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Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) for IT Professionals
CIPS via Microsoft TechNet
Cloud adoption is a greatly discussed topic, particularly in regards to its capability and scalability. The enablement offered through proper adoption of cloud technology provide further customer reach and/or greater informational depth internally.

As organizations wrap their heads around cloud adoption, they frequently ask the following question: "Which cloud service is right for my organization?"
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CIPS Saskatchewan April 16 Luncheon: '25 Years of Steady Change'
CIPS
In January 2014, ESTI Consulting Services was excited and thankful to be celebrating 25 years of operations. Having run an ICT consulting organization with clients across Canada since before the Web existed, we have seen significant change in the industry and in a number of industries that directly impact ICT — we still remember Canadian Airlines and yes, they impacted our service delivery greatly! We have seen many good changes, some bad changes, but all were interesting.
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CIPS Regina April 30th Event: 'Strategy Required: How Customer Experience is Changing the Role of Information Technology'
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Over the last decade, the art and science of application development has evolved significantly as organizations seek to maximize the value from their information technology investments. There is a fresh wave of thinking in the technology industry today — one that focuses on how to use technology to support a Customer Experience Strategy that engages customers and drives value through greater revenues and reduced cost.
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The CIO-CMO Dialogue: Is 'IT's new boss' overhyped?
IT World Canada
You knew it was coming: the CMO may not only end up outspending the CIO, but some believe they should be the IT department's new boss, too. In a recent story on CMSWire, for example, it was pointed out that this hierarchy is already in place at companies like Marriott International, but some suggested this is entirely the wrong approach and a premature move by senior management.
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CIPS Saskatoon May 1st Event: 'Strategy Required: How Customer Experience is Changing the Role of Information Technology'
CIPS
Over the last decade, the art and science of application development has evolved significantly as organizations seek to maximize the value from their information technology investments. There is a fresh wave of thinking in the technology industry today — one that focuses on how to use technology to support a Customer Experience Strategy that engages customers and drives value through greater revenues and reduced cost.
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Featured Whitepaper: Extending next generation firewalls
CIPS
Today's enterprises are increasingly looking to upgrade security at the edge of their networks. This upgrade is not just to match higher network speeds with higher security performance. It is primarily designed to introduce a deeper level of inspection, beyond traditional port and protocol firewalls, for greater visibility into and control over network traffic.
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CIPS INTERVIEWS: Simon Dixon, Co-Founder, CEO and Author of 'Bank to the Future,' Global Top Innovation Leader and Entrepreneur
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Simon Dixon was originally trained as an economist before starting his career in investment banking. In his career he was originally a trader before moving into corporate finance where he helped venture capitalists exit their companies onto the London Stock Exchange.
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Survey: Half of Canadian businesses lacking in mobile apps
ITBusiness.ca
For many businesses, having a mobile-first strategy seems like a "must" — and it follows logically that businesses would have some kind of mobile presence. However, in a new survey of more than 270 IT professionals in Canada, 54 per cent of CIOs said they don't have a mobile app in place for their organizations.

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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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8 useful hotkeys and features for Windows 8.1
CIPS via Microsoft TechNet
By introducing an OS that melds the traditional desktop computing experience with a mobile UI experience, Microsoft has signaled a transformational change in regards to daily computing with Windows 8.1.

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Interview: CapLinked's Eric Jackson
IT World Canada
Eric Jackson, who headed the marketing team at PayPal and is now CEO and co-founder of CapLinked, a, platform for securely managing business transactions, complex deals and projects in the cloud, has strong positions and key insights on many areas, which led to this podcast interview — portions of which are extracted here.
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Featured I.T. Jobs
CIPS
Software Developer 1, 2 and 3, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Technical Lead, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

System Analyst (Oracle DBA), Guelph, Ontario

Team Leader - Infrastructure Services, Edmonton, Alberta

Network Analyst - Security Specialist, St. Albert, Alberta

Oracle BRM (Billing and Revenue Management) Architect, Calgary, Alberta

Senior Oracle BRM (Billing and Revenue Management) Developer, Calgary, Alberta

Quality Assurance Leader, Vancouver, British Columbia

Associate Director, IT Operations & Infrastructure, Guelph, Ontario

Director, Enterprise Architecture, Regina, Saskatchewan

Senior Software Developer, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

Municipal Information Analyst (Program Services 3), Edmonton, Alberta

Senior Systems Analyst, Calgary, Alberta

IT Business Analyst, Melville, Saskatchewan

Vice President, Information and Technology Services, Victoria, British Columbia

BRM Technical DBA, Calgary, Alberta

Manager of IT Applications, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Chief Technology & Information Officer, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

Director of IT, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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

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2nd Annual Smart Cities Summit
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We are proud to share this exclusive opportunity to join the leading minds in public and private sector that are converging this April in Toronto to discuss opportunities and solutions towards maximizing efficiencies and service delivery to communities. SAVE 20% with CIPS as you register to attend this important meeting. We look forward to meeting you at the event.
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11th Annual PMI SWOC Symposium
CIPS
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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