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IT in Canada's post-secondary system key to economic impact
IT World Canada
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 definitive. A recent economic impact study conducted for the BC Colleges, a consortium representing the province's 11 public, community colleges, found its colleges and their students contributed $7.8 billion to the provincial economy, equal to approximately 4.2 per cent of GDP.
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March CIPS Volunteer of the Month: Linda Hunter PMP, I.S.P., ITCP
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CIPS has provided me with an opportunity to meet many professionals in the information technology industry and to learn from some of the best the industry has to offer. It has broadened my network of contacts and has taught me a lot about governance and management of organizations which I have been able to apply to other volunteer opportunities.
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CIPS AB Calgary April 23 Breakfast: 'A Day in the Life of a CISO (Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Embrace the Stress)'
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With over 30 years of operational experience in both IT and physical security, Tim McCreight (CISSP, CPP and CISA) brings a wealth of real-world knowledge. He is a sought-after keynote speaker for security conferences across North America, and he is the author of several articles for major industry publications.
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CIPS SK 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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CIPS SK Saskatoon May 1st 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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CIPS INTERVIEWS: Chat with Elizabeth Southerlan, Global Expert on Strategy, EA, Transformation, Operations Improvement
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Elizabeth Southerlan works as an Associate for strategy and management consulting firm Oliver Wyman; she is based out of the firm's New York City office. Elizabeth has worked in-depth with major retail and healthcare institutions in North America, on engagements in a range of areas including corporate strategy, enterprise transformation, analytic capability and enablement and operations improvement.
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7 signs of Internet security trouble
IT World Canada
Every year Symantec issues an Internet Security Threat report, which gathers data from its products, services and third party sources to paint a picture of the security landscape. What it found in 2013 wasn't pretty — and that was before Heartbleed. These are numbers that should have every organization concerned: the number of identities exposed through data breaches last year was astonishing. Mobile threats are increasing but users seem indifferent.
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Survey: Canadian IT professionals want Chief Executive role
TechVibes
Tech execs in Canada are hungry for top spot, a new survey has revealed. Canadian Chief Information Officers and senior information technology leaders are looking to move from running IT and computer systems to running the whole business, suggests a survey by Cogeco Data Services, a Canadian provider of fully managed hybrid ICT solutions.

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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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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. While the traditional keystrokes such as CTRL + P (to print an activated document or image) still exist, I became enthusiastic around the new set of shortcuts which improved my day-to-day experience using Windows 8.1.

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CIPS Manitoba 24th Annual Golf Tournament
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It is the pleasure of the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS) Manitoba to make a limited number of spaces available for members and non-members to enjoy a day of golf in the company of their peers in the information technology community. However, you must hurry. These spaces are available on a first come first served basis to those who submit their application along with the required payment.
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Cybersecurity event targets manufacturing industry
CIPS via Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Manufacturing AUTOMATION has announced that it will host its first-ever Industrial Cybersecurity Symposium on June 3 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Vaughan, ON, just north of Toronto. The one-day educational event will feature experts in cybersecurity focusing presentations on cyber threats, the steps that need to be taken to secure industrial control systems and assess vulnerabilities, cybersecurity challenges, best practices, standards and more.
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SecTor invites you to join them at Canada's largest security conference
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Join us at the 8th Annual SecTor Conference in Toronto, October 21 - 22. Save 10 per cent using our discount code CIPS2014. Can't come to the full conference? Use CIPS2014expo for a free expo pass!
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Featured Whitepaper: Unified Threat Management: Benefits of an Integrated Approach to Network Security
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This IDC Analyst Connection looks at the benefits of using a UTM platform integrated with network connectivity and how it will save the enterprise money, reduce the number of vendors' products needed to be purchased, improve the communications between devices, offer the opportunity for organizations to deploy more sophisticated capabilities, and vastly improve security.
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Featured I.T. Jobs
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Sr. Programmer Analyst, Fredericton/Moncton, New Brunswick

SAP Systems Analyst (ABAP Developer), Calgary, Alberta

IT Network Analyst, Joffre, Alberta

Dean, School of Information Technology, Doha, Qatar

Business Technology Governance Analyst, Edmonton, Alberta

Director, Information Technology, Regina, Saskatchewan

Database Administrator, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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Technical Lead, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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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


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