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Recent CIPS Member Blog Posts:


CIPS Members Blog: "Video online as defence or danger" - Donna Lindskog I.S.P. (ret.) – (Aug 15, 2017)


CIPS Update and Webinars Links - By Bashir Fancy, I.S.P. (ret.), CIPS CEO & Chair (July 18, 2017)


CIPS Members Blog: "Programmer Ethics" - By Donna Lindskog I.S.P. (ret.) (March 24, 2017)


CIPS Members Blog: "Net Neutrality required by IT Ethics" - By Donna Lindskog I.S.P. (ret.) (Feb 9, 2017)


CIPS National Activities Update - By Bashir Fancy, I.S.P. (ret.), CIPS CEO & Chair (Dec 22, 2016)


CIPS Blog: “The Future of CIPS” (Nov 20, 2015) - Bashir Fancy, I.S.P. (ret.), Chair of the CIPS National Board



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Resisting the move of governments to regulate the Internet

Do you believe that governments should be involved in regulating the Internet?  Governments regulate almost everything else, but the Internet has evolved quite well without it.  In December the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP)

 Published on: February 27th, 2014 Donna Lindskog @itworldca


Share why computing is important for Canada on CanCompEd Day

I am writing today not only as a CIPS member, but as chair of the outreach committee of the Canadian Association of Computer Science / Association d’Informatique Canadienne (CACS/AIC), which is organizing Canadian Computing Education

 Published on: February 14th, 2014 Daryl Hepting @dhhepting


Why IT needs to resist the temptation to add technology

I recently attended a Webinar entitled “Computing Professionalism: Do Good and Avoid Evil … and why it is complicated to do that in computing”.  It was very informative and so was the Q&A session

 Published on: January 29th, 2014 Donna Lindskog @itworldca


A last look at CES 2014: Mobile apps winners and show highlights

It was an amazing week at CES with over 150,000 delegates, 5,000 press, 3,200 plus exhibitors spread over more than 2 million square feet. One standout was the Mobile Apps Showdown and particularly

 Published on: January 23rd, 2014 Stephen Ibaraki @sibaraki


IT career planning – Time, Talent and Treasury

As the Christmas season ends along with another year, this seems to be a perfect time to refocus our Time, Talent and Treasury.  Thinking specifically of our IT professional career, with time slipping;

Published on: January 14th, 2014 Ken Metcalfe @kenmetcalfe


The Internet of doggy things at CES 2014

LAS VEGAS -- The last day of the 2014 International CES found me in the Eureka Park Zone. For new companies looking to establish in the consumer electronics space, Eureka Park provides startups;

Published on: January 13th, 2014 Dave O'Leary


Why IT staff need to be transparent with others

Certain facts tend to get hidden when you deal with computers.  Other professions have detailed lists of what they have to tell you in order to be ethical.  Although the CIPS ethics statement...

Published on: November 27th, 2013 Donna Lindskog 


Getting more done with more: How to manage staff

Reflecting on performance management, I decided to reach out to a connection for a comment on the idea of getting more done with more - managing. Here's the reply from Scott Simmerman, Ph.D. - "The Square Wheels Guy"...

Published on: November 15th, 2013 Ron Richard 


What is enterprise architecture?

A new landmark paper from the Federation of Enterprise Architecture Professional Organizations (FEAPO) has found that more than 80 per cent  of organizations do not successfully execute their business strategies.  In over 70 per cent of...

Published on: November 14th, 2013 Stephen Ibaraki 


Why Microsoft’s Surface works for me

Hello Regular Readers In February 2011 I persevered through Microsoft’s online release of the Surface Pro 128 and got one, at release, online, despite a marathon journey through rejected credit cards that were...

Published on: November 7th, 2013 Dave O'Leary 


The differences in internal controls at each level of architecture (part 3 of 3)

  This blog post continues Matthew Kern's discussion about enterprise architecture. For the previous post click here.  See here for part one in the series. Last month we went over the last two of...

Published on: November 6th, 2013 Ron Richard 


What does IT professional really mean?

IT professional. Nice title but what does it really mean?  A professional, according to Merriam-Webster, “relating to a job that requires special education, training, or skill”.  All three are required by IT professionals...

Published on: November 4th, 2013 Ken Metcalfe 


"CIPS Chair Blog: Dawson College Student Expulsion and the Need for an IT Code of Ethics" 

CIPS National, Brenda Byers, I.S.P., ITCP/IP3P (Dec 18, 2012)


"CIPS Chair Blog: Greetings from Kazakhstan!" CIPS National, Brenda Byers, I.S.P., ITCP/IP3P (Feb 4, 2013)


"Why I’m a member of CIPS" CIPS NL, Ron Richard, I.S.P., ITCP/IP3P (Oct 26, 2012)


"IQM (inherent quality management)" CIPS NL, Ron Richard, I.S.P., ITCP/IP3P (Oct 10, 2012)


"CIPS Chair Update" CIPS National, Brenda Byers, I.S.P., ITCP/IP3P (Oct 9, 2012)


"CIPS Chair Update" CIPS National, Brenda Byers, I.S.P., ITCP/IP3P (Oct 1, 2012)


"CIPS Chair Update from Amsterdam!" CIPS National, Brenda Byers, I.S.P., ITCP/IP3P (Sept 27, 2012)


"CIPS Chair Update from the World Computer Congress in Amsterdam!" CIPS National, Brenda Byers, I.S.P., ITCP/IP3P (Sept 25, 2012)


"CIPS Chair Update of the Week - From Amsterdam!", CIPS National, Brenda Byers, I.S.P., ITCP/IP3P (Sept 24, 2012)


"CIPS Chair Update of the Week", CIPS National, Brenda Byers, I.S.P., ITCP/IP3P (Sept 17, 2012)


"CIPS Chair Update of the Week", CIPS National, Brenda Byers, I.S.P., ITCP/IP3P (Sept 10, 2012)


"CIPS Chair Update of the Week", CIPS National, Brenda Byers, I.S.P., ITCP/IP3P (Sept 4, 2012)


"CIPS Chair Update", CIPS National, Brenda Byers, I.S.P., ITCP/IP3P (Aug 27, 2012)


"As Canada’s Global I.T. Ranking Falls, the I.T. Community Speaks Out", CIPS National" (Nov 28th 2011)


CIPS Saskatchewan Update", CIPS Saskatchewan, Brenda Byers, I.S.P., ITCP/IP3P (May 30, 2011)


"Form vs Function", CIPS Alberta, Marc Heuman (April 29, 2011)

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