Articles By Shane Schick

Follow Friday: 3 Canadian firms CIOs should get to know now

When IT leaders join Twitter, they probably get followed pretty quickly by IBM, Microsoft, SAP and other big-name vendors with which they do business (or who would dearly like to have them as

Published on: July 25th, 2014 Shane Schick

FollowFriday: A Tweetstorm that made sense of Microsoft’s cuts

It probably goes without saying that many of the great Canadians posting on Twitter are no longer based in Canada, but in Kevin Restivo's case, a move overseas seems to have only offered

Published on: July 18th, 2014 Shane Schick

Conflicts between CISOs and CIOs have never looked so geeky

CIOs may increasingly be butting heads with CMOs, but there may be an even older and more important adversary: the chief information security officers who report into them. In "CISOs are from Mars,

Published on: July 16th, 2014 Shane Schick

CIOs in Canada may be overlooking a way to finance innovation

Until “innovation” becomes a standard line item in a CIO’s budget, the best recourse for Canadian IT leaders may be a federal tax incentive that could help them cover the costs of potentially

Published on: July 15th, 2014 Shane Schick

FollowFriday: Aspire to these amazing Canadian CIO Twitter bios

There are lots of ways to describe yourself on social media. You can give your job title. You can say who you work for. You can joke around a little bit. Or you

Published on: July 11th, 2014 Shane Schick

Women’s College Hospital expansion includes a healthy dose of IT benefits

When he looks outside his office window, Brendan Kwolek can see the next phase of Women’s College Hospital’s new facility being built, floor by floor. What’s more important to him, however, is knowing

Published on: July 10th, 2014 Shane Schick

MPAC’s CIO explains her move to a private cloud for property data

She smiles when she talks about the concept of a government organization that is both "efficient and effective," but Fariba Anderson is absolutely serious about making Municipal Property Assessment Corp. an example to her

Published on: July 9th, 2014 Shane Schick

#FollowFriday: The best post-CASL commentary on Twitter

"Please confirm your interest." "Let's stay in touch." "Opt-in to continue receiving valuable content." "FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PLEASE LET US STOP SPAMMING YOU." After more than a week of near desperate

Published on: July 4th, 2014 Shane Schick

These are cartoons only a CIO could appreciate

There aren't usually a lot of laughs involved in resetting a password, ordering a laptop or provisioning a cloud computing environment, but perhaps that's because Rube Goldberg never focused on those kinds of

Published on: July 3rd, 2014 Shane Schick

Follow Friday: Three great quotes shared by Canadian CIOs

You can tell a lot about a Twitter user by what they choose as a "pinned tweet." When the social media service created a new look and feel for individual user profiles a

Published on: June 27th, 2014 Shane Schick