Canadian Information Processing Society
Jul. 18, 2013

CIPS INTERVIEWS: Jean-Guy Carrier, Secretary General International Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Carrier has initiated and led research-based publishing and public information programmes for various international and national organizations, most recently for the World Trade Organization (WTO), from 1996 to 2008. As publisher and chief editor he developed the WTO's extensive publishing and Internet-based public information programmes, focused on research and information about the multilateral trading system. He initiated the WTO Reference Centre programme, a network of computerized WTO information and research centres established in the trade ministries of over 100 developing countries.More

Passionate about IT Professionalism? Become an IT World Canada Blogger
IT World Canada is Canada's largest online trade publication with a subscription base of more than 75,000 IT executives and professionals — representing 70 per cent of the buying power in Canada. IT World Canada is providing CIPS members an exclusive opportunity to become a blogger on professionalism issues in IT. As a community blogger you'll work with the editorial staff to develop story ideas and deliver them on schedule.More

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What the AT&T-Leap deal means for Canada
IT World Canada
People who have more money than me like to throw it around. Take AT&T's offer to buy pre-paid carrier Leap Wireless for $1.19 billion. That's a lot of dough for an operator with $2.8 billion in debt. It makes one wonder what Verizon Communications is evaluating Wind Mobile at. On the other hand, Leap — better known for its Cricket brand — has five million subscribers, which is about 4.4 million more than Wind.More

10 ways to be an authentic IT leader
If you follow the news you can find a litany of examples of poor leadership. People are distrustful or cynical of today's leadership and many times with good reason. That's why being an authentic leader is so important. Getting all your people on board and moving in the same direction is paramount to success in the fast-paced environment of IT. More

Employers ready to pay more for committed professionals
According to survey recently released by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT reveals that employers value individuals who are committed to professional standards and development. Chartered IT Professional (CITP) provides a recognizable sign of professional integrity and dedication. More

Drive for increased job responsibilities diminishes with age, starting at 25
Withdrawing from career prospects isn't something that only women do as they start families — men do it at a similar rate. In fact, once they reach their 30s, only a minority of men or women express a desire for greater job responsibilities. More

IT security spending is misplaced despite increase says Oracle-sponsored research
With certain news items, you do have to consider the source. Thus, it was with just a bit of skepticism that I read the headlines on a release from Oracle describing new research commissioned by CSO Custom Solutions Group which found that, despite increased spending on security, IT professionals are likely allocating their budgets sub-optimally. More

What IT recruiters know about you — whether you're looking or not
Computerworld UK
What recruiters know about you is about to get a whole lot deeper than what you put on your resume. An emerging class of search engines is taking a big data approach to recruiting by crawling the Web for every bit of data about you, assembling it into a master profile, rating your knowledge, skill levels and interests, and serving it up to recruiters who can filter it by location, skill, the school you attended and a range of other criteria.More

Canadian Cyber Defence Challenge - Bringing high school students and security professionals together
The Canadian Cyber Defence Challenge (CDC) Cyber Defence Challenge (CDC) is the first program in Canada that brings high school students and security professionals together in an attempt to raise cyber-security awareness amongst Canada's youth. More

CIPS 2012-2013 Annual Report now available
In early 2012, CIPS members from across the country came together to create a plan for a renewed and enriched CIPS. Through February to June of 2012 the transformation plan was fleshed out with the help of the coalition, the Strategic Planning Committee and Michael Schiel of Western Management Consultants. The Strategic Planning Committee and Executive Council believed that the highest priority was the immediate need to raise funds. More

Study: 59 per cent of IT professionals say security metrics are too complicated for non-technical management
Tripwire, a leading global provider of risk-based security and compliance management solutions, announced the results of the second installment of research on the state of risk-based security management with the Ponemon Institute. The survey covers risk-based security metrics and evaluates the attitudes of 1,321 respondents (749 U.S. and 571 U.K.) from IT security, IT operations, IT risk management, business operations, compliance/internal audit and enterprise risk management. More