Five ways online training saves your company money

While research supports the growing value and engagement employees find in online learning opportunities, many companies currently find themselves at the crossroads of deciding whether to abandon their traditional training practices in favor

Published on: July 13th, 2015 Roz Bahrami

Where have all the people gone? They must have gone on mute.

When was the last time that you attended a business meeting? If it was a regional one, chances are pretty good that it was by way of videoconferencing or conference call. But what

Published on: July 9th, 2015 Lou Milrad

6 tips for choosing the right IT staff members at your startup or small business

For many small business ventures, the difference between success and failure rests in the hands of a precious few. Finding talented individuals capable of hitting the ground running while successfully conforming to a

Published on: May 2nd, 2014 David B

Canadian technology awards celebrate ‘Made in Canada’

After Scott Vanstone’s wife, Sherry Shannon-Vanstone, received a posthumous award in her husband’s honour, she mentioned his dedication to teaching and to furthering the Canadian tech scene through his students. Vanstone, a former

Published on: March 27th, 2014 Candice So

Geordie Rose, Chris Hadfield, Scott Vanstone honoured at Canadian tech awards

Three members of the Canadian tech community were honoured for their achievements and contributions to the country’s tech scene during an awards ceremony last night. Branded as the Canadian Technology Leaders Awards, the

Published on: March 26th, 2014 Candice So

Dear CIO, communicate the business value of IT

“What is the value of an exercise machine?” – Probably one of my favourite opening questions by Gartner analyst Richard Hunter, vice-president and Gartner Fellow, just prior to sharing with the audience his

Published on: November 21st, 2013 Brian Clendenin

The best advice from Adobe Summit 2013

When some of the greatest minds in marketing have advice on the why they are successful, it’s time to take a knee and listen. Last week I took part in Digital Marketing Conference,

Published on: March 14th, 2013 Ashley Huffman

Top 10 skills you need to succeed as a project manager

Project managers might just have the toughest job in IT, responsible as they are for ensuring that high-stakes IT projects are completed on time and on budget. According to a new report from

Published on: October 26th, 2009 Meridith Levinson

Scrum-ptious – Scrum improves people skills, drives project success

Earlier this year, managed care provider Centene finished deploying a new financial system. CIO Don Imholz says the project, which involved multiple PeopleSoft modules as well as financial planning and reporting software from

Published on: September 18th, 2009 Meridith Levinson

5 things IT folk should never say to their spouses

Recently, I posed the following question to the CIO Forum on LinkedIn: What do you wish your spouse understood about your job?A dozen IT executives and IT directors-11 men and one woman-responded to

Published on: June 1st, 2009 Meridith Levinson

Unethical managers cause Canadians to quit their jobs … even in a recession

Every indicator points to tough job market, but a recent Canada-wide workplace survey reveals many employees would rather leave their safe positions than work for a boss they can't trust.The poll of 1,600

Published on: May 25th, 2009 Nestor Arellano