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    Last November, Jonathan and I were thrilled to have Mary Jo Foley on our show. Mary Jo is an industry expert and well known tech journalist with over 25 years of experience. We talked about the Future of IT and found Mary Jo to be a great guest who was able to share valuable insights into the IT industry...
  • Blog Post: On the Next AlignIT Manager Tech Talk: The Complete Cloud Picture–Stories from the Trenches

    As children we are enthralled by the stories that we hear. Stories teach us and fire our imaginations to what is possible in this world. And as adults, we’re not much different. It’s one thing to hear about a process, product or idea, but hearing the story of the trials and triumphs that accompanied...
  • Blog Post: Top Staff Training Pointers You Should Know (Part 2 of 2)

    Guest post written by Stuart Ngai , Director of Technology Solutions, VERAX Having worked in software development in the engineering and financial sectors through several technology eras, one thing strikes me the most is how often top notch IT professionals just get burned out by the fast pace of technology...
  • Blog Post: AlignIT Manager Tech Talk #11: Making the Case–Development Platform vNext

    February 29 th was a big day for Microsoft. Both the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Visual Studio 11 Beta were released. Development teams around the world were taken aback with the new possibilities in application development. While it’s great for the developers to get excited about all the...
  • Blog Post: Top Staff Training Pointers You Should Know (Part 1 of 2)

    Guest post written by Stuart Ngai , Director of Technology Solutions, VERAX Having worked in software development in the engineering and financial sectors through several technology eras, one thing strikes me the most is how often top notch IT professionals just get burned out by the fast pace of technology...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise On the “Glance and Go”

    Guest post by Paul Laberge , Developer Advisor, Microsoft Canada There is a sea change happening in the enterprise today – employees are deciding to bring the technology they are comfortable using at home to work and using it to be productive. Many people call this the Consumerization of IT , and in...
  • Blog Post: On The Next AlignIT Manager Tech Talk: Challenges of Today’s Modern Apps

    The consumerization of IT means end-users have bigger ideas and higher expectations. Now, IT must rise to the challenge of delivering on those ideas, doing so quickly and frequently. Join Ruth Morton , Jonathan Rozenblit , and guest Mark Mydland for a discussion about how to overcome the challenge, using...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Welcomes AlignIT

    The AlignIT experience as you know it today consists of the AlignIT portal , the Canadian IT Manager Connection , the alignitca Twitter handle, and Facebook page. It also has a discussion group on LinkedIn where some of you are already networking and sharing your thoughts (if you’re not a member of the...
  • Blog Post: REMINDER: Confidence in the Cloud–LIVE Tomorrow

    Recent surveys indicate that while cloud computing is a top priority for Canadian CIOs, assurance in cloud services remains the principle inhibitor for adoption. 2012 is proving to be the year of accelerating adoption as organizations gain a deeper appreciation of cloud services and how they can be adopted...
  • Blog Post: On the next Manager Tech Talk: Managing Your Private Cloud with System Center

    (Photo credit Eric Willfong ) The private cloud scenario sounds like the perfect solution – take many of the highly desired characteristics of a public cloud such as resource pooling, self-service, elasticity and pay-per-use service and bring them in-house under the control of your own IT organization...
  • Blog Post: On the Next Manager Tech Talk: Confidence in the Cloud

    Recent surveys indicate that while cloud computing is a top priority for Canadian CIOs, assurance in cloud services remains the principle inhibitor for adoption. 2012 is proving to be the year of accelerating adoption as organizations gain a deeper appreciation of cloud services and how they can be adopted...
  • Blog Post: AlignIT Manager Tech Talk #8: De-risking Your Windows Deployment

    With any big change to your IT infrastructure comes risk, but of course you're hoping that the rewards will out weigh those risks. In fact, you're doing more than just hoping – you're planning, strategizing, and putting your organization in a good position to mitigate those risks. Deploying a new operating...
  • Blog Post: On the next Manager Tech Talk: Making the Case–Development Platform vNext

    February 29 th was a big day for Microsoft. Both the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Visual Studio 11 Beta were released. Development teams around the world were taken aback with the new possibilities in application development. While it’s great for the developers to get excited about all the shiny and...