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IT World Canada is proud to host the official members blog of the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS).

Founded in 1958, CIPS members work tirelessly towards strengthening the Canadian IT industry by establishing standards and sharing best practices for the benefit of individual IT professionals and the sector as a whole. CIPS represents thousands of IT professionals across the country, who we also count among our readers. Through our organizational partnership we seek to escalate the discussion around IT professionalism in Canada as well as the other issues and concerns of CIPS members.

Veteran members of the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS) regularly blog for ITWorldCanada.com, giving their insights on news and best practices in information technology.

Latest blog posts from CIPS members:

Beware of the virtual extreme

I was struck by a recent opinion piece in the Vancouver Sun submitted by a University of British Columbia student lamenting the virtualization of everything. The writer was particularly concerned when “my forestry

Published on: October 27th, 2014 Dave O'Leary

Should businesses respond to terrorism threat levels?

After the shootings on Parliament Hill businesses may consider if they have a role protecting information in our country. When the terrorism threat level is higher, perhaps there are databases that need to

Published on: October 23rd, 2014 Donna Lindskog

Interview: Hendrik Deckers of CIONET

In a previous article, CIOs must understand foreign markets, I discussed the serious challenges CIOs face when working globally. This is critical since international success is a requirement today. To provide added insight

Published on: October 6th, 2014 Stephen Ibaraki

Are you hoarding data?

The cloud allows very simple scalability. But before we scale up we need to think about a number of concerns including data sovereignty and data integrity. I would argue the latter is most

Published on: September 23rd, 2014 Donna Lindskog

Fighting back: Is the time for defensive IT security policy over?

Is it time to move away from defence-based protection of our data and IT systems and fight back against those who would use computers to  compromise power, water, communication and transportation infrastructure? It

Published on: September 17th, 2014 Dave O'Leary

Dealing with IT setbacks

After working through some challenging management problems, a staffer came to me and reported a setback to which I uttered “Rats, Bats and Alley Cats”. The stupefied employee retorted – “Say what?”  I

Published on: September 2nd, 2014 Ken Metcalfe