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How Sci Fi teaches IT Ethics
IT World Canada
Science fiction is a genre that most IT professionals know, and we consider it mostly to be about good guys and bad guys. Things are very black and white. And technology is always in the right. Well, with the notable exceptions when it goes very wrong (HAL, Skynet, etc). Our famous local science fiction writer in Regina is Edward Willet. He gave me another way to think about science fiction characters.
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CIPS BC Victoria Nov. 25 Luncheon recap and photos — Guest speaker: BC Minister of Technology, Innovation & Citizen's Services
CIPS
The Honourable Andrew Wilkinson, Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services, Government of British Columbia, addressed a luncheon meeting for CIPS Victoria on Nov. 25.

Speaking to a large audience, the Minister described several technology-driven initiatives of his ministry.

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Call for CIPS Representative to IFIP
CIPS
CIPS, Canada's Association of IT Professionals, seeks a representative to IFIP. Reporting to the CIPS National Board, the representative will be responsible to CIPS interests at General Assembly and in all other relevant ways. At the same time they are members of the IFIP team and should work for the benefit of IFIP so that the value of its activities is enhanced to the ultimate benefit of all its Members.
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5th Annual CIPS Saskatchewan/UR Computer Science CSEdWeek Luncheon
CIPS
There is an increasing focus on enabling students, of all ages, to experience computer programming. The Hour of Code event, begun last year, seeks to reach 100 million students around the world this year.
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A day in the life of an IT pro: Emailgeddon
ITProPortal
When you're starting out as an IT pro, it can be a daunting task. Keeping on top of the ticket system and being on the end of the phone/email/messenger service for people who decide to disregard the ticketing system (we know this too well) can be extremely tricky.

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The top 3 things IT pros want business leaders to know about the cloud
Forbes
The cloud has taken on mythical proportions these days, which is causing huge frustration for IT pros. Why? They are often working in an environment in which business leaders, eager to move applications to the cloud, are making big decisions based on misconceptions and tidbits of information.

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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?

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Cisco: Majority of Canadian firms not prepared for cyber threats
IT World Canada
As many as 60 per cent of Canadian businesses do not have a security strategy or and unsure how to prepare their networks for potential cyber attacks, according to a recent report from network gear vendor Cisco. Cisco commissioned analyst firm IDC Canada to conduct two online surveys of 2,000 Canadians and 498 Canadian organizations across different sectors and business sizes through August and September this year to determine the security posture of local businesses.
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CIPS AB Edmonton Dec. 11 Event
CIPS
December 11
Edmonton Petroleum Club
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

The last event to be held at the Edmonton Petroleum Club — come and connect with fellow members to communicate your thoughts and ideas and celebrate the holiday season!

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Featured I.T. Jobs
CIPS
Chief Information Officer / Executive Director, Information Management and Information Technology, Edmonton, Alberta

Chief Information Officer, Regina, Saskatchewan

Director, Telecommunications, Toronto, Ontario

IT Security & Compliance Analyst, Calgary, Alberta

Server Analyst II, Fort McMurray, Alberta

Oracle NCC Engineer, Calgary, Alberta

Senior Business Analyst, Calgary, Alberta

Android System Engineer, Vancouver, British Columbia

Manager - Information Services & Technology, Surrey, British Columbia

BRM Technical DBA, Calgary, Alberta

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


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

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Featured Whitepaper: '21st century emergency management'
CIPS
Providing context for how and why emergency responses within cities are as they are, this white paper from IBM looks at how technology can enhance emergency management through each of four identified phases: Preparedness, Mitigate, Recovery and Response.
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DATA MARKETING 2014
CIPS
The marketing landscape is quickly evolving and DATA MARKETING 2014 will be a place of choice for data-driven marketers. DATA MARKETING 2014 is an unparalleled event that will change the way you think about your data.
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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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