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Digital Manitoba Initiative

Manitoba Businesses & Non Profit Organizations, take note - The Manitoba Government has announced $15 million in funding to help businesses in the provide to advance their use of digital & technology.

Kent Smith Appointed President of the CIO Association of Canada - Manitoba Chapter

ourCIO congratulates our very own Kent Smith for his appointment as President of the CIO Association of Canada - Manitoba Chapter, and board member elect for the National board of the CIO Association of Canada.

Offer Valuable Input for ourCIO's Speaker Series

ourCIO is excited by the prospect of facilitating a series of educational seminars covering the fundamentals of IT for the non-technical manager. Your input will be valuable in this process. Please take a moment to complete this quick survey.

MSP’s - 10 Important Factors in Choosing Well

Evolved from IT resellers and technical support companies, IT Managed Service Providers (MSP’s) deliver ongoing outsourced IT support and administration of a company’s computer systems, their users and infrastructure. There are several factors to consider when selecting an MSP for your organization. This article covers some things to look for.

Developing a Cyber Incident Response Plan for Small and Midsize Business

Regardless of all the measures and controls businesses have in place to help manage their IT risk, businesses are quickly learning that it’s not a matter of if they will be dealing with a cyber attack, but when. This article is designed to help small and midsize businesses prepare a Cyber Incident Response Plan to help with the 'when'.

CIO Titles - There are Several!

CIO, short for Chief Information Officer is the most common title when it comes to identifying the senior executive overseeing the technology function. Seeing there are so many other titles that can also represent the CIO role, we though it would be worthwhile to list them out.

Deloitte: CEOs asking more of CIOs in 2021

CIODive.com's @TorresLuzardo is reporting on Deloitte's Tech Trends report that CEO's are asking more of CIO's in 2021.

CIO Peer Forum 2022

The CIO Peer Forum is the annual flagship technology conference for Canadian CIOs, and our CIOs are once again excited to participate in this years event.

CARM Golf Tournament Winner!

We had a great time hosting Hole 3 at the Construction Association of Rural Manitoba's 2021 Golf Tournament on August 13th!Congratulations to Glen Brake of Thorpe Construction for winning our "Guess the Number of Nails" Contest and winning a prize pack from BlackWheat Brewing!

5 Ways IT Is Driving New Revenue

"IT has gone above and beyond throughout the pandemic to accelerate digital initiatives and keep organizations humming. But coming off a difficult financial year, businesses are leaning even more heavily on IT, tasking IT leaders with the need to create new revenue-generating initiatives." Article published by CIO.com

A Clear Shift in 2020 IT Priorities Across the Prairies

2020 has presented its share of challenges to organizations and IT departments. Running with status-quo no longer makes sense. What was set out to be accomplished this year and going forward may no longer be relevant – or at least it shouldn’t be. This article explains the recent shift in priorities for CIO's.

Benefit from the Canada Digital Adoption Program

Today, Prime Minister Trudeau and Minister Ng announced the launch of the Canada Digital Adoption Program, helping Canadian Businesses get online and leverage digital tech. This funding aims to help Canadian small and medium businesses (1 to 499 employees) stay competitive and grow by getting your business online, giving your business an e-commerce presence, or help digitalize your business's operations.

A CIO Is Thinking and Planning Ahead for your Business

While businesses and staff were uncertain of the impact COVID-19 would have on their operations, CIO's were already preparing. This article about preparing for COVID-19 was published mid-February 2020, 1 month ahead of when everything changed forever. It demonstrates how strong IT Leaders are thinking ahead, planning ahead, managing risk, and taking the best interests of the company into consideration. Who's this person in your organization?