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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:

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

How much is too much IT security?

Usually security implementers are aware of all the red tape they create, and evaluate the trade-offs against the value of what they are guarding. Usability and efficiency are certainly important, but it is

Published on: August 27th, 2014 Donna Lindskog

Business needs a new kind of information technology employee

How often have you heard about the fast pace of change in the IT world and how hard it is to keep up? That fast change used to be about hardware and software.

Published on: August 13th, 2014 Dave O'Leary

Songvids and copyright

IT professionals should take a lesson from the digital camera industry about how technology can impact the public. I recently attended a class to learn about my new Android phone. As part of

Published on: August 5th, 2014 Donna Lindskog