A Blueprint For Successful Cloud Deployment: Waterfront Toronto


What can the cloud do for you?

IT in Canada is holding a free webinar series that will answer exactly that question. The first in the series will be held on February 19 and will feature Waterfront Toronto, an organization that oversees a revitalization project funded by the governments of Canada and Ontario, and the City of Toronto.

With a limited budget and resources, Waterfront Toronto used the IBM SmartCloud to launch newblueedge.ca, a service meant to help residents connect with each other, local businesses, and service providers. The goal was to build a strong base foundation that could be scaled out, without investing in a lot of hardware and infrastructure.

As a result of Waterfront Toronto’s work on this initiative, Toronto was selected as one of the top seven most intelligent communities of 2013 by Intelligent Community Forum, a New York-based think tank. Using IBM’s cloud technology, the corporation is developing ‘future-proof IT infrastructure.’

To hear more from Kristina Verner, Director of Intelligent Communities at Waterfront Toronto, and John Longbottom, P. Eng. CMA of Smarter Cities National Executive with IBM Canada, about this initiative, please click here to register.

If you are unable to attend, you can still register to receive a video and follow-up content about Waterfront Toronto’s work!


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