Interview: Bernard Courtois, President and CEO of ITAC (Information Technology Association of Canada)

I recently had a chance to talk with Bernard Courtois, President and CEO of ITAC. Bernard provides excellent insight into the main challenges for business. Have a listen! Enjoy!Stephen Ibaraki, FCIPS, I.S.P., MVP___________________________________To listen to the interview, click on this MP3 file link Interview Time Index (MM:SS) and Topic 00:46: Bernard Courtois talks about his…

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Skills Shortage and Blogging–Chat with Kelly Gotlieb, Computing Pioneer, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto

This is the next interview in the continuing conversation series with Kelly Gotlieb. In a recent dialogue with me, Kelly shared these thoughts: “There is no doubt that there is a current shortage of persons with computer and communication skills. Further, if action is not taken, the shortages will become more acute. A recent report…

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SPAM, SPAM, SPAM, SPAM, sausage, eggs and SPAM

Little did the Monty Python “gang” realize how famous, or infamous might be a better description, that the word “spam” would become! I am sure that if you mentioned the word in conversation today most people would immediately think of its use in the context of email and not the original meat product. It is…

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Are you Ready?

You may have noticed that there haven’t been alot of posts here this week.  This is due partly to me being heavily involved in the launch tour that is just starting its run across Canada. Rodney has a great post from yesterday’s event in Edmonton http://blogs.technet.com/canitpro/archive/2006/11/23/edmonton-is-getting-ready.aspx. If you want your IT Staff and Developers to…

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Interview Dave Sanders: President and CEO of Culminis – Bringing IT Together

  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 interview, we talk with Dave Sanders, CEO, MVP : internationally respected leader, pioneer, founding visionary and President/CEO of Culminis. Enjoy! /Stephen Ibaraki, FCIPS, I.S.P.,…

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Powershell released to the web, and customers using Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 Beta 2

I was just catching up on my reading on the CanITPro blog and noticed a couple of interesting posts from Rodney: PowerShell has been released to web! “Windows PowerShell is Microsoft’s new command-line shell and scripting language designed specifically to improve the manageability of Windows and products running on Windows such as Exchange Server 2007.”…

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Windows Vista and Office 2007 through Technet and MSDN

I saw this note recently… Enjoy, Stephen Ibaraki, FCIPS, I.S.P. _______ Announcing the availability dates of Windows Vista and Office 2007 through TechNet Plus and MSDN Subscriptions Following the RTM of Windows and Office in the last week, we are now able to confirm the dates when the RTM versions will be available through TechNet…

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What does Professional Status mean to you?

As a User Group Leader I am often asked my opinion about the value of Technical Certification. My answer is always the same, “all things being equal, who would you select for employment?”. Now I fully realize that “all things are rarely equal” and I could stand to be accused of giving something of a…

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The Evolution of Computers and the Industry–Chat with Kelly Gotlieb, Computing Pioneer, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto

This is the next interview in the continuing conversation series with Kelly Gotlieb. Computing pioneer and CIPS Fellow (FCIPS), Kelly Gotlieb is currently Professor Emeritus in Computer Science and in the Faculty of Information Studies at the University of Toronto (UT). He is a computing pioneer, whose innovations and accomplishments helped lay the foundation of…

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Dr. A. Joseph Turner: Top Software Issues and Resources; Future Trends; Globalization–one size doesn’t fit all; Shortage of IT skills – Input from Business to Academia; Globalization–Harmonization of Credentials.

  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 blog series , we continue our talk with Dr. A. Joseph Turner: internationally regarded computer science authority and educator; Professor Emeritus, Clemson. The blog…

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