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Connecting you to News Affecting CIPS and the IT Profession I Dec 14th, 2018

Call for Nominations for the CIPS Fellowship Award
The CIPS Fellows Electoral Committee is seeking nominations for CIPS Fellows. Nominees should be individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the computing profession or the industry. CIPS Fellows are expected to promote CIPS and its objectives, and CIPS Fellows may perform an advisory function for CIPS.

All nominees will be contacted by the Fellows Electoral Committee to ensure that they are willing to accept the title and obligations associated with the title. The CIPS National Board (by a three-quarter majority vote) will approve the awarding of CIPS Fellowship upon the recommendations of the CIPS Electoral Committee.


Applications are being received until February 1st, 2019

Kewal Dhariwal FCIPS, I.S.P., ITCP
presented with CIPS Fellows Certificate
On November 29th 2018  Kewal Dhariwal, CCP, CDP, CBIP, FCIPS, I.S.P., ITCP  was presented with his CIPS Fellows Certificate at an event in Alberta. 

Congratulations Kewal Dhariwal on becoming a  CIPS Fellow !

Learn more about CIPS Fellows at:  www.cips.ca/fellows
Featured Article: "Becoming an IT Professional in Canada"

One of the functions of information technology (IT) professionals is to manage the network servers of a company. Because nearly all businesses have network servers, the IT field touches on virtually every part of today’s economy. With their specialized education, skills, and training, IT professionals are in high demand. They would also do well to join a professional IT society, like Canada’s Association of Information Technology Professionals (CIPS) or the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC). Such memberships distinguish technologists from those who are committed to being a voice of the profession.

CIPS has been representing thousands of members since 1958. According to its  website , the organization has established standards and shared “best practices for the benefit of individual IT professionals and the sector as a whole.” Its mentorship program aims at supporting both new professionals after they graduate from a CIPS-accredited program and immigrants who have an IT background. It also shares the practical experiences of successful IT professionals across Canada, highlighting the practices, pathways, and decisions that enabled their success. In addition, the CIPS community supports its members’ acquisition of soft skills—which are needed to succeed in this field.

Besides  certification , CIPS offers  networking  opportunities and  accreditation  of an IT post-secondary program. Be sure to check out its  job board .

Featured IT Jobs
See more Job Postings or Post a Job at:  http://jobs.cips.ca
Questions to ask yourself when disposing of your electronic devices
Featured Article from the  ERA a CIPS Corporate Partner

The evolution of technology has emerged dramatically throughout the last 10 years. In this day and age, many individuals own tablets, smartphones, laptops, desktops, smart watches, and many more technological devices. In comparison, to a little over a decade ago owning a cell phone, laptop or desktop was seen as a novelty.

Even though Technology is continuously emerging, many of us still have the wrong mindset when it comes to disposing of our unwanted or used electronics. This article was implemented to raise awareness on some of the things most people get wrong when it comes to disposing of their electronics.
 
Some questions you may ask yourself:
 
Are obsolete electronics worthless?

Are you crazy? Ask yourself this question, “Are obsolete cars worthless?” and the answer will be no as obsolete means old or outdated, not unusable. ERA believes in the “Car Theory”; when the lease on your car is up and you trade it in for the new model, the dealership does not process it as a recycling facility would to make a brand new “model”. The dealership re-leases or sells that car, it’s only a few years old after all. A notable portion of the population will never even own a new car, second-hand options are way more affordable and can have a pretty long lifespan if properly maintained, just as computers and other related equipment would. These out of date devices may seem old to you but may seem new to individuals who can’t afford the next new upgrade. The  Electronic Recycling Association  – a non-profit organization founded in 2004 to address the growing problem of e-waste and the increasing ‘digital divide’ – will ensure your unwanted or used electronics is data wiped or destroyed and donated to a deserving and appreciative recipient.
 
Is it worth my time to donate my obsolete electronics?

Yes, it is! Why? Because there is always someone out there that can and will benefit from a device you no longer need or want. Just because you’ve run out of uses for an old desktop or laptop doesn’t mean somebody else won’t find it usable. The  Electronic Recycling Association  takes your obsolete electronics, ensures the data has been erased and finds the device a new home.

CIPS Corporate Partners
The following organizations support CIPS'  commitment to professionalism, ethics, and high standards for the I.T. profession . CIPS thanks all its partners for their contribution. 
Become a CIPS Corporate Partner Today!  - Send an email to   info@cips.ca .
CIPS - Canada’s Association of I.T. Professionals | info@cips.ca | www.cips.ca