Canadian IT Manager's Blog

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

February, 2008

  • An Interview with Deputy Minister John Clarkson

    This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview John Clarkson , Deputy Minister of the Department of Science, Technology, Energy and Mines in the Province of Manitoba...
  • Cast Your Vote Now!

    The nominations are in and the top 5 innovative IT teams and top 5 innovative IT individuals have been chosen. Congratulations to: Yong Hu, Wenguo Wu, Stanley Jiang, Carlos Rochetti and David Barnes Vicki Main, Vaden Stoodley, Garrison Qu, Jonathan Gan...
  • Podcast Interview with Ken Lamoureux

    This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Ken Lamoureux , Executive Director, Strategic Services & Innovation ICT Services Manitoba. Ken provides valuable insights...
  • Does Badmouthing Your Competition Get You Ahead?

      Stuart R. Crawford (Calgary, AB - Business Development Manager of IT Matters) The small business communities in any city across the world are normally very small, tight and communicate with each other frequently. So when I hear of competition bad...
  • Managing a Smooth Windows Vista SP1 Deployment

    Earlier this month, both Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista SP1 were released to manufacturing (RTM), which is great news for IT shops that have been working with beta versions and are eager to get the released code. However, there has been a bit...
  • Interview with Bernard Courtois - President & CEO of ITAC

    This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Bernard Courtois , President & CEO of the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) . Bernard has a long...
  • Ken Lamoureux Interview Time Index (MM:SS) and Topic

    :00:37: Ken profiles some of his key roles and shares some valued insights and career lessons that he has gained from those roles. "....One of the career lessons which I learned out of all of this was.....'what have you done for us lately?'......the more...
  • The Roadmap Tour Winds Up

    Thanks to everyone who joined Damir or Rodney as they travelled to locations across Canada for the IT Executive Roadmap Tour . They tell me they had a great time meeting with many of you and now they are resting up to get ready for our next tour - the...
  • Reducing the Cost of Managing Desktops

    One of the first major IT projects that I took a lead role in was to roll out a new email client application to approximately 300 workstations. It was a tremendously daunting task as there were no automated tools at the time (this was in the mid 90's...
  • Bernard Courtois Interview Time Index (MM:SS) and Topic

    :00:031: From your perspective, what do you hope to achieve in 2008? "....strategy for our industry, connecting with government, the skills issue, the competitiveness issue (a big one for our industry and for Canada)...." :01:15: Bernard shares his...
  • John Clarkson Interview Time Index (MM:SS) and Topic

    :00:037: John profiles his current position and what it entails. "....I've been part of the private sector, part of the public sector, health care....and I think that the wide diversity of activity helped me to understand the various different things...