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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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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Techdays – A Revolution In Supporting Your Career & Developing Your Skills.

Techdays 2008 – our premier event for Canada’s Developers & IT Professionals – will soon be here.  Today I wrote this to be included in a newsletter we are sending out to the IT Professional audience.  I thought I would share it here on my blog as well: Techdays is a unique event in Canada…

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Techdays – Infrastructure Track

Pierre has also posted information on the Infrastructure Track at Techdays 2008. Wow!  27 days before the start of  Tech-Days 08.  And the Infrastructure track is coming along great.  Across the country we will have a team of great professionals presenting and passing on the knowledge and the passion they have for their respective specialty….

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Techdays 2008 – Virtualization Track Speakers Selected!

Rodney has a post over on the ITPRO Connection Blog about the great set of speakers he has lined up for the Virtualization Track at TechDays 2008.  Wow!  I must say the biggest challenge I thought I was going to have was with finding speakers for the TechDays Virtualization track.  Well I still had a…

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