This is the first in a series of 6 blogs about the 2016 Ingenious Award Winners: Large Private Sector winner: Moneris Cloud Payment API At NetSuite Inc.’s global SuiteWorld conference in San Jose, May of 2016, Toronto-based Moneris showed off their cloud payment API solution. They integrated its API with NetSuite’s own POS software at … Read more
As billions of standalone devices across the world are getting connected, the Internet of Things (IoT) has become one of the most talked about technology trends. But IoT is not really about technology and connected devices; at its core it is about business outcomes and people, new ways of doing business, talent and change management, migration to open technologies, and open business structures based on co-development. Building the Internet of Things brings innovative business and technology strategies to every business-to-business (B2B) market segment and opens up a progressive world of possibilities to increase both top- and bottom-line results. Written specifically for front-line business decision makers at companies of all sizes, who need a practical handbook to get the ball rolling in a tangible way, this dependable resource looks at IoT from a business, strategy, and organizational standpoint and helps in identifying areas in an organization ripe for an IoT-based makeover, with the quickest payback on investment.
As a national organization that started in British Columbia, the CIO Association is registered through the BC Societies Act. As of November 28, 2016, there will be a new act in place. In order to be compliant with the updated legislation, a number of changes in the governance of the Association have been presented to members … Read more
Over the past couple of weeks, CIO Association members have been invited to complete IDC’s Top Executive Survey. Thanks are extended to all of you who have responded to the invitation. Congratulations is due to Manitoba and Edmonton Chapters, both of which have exceeded their quota of participants! The survey will close soon. We do need … Read more
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ITWorld Canada recently released their 4th annual CIO Census. CIO Association members were among the 187 people who completed the survey. Below are some highlights from the report. Association members can download the full report (see link below). Canadian CIO’s are embracing the cloud with enthusiasm, but are less than impressed with the return on … Read more
By Catherine Aczel Boivie Imagine 15,000 women involved with technology all in one place. That is what happened in Houston a couple of weeks ago at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. The event is named for Grace Hopper, also known as Amazing Grace, who was a computer scientist and U.S. Navy Rear … Read more
We are always proud to share the accomplishments of our members and this includes celebrating when they are recognized as outstanding contributors to the business community at large. OUT-Standing.org recently released their Top 100 Leading LBGT+ Executives. This list recognizes leading LBGT+ executives globally and we are very proud to share that Cynthia Fortlage, Vice President … Read more
Recent experiences with ransomware attacks have struck very close to home here in Calgary. No organization or individual is immune to the attack attempts and several local organizations have had their data and networks attacked, compromised or completely disabled. The risk is high. The probability is almost certain. What can we do? On October 18, … Read more
Six Canadian Companies Recognized for Innovation at Ingenious Awards TORONTO, ON – The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) recognized six Canadian organizations at the 2016 Ingenious Awards, an annual celebration of excellence in the use of information and communications technology (ICT) by organizations in all walks of Canadian life to solve problems, improve performance, … Read more