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 to extend your stay as CIO

Most C-level executives have ambition -- otherwise they wouldn't be at the top. But it sometimes seems that after struggling so long to get there CIOs don't stay very long in one firm. This

Published on: August 11th, 2014 Howard Solomon

How to get more women into tech careers

It's no news that women are underrepresented in IT, but it's truly discouraging that the problem has been so persistent despite being talked about for so long. 'Awareness' just doesn't seem to be

Published on: May 14th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Network skills will need updating for the future, says Cisco

The so-called Internet of Things is upon us with predictions of untold billions of devices connected to the public network. But along with the opportunity to be wirelessly linked to almost everything people

Published on: May 7th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Why delivering IT is no game

In some organizations, the delivery of information services (IS) is best described as a giant, never-ending version of the Whac-a-Mole arcade game. If this situation describes your organization, please take action. As a

Published on: May 6th, 2014 Yogi Schulz

Selling IT’s value to the rest of the firm

Probably every business function feels it gets short shrift from the others in an organization. And in their respective associations, through their trade events, and in blogs and online forums, the leaders of

Published on: April 29th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

IT in Canada’s post-secondary system key to economic impact

Colleges in Canada were created to broaden access to post-secondary education, and their economic value has proven itself again and again. In British Columbia the numbers are in for 2014 and they are

Published on: April 15th, 2014 Dave O'Leary

Telus to offer leadership consulting

You can get wired, wireless, data centre and security solutions from Telus Corp. Now you can also get leadership training. The carrier said Wednesday it has opened a Transformation Office, a consulting division to

Published on: April 9th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Making work a little better

  Trying to find a balance between work and private life has been a struggle since man learned to walk. Digital devices don't make it easier -- now you can take your work

Published on: March 30th, 2014 Howard Solomon