Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

Digital Transformation and the Changing Role of the CIO

Digital Transformation and the Changing Role of the CIO

How digital technology will change the role of IT leaders

In my quest to stay on top of the latest trends in technology innovation, I covered an interesting report in a February 2016 blog post from IDC Canada on how Digital Transformation would shape 2016. The report touched on the CIO role and how it dealt with the current wave of digital transformation. Since that post was published, we have seen this evolution continue well into 2017 and the momentum will only get stronger as we head into 2018 and beyond.  This post serves as an updated perspective on these trends.

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Posted: Monday, August 28, 2017

Social Selling Just Got Even Better Through PointDrive

Social Selling Just Got Even Better Through PointDrive

LinkedIn's newest feature brings a smarter way to exchange content with prospects on social

Last year LinkedIn acquired PointDrive - a firm dedicated to developing innovative solutions to further enhance the online customer buying experience. As of recently, PointDrive is now available on LinkedIn.

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Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017

Migrating to Exchange Online: It's Really about the Journey and not the Destination

Migrating to Exchange Online: It's Really about the Journey and not the Destination

I recently returned from Microsoft’s “Inspire” Conference, formerly known as the Worldwide Partner Conference.

I recently returned from Microsoft “Inspire”, formerly known as the Worldwide Partner Conference. This 3-day event for partners that resell, integrate, build upon and otherwise utilize Microsoft solutions as an integral aspect of their business and/or product(s) was filled with stories about how MS Partners like Sentia about how they have utilized the myriad of MS offerings to provide value through innovation for their clients. These exposes of the triumph of innovation in technology over complex modern problems ranged from the truly heart-warming to the just plain cool.

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Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Latest Wake Up Call:  Is Your Data Protected Against Ransomware?

The Latest Wake Up Call: Is Your Data Protected Against Ransomware?

Today, news broke of new threat called "Petya" , the latest in a disturbing trend of ransomware attacks worldwide. It is becoming one of the top types of Malware and the sophistication of these types of attacks are ever increasing.  These latest global attacks, including the the recent “WannaCry” attack are examples of the sophistication of these threats  This Ransomware was combined with a worm-like behaviour that aided the spread of the malware based upon OS vulnerabilities.  

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Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Device-as-a-Service: Why It Might Make Sense For You

Device-as-a-Service: Why It Might Make Sense For You

Whether your business is large or small, the as-a-service model for client devices warrants your attention if you purchase or lease PCs, mobile computers and other devices for your company.

If you own your machines and devices, you know only too well that maintaining, updating, keeping them secure, and replacing them takes a big toll on your IT team, or if you don’t have one, can get expensive and cause workplace disruption hence impacting productivity. What about security threats? Are your devices adequately protected and backed-up? When time comes for imminent replacement, do you have the budgets to proceed when you should?

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