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CIPS Saskatchewan AGM
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It is time to elect members to the CIPS Saskatchewan Board of Directors for service beginning Sept. 10th, 2013 (at the AGM). This is a very exciting time, and we need you to become involved to make the nomination process successful. We want our Board to be representative of the finest leaders in our profession, and we need your input to make that happen!
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Call for CIPS Member Input — 2014 Immigration Levels
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Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), is looking for feedback on immigration to Canada. Specifically, they want feedback on setting immigration levels. This means the number of new permanent residents that Canada should plan to admit for 2014. CIPS will be submitting a response to CIC on this request for feedback and would like your input specific to the ICT sector. A number of questions are provided below which the CIPS Advocacy Committee would like your input on.
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Featured I.T. Jobs
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Application Support Analysts, St. Albert, Alberta

Analyst, IT Security, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Systems Analyst, PeopleSoft and Infosilem, Edmonton, Alberta

Software Developer, Calgary, Alberta

Manager, I&IT Program Management, Ontario

Chief Information Officer, Edmonton, Alberta

IT Project Manager, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Application Systems Analyst, Red Deer, Alberta

Specialist II, Quality Systems, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Manager SLM - Customer Agreements, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Senior Security Specialist, Regina, Saskatchewan

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

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CIPS/McGraw-Hill Online Bookstore Contest: Enter to win $250 worth of McGraw-Hill computing resources!
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Love to learn? Enter to win $250 worth of McGraw-Hill computing resources! Also make sure to check out the NEW books on the updated CIPS/McGraw-Hill Online Bookstore. CIPS Members receive 40 per cent discount on selected McGraw-Hill computing titles and references!
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The IT skills earning most extra pay in Canada
IT World Canada
Pay premiums are on their way back up for many certified IT positions but non-certified skills are also enjoying growing demand, according to a technology industry labour analyst firm. "After four years of miserable results, pay premiums for IT certifications finally return to positive quarterly growth, powered by gains in architecture, project management and IT security certifications," according to Foote Partners, a Florida-based firm that tracks market values for individual IT skills and certifications at 2,496, Canadian and United States companies and their 152,000 IT professionals.
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The CMO and the CIO: Collaboration best practices that drive growth
Computer Dealer News
A study by IT World Canada and the Canadian Marketing Association for IBM Canada looks at best practices for collaboration between the CIO and the CMO. In the latest episode of Canadian CIO TV, IT World Canada's Fawn Anan speaks with Sandra Singer, vice-president of research, councils and content development for the CMA, and Bob Humphreys, counrty leader of the demand program and digital strategy for IBM Canada, about the report, the importance of the CMO/CIO relationship, and best practices that can drive a productive collaborative relationship.
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Whitepaper of the Week: Cisco Security Intelligence - Annual Security Report & Cisco Connected World Technology Report
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The 2012 Cisco Connected World Technology Report examines how Gen Y creates increasing loads of data while impacting everything from online shopping to mobile devices to corporate culture and workforce expectations. As well, this report examines the internal struggle to balance our need for connectedness with concern for the security and privacy of our data. Download this report now and learn how IT Managers are supporting these expectations and ensuring that privacy and security are met.
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How IT professionals can embrace the serendipity economy
Harvard Business Review
The industrial age economy does not exist in a vacuum. Running alongside it is the Serendipity Economy, an economic space where often random, always unanticipated interactions occur that may lead to value. Industrial age measures can't evaluate Serendipity Economy results, leaving its outcomes like invention and innovation, process improvements, and new businesses relegated to the evidence of anecdote.
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Vendor: Execs out of sync with staff on app safety
IT World Canada
It's long been alleged that executives are often out of touch with their staff. A new survey on application security claims to verify that, say its authors. The survey of 642 IT professionals done for Security Innovations, a Massachusetts-based consulting firm that specializes in application security training, found that executives are more optimistic than their programmers that app developers follow procedures to ensure code is not only efficient but also secure.

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IT careers: Does it pay to become a brand specialist?
Computerworld
For nearly 20 years, Darren Moore has been known as "the ABAP guy," functioning as the resident expert in SAP's high-level programming language wherever he has worked. Before jumping into the SAP fray, Moore, 48, rode out the early part of his career as a certified NetWare engineer, finding steady employment throughout the '80s and '90s installing small office networks.

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Job-hunting basics for IT professionals
Lexington Minuteman
People with superior IT skills are not always good at selling themselves to prospective employers. Even in the modern era where information technology skills are in high demand, many may find it difficult to get jobs. The answer lies in IT professionals learning how to market their skills properly. They will have to present themselves in ways that instantly impress hiring managers. As a rule, IT professionals tend to focus on their skill set and their success from their last job, but those are not the only important factors in getting a job.

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Windows 8.1 Preview Security Re-visited (via Microsoft TechNet)
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A while back Anthony Bartolo wrote about the Enterprise Enhancements For Windows 8.1, and there was a lot of information in that post regarding the following points:

1. Support for BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)
2. Increased capabilities in Mobility
3. Increased Security features and capabilities
4. Enhanced User Experience

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10 hottest IT jobs: Developers, developers, developers
CIO
Modis recently called out the 10 hottest IT jobs. The IT staffing specialist based its ranking on the skills and roles that its clients across the U.S. are eager to find and fill. Software developers in general — and mobile developers in particular — are among the most sought-after hires.
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CIPS National Corporate Partners


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.

Become a CIPS Corporate Partner Today! - Send an email to jelias@cips.ca






 

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