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Connectivity Means Competitive Advantage

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 @ 07:11 AM

Virtually every business today has some sort of need for connectivity for its computer and IT needs.  Whether it is using cloud based applications to process data and transactions or using a cloud based data backup strategy the ability to get on line safely and quickly is almost a given.  

Unfortunately not all locations are equal in providing competitive options for businesses to get this needed connectivity.  The greater the need and the more intensive the connected traffic then the more the locational decision for a business can be impacted.

In a couple of articles over the past month ITbusiness.ca has shown how cities and their partners are starting to look at these issues.  The focus of these articles are on Toronto and the announcement about the Google neighbourhood announced for the water front and also on a plan to rate buildings in Toronto on their connectivity capability as a means to build competitive advantage.  

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Topics: IT network, Canadian IT, Canadian Pricing

Fast Mobile Speeds Canada's New National Railway

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Jun 7, 2017 @ 07:06 AM

Internet access speeds are always an issue unless you are connected in a corporate environment which offers super fast fiber or other connection.  For mobile users it never seems that connection speeds are quick enough. 

Of course if you are depending upon a WiFi connection for your mobile device the issue becomes even more hit and miss.  

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Topics: Canadian IT, Canadian Pricing

Incremental Change May Not Reflect 2017 IT Issues

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Jan 4, 2017 @ 07:01 AM

As the new year starts off it is common to look at what the researchers are saying about the newest trends in IT, technology in general and what may be the flavour of the coming months. 

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Topics: IT network, IT connectivity, Canadian IT, Canadian Pricing

Wind Power May Have Value Without Subsidy | Microsoft Buy

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Nov 16, 2016 @ 08:11 AM

Recent announcements about Microsoft contracting for massive amounts of wind generated power to run several of its data centres causes me to think that this kind of  renewable energy just may have a good life without massive government structured subsidies.  

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Topics: Environment, Canadian Pricing, Canadian Legislation, technology tools

Canadian Telecommunications Are Generally Pricey

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Tue, Aug 23, 2016 @ 08:08 AM

One of the things that most Canadians take for granted is the ability to communicate broadly both internally and internationally.  In order to do this we spend significant budgets on wired, wireless, broad band wireless and wired (fixed) internet and finally on TV services.  

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Topics: Canadian Pricing

Canadians Should Buy Now. Lower Dollar Means Higher MFP & IT Costs

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Mar 11, 2015 @ 08:03 AM

The window is becoming very short before the price increases created by the lower Canadian dollar flow into the MFP (multifunction printer, copier) and the IT hardware markets.  The low oil prices are putting significant pressure on the Canadian dollar which is great for Canadian manufacturing but is having serious impact on Canadian imports of products sourced from China and some other jurisdictions,  

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Topics: Lenovo, Multifunction Printer, business processes, Samsung, Kyocera Canada, Canadian Pricing

How Low Gas & Oil Leads To Higher Canadian IT Prices

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Jan 21, 2015 @ 08:01 AM

Every day that we currently go to the gas pumps to fill up we all are happy to see the relatively (best in over five years) gas prices we are experiencing in Canada.  The reasons given for the massive drop in prices usually hinge on the low oil prices which are currently the norm in world markets.

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Topics: technology tools, office technology, Canadian Pricing