Sébastien Allaire_

Most of my clients call on me to help them achieve their business goals through information technology. Often our efforts result in new ways to deliver a service and allows the company to generate more income and surpass their targets. My greatest strength is collective intelligence, as Rome was not built in a day and especially with one individual, I never hesitate to invite people with strong expertise into each major projects that will allow us to excel. What I like about Present is the skill level available in each of our centers of expertise; Infrastructure, Cloud, Mobility and Recruitment . These competences allow us to be recognized as a leader in how to deliver an IT project. I have worked in the IT field since 1996. What keeps my passion for IT alive is the people (clients and colleagues) that I deal with daily and the feeling of being able to help them. Of course, I have other passions, even though we have a reputation for giving our body and soul in IT! I love spending quality time with my family and friends, enjoying a good meal or hitting the slopes. I am fortunate to live in one of Canada's National History parks and facing the 3rd most beautiful bike trail in the world, and I take full advantage!

Recent Posts

3 steps to successful IT transformation

Posted by Sébastien Allaire_ on Sep 24, 2015 12:00:00 PM

For any company, completely transforming its IT can sound complex and risky. This is especially true when managers do not know where to start. Proof of this is that only 1 in 10 companies in Canada are ready to navigate the digital transformation shift.

Yet a company's IT transformation can allow it to make significant savings, and also importantly, greatly improve the efficiency of its processes, both internally and externally.

EMC, one of the world’s leaders in software and storage systems, knows something about this, as it  underwent this change successfully. From 2004 to 2013, it increased from 24,000 to 60,000 employees, from 960 TB to 13 PB of data to be managed and went from 90 days to deliver an application to a single day! A growth that would have been impossible if it had not thoroughly reviewed its processes.

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Topics: IT infrastructure, Trends, Digital transformation

Breaking the silos with converged infrastructure solutions

Posted by Sébastien Allaire_ on Jan 6, 2015 11:45:00 AM

The problem with silos is that they do not permit the exchange of information with each other.  This is found in all corporate spheres and creates major bottlenecks that disrupt a companies’ rate of growth. Specifically, at the IT level, companies often evolve their infrastructure in pieces,  the mail servers, the storage servers and networking. All these systems live partitioned, each requiring separate resources for their management and promoting inefficiency as they fail to communicate together. Agility is no longer “a nice to have” for enterprises but rather a necessity in order to remain competitive and fragmented silos are incompatible with this objective.

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Topics: IT infrastructure, Converged infrastructure

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The right use of technology addresses business challenges and drives business growth in all areas of an enterprise.  We hope this blog will offer insight into developing strategies and tactics to enable you to identify those key drivers of growth and keep pace with and anticipate the rapid technology change of today.

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