What the Shopify IPO Means for Canadian Tech and the Cloud?
The launch of the Shopify IPO on the NYSE is a leap forward and a testimony
tothe high quality of the Canadian technology sector. In its first trading
day, Shopify was oversubscribed by 51%
As a solution-focused company, for us it's a day of pride and tribulations to
see a fellow technology company launching a successful IPO on one of the
world's greatest trading desks, Shopify, that started with humble beginnings,
is one of the latest IPO's to hit the market that is both tech, and Canadian.
As a Canadian company Shopifys IPO success is a testimony to Canada being a
breeding ground for world-class software companies. Shopifys and its
solutions are not new to the industry, but the culmination of the right
solution at the right time and a lot of hard work is evident from their
success. Today, Shopify's ecomme... (more)
Seven Jaw-Dropping Applications of Cloud Computing
Here are seven completely real, jaw-dropping applications of cloud computing
that can transform humanity. Made possible with cloud technology, don't be
surprised if you have never heard about such applications.
1. Shoes Sold by the Step
Imagine buying the world's best shoes or for that matter any pair of shoes
and paying zero dollars for them upfront. That would be crazy right? Well the
Internet of Things can make this possible. With new technologies that can
power everything we do and create new ways of doing them, vendors of
Three Steps to Enable Rock Solid Cloud Security
Cloud security is at the top of every CIO's list. It is also the first
subject that comes up when you engage in a discussion about the cloud. For
those of us who followed the recent Ashley Madison story (from a tech
perspective), you would agree that while the breach happened for so many
reasons, security is at the heart of it. Here are some key aspects for
creating a solid organization, keeping cloud security in perspective.
Don't Blame Vendors
Different industries have different regulations and requirements. For some,
such as cons... (more)
On Tuesday, March 23rd, I will speak to a technology audience in Raleigh, NC
at the Data4Decisions Conference about Cloud Monetization and how the next
frontier in Cloud computing is not about infrastructure or even jumping on
the Cloud, but really driving the home run when it comes to generating
revenues over the Cloud. Yes, these are not revenues that will be generated
by some business using that is remotely connected to the Cloud but creating
recurring revenues through the Cloud directly, powered by the Cloud directly,
provisioned, measured o the Cloud - directly.
Consider th... (more)
Building a case for the cloud is extremely easy. I can list 10 different
elements of the cloud that make it the best thing since sliced bread!
The SaaS model has truly revolutionized the way software is being used.
Convenient, hosted on the now cloud, without the need for IT or hardware and
so many more advantages. So what is cloud-based billing? A recent piece by
Gigaom helps explain why cloud billing is beneficial and how it helps vendors
move all aspects of a paper-based system to the cloud. But isn't that old
technology? Isn't that about generating a PDF file and sending it to... (more)