Cloud for Small Business

My dad is in his retirement years, but he’s one of those guys who will never really retire. Once part of the engineering team that built the communications system for the Expo line for Vancouver’s SkyTrain in the mid-80’s among other things, he now works as an IT consultant for a small computer store in…

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On the Next Manager Tech Talk: The Complete Cloud Picture–a Gamut of Choice

Last November, Jonathan and I were thrilled to have Mary Jo Foley on our show. Mary Jo is an industry expert and well known tech journalist with over 25 years of experience. We talked about the Future of IT and found Mary Jo to be a great guest who was able to share valuable insights…


AlignIT Manager Tech Talk #12: Confidence In the Cloud

Recent surveys indicate that while cloud computing is a top priority for Canadian CIOs, assurance in cloud services remains the principle inhibitor for adoption. 2012 is proving to be the year of accelerating adoption as organizations gain a deeper appreciation of cloud services and how they can be adopted in a trusted manner. In this…


Microsoft Security Intelligence Report Volume 12 Released

On April 25, 2012, Microsoft published volume 12 [PDF] of the Security Intelligence Report (SIR). This report analyzes the threat landscape of exploits, vulnerabilities, and malware using data from Internet services and [more than] 600 million computers worldwide. To learn more, see the Microsoft Security Blog.


Chat: Michael Jenkin, Innovating Business Executive, International Microsoft Technology Expert

Michael Jenkin is a recently announced 2012 SMB 150 Awards recipient, recognizing the top 150 Small & Medium Business professionals. In addition, Michael received media attention for founding a rapidly growing company and  for his innovative business leadership. Sharing his insights for success, in our extensive chat, Michael answers these questions and more: What are…


Join 24 Hours In A Private Cloud, May 10

Use the registration site link for all digital assets. Registration Link– http://bit.ly/24hipc Event Description Every organization has the power to employ cloud technologies in their own way, at their own pace and with their own terms.  The use of private cloud technologies help transform how organizations manage infrastructure resources, provision applications and automate services for…


Top Tips, Trends in Microsoft Software Development, Social Media, Associations

Interview: Terry Coatta: Internationally Acclaimed Technology Executive and Platform Software Architect and Developer Terry is currently the President of AssociCom, a Vancouver-based start-up that builds online communities for professional and trade associations. Prior to AssociCom, he worked in a number of Vancouver-based companies as a technology leader. His expertise in software architecture and software development…


Lee Simbeye, Imagine Cup Top Student Researcher Carleton University

In this interview, Lee Simbeye and his team are leading examples of students impacting the world. All it takes is one good idea. Imagine Cup, the premiere worldwide technology competition, is looking for students, to help solve some of the world’s toughest problems through technology. To Take Action and Change the World, go to: http://blogs.technet.com/b/cdnitmanagers/archive/2012/02/13/are-you-ready-to-change-the-world.aspx…


Want to connect everything to the Cloud?

Here’s a great post by Steve Sinofsky on “Connecting your apps, files, PCs and devices to the cloud with SkyDrive and Windows 8.” “ …offering a cloud service for each and every Windows 8 customer and all their PCs (and phones), should you choose to use it. In previous posts (Signing in to Windows 8…


Are you ready for the cloud conversation?

In the midst of hopping around websites looking for something else, I came across this which I just had to share. It’s an online event called Cloud 101 Jump Start and it’s for business leaders and technical decision makers in organizations to prepare them to have the conversations they know are coming (if they haven’t…