Bring Your Own Cloud (BYOC)

Unlike BYOD, which has been around for a while, Bring Your Own Cloud (BYOC) has been a new phenomenon occurring in Enterprises over the last few years – whether Cloud storage use is approved or not. Some of the popular Cloud services that come to mind are Salesforce, Google Drive, Amazon Zocasa, Marketo, Dropbox, Box, and Office 365 where employees … Read More

When it comes to mobile tech, Canada can’t afford to be complacent

Special to The Globe and Mail, Feb 13 2014 During a recent business trip to San Francisco, I wrapped-up my last meeting at 10 p.m. and walked out into a quiet street – not a cab in sight. Seeking the fastest way back to my hotel, I started searching for cab companies on my BlackBerry. I landed on Uber – an ‘on … Read More

Growing opportunities for M2M in agriculture

With the mobile phone market close to saturation in North America, the next big opportunity is machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, such as smart meters for hydro, bridge toll devices and climate control technologies.  My previous posts explored M2M opportunities for Canadian wireless companies in mining and manufacturing. My focus here is agriculture, where there are both opportunities and significant barriers. There … Read More

Bring your own device – a 2013 resolution to Keep?

With the New Year, comes the litany of 2013 technology predictions. There is still a lot of discussion around BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and what IT departments should prioritize this year. Through most of 2012 there was a push around creating BYOD policies internally organization, citing strongly the desire of employees and the added boost around productivity. Today, while there … Read More