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About johnjblair

John J. Blair is the President and CEO of Blair Technology Solutions responsible for technology, innovation, and providing customized IT strategies to strengthen operations for enterprises across various industry verticals. His reputation is renowned as a results-driven leader, whose effective team-building skills and strategic development expertise have helped his clients achieve IT business success with cost-effective solutions. With almost 35 years in the IT industry, John has established a highly skilled team with expertise in providing personalized and customized IT solutions to a variety enterprises across Canada. Under his tutelage, his company is committed to customer service excellence, providing IT professional technicians to support the ongoing growth and needs of any IT department. Always on the leading edge of emerging technologies, John entered into the Managed Services field early and developed a Managed Services division under the Blair brand. John holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Concordia University and has many industry certifications.

Downtime is Too Risky; Follow These 5 Steps to Set Up Your High Availability Plan

Think about how much your business relies on technology – from sales and customer service to strategic planning, accounting and human resources activities – your IT infrastructure is essentially the backbone of your organization. In our always-on society, downtime is … Continue reading

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The First Steps to Begin Your Data-Driven Transformation Journey

The Challenges are Real Today’s businesses are faced with an exponential growth in data that must be stored, protected and managed.  This exploding data presents new and unique operational challenges, especially given the fact that the data loses integrity very … Continue reading

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8 Important Questions to Ask When Considering a Managed Service Provider (MSP)

Think about how much your business relies on technology.  From sales and customer service to strategic planning, accounting and human resources, your IT infrastructure is essentially the backbone of your organization. As a result, a number of challenges may exist … Continue reading

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7 Things to Consider Before Migrating to IBM POWER8

            When it comes to an ideal enterprise platform, you have a long wish list: You want to build a seamless datacentre with the best performance and security at the lower operational cost You want … Continue reading

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5 Methods of Controlling Storage Complexity

  “Everything should be made as simple as possible. But not simpler – Albert Einstein.”   Back in the day, data storage was fairly simple; you chose the media, either disk or tape, captured the data and stored it. You … Continue reading

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Does Your Cloud Strategy Align With Tech’s Biggest Players?

It’s hard to believe that even though public cloud computing services were introduced more than a decade ago, and seven years since private cloud services came into the market, many organizations are still confused over where and how to use … Continue reading

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Enterprise IT Disrupted by Digital Transformation

Have you heard? Traditional enterprise IT is over, and digital enterprise IT is in. Some call it a revolution, a new era, a third wave. I call it today’s reality. The way we deploy and maintain technology won’t meet the … Continue reading

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