Computing Canada

On May 19 Patricia MacInnis, editor of Computing Canada will host a panel discussion at ProjectWorld, which takes place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre May 17-21. The panel, entitled “”Enterprise Project Management Office — is it possible?”” will discuss

how mature Canadian organizations are with respect to project management practices, and if an enterprise approach to managing projects in worthwhile.

In the June 11 issue of Computing Canada, our feature article on “”Enterprise Guide to Disaster Recovery”” will offer insights into what makes a solid disaster recovery plan. We’re looking to speak with companies who will to share their best practices in this regard, and also those who have — successfully or otherwise — weathered an interruption in their business owing to unforeseen circumstances.

Contact: Patricia MacInnis pmacinnis@itbusiness.ca

 

Communications & Networking

Check out the April issue of Communications & Networking magazine. The Viewpoint section includes some advice from industry veteran Ron Scott on factors to consider when selecting Internet Protocol telephony systems. It also includes coverage from two recent WiFi trade shows, and a look at the John Molson School of Business’s video conferencing systems. Watch for the May issue, which includes a feature article on networking operating systems, a case study on the new Terminal 1 at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport and coverage of some recent CRTC rulings.

Contact: Greg Meckbach gmeckbach@itbusiness.ca

 

Wireless Live! not-so confidential

Catch IT Business Group editors Greg Meckbach, Shane Schick, Martin Slofstra and Dave Webb at the Expo Comm conference and exhibition to be held at the Toronto Metro Convention Centre on May 4th and 5th.

Each editor will be participating in the Wireless Live! Conference, which is being held in conjunction with the show.

Instead of the usual panel format, Wireless Live! organizers Alan Kay and Rick Wolfe take a different approach: The focus is on everyone in the group taking part in the discussion, whether it’s telling a cautionary tale, reporting a technological breakthrough or sharing a business insight.

Sessions will focus on True Mobility: Promised Land or Deja Vu All Over Again (Tuesday, 8-11 a.m.), Great Technology: What about the brand and the users (Tuesday, 1-4 p.m.), The Business Case for Wireless (Wednesday, 8-11 a.m.) and The Outer Limits: What are the most promising uses of wireless on the near horizon? (Wednesday, 1-4 p.m.)

One of our four IT Business Group editors will be present at each of the sessions. Computing Canada, Computer Dealer News, Communications and Networking and EDGE are media sponsors of the event.

Contact: Greg Meckbach gmeckbach@itbusiness.ca

 

CDN recognizes excellence in the channel

Computer Dealer News will once again be sponsoring the Channel Elite Awards (CEA). CEAs will be presented to seven deserving channel professionals on June 24th, at the Kingsbridge Centre in King City, Ont.

CDN is also pleased to announce that Tech Data, Symantec, HP, NEC-Mitsubishi and Maxtor have come on board as sponsors.

CEA recognizes individual excellence in seven categories: Sales, Consulting or Services, Customer Service, Project Manager, Marketing, and Support Technician. The CEA judges will also award an individual, team or company who has created the best solution as Solution Champion.

Channel professionals, vendors and distributors have until May 21 to nominate anyone they believe deserves recognition for a job well done.

An independent panel of judges will review the nominees and select the winners in each category.

Those eligible to win include employees or owners of Canadian-owned or Canadian subsidiaries of IT channel organizations including resellers, integrators, consultants and service companies.

Vendors, customers and distributors are not eligible to be nominated for the CEAs, but they are welcome to nominate individuals in the channel.

As a bonus, CDN has engaged Technology Channels Group Inc. to present a two-hour educational program for attendees. The theme of the education session will be: Moving from rhetoric to more revenue. The speaker will be Mike Dubrall, the “”Channel Doctor”” who has been consulting on channel programs for more than a decade and his partners seminar is one of the most highly attended in the industry.

To submit a nomination, please visit www.itbusiness.ca/cea.

Contact: Paolo Del Nibletto pdelnibletto@itbusiness.ca

 

Sales contact for all the above: Brad McBride bmcbride@itbusiness.ca

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