Lenovo Transform 2.0: a rewarding experience on the future of IT and a major announcement

Posted by Pierre Lavoie on Oct 3, 2018 7:50:00 AM

 

Two weeks ago, with several customers, we had the chance to attend the Transform 2.0 event organized by Lenovo.

In addition to receiving first-hand information on news, products and partnerships, we had the chance to attend workshops and panels led by experts.

Three main themes were at the heart of the discussions: the Internet of Things, virtual reality and digital transformation. All topics that are revolutionizing the industry, such as artificial intelligence, 5G and the cloud, were addressed.

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Topics: Trends, IT Innovation, Events

Present Featured in Top 10 as Most Innovative Infrastructure Partner

Posted by Jennifer Bridgeman_ on Jul 25, 2018 1:07:36 PM

Recently, Present was featured on the cover of Insights Success as one of the top 10 Most Innovative IT Infrastructure Solution Providers for 2018.

We want to share the content of this article with our readers as it lays out our view of IT in today's business, and how the steady backbone of IT infrastructure will support a company's ever growing needs in the increasingly disruptive world. As well we share our corporate vision and ethos, that we believe sets us apart.

So here are the main excerpts, you can view the complete article here.

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Topics: CIO/IT leaders, IT infrastructure, Trends

4 Strategic Highlights of IBM Think 2018: blockchain, AI, cloud and security

Posted by Laurent Chayer_ on Mar 29, 2018 7:52:00 AM

IBM Think 2018 took place from March 19-22, bringing together nearly 40,000 business leaders and IT experts to attend multiple conferences and launches.  This is the largest event ever organized by IBM and of course, we attended!

IBM took the opportunity to make several announcements and share some compelling statistics:

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Topics: IT Innovation, IBM, Trends, Events

CIO: How to demonstrate the business value of IT to management?

Posted by Pierre Lavoie on Feb 21, 2017 12:48:43 PM

IT is often left out of value creation in enterprises that are not in the IT field. This is due to the fact that most companies have been built on technical or industrial know-how, or even a service level.

Over the last decades, IT has permitted for all of these businesses to gain in efficiency and productivity, however, the IT department is still viewed as a support service and cost center.

Take for example businesses in transportation, furniture manufacturing, retail, or food distribution that have innovated thanks to IT and have passed to a superior level.

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Topics: IT Innovation, Trends, CIO/IT leaders

5 priorities for Canadian IT executives in 2017

Posted by Jennifer Bridgeman_ on Jan 12, 2017 10:10:00 AM

In 2017, companies will largely continue to invest in information technologies following a trend begun in 2012.

According to the CIO Tech Poll study, investments focus on two specific fields: analytics and security. CIO Adam Dennison said “Organizations continue to explore ways to conduct business smarter and protect assets and processes”.

 

In this context, we have identified 5 priorities for Canadian IT executives to position their projects in 2017 and to profit from IT.

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Topics: Trends, CIO/IT leaders, IT infrastructure, Digital transformation, IT security, Cloud

A look back on 2016: 10 IT articles that marked the year

Posted by Jennifer Bridgeman on Jan 5, 2017 8:00:00 AM

After 90 published articles on our blog last year, here is a selection of 10 that attracted the most attention from our readers. Among the topics of interest are digital transformation and IT outsourcing (which we refer to as managed services).

These two points reflect both the increase in the presence of information technology in enterprises and the separation between value-added IT and the operational element. Increasingly, companies must focus on integrating various technology platforms to bring their business to the next level. At the same time, there is a strong tendency of shifting away infrastructure management to external partners, in order to devote internal resources to value-adding projects.

Happy reading!

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Topics: IT infrastructure, Managed services, Digital transformation, IT Innovation, Cloud, Trends, IBM, CIO/IT leaders

3 things revealed by the top 2016 SMB IT priorities and challenges

Posted by Louis de Grandpré_ on Nov 22, 2016 12:45:00 PM

SMBs must identify their IT challenges and priorities in order to achieve their goals and limit their risks. With an often limited flexibility, SMBs can’t afford to follow a trial and error approach, in IT or other departments.

Techaisle identified the top challenges and priorities for SMBs in 2016, and at the very least, it can be said how surprising many aspects are. Do you see the reality of your business reflected in these IT priorities and challenges or do you see things differently?

I invite you to share your views on this subject at the“Stratégie PME 2016” conference at kiosk 116.

Below is my analysis of the challenges and priorities in the IT field for SMBs in Quebec.

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Topics: Trends, Cloud, Mobility, CIO/IT leaders, IT Innovation, Managed services, IT infrastructure

How to Adopt a 3-Phase IBM i Systems Modernization Strategy Now

Posted by Francois Desjardins_ on Sep 13, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: IBM, IT Innovation, IT infrastructure, Trends

6 of the best TED Talks to innovate with technology

Posted by present on Aug 16, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Mobility, IT infrastructure, IT Innovation, Big Data, Trends

Digital Transformation:  10 Latest Technology Trends in 2016

Posted by present on Jul 26, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Trends, Digital transformation, IT infrastructure, IT Innovation, Mobility

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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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