Collaboration and the Classrooms of Tomorrow

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending a seminar on Windows 10 and how it will impact the workplace of tomorrow. The session was both interesting and insightful and it got me to thinking about advancements in technology are changing the way classroom learning at colleges and universities is evolving. And as the great musical poet once noted – the times they are a-changin’. Today’s campus environments are now the domain of  …>> more

Planes, trains and automobiles – why the Microsoft Surface is my road warrior choice

What comes to mind when you mention the term modern workspace? For many, it’s an office filled with an endless array of shiny new gadgets… like in George Jetson’s office at Spacely Space Sprockets. While gadgets are a part of the modern workspace, they by no means fully define the concept. In its ideal form, a modern workspace is one that facilitates each task you need to complete in the most productive way possible –  …>> more

Why Smart Hospitals Mean Better Patient Outcomes

Code Blue. The two most intense words one can hear inside the confines of a hospital. Whether it’s from the latest TV medical drama or a real-life situation, just about everyone knows what it means. The words conjure the image of doctors and nurses scrambling to assist a patient in critical distress. In every hospital in the country, it begins the same way – with an audio announcement of a code blue over the PA  …>> more

Take The First Steps Today Towards The Autonomous Network of Tomorrow

Evolve or dissolve. This is the mantra of just about every business organization in the marketplace today. Everyone is under the same pressure to stay ahead of the ever-changing business and technology landscape or face the potentially dire consequences. At the forefront of this modern workplace transformation is the decision by many organizations to transition to an autonomous network. An autonomous network is one where many of the day-to-day network IT decisions and adjustments are  …>> more

A Millimetre Away From Total Mayhem

Why every organization needs an Incident Response Plan In psychology, the phenomenon is known as illusory correlation. It’s a term that’s used to describe our ability as humans to perceive a relationship between things when no such relationship exists. I’m often reminded of this phenomenon whenever I speak to one of my fellow executives about their preparedness for a potential cyber-attack. I’ll ask them if they have a cyber-attack incident response plan and usually what  …>> more

Become an agent of positive change

The biggest obstacle in achieving successful change management in any environment has nothing to do with technology. It’s not compatibility, interoperability or platform alignment. What stands in the way of successful change management, all too often, is a combination of pride and fear. At first, this may seem counterintuitive. After all, isn’t taking pride in one’s work something we should all do? For as long as we can remember, fear has been a healthy counterbalance  …>> more