Canadian IT Manager's Blog

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

July, 2008

  • Adieu for Now

    Sigh…I meant to get this blog post out earlier today, but as luck would have it, Murphy’s Law came into effect and I’ve spent the afternoon troubleshooting network issues on my home network. Even now, I’m connected directly into my Internet modem just...
  • Podcast Interview with Jean-Luc David, Developer Advisor MSDN

    This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Jean-Luc David , Developer Advisor MSDN, Top International Developer Authority. Best regards, Stephen Ibaraki , FCIPS...
  • The 20 Minute Miracle

    Stuart R. Crawford (Calgary, AB - Business Development Manager of IT Matters) Twenty minutes. That’s all it takes to become “a knight in shining armour” in your client’s eyes, adding stickiness in all of your business relationships. What do I mean by...
  • Preparing for the Future: Focus on the Business-side

    I recently completed more than 10 keynotes/presentations over the last few weeks. I'm providing a blog series from these keynotes--lessons to be shared. This blog will focus on the SAF (Strategic Architecture Forum) where I gave the results on research...
  • Joel Quimper Interview Time Index (MM:SS) and Topic

    :00:57: Joël profiles his background and how he got to his present position in his career. "....With all the technical aspects I really wanted to bridge the user insight and I felt the lack of business alignment and that is why I became an architect for...
  • Podcast Interview with Joël Quimper, Architect Advisor MSDN

    This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Joël Quimper , Architect Advisor MSDN, Top IT Architecture Authority Best regards, Stephen Ibaraki , FCIPS , I.S.P....
  • Kevin Brown Interview Time Index (MM:SS) and Topic

    :00:54: While you were serving as Chair of the CIO of the Conference board what were your key priorities and do you see these key priorities continuing on today? "....A key priority is to serve as a medium for our members to exchange experiences, knowledge...
  • Podcast Interview with Kevin Brown, VP of IT for ENMAX Corporation

    This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Kevin Brown - CIPS Fellow, Vice-President of Information Technology for ENMAX Corporation and Past Chair of the CIO Council...
  • Sean O'Driscoll Interview Time Index (MM:SS) and Topic

    :00:46: Can you profile your current role and what were the catalysts to enter this field - are you able to name some of the clients you are working with? "....I spend a lot of my time and am now focused on this topic of social media because I believe...
  • Podcast Interview with Sean O'Driscoll, Top International Authority on Social Media

    This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Sean O'Driscoll - Top International Authority on Social Media, Founder/Chief Evangelist, CGT Consulting. Sean provides...
  • Management and the Midmarket Myth

    Canadian midmarket companies are rapidly expanding their networks by adopting the latest mobile and collaboration technologies. However, a reactive management environment can make it more difficult to quickly deliver security and application upgrades...
  • Living in a Virtual World

    Stuart R. Crawford (Calgary, AB - Business Development Manager of IT Matters) Where do you see this world in the next five to ten years? How did the last five or ten years play out for you? Like you expected? The world as we know it is constantly changing...
  • [Event] Tim Rains (Microsoft) in Calgary and Edmonton Next Week!

    On Tuesday, July 22 nd , Tim Rains (Group Product Manager, Microsoft Trustworthy Computing) will be in Edmonton for an open talk on security and the changes in the threat landscape. What? Open Discussion on Security and Threat Landscape Who? Tim Rains...
  • Are you planning for Generation-Y?

    A senior ICT director recently shared a story with me. He talked about a program to drive Sharepoint into all the departments and I asked him why? "It's about sparking passion for work and supporting the user experience. It's also about engaging...
  • Jean-Luc David Interview Time Index

    :00:34: Jean-Luc David you are a Developer Advisor for Microsoft Canada. What does this mean? "....My goal is to support developers' careers and technical skills, to be an advocate for developers within Microsoft, and to help build healthy connections...