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Fighting back: Is the time for defensive IT security policy over?
IT World Canada
Is it time to move away from defence-based protection of our data and IT systems and fight back against those who would use computers to compromise power, water, communication and transportation infrastructure? It is becoming increasingly clear that there are two distinct camps when it comes to how best address the growing cyber threats we face daily: the defenders are committed to putting up strong barriers and frustrating the attackers' attempts to gain entry.
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Are you hoarding data?
IT World Canada
The cloud allows very simple scalability. But before we scale up we need to think about a number of concerns including data sovereignty and data integrity. I would argue the latter is most important.
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Featured I.T. Jobs
CIPS
Senior Technical Analyst (SA III), Sherwood Park, Alberta

BRM Technical DBA, Calgary, Alberta

Software QA Analyst, Vancouver, British Columbia

Chief Information Officer, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Senior Network Professional, Regina, Saskatchewan

Principal Engineer, Vancouver, British Columbia

Analyst, It Security, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Manager, Project Management Office, Regina, Saskatchewan

Manager, ERP Projects and Decision Support & Reporting, Toronto, Ontario

Senior Oracle BRM (Billing and Revenue Management) Developer, Calgary, Alberta

Systems Specialist, Regional Intelligent Transportation Systems, Toronto, Ontario

Business Systems Consultant, Regina, Saskatchewan


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

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5 tips for keeping IT projects on track
Computerworld
My job includes oversight of our IT investments, making sure our largest-scale IT projects stay on track and remain strategic to our business. Based on this broad set of experience, here are five key lessons that have proven particularly useful.

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Dealing with IT setbacks
IT World Canada
IT isn't flawless — often there are disappointments. How staff handle and deliver bad news involves remaining calm and focusing on the facts.

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How much is too much IT security?
IT World Canada
Usually security implementers are aware of all the red tape they create, and evaluate the trade-offs against the value of what they are guarding. Usability and efficiency are certainly important, but it is more important that they consider the ethics of what they are building.

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'The Steve Jobs Way: A Case Study on Innovation and Leadership' (InvOrg Ontario Event)
CIPS
You are invited to attend a daylong workshop along with hundreds of colleagues and others from all types of organizations and businesses at one of three venues — Richmond Hill (Sept. 29), London (Sept. 30) and Windsor (Oct. 1). The workshop is called "The Steve Jobs Way: A Case Study on Innovation and Leadership" and it promises to be an excellent learning and networking opportunity.
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CIPS Saskatchewan AGM
CIPS
Date: Monday, Sept. 29, 2014
Time: 11:30 a.m - 1:00 p.m.
AGM Registration: RSVP Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

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CIPS INTERVIEWS: Gilad Meiri, CEO Neura; Wireless Serial Entrepreneur; Top-Ranking Executive, Authority in IoT and Innovation
CIPS
An Internet of Things expert, Gilad Meiri has acted as the CEO of Neura since he founded the company in January 2013 with co-founder and life-long friend Ori Shaashua.

Meiri's past experience as a serial entrepreneur in wireless helped him frame the technology and concept behind Neura's products.

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CIPS ON Oct. 7 London Dinner: 'The Last Competitive Advantage'
CIPS
In partnership with InvOrg and Table Group, CIPS is pleased to host our next local event with Hrishi Baskaran, an energetic speaker, certified coach and executive consultant, who will engage our attendees and share his perspective on the four disciplines required to create a healthy organization, the five dysfunctions of a team, and how to create alignment and clarity throughout your organization. Essentially, how to establish a culture that will cultivate the best out of your people and produce your greatest competitive advantage in the marketplace.
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CIPS SK Oct. 16 Saskatoon Luncheon: 'Selecting an IT Service Management Tool — all that glitters is not gold'
CIPS
With an overwhelming number of tools available to manage critical IT work processes, it is important to start with the end in mind. This presentation will provide a high level overview of how to select a tool, what to look for and, most importantly, where to start.
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Featured Whitepaper: 'Building a Marketing-Driven Business Case for Analytics'
CIPS
Learn how a data-driven approach to understanding your customers can strengthen your ability to create programs that improve acquisition, retention, and loyalty. Solidify your business case for investments by demonstrating how analytics software and services will help make marketing teams more efficient, enhance their to ability generate tangible business benefits, provide a more complete view of customers and prospects and lead to better, faster, informed decision making across the organization.
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CIPS SK Oct. 22 Regina Luncheon Presentation: 'Leading Change. And the Projects that Make Us Crazy'
CIPS
This talk covers the nuances of leading change in large organizations. Core concepts are introduced to contextualize popular methodologies such as PROSCI. Real life examples are provided to help analysts understand how change efforts are typically mismanaged and what can be done to minimize or avoid the ensuing insanity.
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SecTor 2014
CIPS
Security Training Oct. 20
Conference Sessions Oct. 21 & 22, 2014


Illuminating the Black Art of Security. Now entering its eighth year, SecTor has built a reputation of bringing together experts from around the world to share their latest research and techniques involving underground threats and corporate defences.

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3rd Annual Mobile Enterprise Canada Summit
CIPS
CIPS is proud to partner with the 3rd Annual Mobile Enterprise Strategies Summit, scheduled on October 1 and 2 this year in Toronto. Through this partnership, we bring you this exclusive opportunity for you to benefit from 20 per cent discount on your participation investment.
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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.

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