It’s a Date

This post is part of our IT World Canada blog network, which is dedicated to helping its community of CIOs, IT managers and network admins. This channel is sponsored by Dell. As you’re exploring these resources, check out this helpful resource and sign the petition from our sponsor: National I.T. Day.


Over seven thousand people have signed the petition in support of National IT Day.

At the end of September, Dell Canada and partner Intel Canada announced that Wednesday, November 2, 2011 was selected as the date for the inaugural Canadian National IT Day, a day of recognition for IT practitioners. From then on, National IT Day will be on the first Wednesday of November each year, coinciding with National Technology Week.

Like many of us, Elaine Mah, Intel Canada’s Business Marketing Manager, believes that Canada’s economy is driven by technology and IT professionals should be recognized for their pivotal role.

“The passion for technology and innovation starts at a young age, so it’s important to foster, mentor and recognize that talent in order to build a strong and vibrant IT community,” said Mah.

David Miketinac, Vice President and General Manager SMB at Dell Canada, hopes Canadians will show their appreciation for our dedicated IT workers who work long and hard to keep our computers and IT infrastructure working securely and smoothly 24/7.

And there’s a sure fire way to do exactly that: Sign the petition! The objective is to reach 10,000 signatures, so we need get on this.

There are online discussion boards and contests to win some pretty cool prizes, so this is something worth telling friends and colleagues about. Most importantly, it’s an opportunity to lend your support to National IT Day.

Here’s the link .

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