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  • Reaching New Heights in the Hybrid Cloud

    Bob Ivkovic, Principal of IT Architects August 17, 2019   Reaching New Heights in the Hybrid Cloud Let’s face it, everybody is moving into the cloud.  If you’re not already in the cloud, you’re most likely behind your competitors.  The question is whether you should go into the public or private cloud, or some hybrid.  When moving to the cloud, companies have some important considerations to tackle: regulatory requirements, data security, legacy ...

    Posted at August 17, 2019 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • The Business Intelligence of Pricing – Part II

    The Business Intelligence of Pricing – Part II Dean Ciric, Senior Pricing Specialist August 3, 2019   In Part I of this article The Business Intelligence of Pricing – Part I, I introduced the topic of business intelligence and how it pertains to the pricing of goods and services.  We had to develop a pricing model that incorporates business intelligence if we want ...

    Posted at August 3, 2019 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • The Business Intelligence of Pricing – Part I

    The Business Intelligence of Pricing - Part I Dean Ciric, Senior Pricing Specialist June 15, 2019   Every business that sells products and services requires a pricing model.  If you can’t price products and services competitively in the marketplace, you will lose out to your competition.  Every pricing model is based on something called “efficient pricing.”  Efficient pricing takes intelligence, specifically business intelligence.  The pricing is the most active part of what ...

    Posted at June 16, 2019 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Unclouding Cloud Security

    Unclouding Cloud Security Bob Ivkovic, Principal of IT Architects May 28, 2019   The toughest part about protecting corporate IT assets in the cloud is knowing what these assets are and who is using them.  Cloud providers are pretty good at hiding everything going on in the cloud infrastructure – from the cloud’s core to its edge.  Thus, we don’t always have a clear understanding of what parts of our cloud applications ...

    Posted at May 29, 2019 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Introducing Data Governance

    Introducing Data Governance David Schlinker, Senior Data Architect May 4, 2019   In today’s world of “give it to me raw” Big Data, one might think that data governance is no longer worth the time, effort, or money. That is not the case. As volumes, types, and uses of data increase dramatically, the need for Data Management and Data Governance has become even more important. Furthermore, massive security breaches at Facebook, LinkedIn, ...

    Posted at May 4, 2019 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Bridging the Digital Divide at Maskwacis Cultural College

    Bridging the Digital Divide at Maskwacis Cultural College David Brown, Dean of The Indigenous School of Business at Maskwacis Cultural College April 19, 2019   For most indigenous communities, bridging the digital divide is not an easy task, especially in post-secondary education delivery.  Canadian indigenous colleges and universities are significantly and consistently underfunded relative to their non-indigenous peers. I’m proud to inform you, however, that we pulled it off at Maskwacis ...

    Posted at April 20, 2019 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • The Ethical Consultant

    The Ethical Consultant Eugene D’Arcy, Senior Project Manager April 7, 2019   Ethics is something that I have taken seriously as long as I can remember.  When I was approached to write an article on the topic by a friend, I felt honoured.  After all our conversations on ethics and doing the right thing, I was just happy to know that someone actually paid attention.  It all started with an email entitled ...

    Posted at April 7, 2019 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Project Management Strategies for Handling Skittish Clients

    Project Management Strategies for Handling Skittish Clients Marianne Hang, Senior Project Manager March 25, 2019   The recent economic slump has transformed many once-confident clients into clients who are now unsure of their requirements, slow to move forward with projects, and prone to delays even once a project is active.  I call these clients “skittish” because while they have the best intentions, you can never be sure what they’re going to do ...

    Posted at March 24, 2019 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Building an Enterprise Architecture: Principles

    Building an Enterprise Architecture: Principles Intkhab Ali, Senior Solution Architect March 09, 2019   The Head of Architecture Meets Her Team Carmen looked around the table at the gathered architects. Some were domain architects, some solution, and the two to the right of her were the only Enterprise Architects. It was 11:00 AM and time to begin. The last person to walk in was Ezra, a solution architect and he closed the door, ...

    Posted at March 11, 2019 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Tips for Adopting a Process Framework

    Tips for Adopting a Process Framework Bob Ivkovic, Principal of IT Architects February 26, 2019   The toughest part of selecting a process framework is understanding what’s available, and which framework to use that will have the most advantage for your organization.  A starting point is to ask “How do organizations apply frameworks?”  This depends on the type of business process framework being adopted.  Organizations use a variation of frameworks, even ...

    Posted at February 27, 2019 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
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