Stop Chasing Shiny Objects and Focus on Your Core Business
By Mike Desjardins
Stagnation is the enemy of progress and growth but chasing after every opportunity that comes your way can be just as detrimental to your business. I have a name for these myriad choices that appear like opportunities but in most cases are distracters: shiny objects. Read more…
The Emergence of Cloud Computing
By Mike Gower
Cloud computing is becoming the latest disruptive force that everyone should be aware of, regardless as to whether you are a supplier or a consumer of technology services. It is going to change the landscape of IT and how services are provided and it is in your best interest to understand the impact.
So what is this cloud computing thing anyway? Read more…
Magic Seven Career Tips and Life Lessons
By Stephen Ibaraki
I’m often asked to speak and for some keynotes sharing some of the roles I have undertaken and then providing career tips. This recent experience became the catalyst for this article. Read more…
Annex CIO Breakfast Series
Introducing Agile Methodology to IT Management
Wed, Oct. 20, 2010, 7:30-9:00 a.m. See details and register here
Next PMP Exam Prep Workshop
The next PMP Certification Exam Preparation workshop offered by The Annex Learning Centre will run on Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5 & 19, 2010. The workshop takes place over four consecutive Fridays. We welcome individuals or groups. For more information, please visit http://www.ciki.ca/schedule.asp. A free PMP Certification Information Session will be held on Oct. 4. Contact Denise Holleran-Boswell to register at 604-461-0104.
Introducing Shamir Naik
Shamir has an IT background and experience in the recruitment industry as a recruiter and account manager. He will be working with some of Annex’s most important clients. Connect with Shamir at email@example.com.
Welcome Atenea Pallares
Atenea Pallares joins Annex as Recruiter. Atenea spent the last two years recruiting more than 100 people for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics as an employee of Atos Origin. She is arriving just in time to address a busy IT market in BC. Contact Atenea at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Introducing Morgan Lackey
Morgan Lackey joins Annex as Office Administrator. She will support the Annex client management and recruitment team and work with Annex Alliance consultants to keep their information current. Connect with Morgan at email@example.com.
BIV Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies in BC
For the seventh consecutive year, Annex appears in Business In Vancouver’s annual ranking of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies in BC. Read more
CEO Speaking Engagements
Stacey Cerniuk will present “Establishing a BA Consultancy” on October 26, 2010 at the Vancouver ProjectWorld*BAWorld annual conference. Target audience is Business Analysts interested in becoming independent consultants.
- SharePoint 2010
- Business Analysis
- .NET Development
- Project Management
- Solution Architect
- Infrastructure Specialist
- Society of PM Professionals of Greater Vancouver
- Jewish Family Service Agency
- Annex generates 500 IT contract and permanent opportunities per year
- Annex pass-through provides payroll outsourcing services
- Most requested IT role in Aug/Sept 2010 was Business Analyst
- Annex develops applications in .NET, Java, LAMP and more
The Evolution of a Project Management Core Competency.
I love project management. Read more…