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Happy National Volunteer Week to all CIPS Volunteers!
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CIPS would like to greatly thank all of our volunteers across Canada for their contribution to CIPS and the IT profession during Canada's celebration of National Volunteer Week (April 12-18, 2015). Our volunteers are the face of the organization and we recognize all the valuable time and energy that they donate to providing CIPS members and other IT practitioners with career development resources and opportunities, and their contribution to the growth of the IT profession.
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Call for Volunteers: CIPS Experience and Academic Review Committees
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Interested in actively supporting your Professional Society? Looking for a new challenge? The CIPS Certification Council, the body responsible for managing the professional certification application policies and procedures, is looking for certified members to serve on the Experience and Academic Review Committees.
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March CIPS Volunteer of the Month: Debra King
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Debra King is the founder and CEO of Atlas Rand providing business management, accounting and consulting services to organizations across Alberta. She has more than two decades of administrative and financial management experience in a wide range of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations and more than 15 years of board governance experience having served as a director, member of finance & audit committees, treasurer and board chair.
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CIPS MB Winnipeg April 21 Dinner Meeting: 'The Future of Lean — Panel Discussion'
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Learn the latest real world experience in the application of lean methods. Our expert panel brings perspectives from manufacturing, health care and information technology.
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CIPS SK Regina April 22 Luncheon: 'SaskTel Wavelength service and its role in the customer experience'
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Fibre optic technology has been the foundation of telecommunications for over 30 years. Wavelength service uses the development of fibre optic technology to offer a high-capacity bandwidth solution to meet evolving business needs and the needs of end users.
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Top 10 mobile skills today's IT pros need to master
Top Tech News
In a recent blog post, Gartner Relevant Products/Services distinguished analyst Nick Jones outlined 10 mobile technologies and skills that organizations need to master over the next two to three years.

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15 hot skill sets for IT pros in 2015
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The technology world loves its buzzwords, no doubt. If you dig through the hype and hit upon the substance that lies beneath, however, you might be onto career-building gold.

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7 steps to becoming an IT manager
IT World Canada
Are you ready to take it to the next level? You've been working in IT for several years now, and have mastered almost all the aspects of your job. You have been given increasingly responsible roles and you've received outstanding performance reviews.

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5 must read cloud stories
IT World Canada
Microsoft wants to link robots to the cloud. At the Hanover Messes industrial fair in Germany, Microsoft will demonstrate how an industrial robotic arm can stream data to Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform.
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CIPS PEI April 23 Luncheon on Cloud Computing
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This month's session will be a panel discussion on the topic of Cloud Computing. The panel will be moderated by Paul Lypaczewski (ITAP), with Scott Bateman (UPEI), Michael Easter (Screenscape Networks), and Richard MacDonald (Holland College) participating as panel members.
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CIPS ON Toronto April 23 Event: 'T+2: The What, Why, When and How of a Shorter Settlement Cycle in Canada'
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Any purchase or sale of securities in North America results in an exchange of cash for those securities three days later. North American regulators are now considering shortening this cycle by one third, or to two days, which is referred to as T+2. This seemingly minor change will represent one of the largest challenges to face the North American securities industry in decades as thousands of individual firms, and the technology firms servicing them, examine the readiness of securities settlement infrastructures for such a move.
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5 very useful open source tools for Windows
IT World Canada
1. Mining Microsoft's CodePlex repository
Microsoft's CodePlex is an invaluable source of useful and free tools that can help you boost the performance of the Microsoft ecosystem. The free open source project hosting site allows developers to create and collaborate with other developers on projects and to share those projects with others,

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CIPS ON London April 23 Dinner: 'An Introduction to Data Governance and what you need to know'
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Data governance (DG) refers to the overall management of the availability, usability, integrity, and security of the data employed in an enterprise. Glendalynn will be presenting an introduction to the emerging field of Data Governance. Many aspects of Data Governance have been around for decades, so what is driving the need to redirect these efforts under one umbrella?
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CIPS AB Calgary April 23 Lunch: 'Mashups vs Smashups: Responsible Mashups as Part of a Corporate Analytics Strategy'
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The Canadian Economic Squeeze has risen its ugly head. In challenging economic times, often the large Strategic projects are axed. Tightened budgets unable to sustain the large Analytics Projects give rise to small tactical projects, such as Personal BI and Self-Serve Analytics.
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Featured Whitepaper: 'Convergence with Vblock Systems: A Value Measurement'
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With over $3.3 billion spent worldwide in 2012 on converged systems — and increases of 20 per cent forecast for each of 2013 and 2014, IT executives want and need to quantify the value of these significant investments and what it means for their organizations. Download this IDC analysis, sponsored by VCE, to learn how 11 organizations achieved a significant ROI by implementing VCE solutions that sped up deployments, simplified operations, improved business-support agility, saved money, and freed staff to focus on new applications, extend services, and improve user/customer satisfaction.
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