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Artifical Intelligence and Its Future Impact on Business

on September 16, 2016 11:30 AM By | Henry Cheang | 0 Comments | IT Assets Actionable data analytics Technology Expense Management it
    What is an artificial intelligence? Although we often hear about them, artificial intelligences are rather misunderstood by the majority of people. Let us try and explain what they are and where they come from. The idea of an artificial intelligence was first presented by a team of American scientists in 1956 during the Dartmouth Summer Research Project on Artificial Intelligence [wikipedia]. Two main points came out of this presentation:
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Working Towards the Gold Medal: Telecom Expense Management vs Technology Expense Management

on August 17, 2016 4:30 PM By | Caroline Le Brun | 0 Comments | Telecom Expense Management Technology Expense Management
You can never count someone out until the end of the race.  This is true of Olympic races and this is true of Usain Bolt who is the first person in history to win three consecutive gold medals in the 100 m final.  The expected challenger for Usain Bolt, the one expected to cause the most trouble for him was Justin Gatlin.  Gatlin had a storming start but was over taken in the final 20 m by the sheer speed of Usain Bolt. Gatlin received silver medal and Canada’s Andre de Grasse won bronze (Yay! For Canada!!!).
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Mid-Year Health Check: Is your IT Budget on Track for 2016?

There has been an ongoing trend that asks more organizations to be more productive with the same or even less resources.  How have businesses been adapting to this strategy?  Are they asking us to make bricks without straw? Is there any way around this? The answer is found in IT investment.
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Can Full Transparency for Enterprise IT Spend be achieved?

Business Units are demanding more control over IT Spending There has been a lot of buzz in the recent months about the need for transparency of IT spend because of the increase demand and spend in technology by Business Units. Gartner has even published a few interesting research notes for CIOs and CFOs on the subject. According to Gartner, by 2020, large enterprises will see Business Unit IT spending increase to 50% of IT spend from 17% today. The pursuit of digital transformation is what is driving this trend of technology demand in the enterprise.  
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How Does a Company Go Speed DaTIng?

on April 3, 2015 7:00 AM By | Henry Cheang | 0 Comments | Events Company Culture Technology Expense Management it Innovation
*Please note that Etelesolv changed its company name to Cimpl in 2016. How does a company go Speed daTIng?  That’s an interesting question, now isn’t it? By now, most of us have heard of speed dating, right? It’s a really fast matchmaking process where someone meets a very large number of new people in one sitting. After the meeting, if any of the new people met are interested, contact information is exchanged for later, more regular dating. Right. So, how does a company go speed daTIng? Well, as it turns out, it’s all in the details! 
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Changing Demographics Mean New Challenges in Technology Management

How do we categorize generations? There are many ways to organize information about the population. One way is by birth year. Using this method, Statistics Canada divides citizens into 7 (current) groups:
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Fly a Lot? You'll be Happy to Read This

on June 27, 2014 8:00 AM By | Henry Cheang | 0 Comments | Mobile Devices Tips Technology Expense Management Smartphones
A long-awaited measure arrives! For many passengers, air transport is an inevitable waste of time. However, that’s about to change!
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Smartphones become Superphones – The Next Step in Workplace Evolution

Scientists have been trying to get robots to think and act and see like humans… For years now, researchers have been working to develop technology that can recognize objects and events in the same way that humans do. There are software and robots that navigate their own path across different terrains, map out sound sources, and which have actually been programmed to be curious. This research has been, by and large, pretty successful.
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8 Practical Advantages of Business Automation

on May 16, 2014 8:00 AM By | Henry Cheang | 0 Comments | Business Automation IT Assets SaaS Technology Expense Management
Business process automation helps businesses immensely… After having written so much about business process automation (BPA) in the abstract, this week I finally started venturing into the practical impacts of business being enabled by technology. Wednesday I talked about how technology facilitates motor vehicle fleet management; today I touch upon matters that are more general to businesses overall. First, let’s go through some down-to-earth advantages, shall we? Practical advantages of automation 1.Eliminate paper right at the source.   
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Sony unveils 185 terabytes tape storage!

on May 9, 2014 12:00 PM By | Henry Cheang | 0 Comments | Big Data Mobile Devices Technology Expense Management Storage tem
Sony absolutely smashes records for data storage Oh, how I do love the march of progress! Sony just unveiled something unbelievable at the International Magnetics Conference in Dresden: A tape that can hold 185 TERABYTES of information in one itty-bitty cassette form factor. The previous record for storage was 29.5GB per square inch. Now, Sony’s tape can hold 145 GB of storage per square inch. That means that you could jam three Blu-ray discs’ worth of data into a single square inch of this tape. Here are some other fun comparisons – one 185 terabyte tape would hold the equivalent of:
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Cimpl sponsors a fun and meet educational JS-Montreal!

on February 21, 2014 8:00 AM By | Henry Cheang | 0 Comments | Company Culture Technology Expense Management tem News
*Please note that Cimpl changed its company name from Etelesolv in 2016. Cimpl at a JS-Montreal event: A meeting of the minds On Tuesday, February 11, 2014, Cimpl sponsored a meeting of JS-Montreal, Montreal’s volunteer-run JavaScript User Group. This is a group that has been convening regularly since 2010 to discuss and share knowledge on programming. It also serves as a gathering place where passionate programmers can network with like-minded professionals. Since Cimpl is full of passionate programmers, it’s little wonder that we sponsored and spoke at a JS-Montreal event!
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CIO Canada Summit: Technology Expense Management Made Great

on February 5, 2014 8:25 AM By | Henry Cheang | 0 Comments | Technology Expense Management tem Software
*Please note that Cimpl changed its company name from Etelesolv in 2016. Cimpl to Host Roundtable Discussion with CIOs and top IT executives at next week's CIO Summit at the Queen Elizabeth From February 9 to 11, Cimpl will be attending the http://www.ciosummit.ca/ at the first-class 4-star Fairmont Queen Elizabeth right here in Montreal. This annual summit is a primary meeting place for technology leaders eager to share their insights on the evolution of IT even as they learn cutting-edge strategies for resolving technology challenges from each other.
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