Canadian IT Manager's Blog

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

April, 2008

  • Professionalizing the Profession

    Graham Jones (Surrey, BC - IT Professional and President of VANTUG ) The Opportunity to Spread the Word Last week Stephen Ibaraki (blogger extraordinaire – congrats on being named one of the top 10 in Canada ) and I attended the "Global" MVP Summit...
  • Best Canadian Technology Bloggers

    Well, we always knew he was good, but it was a real bonus to see Stephen Ibaraki's name on the list compiled by Shane Schick from ComputerWorld Canada of the top 10 Canadian Technology Bloggers. Shane prefaces his list in the following manner: Let’s...
  • Interview with Dr. Yan Xu, World-Renowned Researcher and Educational Leader

    This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Dr. Yan Xu , a world-renowned researcher and educational leader. Enjoy! Stephen Ibaraki, FCIPS , I.S.P. , MVP View Interview...
  • Dr Yan Xu Interview Time Index (MM:SS) and Topic

    :00:28: With a Ph.D. in Physics from McGill, how did you get into computing? "....My self-taught programming skills served my science research wonderfully well and eventually, I become addicted to software engineering. That was the driving force for my...
  • 2008 MVP Fast Facts

    I thought you might be interested in some quick facts about the MVP Summit, the program and the impact the MVP community has on diverse communities worldwide. With the summit quickly approaching, here are data points on the significant role MVPs play...
  • Blogging is Big Business

    Stuart R. Crawford (Calgary, AB - Business Development Manager of IT Matters) How many blogs do you read over the course of the business day? There are many blogs on the Internet today. Businesses are adopting blogging as a way to keep in touch with their...
  • Architect Session Recordings Online

    The Canadian Strategic Architect Forum is happening right now in Vancouver and if you're reading this blog post, you're probably not attending. However, you can still benefit from the sessions and speakers as all of yesterday's presentations (with the...
  • Upcoming May IT Manager Webcasts

    Each month I post the upcoming IT manager focused webcasts for the following month. But don't forget that if you miss the live webcast dates or, if you're like me and don't like to commit to a specific time for a webcast, you can download these after...
  • SMB Nation Toronto

    If you're in the Toronto area May 3rd and 4th and work with Small Business Server, you'll want to be sure to attend the SMB Nation Toronto Conference that's happening at that time. The 2 day event includes talks on VoIP, Response Point, virtualization...
  • Get the Right Clients on the Bus

    Stuart R. Crawford (Calgary, AB - Business Development Manager of IT Matters) We have all heard the saying that we must have the right employees on our business bus, but have you ever thought that you need to have the right clients on the bus as well...
  • Microsoft System Management Goes Cross-Platform

    Today at the Microsoft Management Summit , the beta release of the System Center Operations Manager cross-platform extensions was announced. These extensions allow the native management of both Windows and non-Windows environments from the same console...
  • An Energizing Way to Spend a Saturday

    Our 3rd annual EnergizeIT event is less than a month away. For those of you who have joined us on this day in years past, I hope we'll see you again this year as this promises to be the best ever. For those of you not quite sure what it's all about, it...
  • Animating with High Performance Computing

    Last July , we talked on the IT Manager Podcast series about how high performance computing (HPC) is moving from the exclusive realm of academic and large company research and becoming accessible for mid-sized companies. We're seeing all sorts of commercial...