Microsoft Ryan Waite Shares Essential Insights and Gates, Ballmer stories: Partner Director of Development for Technical Computing, Past General Manager HPC Server

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Ryan Waite: Partner Director of Development for Technical Computing, Past General Manager for Windows HPC Server, Microsoft Corp. Ryan Waite is the partner director of development for Technical Computing at Microsoft Corp. He leads…


ICTC and CIPS Announce Partnership To Advance Workforce and Professionalism in Canada

OTTAWA – November 2010 – The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) and CIPS announced a strategic partnership to enhance workforce development and professionalism for the ICT sector across Canada. ICTC is drawing from its ICT Competency Profiles framework to develop a national professional ICT career pathway program, I-ADVANCE©. This program will enable the ICT…


David Downs: International Top-ranking Microsoft Services Director—Does IT Skills Development Contribute to Economic Development?

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview David Downs: International Top-ranking Services Director for Microsoft in South East Asia and Emerging Markets. Does IT skills development contribute to economic development? David answers this question and many more in the interview including…


Tan Moorthy: VP Infosys—Compelling Lessons for Success

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Srikantan Moorthy: International Top-ranking Business and Technology Leader, Industry-Leading Visionary Innovator, Global Executive, Vice-President and Head of Research and Education, Infosys Technologies Ltd., Founding Director IP3 Global Industry Council. Srikantan Moorthy – known as…


IT Professionals Wanted, But Hard to Find

As I was going through my newsletter weekly review, I found this article on hiring challenges that I thought worthwhile to share.  While I haven’t had a challenge finding these individuals given my current role… I’ve heard in my conversations across the country that this is a big issue.  Many CIO’s and Sr IT Managers…

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Time to Read

I love to read. At any given time there will be 3 or 4 books on my nightstand that I’m working my way through. I used to devour books but now, with all the pressures and responsibilities of adult life, I find I go through book much, much more slowly. Sometimes I may not pick…

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George Phipps, Change-Mentorship-Project Expert, Career Coach on maximizing performance

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview George Phipps. George Phipps is a seasoned professional and founder of Phipps Training Services, a company dedicated to developing human capital. He is a graduate of Royal Roads University with a Masters Degree in…


TechNet Edge Spotlight: Deploying Office 2010

TechNet Edge has some great content for IT professionals and I especially like following Kevin Remde’s IT Manager Community Chats. Are you thinking about deploying Office 2010 to your organization yet? In these two webcasts, Kevin is joined by Senior Product Manager Brian Shiers to discuss how to transition to Office 2010 quickly and smoothly….

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Webcasts, Podcasts and Videos…oh my!

Keeping up with product changes and updates on top of general IT issues can be a challenge. Below are some of the top rated webcasts, podcasts and videos from the Microsoft world wide digital events site, specifically for IT managers. On-Demand Webcasts: IT Manager Community Chat with Kevin Remde: Business Intelligence with SharePoint 2010 (Level…

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Mark Mueller-Eberstein: CEO, COO — Agility: Competing and Winning in a Tech-Savvy Marketplace

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Mark Mueller-Eberstein — international CEO, COO, Author, Speaker, Mentor, Coach, and Strategist. Mark provides remarkable insights captured in his book that is a must read for IT Managers. MARK MUELLER-EBERSTEIN is founder and CEO of…