Chat: Adrian Cho Top Global Innovator, Author, Musician, Software Development Manager

Speaker, author, jazz musician, software development manager http://www.linkedin.com/in/2xbass Adrian Cho is well-qualified to draw parallels between the worlds of business and the arts. His diverse career in business includes extended stints in consulting, research and development, finance, and intellectual property. At IBM Adrian is currently leading a strategic initiative across IBM software group brands to…


Chat: Professor Michael Bartz, Global Top Authority in Next Generation Enterprise Business Transformation

Michael Bartz is a professor of International Business Management at IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems in Austria. Before joining IMC University, he developed a management career with Philips, Capgemini and Microsoft, collecting over 17 years of management experience. At Philips he established the new business field of security surveillance recording in the 1990s. His…


Virtualization and Private Cloud Infographic - Windows Server 2012

When it comes to new products, it can be tough to know when you should dive in.  It takes a lot of time and effort from you as well as any teams you may manage, not to mention the potential budget implications. We’ve heard from you and we’ve seen firsthand at our events, that it…

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Jerry Luftman Founding Managing Director Global Institute for IT Management, Internationally Acclaimed Leader in Strategic Management

Jerry Luftman’s career includes strategic positions in management (Information Technology and consulting), management consulting, Information Systems, and education. Dr. Luftman’s experience combines the strengths of practitioner, consultant and academic. His proficiency in business-IT alignment, eighteen books, published research, consulting, mentoring and teaching/speaking engagements further exemplify Dr. Luftman’s expertise and leadership in his field. After a…


How Accessible Is Your Website?

According to a recent Globe and Mail article, several hundred thousand Canadians are still using dial-up internet. Either by choice or because they have no other option, they browse the web with 56k modems knowing media rich sites could take hours or even a day to load. Here at Microsoft Canada, we have many websites…

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Managing Complexity with Process, People, and Tools

Earlier this year, Christian Beauclair, John Bristowe, and I hosted in-person development manager-focused discussions where we talked about how you, as a development manager, can minimize time, cost, and risk in your development projects. We talked about how development teams are constantly challenged to deliver highly secure, quality software in an environment of growing business…


Office 365 Public Beta is Available!!

Over the last few weeks Ruth Morton and I have been out on the AlignIT Tour talking to IT managers about how organizations can embrace the cloud and increase IT staff and end user productivity.  During the tour we got a lot of questions regarding Office 365 and when it will be available for everyone…

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Meeting up in Montreal

As Damir wrote in his last post, he and I are in Montreal this week for the Align IT tour. But instead of popping in and out just to speak tomorrow morning to IT managers, we’re also here to connect with local IT professionals and technology aficionados. So if you fall in one of the…

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Visiting Montreal for AlignIT, Smoked Meat, and More

I landed in Montreal a few hours ago for what I hope will be a very exciting week.  I love the city, not only because it is the place that hosts the Canadian Grand Prix every June (and since the F1 season kicked off in Australia this past weekend, I am looking forward to the…

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Better Business through Technology

The world is changing and how we deliver IT services and applications to our organizations is changing along with it, whether we like it or not! There are more demands and expectations of IT departments who are expected to be business enablers and partners. Empowered consumers have high expectations of technology in the workplace and…

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