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SureSkills at GTEC 2014

GTEC SureSkills 2014

SureSkills at GTEC 2014

SureSkills to attend GTEC (Government Technology Exhibition and Conference) in the Ottawa Convention Centre and Exhibit with our Algonquin College colleagues to showcase our high quality global learning solutions and support services to Canadian Government and Canadian private sector communities.

About GTEC (Government Technology Exhibition and Conference) attracts over 6,000 participants and is the primary forum where government and private sector communities gather to exchange ideas and advance the business of ICT in government. This knowledge and professional development conference features thought-provoking keynotes, seminars, panels, workshops and round-table discussions on a comprehensive selection of ICT topics presented by leading public sector and industry experts. The Exhibition showcases the most relevant ICT software, platforms and services helping to drive the public sector forward.

The event also features the annual Distinction Awards, the premier accolades for peer-recognition celebrating IM/IT public sector accomplishments across municipal, provincial and federal jurisdictions.

With renowned speakers and exhibitors from across Canada, GTEC offers something for everyone: from CIOs and ADMs to Program Managers and IM/IT professionals. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn and network with peers, celebrate technology accomplishments, hear from a “who’s who” of government and industry leaders, and see demonstrations of the most advanced technologies driving ICT initiatives at all levels of government in Canada and other countries. Register early for the best rates.

SureSkills at GTEC

The GTEC Conference is a highly anticipated learning and professional development forum that attracts the vanguard of business and IM/IT decision makers across governments at all levels and industry. This 4 day program offers a comprehensive, integrated view of business-enabling technologies beginning with a day of pre-conference programs on Monday including the “Executive Roundtable” program and our full-day Leadership Program. Tuesday marks the official Conference opening and runs until mid-day Thursday

The GTEC Expo Overview

The GTEC Exhibition is Canada’s largest showcase of technologies and services for advancing the business of ICT in government. 

The Exhibition is a two day event which includes over 180 companies and takes place October 28-29 during the 4 day GTEC Conference (October 27-30).

Be sure to make time visit to SureSkills @ GTEC Booth #411 (with Algonquin College), October 28 & 29, to see how SureSkills supports SABA LMS admin & users through our LMS Service Desk as well talk to our experts on our high quality global learning solutions.

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SMB Cloud Adoption Trends in 2014 Infographic

Infographic: SMB Cloud Adoption Trends in 2014

Today, the cloud is a mainstream part of IT, having been adopted to some degree by nearly 90 percent of businesses. This rapid growth is due largely to the new and unexpected ways in which the cloud has matured over the last few years. 

IT Clouds

The value proposition of cloud computing has always been clear—easy provisioning, flexible scaling and cost savings. But we’re now seeing apps and workloads that IT never expected would run in the cloud—and they’re often running leaner and faster than ever before. 

Say the word “cloud” to an IT professional today, and an entirely different image comes to mind than would have popped up five years ago. 

Early on, “the cloud” meant public cloud. Today it encompasses a range of hybrid offerings—combinations of cloud hosting and dedicated hardware, along with the software tools that enable these systems to work together seamlessly. Cloud security has evolved, too. For years, security concerns have been a major barrier to adoption. But as studies have increasingly concluded that the cloud is as secure as on-premise infrastructure, we’re beginning to see this sentiment shift. One recent study found that 94 percent of SMB cloud adopters report that they have experienced security benefits since moving to the cloud. 

And with the advent of bare metal servers that can be provisioned in minutes, even dedicated hardware is evolving to be more cloud-like. 

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Gartner Identifies Top Tech Trends for 2015

Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2015 

 SureSkills Tech Trends


Gartner, Inc. today highlighted the top 10 technology trends that will be strategic for most organizations in 2015. 

Gartner defines a strategic technology trend as one with the potential for significant impact on the organization in the next three years. Factors that denote significant impact include a high potential for disruption to the business, end users or IT, the need for a major investment, or the risk of being late to adopt. These technologies impact the organization's long-term plans, programs and initiatives.

"We have identified the top 10 technology trends that organizations cannot afford to ignore in their strategic planning processes," said David Cearley, vice president & Gartner Fellow. "This does not necessarily mean adoption and investment in all of the trends at the same rate, but companies should look to make deliberate decisions about them during the next two years."

Mr. Cearley said the top trends for 2015 cover three themes: the merging of the real and virtual worlds, the advent of intelligence everywhere, and the technology impact of the digital business shift.

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"Men Lie, Women Lie, Numbers Don't"

"Men Lie, Women Lie, Numbers Don't" - Advice for Sales Managers from Jay-Z

As the end of the month is fast approaching a Sales Manager should be busy asking all of the relevant top level forecasting and activity questions of their team:

'Men Lie, Women Lie, Numbers Don't!!' - Advice for Sales Managers from Jay-Z

• How much of your target is actually secured at this point? 

• Can you find the remainder of your target within the month? 

• Have you the number of activities in the pipeline required to guarantee your target? 

• Will you hit your target if only the smallest deals come in? 

Every Sales Manager should have belief in their team. However, in the answers to the above questions, and to establish as close a 'reality' as possible can come challenges. Challenges in relation to questions such as - is the PO coming in on time? will I get the booking form signed in time?, with the client be back from holidays to confirm the sale on time? and so on. 

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