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AI, ML come of age at AWS re: Invent

February 2, 2018

By Paul Barker Las Vegas – The one guarantee delegates attending an AWS re: Invent can be sure of is a dizzying array of new product and service launches. In fact, during a single keynote speech from CEO Andy Jassy,

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The Digitization Of Taiwan

December 19, 2017

By Paul Barker Taiwan, a nation whose total land mass is just slightly larger than Vancouver Island, has, despite that major geographic size difference, some distinct similarities to Canada. Key among is that each of their closest neighbors — the

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LiFi Ready For Prime Time

December 19, 2017

By Jeff Elliot The promise of LiFi (light fidelity), which utilizes the very LED lights that illuminate a work space to transmit more secure, high speed, wireless data at rates that can go well beyond those possible with Wi-Fi, has

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VMware’s CEO Discusses IoT And Data Management

October 19, 2017

By Paul Barker Earlier this year, VMware took the wraps off of a major product initiative, one that revolves around the infrastructure management side of the Internet of Things. The thinking being that with the number of IoT endpoints expected

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‘On The Road To Terabit Ethernet’

June 16, 2017

By Paul Barker Last year, a consortium that included Nokia Bell Labs, Deutsche Telecom T-Labs and the Technical University of Munich achieved what can only be called a major milestone – successfully achieving speeds of one TB per second in

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Delving Into The DNA Of AWS

February 27, 2017

By Paul Barker Las Vegas — It may have been well past the cocktail hour, but that didn’t stop thousands of AWS re: Invent 2016 delegates from streaming into a cavernous hall to listen to James Hamilton, responsible for infrastructure

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Fiber, Copper & The Digital Revolution

January 17, 2017

By Paul Barker The digital revolution will continue at a torrid pace in 2017 and with it so too will activity in four major technology blocks that make it all possible – the cloud, of course, the data centre, the

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Microsoft Outlines Its Digital Vision At MWPC

October 3, 2016

By Paul Barker A record 16,000+ delegates converged in and around the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in July for the 2016 edition of the Microsoft Worldwide Partners Conference, otherwise known as MWPC. The annual event, the Redmond, Wash.-based software firm

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Prepare For A Wild Ride, Says VMware’s CEO

October 3, 2016

By Paul Barker There is a tectonic shift in the ICT industry currently underway that shows no sign of slowing down, says Pat Gelsinger, the president and CEO of VMware. Gelsinger said during a recent press briefing in Toronto that

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Of Machines & People

October 3, 2016

By Paul Barker There was yet another new buzzword that surfaced at the 14th edition of the Canadian Telecom Summit held recently in Toronto – The Exchange of Everything or EoE. Five weeks before appearing on stage to discuss EoE,