Canada’s IT skills shortage persists despite recession, layoffs

Despite a cruel economy that's resulted in scores of layoffs across North America, Microsoft's Canadian partners, who specialize in serving small businesses, are still challenged by an IT skills shortage, according to a

Published on: March 31st, 2009 Brian Jackson

Optics matter – Execs should be and seem knowledgable about IT

After 25 years in this industry, after teaching at four business schools, researching for three think tanks and working at five consultancies, I had an insight last week that may seem forehead-slappingly obvious

Published on: October 29th, 2008 Thornton A. May

You need the “right skills” to land that IT job

Despite high energy prices, the rising cost of living, falling retail sales, and a host of other troubling economic indicators, IT hiring is still showing some signs of life. You just need to

Published on: October 21st, 2008 Todd R. Weiss

Frustrated IT workers — a ticking time bomb

It was 9:30 on the morning of March 4, 2002, and something was terribly wrong at the offices of PaineWebber UBS. Computers in branches all over the country began showing disc errors. A

Published on: September 23rd, 2008 Dan Tynan

Canadian IT departments must communicate their value to business managers

A majority of business decision makers in Canada say they trust their IT personnel, according to a recent survey.But IT departments here must intensify efforts to communicate their value to the organization, the

Published on: February 20th, 2008 Nestor Arellano