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Canadian banks’ tech spending surpassed $13 billion in 2013

December 23, 2013

IDC Canada recently released its study on the state of ICT spending within Canadian financial institutions. The total ICT expenditures, including both internal and external costs, exceeded $13 billion in 2013 and approximately 7% of total…

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iTRACS initiative designed to advance DCIM cause

December 12, 2013

iTRACS, a CommScope company that develops data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) offerings, this week introduced its ourDCIM Developer Community globally.

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Symantec offering enables data centres to adopt SSDs

December 12, 2013

Symantec Corp. has announced a new version of its Storage Foundation software, which it says enables data centres to leverage Solid State Drives (SSDs). The move, it claims, could allow customers to access mission critical data and applications…

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IDC offers up its annual predictions for 2014

December 6, 2013

International Data Corporation (IDC) this week released the first of its annual predictions for the coming year in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry. IDC’s predictions for 2014 were heavily influenced by the 3rd…

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IBM to build cloud computing platform for seven N.S. post-secondary schools

November 29, 2013

IBM Canada Ltd. is contributing a “multi-million dollar” private cloud to a consortium of post-secondary institutions in Nova Scotia. The system, the first of its kind in Atlantic Canada, will form a shared computing platform…

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Rogers initiates major data centre expansion into Alberta

November 22, 2013

Rogers Communications announced this week the expansion of its data centre business in Western Canada and a new operating unit called Rogers Data Centres.

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IBM Watson’s next venture: The cloud

November 15, 2013

IBM Corp. Thursday announced that, for the first time, it will make its IBM Watson technology available as a development platform in the cloud, to “enable a worldwide community of software application providers to build a new generation of apps…

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Study reveals cloud being used for ‘competitive advantage’

October 25, 2013

IBM Corp. reports that organizations gaining competitive advantage through high cloud adoption are reporting almost double the revenue growth and nearly 2.5 times higher gross profit growth than peer companies that are more cautious about cloud…

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Study projects cloud traffic to dominate data centres

October 18, 2013

The third annual Cisco Global Cloud Index (2012 – 2017) issued this week forecasts that global cloud traffic, the fastest growing component of data centre traffic, is expected to grow 4.5-fold — a 35% combined annual growth rate (CAGR) — from…

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Big data requires ‘big leap of faith’ for telcos: Heavy Reading

October 18, 2013

Big data can revolutionize the way telecom operators build, run and market their services, changing the nature of what they sell, but analysis processes must be reengineered to ensure that big data insights can be used so the organization can…