An Update On The Windows Summit 2010: New Content, Dean Hachamovitch and More

I recently talked about the Windows Summit 2010 and today I want to give everyone a quick update on the event and some new content that went live earlier today.  If you have not yet heard, the Windows Summit 2010 is an online event for hardware and software designers, developers, engineers and testers who want…

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DigiTweet – ‘cause I really love but hate Tweetdeck

Last week I was at the Mesh Conference here in Toronto.  In addition to being a great event, it was probably the centre of the Canadian Twitter universe for 2 days.  Everyone was using Twitter.  I mean everyone – and not just to connect, but to ask questions, challenge speakers and to promote key thoughts…

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IT Skills In Canada – Part 4 (Final)

(This is part 4 of a 4 part series, you can read the first post here) Here is the final part of my discussion with Shane Schick on the Myths & Realities of the IT Skills & Talent landscape in Canada.  This part is titled “Myth 4 – Certifications Aren’t Worth It”.   

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IT Skills Shortage – Myths and Realities – Part 3

(This is part 3 of a 4 part series, you can read the first post here) Here is the second part of my discussion with Shane Schick on the Myths & Realities of the IT Skills & Talent landscape in Canada.  This part is titled “Myth 3 – I have to leave to stay employed”. …

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IT Skills & Talent In Canada – Myths and Realities – Part 2

(This is part 2 of a 4 part series, you can read the first post here) Here is the second part of my discussion with Shane Schick on the Myths & Realities of the IT Skills & Talent landscape in Canada.  This part is titled “Myth 2 – There aren’t enough Skilled IT people in…

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IT Skills & Talent In Canada – Myths and Realities – Part 1

Working in today’s IT industry comes with a variety of challenges, especially in these tough economic times.  Jobs are becoming more complex, employers expectations are high and employees need more than just technical skills to grow their careers.  I had a chance to sit down with Shane Schick from itWorldCanada to discuss the state of…

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DreamSpark: Preparing the next-gen workforce

I have been thinking a lot lately about the IT skills shortage. According to the Information and Communications Technology Council, from 2008 to 2015, Canadian employers will need to recruit as many as 178,800 technology workers. But based on their projections we’ll likely fall short of hiring requirements in a number of areas. This is…

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Canada <Heart> IT. Vote Now – IgniteIT Awards

This year we brought together the MSDN and Technet Canada awards to create the IgniteIT Awards.  This is a special award in Canada as it recognizes the hard work and innovation of the members of our IT community across Canada. The submission periods is close and now we are on to the Voting phase.  It’s…

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Hey Canada Technology Professionals: Ignite Your Career!

We’ve launched a great new set of webcasts called “Ignite Your Career”.  It’s all focused on helping Canada’s ICT professionals be a successful as possible.  So, it’s all about you.  We’ve pulled together 6 great topics and a set of awesome guest speakers.  If you head to the site you will see a list of…

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Announcing EnergizeIT: From Client To Cloud – Anything Is Possible

Hello Canadian IT Pros and Developers, Current economic realities are putting pressure on all of us to utilize technology in new ways. From increasing productivity, reducing costs, and providing clear benefit to the business, each of you play a key role in making this real. Your ability to understand the technology possibilities to help solve…

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