Canadian Information Processing Society
Nov. 14, 2013

I.T. Professionalism Week 2013! (Nov. 18 - 22)
I.T. Professionalism Week is a yearly celebration held by CIPS across Canada. CIPS hopes to increase awareness about the importance of professionalism in the I.T. industry today. This week is also a time to celebrate CIPS and our professionalism resources. More

CIPS ICE: The TECH Conference 2013
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

FEAPO publishes 'Common Perspective on Enterprise Architecture' paper
An increasing number of organizations are turning to the evolving practice of enterprise architecture (EA) to deal with the rapid pace of change in almost every industry. Individual organizations offer many perspectives on the definition of enterprise architecture and its value to an organization, but the lack of conformity contributes to confusion about the field. More

CIPS Edmonton Fellows Dinner
Location: Edmonton Petroleum Club (11110 - 108 Street)
Start Time: 11/18/2013 6:00 p.m.
End Time: 11/18/2013 9:30 p.m.
Description: 6:00 p.m. Reception/Registration 7:00 p.m. Dinner and Presentation

In recognition of CIPS Fellows and 2013 CIPS Fellow inductees: Bernie Kollman and Trekker ArmstrongMore

CIPS Victoria Nov. 20th Dinner: 'The Security of Everything'
As more people, devices and things (some we don't even know about yet!) get connected, we're approaching the Internet of Everything (IoE). From smart phones to home appliances, across all verticals (education, government, manufacturing, etc.) the IoE is becoming relevant in our lives. As with any internet-based trend, security and privacy must be top-of-mind. More

CIPS Saskatoon Nov. 21 Event: 'Designation and Education: What are they good for?'
Some say it takes a village to raise a child, and in IT we say it takes a team of varied cultures and backgrounds that make up the IT department. What makes a successful team? In today's work environment, the culture is just as diverse as credentials and education. Our panel will discuss the pros and cons of education, credentials and designation. More

CIPS BC and WECS team Nov. 22nd meet-up at University of Victoria
CIPS Victoria is partnering with the WECS team at Universty of Victoria to host a meet-up (in the Computer Science Building). Guest speakers include Sherry Smeaton, Associate Partner, IBM, Blaine Bey, Sierra Systems and Nelson Lah, CGI Victoria. More

What's new in SMB in Windows Server 2012 R2
CIPS via Microsoft TechNet
Since the release of Windows Server 2012 R2 I've gotten a lot of questions about what's new? Where are the big improvements? There are a lot of improvements in Windows Server 2012 R2. We've been covering o lot of it in previous post on this site, but for now, I want to cover the new stuff on SMB in Windows.More

Why Microsoft's Surface works for me
IT World Canada
"My recent trip taking me through two countries and nine cities in twelve days was made easier by the replacement of my heavy laptop with my new Microsoft Surface Pro 128. On a trip like this, taking carry-on luggage only is key to reducing travel stress. In the past my traditional laptop and its charger took up the entire laptop section of my backpack. Traveling with my new Surface, that space was shared with two shirts, socks, gloves, scarf, and hat."More

Featured I.T. Jobs
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Leader, Bus. Proc. & Sys. Improvements, Regina, Saskatchewan

Business Process Analyst (SAP), Edmonton, Alberta

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

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Want to make it to CIO? Consider a stint in business continuity and disaster recovery
IT leaders struggle with the touchy-feely organizational issues — how to grow individuals to become organizational problem solvers and strategic partners to the business. I just returned from our business continuity (BC) regional user group sessions and it struck me that BC is a great place to gain some of these soft skills. More

CIPS ICE: The TECH Conference is just around the corner — have you registered?
Organized by CIPS Alberta and supported by a wide range of local, national and international sponsoring companies, CIPS ICE: The TECH Conference is in its 32nd year. The success of ICE is in its ability to inspire those involved in IT to become better professionals, connect delegates with peers and industry players and educate about the latest technology, business methods, trends and tools. More

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. More

The differences in internal controls at each level of architecture (Part 3 of 3)
IT World Canada
Here is the key point of the whole article series: each business case must contain description, cost benefit analysis, and risks. Selection occurs on this basis. Benefits (and costs) must include all major tangible and intangible benefits (and costs). The most important of these to long-term operations will be performance improvements to the organization.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

Where do IT pros rate on the ethical decision scale?
IT Business Edge
Edward Snowden, a systems administrator, broke a crucial trust with his public disclosure of sensitive information regarding NSA intelligence gathering. Every day, a number of IT professionals become aware of H-1B visa fraud and abuse at their companies, and don't report it. The mainstream press has featured quite a few stories lately that might make the general population wonder about the ethics of IT professionals. More