Canadian Information Processing Society
Nov. 7, 2013

What does IT professional really mean?
IT World Canada
IT professional. Nice title but what does it really mean? A professional, according to Merriam-Webster, "relating to a job that requires special education, training, or skill." All three are required by IT professionals to tackle today's computing world. But is that all there is?More

October CIPS Volunteer of the Month: Eric George, I.S.P.
CIPS
Being a CIPS Director has provided me with the experience of how a Board of Directors conducts business and particularly membership concerns. This experience I would not have in my current paying job. Also a greater satisfaction to promote professionalism in the ICT community in Canada. And an increased awareness of the issues our members and non-members have in the workplace. More

BC universities take part in International ACM Programming contest
CIPS
CIPS BC this year supported Computer Science students at the University of Victoria, to attend the ACM Pacific NW Programming contest on November 2nd at University of British Columbia. Travel costs for four teams of students, twelve in total, were paid. 'Scholarship' prizes will be presented to the participating students at a CIPS Victoria section dinner meeting at the university on Nov. 20th. More

Featured Whitepaper: Cloud for Dummies
CIPS via IT World Canada
Organizations of all sizes need the flexibility and elasticity gained from cloud computing, but mid-sized businesses, in particular, can benefit from the ability to quickly innovate and experiment. How might cloud enable your business to be more competitive, without significant capital investments? More

Featured I.T. Jobs
CIPS
Senior Analyst, Business Objects, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Supervisor, SAP Functional Support, Regina, Saskatchewan

IT Service Management Team Leader, St. Albert, Alberta

Database Administrator, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Manager of IT Operations, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Field Data Capture Specialist, Calgary, Alberta

Senior Systems Analyst, Calgary, Alberta

Manager, Technology Architect, Toronto, Ontario

Business Technology Analyst, St. Albert, Alberta

Telecommunications Analyst, Regina, Saskatchewan

CIO, P.E.I.

Director, Technology Services - IT Planning & IT Operations, Vancouver, British Columbia


See more Job Postings and Upload your Resume at: http://jobs.cips.ca More

Join CIPS, ISACA and Bennett Jones for an executive exploration of Big Data, predictive analytics and transformational value
CIPS
The hype surrounding Big Data is deafening! Predictive analytics, we hear, will transform not only the way businesses operate, but also governments, police forces, financial markets, schools and hospitals. Dire predictions are made about a shortage of 300,000 data scientists by 2015. CIOs, caught up in the stampede, faced with unrealistic expectations on the one hand and shrinking budgets on the other, are not sure where to turn. More

CIPS Edmonton Networking Event: Casual drinks and discussion
CIPS
Location: Metro Billiards - 10250 106 St NW, Edmonton
Start Time: 11/13/2013 6:00 PM
End Time: 11/13/2013 9:30 PM

Description: Come join CIPS Edmonton members, new and old, for a casual evening of networking at Metro Billiards (10250 106 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1H7).More

CIPS Calgary Breakfast (Nov. 14): 'HANA and its place in modern business information environments'
CIPS
Location: Calgary Petroleum Club (319 5 Ave SW)
Start Time: 11/14/2013 7:15 AM
End Time: 11/14/2013 8:45 AM
Speaker: Wade Walker

Having created, built and run three successful consulting entities in North America and Europe, while maintaining a very active consulting role, Wade has a strong techno-functional profile spanning development and architecture up through planning, strategy, governance and human capital development. More

CIPS ICE: The TECH Conference 2013
CIPS
Organized by CIPS Alberta and supported by a wide range of local, national and international companies, CIPS ICE Conference is in its 32nd year. Drawing from a blend of internationally known speakers and local knowledge, ICE offers keynote presentations, sessions on current issues, quick bytes, an interactive session and opportunities to network and share ideas. More

6 tips to communicate like a leader
The Globe and Mail
Excelling in communication is one of the top consistently rated traits of distinguished leaders. But communication skills are not intuitive or taught in business school. Bad communication has ended the career of many CEOs and other public figures. It is also costing companies a fortune.More

10 trends for IT professionals to pay attention to over the next 5 years
Balkans.com
Gartner offered a glimpse of 10 trends for IT professionals to pay attention to over the next five years. The trends were discussed in a Webinar by David J. Cappuccio, a research vice president at Gartner. More

Wanted: Defenders of the public interest
IT World Canada
The first imperative of the CIPS Code of Ethics is to protect the public interest and maintain integrity. First among the eight principles of the ACM/IEEE Software Engineering Code of Ethics and Professional Practice is "PUBLIC – Software engineers shall act consistently with the public interest." More

Potential Trojan attack on SAP systems feared
IT World Canada
A Russian antivirus company said a new variant of a Trojan program is seeking out computers that have SAP AG client installations suggesting that cybercriminals may be planning to launch future attacks on systems using the enterprise business operations software.More

New CIPS ethics exam required for I.S.P. and ITCP applicants in 2014
CIPS
As part of our mandate to establish Information Technology (IT) as a profession, CIPS has identified a need for testing knowledge and understanding of ethics in computing and IT. This is particularly important for those applying for CIPS' I.S.P. and ITCP certifications. More

Digital competencies and training modules for non-IT professionals — Join our working group today!
CIPS
In the course of their careers, few workers have the chance to stay abreast of new technology and the role it plays in creating strategic advantage or challenges. You can help design training to be used by professionals and mid-level managers as they are prepared for roles of greater responsibility you too can benefit from the training developed. This training will enhance the capacity of all industries to embrace innovative technologies and boost the productivity factor in Ontario.More