Community Connection Resources

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As part of the Microsoft Windows Server 2008/ SQL Server 2008/Visual Studio 2008 Launch events, we are visiting 14 cities across Canada conducting workshops featuring “learning circles” on the following key industry relevant topics:

 

  • Impact of Virtualization on the IT Industry
  • Application Lifecycle – Upgrade, Migrate, Rebuild, etc.
  • Importance of Security – Data, Management, Privacy
  • Software Plus Services and the Impact on the Industry
  • ICT Skills Shortage and Declining Interest in ICT Careers

 

Participants are encouraged to “vote with their feet” which means that some topics in some cities may not be covered if there is little or no interest in that particular topic. Although we provide discussion starter questions, we encourage participants to go where the discussion takes them. The end goal is to gather information on the things that people are passionate about.

 

Below is the collection of thoughts from IT professionals and software developers who participated in these workshops.

 

Toronto (February 26, 2008; 300 participants)

Impact of Virtualization on the IT Industry

Application Lifecycle – Upgrade, Migrate, Rebuild, etc.

Importance of Security – Data, Management, Privacy

Software Plus Services and the Impact on the Industry

ICT Skills Shortage and Declining Interest in ICT Careers

 

Vancouver (March 3, 2008; 215 participants)

Impact of Virtualization on the IT Industry

Application Lifecycle – Upgrade, Migrate, Rebuild, etc.

Importance of Security – Data, Management, Privacy

Software Plus Services and the Impact on the Industry

ICT Skills Shortage and Declining Interest in ICT Careers

 

Victoria (March 5, 2008; 95 participants)

Impact of Virtualization on the IT Industry

Application Lifecycle – Upgrade, Migrate, Rebuild, etc.

Importance of Security – Data, Management, Privacy

Software Plus Services and the Impact on the Industry

ICT Skills Shortage and Declining Interest in ICT Careers

 

Calgary (March 10, 2008)

Impact of Virtualization on the IT Industry

Application Lifecycle – Upgrade, Migrate, Rebuild, etc.

Importance of Security – Data, Management, Privacy

Software Plus Services and the Impact on the Industry

ICT Skills Shortage and Declining Interest in ICT Careers

 

Edmonton (March 12, 2008)

Impact of Virtualization on the IT Industry

Application Lifecycle – Upgrade, Migrate, Rebuild, etc.

Importance of Security – Data, Management, Privacy

Software Plus Services and the Impact on the Industry

ICT Skills Shortage and Declining Interest in ICT Careers

 

Regina (March 18, 2008)

Impact of Virtualization on the IT Industry

Application Lifecycle – Upgrade, Migrate, Rebuild, etc.

Importance of Security – Data, Management, Privacy

Software Plus Services and the Impact on the Industry

ICT Skills Shortage and Declining Interest in ICT Careers

 

Winnipeg (March 25, 2008)

Impact of Virtualization on the IT Industry

Application Lifecycle – Upgrade, Migrate, Rebuild, etc.

Importance of Security – Data, Management, Privacy

Software Plus Services and the Impact on the Industry

ICT Skills Shortage and Declining Interest in ICT Careers

 

Kitchener (April 2, 2008)

Impact of Virtualization on the IT Industry

Application Lifecycle – Upgrade, Migrate, Rebuild, etc.

Importance of Security – Data, Management, Privacy

Software Plus Services and the Impact on the Industry

ICT Skills Shortage and Declining Interest in ICT Careers

 

London (April 3, 2008)

Impact of Virtualization on the IT Industry

Application Lifecycle – Upgrade, Migrate, Rebuild, etc.

Importance of Security – Data, Management, Privacy

Software Plus Services and the Impact on the Industry

ICT Skills Shortage and Declining Interest in ICT Careers

 

Montreal (April 7, 2008)

Impact of Virtualization on the IT Industry

Application Lifecycle – Upgrade, Migrate, Rebuild, etc.

Importance of Security – Data, Management, Privacy

Software Plus Services and the Impact on the Industry

ICT Skills Shortage and Declining Interest in ICT Careers

 

Ottawa (April 9, 2008)

Impact of Virtualization on the IT Industry

Application Lifecycle – Upgrade, Migrate, Rebuild, etc.

Importance of Security – Data, Management, Privacy

Software Plus Services and the Impact on the Industry

ICT Skills Shortage and Declining Interest in ICT Careers

 

Halifax (April 15, 2008)

Impact of Virtualization on the IT Industry

Application Lifecycle – Upgrade, Migrate, Rebuild, etc.

Importance of Security – Data, Management, Privacy

Software Plus Services and the Impact on the Industry

ICT Skills Shortage and Declining Interest in ICT Careers

 

Quebec City (April 16, 2008)

Impact of Virtualization on the IT Industry

Application Lifecycle – Upgrade, Migrate, Rebuild, etc.

Importance of Security – Data, Management, Privacy

Software Plus Services and the Impact on the Industry

ICT Skills Shortage and Declining Interest in ICT Careers

 

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