Integration is Key to Wringing Efficiencies out of Health Care

Canada’s health care system is central to our identity. It’s a matter of national pride. It also eats up almost half of the public purse. And that number will only increase as the bubble of baby boomers enter retirement, bringing on the ills of age while contributing less to the tax coffers. These pressures on… Continue reading Integration is Key to Wringing Efficiencies out of Health Care

How Wi-Fi is Transforming the Way People Shop

I have had the pleasure of attending Store Conference, held by the Retail Council of Canada over the past couple of years. It has always been one of the best retail shows in terms of content that I have attended.  I remember, in 2010 Kevin Graff from Graff Retail giving a presentation that really made… Continue reading How Wi-Fi is Transforming the Way People Shop

Understanding the Matrix

No, we’re not talking about the series of Keanu Reeves movies. That’s far beyond our scope. We’re talking about cloud models and delivery channels. It’s a useful exercise to map models against channels to look at how their advantages (and disadvantages) complement each other for your purposes. So let’s start with a few working definitions.… Continue reading Understanding the Matrix

The perils of the ad hoc cloud

Cloud computing went from hype to mainstream in pretty short order. That’s partly because providers are making cloud computing resources easier to use all the time. It can be as easy as taking out your credit card. In fact, it’s so easy, your employees are probably using cloud services without your IT department knowing about… Continue reading The perils of the ad hoc cloud