LONDON, ON, Nov. 10, 2011 /CNW/ - Info-Tech Research Group's 2nd Annual Quest for Canada's Smartest IT campaign celebrates the work of
mid-market IT departments whose smart use of technology has impacted
innovation and productivity in Canada at their gala event this month.
While countless reports point to threats to Canadian productivity and
innovation, The Quest has once again gone coast to coast to recognize
organizations that serve as a model for technology use that rewards
businesses, communities and the planet.
"Canadian productivity rose an average of 0.7% per year between 2000 and
2008 compared with a rise of 2.6% per year in the US. The result of
this increased productivity gap is that Canadians have to work longer
and harder than others." said James Alexander, Chief Enthusiasm Officer
for The Quest for Canada's Smartest IT. "We think it's important to
celebrate how Canadian firms are creating innovation through the use of
technology to shine a light on how Canadians can work smarter, instead
The winners for the 2011 Canada's Smartest and Greenest IT awards along
with a wildcard "Wow Award" will be announced at a gala event on
November 17th, 2011 at the Capital Event Theatre in Toronto. It promises to be an
exciting event as nominees from across the country join with local IT
practitioners, analysts and vendors to share their stories and
celebrate one another's successes.
To register for the event (sponsored by Compugen) please visit http://www.smartest-it.ca/awards. Entrance to the gala is free with registration and $75 at the door.
The Quest for Canada's Smartest IT is an online community of practice
for IT professionals. The goal of the annual contest is to recognize
and reward Canadian mid-market IT departments that are using technology
with purpose. These stories - along with research, best practices, case
studies and tools - are made available to members of this community so
that they may connect with and learn from each other.
The Quest for Canada's Smartest IT 2011 has been supported by IBM,
Avaya, The Globe and Mail and Samsung. For more on the campaign visit http://www.smartest-it.ca.
About Info-Tech Research Group
With a paid membership of over 8,000 organizations worldwide, Info-Tech Research Group (www.infotech.com) is a global leader in providing tactical, practical Information
Technology research and analysis. Info-Tech has been addressing the
needs of IT professionals for 13 years, and is North America's fastest
growing full-service IT analyst firm.
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