Harnessing the cloud to drive student success

Harnessing the cloud to drive student success

Educational policy is most effective when decisions are based on data Organizations around the world are turning to the cloud for secure, convenient ways to store and share information. In fact, in a recent survey of cloud users, about two-thirds ... Continue Reading
Advanced Computing Workshop Draws Research and Computing Leaders

Advanced Computing Workshop Draws Research and Computing Leaders

“Keep the broom closet for the brooms!” someone yelled at ORION’s recent advanced computing (AC) workshop, referring to how the computer systems that researchers depend upon are often overlooked, aging or unsupported. It was a viewpoint that many in the ... Continue Reading
The Future of Advanced Computing in Ontario

The Future of Advanced Computing in Ontario

Ontario’s researchers increasingly depend on advanced computing to develop new treatments, understand diseases and much more. For example, advanced computing helped researchers at the Sick Kids Hospital develop new treatments for a Parkinson’s-like disease, and the Brain-CODE project is making ... Continue Reading
A Synopsis of “Big Data in Practice”

A Synopsis of “Big Data in Practice”

A synopsis and perspective on a breakout session led by IBM InfoSphere BigInsights’ Worldwide Technical Sales Leader, Dirk deRoos at the 2013 THINK ConferenceData is the new oil. But it could also be that silicon snake oil. Dirk deRoos engages ... Continue Reading