Sean O’Driscoll: IT Communities–Attributes, Participant Characteristics, and Value to business

This is the next interview in the continuing series which is featured here “first” in the Canadian IT Managers (CIM) forum. In this blog series, we talk with Sean O’Driscoll: Global Senior Director for CSS Community and MVP Worldwide, Microsoft Corporation. We started our chat with Sean on Friday where I profiled Sean’s background. We…

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Chat with Sean O’Driscoll: Role of Communities, Leadership Lessons

This is the next interview in the continuing series which is featured here “first” in the Canadian IT Managers (CIM) forum. In this blog series, we talk with Sean O’Driscoll: Global Senior Director for CSS Community and MVP Worldwide, Microsoft Corporation.We started our chat with Sean on Friday where I profiled Sean’s background. We continue…

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Chat with Sean O’Driscoll: Global Senior Director for CSS Community and MVP Worldwide, Microsoft Corporation

This is the next interview in the continuing series which is featured here “first” in the Canadian IT Managers (CIM) forum. In this blog series, we talk with Sean O’Driscoll: Global Senior Director for CSS Community and MVP Worldwide, Microsoft Corporation.Today I will profile Sean who brings a rich history to this discussion. Sean O’Driscoll…

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What’s up with the new look and feel?

If you are reading the blog in an aggregator you may not have noticed the new look and feel on the Canadian IT Managers blog website (http://blogs.technet.com/CdnITManagers).  Our team has a great intern working for us right now and he has put together the graphics for all of the Canadian Advisor blogs.  Check out the…

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FYI: Registration for Canadian 2007 Microsoft Office System and Windows Vista Launch events open

In case you haven’t already heard, the registration for the Office and Vista launch events across Canada is now open. To register, head over to: http://www.microsoft.ca/technet/anewday2007 The day is packed full of exciting information for both IT Professionals and Developers and will run from 9am to 5pm in each city. I will be in the…

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"Security Trumps Privacy" — Chat with Kelly Gotlieb, Computing Pioneer, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto

This is the next interview in the continuing series of Computing Canada’s (CC) Blogged Down (BD) which is featured here “first” in the Canadian IT Managers (CIM) forum. In this podcast, we talk with computing pioneer and CIPS Fellow (FCIPS), Calvin C. (Kelly) Gotlieb, C.M., M.A., PhD. (University of Toronto), D. Math. (Hon., University of…

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Are you looking for a way to reward your employees?

One of the benefits of being a manager is the ability to reward employees for a job well done.  However, you may not always have the budgets to do exactly what you wanted.   Here at Microsoft we recognize that there are IT Professionals out there that are doing truly great things, and we think that they should…

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Crafting a Business Case for IT Survival or New Projects: Part 2/2

In Part 1/2 of this series, I discussed the drivers behind business success and how IT must support and align with these drivers. In fact, if this does not occur, IT becomes a cost overhead whose existence in its present form can not be justified! Taking a business plan approach will give you the business…

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Do you know the next User Experience Intern/Apprentice?

There is a great post over on the Canadian User Experience blog that you might want to point out to your sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, or anyone else that is looking at getting into the User Experience field http://blogs.msdn.com/canux/archive/2006/10/05/Are-you-the-Canadian-User-Experience-community_2700_s-newest-Intern_2F00_Apprentice_3F00_.aspx From John’s blog post: I’m looking for a User Experience (UX) Advisor to join the team that…

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Crafting a Business Case for IT Survival or New Projects: Part 1/2

This is old news now! You can’t make an IT purchase or investment without a good justification for it. Making purchases merely for possessing the latest computing innovation is a retired theme. Unfettered, unplanned technology was considered the panacea to marketplace domination and growth. This concept ended with the dot com downturn from 2000 to…

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