Connecting to LinkedIn...

W1siziisijiwmtuvmdqvmtuvmdgvntqvmzgvnzi1l01ptlrbu0hfqkxpr19vtljftkrfukvex0lnqudfx3jlc2l6zwrfyw5kx3jlbmrlcmvklmpwzyjdlfsiccisinrodw1iiiwimtkymhgxmjuwiyjdxq

Blog

New cloud tool to be launched by Shaw

17/07/2015 by

W1siziisijiwmtuvmdcvmtcvmdkvmtavntcvmzgyl0nsb3vklmpwzyjdlfsiccisinrodw1iiiwinjawedqwmfx1mdazzsjdxq

It has been announced that Shaw Communications Inc is to launch a new cloud solution targeted solely towards enterprise customers. The firm will develop a 40,000-square-foot data centre in Calgary and then launch a variety of data management and cloud computing services. The latest news comes as an increasing number of businesses around the world are turning to cloud computing options to streamline their firms and facilitate growth. It also marks an important step for Shaw.

With Shaw’s media businesses and cable television enterprises under increasing competition and pressure, the Shaw Business division will begin the cloud operations as part of a strategy to strengthen this aspect of the organisation. The company’s first Canada-based data centre will open this autumn and will be aimed towards serving enterprise customers. Shaw will be able to draw expertise from ViaWest; the US-based cloud services firm it acquired for $1.2bn (£0.77bn) in 2014.

Nancy Phillips, chief executive officer and president of ViaWest, said: “The Calgary data centre sort of takes a lot of the best-practice learnings from the many years that we’ve been doing this.” ViaWest currently serves over 1,500 clients and operate 28 data centres, standing it in a good position to offer Shaw the skills and expertise it requires for the new venture.

Shaw currently provides its enterprise customers in Canada with a variety of products including internet, phone and video services. When the new data centre is up and running it will be able to add further options, including data storage and backup, remote hosting of computer programs, and even co-location ‒ a process where clients can rent data space.

Shaw Business’s senior vice-president, Ron McKenzie, said: “This was a natural next step for us in Shaw Business to be able to move up in providing a broader set of services to the business marketplace.” Meanwhile, although the actual cost of the data centre development was not revealed, the firm did admit that the decision represented a “very significant” investment.

Much of Shaw’s most recent growth has been due to the acquisition of ViaWest, with investment analysts hailing the purchase as one of the main reasons for the firm’s upswing. The Shaw Business unit has also noted higher growth than the company’s media division and communications business, making cloud computing an obvious direction in which to move; however, just 15% of the company’s earnings before taxes, interest and other costs is currently attributed to ViaWest and the Shaw Business unit combined.

About Us

Montash is a multi-award winning global technology recruitment business. Specialising in permanent and contract positions across mid-senior appointments across a wide range of industry sectors and IT functions, including:

ERP Recruitment, BI & Data Recruitment, Information Security Recruitment, Enterprise Architecture & Strategy Recruitment , Energy Technology Recruitment, Demand IT and Business Engagement Recruitment, Digital and E-commerce Recruitment, Leadership Talent, Infrastructure and Service Delivery Recruitment, Project and Programme Delivery Recruitment.

Montash is headquartered in Old Street, London, in the heart of the technology hub. Montash has completed assignments in over 30 countries and has appointed technical professionals from board level to senior and mid management in permanent and contract roles.

comments powered by Disqus

Social Stream

Latest News

W1siziisijiwmtcvmdkvmjkvmdgvmtmvmjkvmjgyl1vudgl0bgvkigrlc2lnbiaomjuplmpwzyjdlfsiccisinrodw1iiiwimzgwedewmcmixv0

Are PSLs a Blocker or an Enabler?

2017-10-02 11:00:00 +0100

The use of a Preferred Supplier List (PSL) was intended to support and strengthen relationships and performance between organisations and their third party suppliers. As the technical landscape continues to evolve at rapid rate recruitment and demand for new skills becomes more intense. Are PSLs still the solution or an obstacle to sourcing the right talent? The traditional PSL A dedicated list of partners intended to guarantee quality and availability ...

W1siziisijiwmtcvmdkvmjevmdgvndmvmduvmtmxl1vudgl0bgvkigrlc2lnbiaomjmplmpwzyjdlfsiccisinrodw1iiiwimzgwedewmcmixv0

Why do we punish the victims of hacking?

2017-09-21 09:00:00 +0100

Hacks occur every 39 seconds, with 95% of them targeting governments, retailers and the tech industry. If the hackers are caught, they'll face prison time under the Computer Misuse Act. More often than not, the businesses who are victims of those attacks expose themselves to punishment of their own. The laws that determine the duty of protection owed to businesses and their customers is both vague and broad, making them question just how much protection...