons in Hamilton). It wasn’t until I moved to Toronto that I was able to realize my educational ambitions.
There’s more to choosing an IT partner than just searching for a solution that meets your technical requirements. Your partner will become an extension of your team, so it’s important to take the time to find the right fit, and asking the right questions is the first step in creating a trusting and lasting relationship. In this mini-series we’ll explore the most important questions we’d want you to ask someone like us!
First days on new the job can be a little scary for everyone, but in this case, they had me come in before my first day to get introduced to the people that work in the building. They seemed like very friendly, cool and welcoming people, which made me feel more excited than intimidated.
It’s difficult to talk about computing and IT infrastructure without the conversation quickly turning to the Cloud. For those who approach new technology with some skepticism or reservation, this can appear as another overly-hyped marketing gimmick - especially for those that have recently made an investment in their premise-based infrastructure. However, for others it’s a powerful technology, enabling businesses to do more with less and access technology previously out of reach or reserved for very large enterprises. In this blog series we'll present the business case for cloud computing to empower more organizations to properly understand the business case and financial advantages that augment the technological benefits of migrating to Cloud computing.
When it comes to moving your servers off-site, the only real question is “if not here, then why there?” The IT field experiences rapid advancements that give data centres an edge over what other businesses can provide for themselves, from a high level of physical security to network speeds.
Do you remember being admonished as a child for holding the refrigerator door open? Or what about air conditioning – we often hear that raising our thermostats slightly in the summer can result in significant savings.
The data centre is no different in terms of energy conservation strategies; we just do things on a much larger scale.
When you take advantage of colocation you’re renting space in a data centre for your servers, storage hardware and network devices, leveraging the facility’s resiliency and physical security to provide you the ideal environment for your infrastructure. However, with the rise of cloud services, you may be wondering how colocation is still relevant?
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) exists to remove barriers to the exchange of goods and services between the United States, Canada and Mexico. As an integrated market worth $6.5 trillion annually, it also removes taxes on traded products and protects copyrights, patents and trademarks. However, the personal information of Canadians is on the table this time as NAFTA heads into renegotiations this month.
It’s undisputable that cloud solutions are on the rise, with Forbes predicting that within the next year 80% of all IT budgets will be committed to cloud solutions. The cloud continues to gain momentum as perception positively increases, and there are many advantages influencing the rise in businesses making the shift towards it.