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ICT employment and GDP increase in 2013 Q2
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Now available! ICTC's 2013 Q2 Quarterly Monitor of Canada's Digital Economy. 3,000 new ICT jobs were created in 2013 Q2, increasing the employment level in ICT occupations to 805,000. Want to learn more about Canada's labour market in the digital economy? Want to learn how women, youth, and immigrants are competing in ICT occupations? Want to learn about the hot jobs in ICT currently?
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CIPS AB/NWT Annual General Meeting and Speed Networking Event!
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September 5, 2013 in Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer
Come out and have your say! We urge you to participate and help guide your IT Professional Association through the coming year by shaping the events of the year. Why not network while you are at it? Our event will provide you with opportunities to meet others in the IT field and discuss some changes in CIPS. Registration for the Edmonton and Calgary events is $35 for members and $45 for future members, Red Deer event is $10. Registration will provide you with a light dinner and a beverage.

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CIPS INTERVIEWS: Andy Chen, President and CEO Catronic, Past CTO and Vice President Ontario Power Generation
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Andy Chen is a senior business advisor for several leading global consulting firms and enterprise software vendors. Andy has over 30 years of experience in utility sectors specializing in Nuclear Power Generation. For the past five years, Andy has been assisting leading global consulting firms in business development for the Nuclear Utilities in China and in North America.
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Featured I.T. Jobs
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Director of Product Development, Vancouver, British Columbia

End User Support Analyst, Lacombe, Alberta

IT Risk Management Analyst, Lacombe, Alberta

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 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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ICE 2013 (Edmonton)
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Planning for this year's ICE Conference is well underway. Scheduled for Nov. 18th through 20th, our event promises to offer plenty of food for thought and networking opportunities.
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CIPS Victoria Luncheon (Oct. 2nd) - 'Big Data: A practical guide to the challenges and opportunities of the data deluge'
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SAVE the DATE: Wednesday, Oct. 2nd, 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Sherry Smeaton, IBM Canada, Associate Partner, Business Analytics & Optimization

Space is limited, please reserve early.

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Whitepaper of the Week: CI as a Strategic Driver of IT Business Value
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With the implementation of Converged Infrastructure (CI), organizations can streamline the management of infrastructure and achieve enhanced performance, improved business continuity, and reduce risk and the total cost of infrastructure ownership by 25 per cent.
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SecTor: Register Before Sept. 1 to Save!
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Save over $200 on SecTor 2013 registration by signing up now! SecTor is a must attend event. We bring the world's brightest (and darkest) security experts to Toronto to educate you on the latest threats and defences that you need to know about.
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CCTT National Technology Conference
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Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, Delta Winnipeg
The Canadian Council of Technicians & Technologists (CCTT) is bringing together over 200 government, academia and industry leaders to address the "skills shortage of technology workers in Canada."

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Are Canadian companies at risk from their own data?
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How can a firm be sure its sensitive data isn't exiting the network on their employee's devices? Top mobility strategists from IBM, HP, AirWatch and Catavolt were asked this question at the first-of-its-kind live Google Hangout in wake of the developments in the industry and their responses should be an eye-opener for today's IT professionals.
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Russian entrepreneurs, IT professionals in Seattle to build partnerships
GeekWire
The Russian-American Youth Summit will take place from Aug. 27–29 at the University of Washington. Dozens of entrepreneurs and students from across Russia are visiting Seattle in search of collaboration with their American colleagues.

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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.

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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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Microsoft's Ballmer to retire in 12 months
IT World Canada
The search begins for a new CEO to lead Microsoft in its transformation to a device and services-focused company Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced that he is ready to retire in the next 12 months once a suitable successor to the top post in the computer company is found.
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Clark Builders CIO shows how to construct the right mobile strategy
IT World Canada
Shane Schick talks with Dean Doige, who leads IT at a Western Canada-based general contractor, about how tablets are transforming businesses processes and boosting employee productivity.
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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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Microsoft Outlook integration with Skype benefits IT pros
Midsize Insider
The Microsoft decision to integrate communication software Skype into Outlook has potential to save IT professionals time during their busy workdays. The crossover allows the tech workers to seamlessly follow up email conversations with video calls, without having to close and reopen another software screen.
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How the role of the IT professional is changing
ITProPortal
Aruba Networks have released some interesting research called 20/20 vision into how the role of the IT professional is evolving. The research which was conducted in partnership with Phillip Brown at Cardiff University details some interesting implications for those with a career in IT.
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