Canadian Information Processing Society
Aug. 1, 2013

Call to participate in survey #2 to help boost Ontario's productivity and performance by training non-IT professionals in new and emerging I.T. technologies - **Deadline August 16**
CIPS and ICTC kindly ask for you participation in a Survey to help boost Ontario's productivity and performance by training non-IT professionals in new and emerging I.T. technologies. The response deadline is Friday August 16, 2013. Thank you for your participation and contribution!More

IT World Canada becomes a CIPS Corporate Partner
CIPS is excited to announce that IT World Canada has become a CIPS Corporate Partner. CIPS is grateful for IT World Canada's support and looks forward to working together to help advance professionalism, ethics, and standards in the I.T. profession. More

B.B. 'Ike' Goodfellow, BASc, MASc, PEng, I.S.P. (1931 - 2013)... the ultimate 'good fellow'
He was a founder of CIPS and its president (1968-1969), a founding member of CANARIE (Canadian Advanced Network for Applications in Industry and Education), pioneered computer software for the private sector and military and was a significant contributor to the complex field of computer security. More

July CIPS Volunteer of the Month: Neil Lang, I.S.P., ITCP
What value has your involvement with CIPS provided?

Primarily networking with I.T. professionals across the country and encouraging accreditation by colleges, certification by systems people. Was wonderful to attend national CIPS conferences to interact with other CIPS members.More

The Ethics of IT
Note 2 File
If you live in Canada and work as an IT practitioner, at some point in your life you've heard of CIPS. Canadian Information Processing Society. An old venerable name with one of the best certification programs for this profession. Recently the Board at CIPS have been discussing Ethics, yes, the Ethics of IT. This started me thinking about what this actually covers? More

CIPS/McGraw-Hill Online Bookstore Contest: Enter to win $250 worth of McGraw-Hill computing resources!
Love to learn? Enter to win $250 worth of McGraw-Hill computing resources! Also make sure to check out the NEW books on the updated CIPS/McGraw-Hill Online Bookstore. CIPS Members receive 40 per cent discount on selected McGraw-Hill computing titles and references! More

No easy fix for skills shortage in Canada
A skills gap is costing the Canadian economy billions of dollars a year as companies are having a hard time finding workers with the right skill sets. According to the Canadian Council of Technicians & Technologists, Canada is losing out because of "skills mismatches." Employers are utilizing people in jobs that don't fully utilize their skills and training.More

Whitepaper of the Week: Cisco Security Intelligence - Annual Security Report & Cisco Connected World Technology Report
The 2012 Cisco Connected World Technology Report examines how Gen Y creates increasing loads of data while impacting everything from online shopping to mobile devices to corporate culture and workforce expectations. As well, this report examines the internal struggle to balance our need for connectedness with concern for the security and privacy of our data.More

Boost productivity, integrate business needs and realize savings with best-in-class mobility strategies - 2nd Annual Mobile Enterprise Strategies Summit
Mobile is revolutionizing the way employees work, shifting where and how business is conducted. Enterprises today need a clear road map on how mobile solutions can best support key business objectives, meet multiple user needs, while addressing legal, technical and cost challenges. How will you ensure your mobile enterprise succeeds?More

CIO Toronto Summit
The CIO Toronto Summit will gather Toronto's C-suite technology elite to network and debate trends with analysts and leading association representatives, while meeting with key solution providers chosen to match attendee challenges. Held in an intimate, focused, world-class environment, The CIO Toronto Summit will empower attending executives to overcome current issues through a unique agenda designed to balance relationship-building, one-on-one meetings and thought leadership. More

CIO Calgary Summit
Exclusively for the Calgary C-suite elite, the CIO Calgary Summit will draw technology leaders from top brands across all local industries. Taking place in a world-class environment at once intimately focused and enjoyable, the summit will employ a content-rich agenda driven by attending thought leaders and designed to maximize a short time out of office. Through engaging educational sessions and networking opportunities, CIO Calgary Summit attendees will build relationships while learning about solutions carefully selected to match unique challenges. More

10 reasons for IT job-hunters to be optimistic
The second half of 2013 is looking good for job-hunting IT pros. IT employment numbers are rising, employers are forging ahead with hiring plans, and CIOs are confident about business operations and budget stability. Such positive indicators are leading more IT pros to voluntarily leave their jobs in search of greener IT pastures. 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

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

BlackBerry Q5 comes to Canada
IT World Canada
Amid growing rumours of an impending release by Apple of a budget iPhone handset, BlackBerry announced that its own not-so-cheap Q5 smart phone will be rolling out in Canada in soon. It will be available to Canadians come Aug. 13 through carriers Bell, Fido, Koodo, Sasktel, Telus and Virgin Mobile Canada. More

Opening Bell's $398 million email contract
Ottawa Business Journal
With the awarding of a massive contract for consolidating the federal government's myriad email systems into one service, attention now turns to what this means for the information technology firms that weren't part of the winning bid. More

Report: Canadian ICT boards still dominated by men
IT World Canada
The boards of the country's largest information and communications technology companies are still dominated by men despite the efforts of one of the industry's major trade groups. In a report issued recently, the Information Technology Association of Canada said 16.5 per cent of the boards of the 10 largest public ICT companies in Canada are made up of women. More

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