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Update your New CIPS Member Profile
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Last week CIPS officially launched our new membership system. New CIPS member login access was emailed to all members on Friday February 28th. If you have not yet received this email please check your Junk Mail folder for an email from membership@cips.ca with the Subject: "New Access to CIPS Membership Portal." This email will include a "beeid.org" link that will take you to the CIPS website to setup your login. As this link expires after 24 hours please click the link "Click here to have a new email sent to you."
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Is your professional development stuck in a polar vortex?
IT World Canada
Is your professional development stuck? Then it's time to turn up the heat. Now's the time to focus down hard and add to your professional arsenal. The great news is today there are so many options and many are low cost, even free.
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CIPS Regina March 11 Luncheon: 'An ECM Roadmap Vignette Toward Information Governance'
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Gartner defines information governance as the specification of decision rights and an accountability framework to ensure appropriate behavior in the valuation, creation, storage, use, archiving and deletion of information. It includes the processes, roles and policies, standards and metrics that ensure the effective and efficient use of information in enabling an organization to achieve its goals. Toward achieving information governance, an organization must have a realistic, practical and achievable plan.
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CIPS PEI March 13 Curling Fundraiser
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CIPS PEI is happy to announce the 2014 CIPS Curling Fundraiser Event will be held on Thursday, March 13th. As with previous years, this is a "for fun" event and no previous curling experience is required to participate. Curling is great social event for networking since teams play two (4 end) games against other teams — not to mention the camaraderie fostered with fellow co-workers and teamates!
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IT security salary survey: What happened in 2013, forecast for 2014
TechTarget
The 2013 Global Information Security Workforce Survey (conducted by Frost & Sullivan) indicates that demand for information security professionals was expected to increase by 12 per cent in the Americas in the next 12 months, with an estimate of 164,000 new IT security related jobs.

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Why IT staff need to be transparent with others
IT World Canada
Transparent does not always mean ethical. We can be told about things that are not fair or right and then be given no choices. But transparency is definitely a good step toward enabling ethics. Certain facts tend to get hidden when you deal with computers.

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CIPS launches new membership system
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CIPS is pleased to announce that we have officially launched our new membership system! You will be emailed a link to access the new system on Friday Feb. 28th and will be asked to setup a new username and password, or alternatively you can choose to login with your Google or LinkedIn account.

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Resisting the move of governments to regulate the Internet
IT World Canada
Do you believe that governments should be involved in regulating the Internet? Governments regulate almost everything else, but the Internet has evolved quite well without it. In December the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) issued a statement on intentional weakening of security and trust mechanisms in ICT and the Internet by government agencies and other major actors.
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CIPS Calgary March 14th Luncheon: 'Taming Big Data with Visual Analytics'
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Big Data can be overwhelming to manage and difficult to find business value that's buried there. In this presentation, Yogi Schulz will contrast marketing hype and dysfunctional project ideas with best practice recommendations for the following topics:

1. Identifying big data opportunities
2. Mitigating big data challenges
3. Selecting visual analytics software packages
4. Implementing systems based on a visual analytics software package

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CIPS Edmonton March 26th Dinner: 'Change, Complexity, and the IT Professional'
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It's an interesting time to be an IT professional working in any role. Interesting, challenging, and at times really uncomfortable. We know that we're experiencing (and in some cases expected to lead) change, but do we really understand the nature of different kinds of change and how to navigate them successfully?
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Featured Whitepaper: CIOs driving the customer-activated enterprise
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This report from IBM's Institute for Business Value summarizes the results of more than 4,000 interviews with C-suite executives worldwide about the changing role of technology and the Chief Information Officer (CIO). Learn how the role of the CIO has changed in the last five years, from running a department geared toward managing pipes and boxes to one that is moving closer to the customer — from the back office to the front lines, where marketing, sales and customer service teams work to attract and retain customers.
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11th Annual PMI SWOC Symposium
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The 11th Annual PMI SWOC Symposium is scheduled for Friday, April 11th at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn in London, Ontario. Details can be found oat www.pmiswoc.org. 2014 PMI SWOC Symposium theme "Empowerment + Inspiration PMI = Business Success" — The formula for energizing projects to optimize results.
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CIPS INTERVIEWS: Chat on FEAPO, EA, Agile — David Chesebrough, President Association for Enterprise Information, Vice-President National Defense Industrial Association
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Dave is President of the Association for Enterprise Information (AFEI), a part of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). He leads the Association in fostering trusted collaboration between industry members and Federal government agencies on issues dealing with the evolving impacts of technology on enterprise information.
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2014 Ontario Connections Conference Agenda is now live
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If you've been to the movie theatres at any point in the last five years, then you've probably seen pre-shows featuring Mark Saltman. Mark, a radio and TV host, journalist, author, commentator, and consumer technology expert, will be closing this year's conference with a plenary speech in the afternoon on Friday, May 23rd. Come see him, as well as other fantastic speakers, at the 2014 Ontario Connections Conference!
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Featured I.T. Jobs
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Head, IT Source (Head, Business Consulting), Toronto, Ontario

Head, Enterprise Applications (Head, Business Solutions Operations), Toronto, Ontario

Developer, Lacombe, Alberta

Senior Systems Engineer, Ottawa, Ontario

BUSINESS SYSTEMS ANALYST, Edmonton, Alberta

Network Support Specialist, Rocky Mtn House, Alberta

Coordinator Science Program Support Education & Outreach Etobicoke, Ontario

Director-Information Technology, Regina, Saskatchewan

Sr. ANALYST, BUSINESS OBJECTS, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Team Leader, Application Development, St. Albert, Alberta

Manager-Service Delivery, Regina, Saskatchewan

Senior Technical Analyst, Sherwood Park, Alberta

Team Lead, Infrastructure Services, Edmonton, Alberta

Programmer Analyst, Regina, Saskatchewan

IT Operations, Storage Administrator, Calgary, Alberta

See more Job Postings and Upload your Resume at: http://jobs.cips.ca

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The following organizations have demonstrated their commitment to professionalism, ethics, and high standards for the I.T. profession through their support of CIPS. CIPS thanks all its partners for their contribution.

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