ITAC Online - The Cloud Computing Issue - August 2011

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Building on a Tradition of Excellence

It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I address you as President and CEO of ITAC, via this month's newsletter.

Over the last six decades, ITAC has been providing excellent policy and advocacy work.  I look forward to building upon this legacy and making our position in the industry even more compelling.  It is a privilege to have been given a platform from which I can showcase our Canadian ICT talent and to have the opportunity to make Canada a local and global technological powerhouse.

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Putting the business issues first

David Woelfle, Chief Technology Officer, HP Canada

David Woelfle, Chief Technology Officer, HP Canada

As cloud technologies evolve and become increasingly secure and reliable, cloud adopters must shift their focus from the technology-related issues, to the business issues driving these technologies forward.  This is the message David Woelfle is working to spread, and as Chief Technology Officer for HP Canada, he has an excellent platform from which to do it.

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With proper planning, adopting the cloud is easier than ever

Darryl Humphrey, Senior Manager of Cloud Computing, Analytics, Deloitte

Darryl Humphrey, Senior Manager of Cloud Computing, Analytics, Deloitte

Deloitte has a holistic perspective on cloud computing.  It not only analyzes the technology driving cloud, it is also a consumer and vendor of it.

Darryl Humphrey is Deloitte’s Senior Manager leading Cloud Computing in Canada.  He says we’re just now reaching a point where adopting cloud technologies is viable for just about any enterprise.

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Grounding the cloud

Alison Brooks (top), Director of Public Sector Research, IDC Canada and Nigel Wallis, Research Director, IDC Canada

Alison Brooks (top), Director of Public Sector Research, IDC Canada and Nigel Wallis, Research Director, IDC Canada

When you’re head’s in the clouds, sometimes visibility is a problem. Similarly, there remains a certain “fogginess” around different aspects of cloud computing – what are the benefits, the risks? Who should adopt and how?

As a provider of market intelligence and advisory services for the information technology, telecommunications and consumer technology markets, IDC Canada is well positioned to provide its clients with the information they need to navigate the cloud.

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