Modernization of IT assets is now determined by the rapid changes in today’s business requirements. Unfortunately, obsolescence eventually materializes on the IBM i systems (AS / 400), despite the efforts that have been made by IBM to ensure compatibility of applications on different generations of systems.
For almost two years, the Canadian start-up company Breqwatr has brought to market a revolutionary solution for business.
Toronto-based Breqwatr delivers a hyper-converged, all-flash OpenStack appliance for private cloud storage especially preconfigured, resulting in a turnkey solution.
Programmable OpenStack: Innovative, but laborious
OpenStack platform is a set of open source software that allows anyone to set up private cloud services from standard equipment. This technology is seen as the way forward for companies that want to remain competitive, it includes deduplication, compression and thin-provisioning storage services.
Technology in general and mobile technologies in particular are changing the way we view the world and act.
Just think of the drastic transformation within the movie rental industry to see how radical the change has been in the last 15 years. The time when the neighborhood store shopkeeper advised you of movies according to your tastes and desires is over. Today, while staying in your living room, it's Netflix that makes a selection on the screen for you based on your research and what you have previously watched.
New tools in the media world where technologies are essential have helped change what is shown to us, as can be seen in the following video.
How to relax and contribute to innovation at the same time? Watch the 6 Ted Talks that we have selected for their relevance to the challenges that CIOs and other leading companies are facing so they can continue to innovate in a world increasingly focused on technology.
Some videos are less than 6 minutes, while others are 10 to 15 minutes. Watch them at your own leisure and according to your interests. Add this item to your favorites to be able to come back later when you want to be inspired, all are extremely interesting and motivating.
In June, I had the chance to participate in the most recent World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) with Apple. In addition to its highly noticed ads for its MacOS operating systems, and tvOS, watchOS, the tenth version of iOS, operating system for iPhones and iPads was announced and presented. Naturally, it will bring a multitude of improvements for users, and enhancements to most functions that are used daily.
It would be impossible to do justice to all of these improvements by attempting to name them. However, some improvements are likely to have an impact for business users. I would like to present a few that I think may be influential.
New technology trends have increasingly had major repercussions at the individual level of IT departments and businesses.
If the implications of these trends may seem distant for many Canadian business leaders, they should nevertheless be taken into account to allow the evolution of both the organization and the business models in the context of current digital transformation.
The latest research by Gartner, on key technologies for 2016 classifies 10 trends in 3 categories.
More and more company’s express significant high availability requirements for their IT infrastructure. Many of them therefore rely on the performance of their IBM Power servers.
Of these, many are using SAP, a planning system for companies (ERP). This integrated management software, which is compatible with multiple platforms, allows companies to perform, accounting, billing, ordering and inventory management.
The editor SAP recently launched HANA (High-Performance Analytic Appliance), its own database optimized for Linux. Now, Present has just completed a Canadian first by implementing HANA on IBM Power; great news for the Canadian market.
A recent survey of thousands of companies worldwide, to develop a detailed picture of the situation in terms of data protection was concluded and raised disturbing findings.
In Canada, 66 % of companies say they have little confidence in their disaster recovery capabilities. It is a well-founded fear, because the data protection investment usually does not follow the constant evolution of storage solutions.
If we consider that in 2014, in Canada, the average cost of disaster recovery was $ 1.8 million, it is essential to consolidate protection and business objectives, to avoid such a catastrophic situation.
Each year, the EMC World conference is positioned as a major IT event. It brings together professionals in our industry to discuss new developments and challenges in the digital age.
This popular event again surprised the attendees gathered with numerous important announcements.
Five major announcements particularly caught our attention when editing EMC World 2016, with a major theme of modernization of data centers.
1. The Dell family grows by acquiring EMC
The customized construction industry maintains a traditional mode of operation with little computerized versatility, due to lack of adequate computing resources.
Present developed Sales Assist, an application designed to optimize the quote process; the desire was to provide business tools with a high level of adaptability to meet the clients very specific business needs.
The solution was first to adapt an automated process for the control and selling of doors and windows for this construction company.
Before proceeding we needed to see how it could adapt to the reality of all companies that sell custom made construction products, the following problems had to be resolved within this particular company, before we could move forward.