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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 By @IanKhanLive | @CloudExpo #IoT #Cloud #BigData

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 co... (more)

Three Steps to Enable Rock Solid Cloud Security By @IanKhanLive | @CloudExpo #Cloud

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)

Monetize the Cloud By @IanKhanLive | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

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)

Cloud-Based Billing vs Cloud-Driven Billing By @IanKhanLive | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

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)