Executive Operations Archives - Page 58

We’re gonna keep on shopping, says Symantec’s Salem

Symantec Corp., which over the past few years, has extended the scope and reach of its operations through acquisitions has no intentions of backpedalling now. "We will continue to be acquisitive," chief operating

Published on: October 15th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

What another Conservative minority government means for IT

About halfway through the 37-day election campaign the Information Technology Association of Canada sent an open letter to each of the three top party leaders – but they didn't get a single response.

Published on: October 15th, 2008 Brian Jackson

How IT leaders can plan for business success

Oh, it must be nice to be the CIO of a FedEx or a GE or a Credit Suisse. Places where IT and the business are so tightly aligned you can barely tell

Published on: October 10th, 2008 Stephanie Overby

Younger Canadian workers seek better work-life balance

When it comes to attitudes to life and work, we're moving from a "do anything" work ethic to a "you've got to be kidding" attitude. Gen Y workers don't want to give their

Published on: October 9th, 2008 Vawn Himmelsbach

Canadian firms use social networking tools to find top talent

While a lot of folk lament the IT talent crunch in Canada, small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), such as Nurun Inc., are really feeling the pinch. A digital media consulting and marketing firm

Published on: October 7th, 2008 Kavita Gosyne

Google unveils monumental plan to save the planet

Tiring of its mission to "organize the world's information," Google has set itself a new objective: save the planet. The search giant unveiled a US$4.4 trillion plan Wednesday to reduce the U.S.'s dependency

Published on: October 3rd, 2008 James Niccolai

Meagre rise in Canadian IT salaries despite “talent shortage” reports

Related article: Hot skills that get you ahead of the game in Canada's IT jobs market Despite persistent reports of an IT talent shortage, salaries in the technology sector, in 2008, posted only

Published on: October 3rd, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Simple questions to ask when making tough decisions

Sometimes there can be more than one right answer to a problem. The option you choose can say a lot about the values of your company- and your leadership. Making these "right vs.

Published on: October 3rd, 2008 Joseph Badaracco and David Rosenbaum

How to deal with work-related stress before it destroys you

Let's say you're a young IT manager, in your 20s, 30s or even early 40s. It's not unheard of for you to put in 10-hour workdays in front of your computer, or some

Published on: October 2nd, 2008 Beth Stackpole

ColdFusion drives UNICEF Canada’s heated battle against HIV/AIDS

In its latest anti-HIV/AIDS campaign in May, UNICEF Canada used its Web site to educate, inform and motivate site visitors to act.For instance it sought to encourage people to purchase a Gift of

Published on: October 2nd, 2008 Vawn Himmelsbach

How to improve your chances of getting promoted

Today's topic is the question I most often received as an IT manager: "Why can't I get promoted?" To clarify, I'm talking about real promotions that involve a real change in responsibilities. These

Published on: September 30th, 2008 Paul M. Ingevaldson

How to get executive buy in for software development projects

The software development department might envision a marvelous solution to the company's IT or business need, but the technology goal can't be achieved unless the Big Boss commits to the new strategy. How

Published on: September 30th, 2008 Esther Schindler

Cash crunch, rising loonie slows Canadian tech growth

Inadequate funding is stalling the growth of Canadian tech companies, a new report reveals. The massive slowdown has come after a decade of huge gains, according to the 2008 Technology Fast 50 report

Published on: September 29th, 2008 Kavita Gosyne

Wall Street meltdown may fuel interest in IT careers

The collapse of Wall Street may help make computer science and IT careers attractive to students who abandoned these fields in droves after the pop of the last big bubble, the dot-com bust

Published on: September 29th, 2008 Patrick and Todd R. Weiss Thibodeau

“Skills shortage? You must be joking,” say ITBusiness.ca readers

Many Canadian companies continue to bemoan what they call the severe shortage of IT talent, and the impact this is having on their business.This was also a common refrain at the recently concluded

Published on: September 29th, 2008 Nestor Arellano