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CIPS BC Victoria June 3 Event: 'Information Management in the age of Big Data'
There are many "technical" pieces in the 'Big Data' puzzle: Hadoop, NoSQL, MapReduce, massively parallel computing and the huge volumes of today's datasets. Getting business value from the "data deluge" keeps a lot of IT leaders awake at night!
CIPS Manitoba 25th Annual Golf Tournament
The 25th CIPS Manitoba Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at Bel Acres. This year we are starting a bit earlier so the shotgun start will be at 12:30 P.M. Register early by May 15, 2015 so your name can be put into a draw for a free half hour golf lesson with Golf Pro Colin.
Report: Most websites have serious vulnerabilities
IT World Canada
A lot of attention has been paid this year to credentials theft through phishing attacks as a prime entry point leading to data theft. But a new report says website vulnerabilities still have to be paid attention to.
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Survey: Cloud has cleared the QoS hurdle, but security is a different story
IT World Canada
Cloud-based communications provider Switch Communications just landed $35 million in funding, highlighting a growing interest in the online communications and collaboration market.
The series C financing follows an $18 million B-round for Switch Communications, which provides cloud-based unified communications and phone systems.
GTEC: Connecting technology, ideas and Canadians to drive innovation
The technology and service delivery landscape is ever changing and GTEC helps you manage and grow your public sector enterprise. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear world-class experts speak on the challenges and opportunities of technology; network with peers; celebrate technology accomplishments; and see demonstrations of the most advanced technologies driving business and public sector IM/IT.
Featured Whitepaper: 2015 Annual Security Report
CIPS via IT World Canada
It's a vicious cycle. Cyber-attacks happen. Security intensifies, becomes more complex and sophisticated.
Adversaries now find new techniques that can evade detection and hide malicious activity.
Caught in the middle are the users.
Countermeasure 2015 is Canada's premier government-focused IT security conference. It represents a unique opportunity for you to connect with over 200 leading IT security professionals who work in a variety of Canadian Government departments and private sectors.
CIPS Alberta SFIA Surveys
According to the "THE SMART ECONOMY RESHAPING CANADA'S WORKFORCE: LABOUR MARKET OUTLOOK 2015-2019" published by ICTC (The Information and Communications Technology Council): over 30 per cent of ICT workers in Alberta are immigrants. The same report predicts that Alberta will have to fill 17,300 ICT positions over the next five years.
IFIP IP3 to drive the professionalism agenda at WSIS Forum 2015
IFIP's International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3), the global body for professionalism in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), will highlight the importance of professional standards in providing the world with trustworthy technology at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2015.
WSIS Forum 1,700 international delegates in Geneva ahead of WSIS+10 Overall Review in New York June 1
Canadian IT Manager's Blog
In making the case for ICT professionalism and as noted by Brenda Aynsley OAM, ACS Fellow, CP Chair IFIP IP3:
"Money for development is scarce, ICT projects are known for their failures, some spectacularly so. One report noted that from 10 case studies of large government ICT Enabled projects all were over budget by 200 per cent, were late and failed to deliver the benefits that were attributed to them at the start. That report suggested the reasons for these failures were related to lack of proper skills in Leadership, Accountability and Governance, Planning, Funding, Probity and Procurement and Project Management."
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