About Jay Parkes

Jay Parkes has been writing on technology for many years from a base in Collingwood, Ontario.

A freelance editor, writer and reseacher, Jay enjoys engaging with IT manufacturers, technical specialists and journalists to clarify the business value of IT innovation for Canadian IT professionals.

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BY JAY PARKES, DECEMBER 17, 2013
BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

Bringing new value to healthcare IT

IT as an essential part of health technology
It is a continuing source of professional satisfaction for me to see my company committed to helping customers transform their thinking and their IT infrastructure to focus on generating true business value. As a result, I couldn’t help but notice when the Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS) recently introduced the Health IT Value Suite. I’m taking this as a positive sign that, unlike many other industries, the healthcare sector has decided it’s time  …>> more
BY JAY PARKES, NOVEMBER 25, 2013
CLOUD COMPUTING

Hybrid cloud vs. hybrid deployment: one writer learns the difference

Eureka! Perhaps I’m way behind the rest of you, but I recently had a “Eureka, I get it!” moment regarding hybrid clouds, thanks to a VMware presentation I attended. Let me see if I can relive that eureka moment by playing back to you what I learned. You be the judge of whether I did in fact get it. Perhaps you’ll even have a mini-moment yourself, vicariously through my experience. First, to be clear, I’m talking  …>> more