Chat with Helge Seetzen, Pioneering Chairman, CEO and World Innovation Technology Leader

When I talk with CEOs and IT executives, their priorities involve driving agility and innovation and the resulting efficiencies gained. At the second IFIP World CIO Forum where I am a vice-chair, one of the sessions will be using entrepreneurial and start-up experiences within businesses to provide enterprise success. The largest fortune companies are now…


What are the highly damaging internet legal liabilities and risks to you -- chat with Martin Kratz QC, head intellectual property practice group, Bennett Jones LLP, legendary IP and ICT legal authority and pioneer

My chat with Martin was a real eye opener – there is a tremendous amount of legal risk to you when using the Internet and ignorance does not protect you! Martin Kratz leads the intellectual property practice and co-leads the ecommerce practice for Bennett Jones. His practice is focused around intellectual property and technology law,…


David Alan Grier 2013 President IEEE-CS, Top International Technology and Policy Authority

David Alan Grier is the 2013 President of the IEEE Computer Society. He has served the society as its Vice President of Publications, Director of Magazines, and Editor in Chief of the IEEE Annals. He writes on the subject of technology and its social implications. His books include: "When Computers Were Human" (Princeton 2005), "Too…


Celebrating 40th Anniversary “Social Issues in Computing”

A few people were invited to contribute articles in honour of Kelly’s and Allan’s seminal book, Social Issues in Computing. The University of Toronto has a blog in celebration of the 40th anniversary in the publication of the pioneering work. Here are the initial entries: Authors (Kelly) Gotlieb and (Allan) Borodin interviewed: http://socialissues.cs.toronto.edu/2013/01/interview-p1/ Vint Cerf…


Licensing software in the cloud

A girlfriend of mine called me up this weekend looking for a DVD copy of an older piece of software. She was rebuilding a computer for a family member who had the product key but no installation media. I’m sure many of you have similar stories trying to fix or repair computers for your family…

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Back to the basics with Microsoft software licensing options

My colleagues and I get asked a lot about licensing. Frankly, Microsoft doesn’t have a great reputation for keeping it simple. And to be totally transparent – I, like many of my colleagues, would usually rather stick a fork in my eye that talk about it because it can get complicated. And confusing. And just…ugh….

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Windows Virtualization Licensing

Thinking about virtualizing some of your servers but confused about licensing? You’re not alone. My colleague, Rodney, has put up an excellent post with links to a video from the Microsoft Licensing team explaining licensing on the Windows virtualization platform as well as to calculators to help you figure out what licenses you will need based on…

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