AlignIT Manager Tech Talk #7–Empowering Your Team with Knowledge

It is that time of the year. You are most likely sitting down with each of your team members and are helping them with their personal development plans. On this episode of AlignIT Manager Tech Talk, Ruth and I talk with Stuart Ngai about the importance of training as part of personal development, as well…

Wishing You Good Will and Joy

Wilfred A. Peterson, author of The Art of Living, once said: Christmas is not the tinsel and lights and outward show. The secret lies in an inner glow. It’s lighting a fire inside the heart. Good will and joy a vital part. It’s higher thought and a greater plan. It’s glorious dream in the soul…


Pekka A. Viljakainen NO FEAR Lessons

I did an interview with Pekka and recently got an update from him that I wanted to share with you: — “We have got hundreds of feedback from CEOs, Chairmans, middle management, politicians, researchers as well as digital cowboys. Based on all that we have tried to condense the most important findings to following document….


10 questions to help you plan your Windows deployment

The final support date for Windows XP is just 840 days away and while that might seem like a long time, you and I both know that April 8, 2014 will come all too soon for some companies who are still reluctant to make the move. If you’re still on Windows XP and are planning…


Care for a coffee with your System Center 2012 download?

The upcoming System Center 2012 product line is arguably one of the most anticipated releases of the coming year for many IT professionals and a slow month like December is the perfect time for you and your team to download the free pre-release products and start playing around with the latest features and updates. However,…


What IT Managers Need to Know – and How They Can Know It

I recently had the distinct pleasure of meeting up with Mary Jo Foley in Vancouver during TechDays as she was our guest on a special edition of the AlignIT Manager Tech Talk series. She’s put together this guest post for the blog on what you need to know as an IT manager and shared her…


Future of Computing

This came to my attention today from Yan Timanovsky, Education Manager at the ACM. Here’s a very interesting piece from the New York Times that worth looking at. Plus soaring registrations in the Webinar, “The Cloud in Your Hands – Marriage of Cloud Computing with Smart Devices”

Going Virtual and Getting Certified

I was talking earlier this week at the WatITis conference (a University of Waterloo IT conference for the 300 or so campus IT network and technology support staff) and one of the presentations I gave was on cloud computing – To Cloud or Not to Cloud. One of the things I always talk about is…


The Cloud in Your Hands – Marriage of Cloud Computing with Smart Devices – ACM Free Webinar

Register NOW for ACM’s first-ever, free learning webinar, presented on January 26, 2012 at 2 PM EST! Space is limited. Innovations in wireless networking technology are driving our increasingly connected world, with mobile devices gaining acceptance for both professional and private use. In the future, a vast majority of devices will rely on cloud services…