‘Hi, I’m from IT…’

In far too many organizations, walking into a meeting where no one knows you and saying "Hi, I'm from IT..." doesn't exactly make friends. Oh, if something's broken, and you're there to fix

Published on: April 3rd, 2014 Bruce Stewart

Canadian security expert named IBM fellow

A Canadian security expert will receive IBM’s most prestigious technology distinction as one of the 11 scientists to be named to this year’s IBM Fellow program. Sandy Bird, who is head of enterprise

Published on: April 2nd, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Are IT shops stalling data analytics projects?

It’s no longer news that more and more business groups are bypassing the IT department and going ahead with their own to source and deploy technology that support their campaigns. However, a recent

Published on: March 26th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Can’t keep your top IT talent? Try people architecture

Organizations having trouble holding onto their top performing personnel might find it worthwhile to try an HR principle that bears some resemblance to IT architecture initiatives. According to David Foote, chief analyst for

Published on: March 25th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

What does IT professional really mean?

IT professional. Nice title but what does it really mean?  A professional, according to Merriam-Webster, “relating to a job that requires special education, training, or skill”.  All three are required by IT professionals

Published on: November 4th, 2013 Ken Metcalfe

Professionalism: Growing or in a downward spiral?

Professionalism is controversial but primarily only in ICT. Why? Medicine, Law, Accounting we accept it and it is codified. For Information Communication Technology (ICT), it results in heated debate since there is a

Published on: September 30th, 2013 Stephen Ibaraki

Event-anchored learning – A new way to engage students

As the world economy continues to climb out of the financial abyss of 2008, there is another looming crisis on the horizon that faces public and private organizations – that being the gap

Published on: September 16th, 2013 Kerry Augustine

Waterloo women in IT project gets government funding

The Government of Canada is providing $300,000 to fund a program aimed at providing jobs for more women in the technology sector in the Waterloo-Kitchener region of Ontario. Communitech Corp., an organization built

Published on: September 5th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

New Brunswick defends payroll rebate for Salesforce

The New Brunswick government defended its providing payroll rebate to Salesforce.com Inc. even as the California-based cloud computing company announced it was cutting a third of its workforce in the province. The provincial

Published on: September 3rd, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano