Canadian IT Manager's Blog

Broadly connecting Canadian Infrastructure and Development Managers through career, industry and technology insight.

August, 2007

  • Career Tips, 3 Life-shaping Experiences and 3 Questions Seeking Solutions

    <Previous Back to Beginning> Q11: You have a long and distinguished career in IT. Based upon your deep insights, what would be some career tips for the ICT professional and the reasons behind them? A: IT is a knowledge driven industry and...
  • Podcast with Leonard Brody, co-founder of NowPublic.com

    This is the next podcast in the continuing series of interviews with leading professionals. In this blog, I introduce Leonard Brody, co-founder of NowPublic.com, international top-ranking thought leader, entrepreneur, speaker, business visionary, and...
  • Fresh New Look

    In case you're wondering if you're in the right place, you are! Overnight we updated the look and feel for the Canadian IT Managers blog along with our other blog properties, the Canadian Developers blog , the Canadian User Experience blog and the Canadian...
  • Building Software with the End User Experience in Mind

    Remember the old days of WordPerfect? I was a WP whiz when I was in school, mostly because I could remember all the key sequences that would let me use the features really efficiently. I don't even think there was a mouse with it - it was all key strokes...
  • Gadget Guy, Gadget Guy

    Don Spencer (Waterloo, ON, IT Manager of Pano Cap Canada) Cross-post from Bringing Closure . So, I have a bit of a reputation as a geek at work. That's not entirely a bad thing, I guess, for an IT Manager. Some of my colleagues poke good-natured fun at...
  • An Interview with Fiorenza Albert-Howard

    This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with leading professionals. Here I have an exclusive interview with Fiorenza Albert-Howard , a top international computing and engineering pioneer, author, and business IT executive. I encourage...
  • Beating a Mainframe at Chess and Sharing Remarkable Experiences

    <Previous Next> Opening Comment: : Fiorenza, we are indeed fortunate to have you come in and do this interview. You have a long and remarkable history of success with deep insights that provide value to our audience. Thank you! A: I want to...
  • Priorities and Advice for Managers

    <Previous Next> Q4: You have many demanding roles. What are your key priorities for 2007 and 2008? A: First I want to do a respectable job as the newly elected VP for the CAAS - Canadian Academy for the Advancement of Science, to establish...
  • How to Survive Future Trends

    <Previous Next> Q7: What should businesses know about future trends in the Internet environment and in IT? What are the implications and business opportunities? Why should businesses care? A: Future trends are approaching the reality to a...
  • Manager Insights, Career Tips, Astronauts and Admirals

    <Previous Back to Beginning> Q8: Managers are continually looking for insights that will save them time and enable success. What defining problem/solutions can you share from your prior roles? A: Build a good team of employees; they...
  • Interview with Pravir Vohra, Group CTO of ICICI Bank

    This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with leading professionals. In this blog, I interview Pravir Vohra , Group CTO, ICICI Bank; international senior technology visionary, executive and innovator. I encourage you to share your...
  • IT Strategy, Enterprise Architecture, Process Automation and Leveraging Across Companies

    <Previous Next> Opening Comment: Pravir, with your extensive history of global successes in technology, innovation and leadership, we are indeed fortunate to have you come in and do this interview. Thank you! A: Thank you. I am glad to participate...
  • Retail Technology, Technology Management and Deployment

    <Previous Next> Q2 : Let's extend the last question to your prior roles with ICICI: Retail technology, Technology Management, Technology deployment internationally A: Retail technology : We supported program and project management activities...
  • Cash Management, Supply Chain Management and Technology Challenges

    <Previous Next> Q3: What are your recommendations in cash management? A: The cash management scenario in India is rather different than in most countries across the world. The fact on the ground is that many of our banks still maintain paper...
  • International Trends, Technology Issues and Aligning IT with Business

    <Previous Next> Q6: From an IT perspective, what should we watch for internationally? A: I am afraid it is rather hard to predict international trends. Just about 15 years ago, who of us would have imagined IP networks becoming as ubiquitous...
  • Key Priorities in 2007/2008 and Internet Trends

    <Previous Next> Q9: What are your key priorities for 2007 and 2008? A: Technology refresh and future-proofing are aspects that constantly engage my attention. We do not want to fix something that is not broken but we also do not wait till...
  • Windows Virtualization Licensing

    Thinking about virtualizing some of your servers but confused about licensing? You're not alone. My colleague, Rodney, has put up an excellent post with links to a video from the Microsoft Licensing team explaining licensing on the Windows virtualization...
  • An Interview with Dr. Paul Crookall, Leading Government and Executive Thought Leader

    This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with leading professionals. Here I have an exclusive interview with Paul Crookall , an award-winning and internationally recognized leading government and executive thought leader who is also...
  • Career Lessons

    <Previous Next> Opening Comment: Paul, your record of accomplishment over a long and sustained career is most impressive both nationally and internationally. With your very busy schedule, we are indeed fortunate to have you do this interview...
  • Lessons from Managing CGE

    <Previous Next> Q2 : Let's now focus on your current role as editor-in-chief with Canadian Government Executive (CGE) Magazine: tell us about your greatest challenges and how you are managing them? A: Our greatest challenge is economic. Publishing...
  • Top Stories and Issues

    <Previous Next> Q4: What particular stories will you address and what will be your focus in future issues of CGE and for what reasons? Beginning this fall, we will be adding two series of stories. The first is what public executives want and...
  • Top Challenges for IT

    <Previous Next> Q6: What are the challenges facing those in the IT industry today? A: I overheard two CIOs talking about how they should try to align their objectives with that of their organization. That isn't the challenge. IT objectives...
  • Challenges and Solutions for Government

    <Previous Next> Q7: In your current role, what do you see as the biggest challenges in government at all levels and their solutions? How does this relate to business overall? A: Rather than my opinion, let me give you the experts. The Institute...
  • Societal Issues and Recommendations

    <Previous Back to Beginning> Q8: What are the biggest issues facing society, and what are your recommendations for meeting these challenges? A: We need to get to the point where we recognize that the public, private, and non-profit sectors...
  • The Business Value of Online Communities

    I've recently started joining some of the online communities I've been hearing so much about like Facebook , SecondLife , Twitter and Flickr and I have a confession to make - I'm quite addicted to them. Especially Facebook. In fact, I'm thinking of starting...