Industry Links

Canadian Women in Technology  (CANWIT)  Established in 2005, CanWIT is a division of the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance). CATA is a National non-profit trade association, based in Ottawa, that advocates for its member Canadian technology companies.  CanWIT was formerly known as CATA WIT Forum. CanWIT is led by its CEO and Chair, and Executive Director. As National organization, CanWIT consists of a National Advisory Council, and active regional Chapters, each with their own Executive Committee. There are active chapters in BC (Vancouver), Toronto, Waterloo, and Atlantic Canada.  A Calgary Chapter launched in early 2013.

CIO Association of Canada  CIOCAN is a self-managed, not-for-profit community of IT leaders whose mission is to facilitate networking, sharing of best practices and executive development, and to drive advocacy on issues facing IT Executives/CIOs.

CIPS National  CIPS is a professional association of individual IT professionals. Since 1958 CIPS has helped strengthen the Canadian IT industry by establishing standards and sharing best practices for the benefit of individual IT professionals and the sector as a whole. As Canada’s Association of Information Technology Professionals we represent thousands of members across the country.

EAdirections  A research, advisory and consulting company focused on improving the effectiveness of IT leadership by creating deep mentoring relationships driven by independent research. EAdirections is partnered with IQ Management to bring services into Canada.

CATA AllianceThe Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) grows the revenues of its members by creating a collaborative edge — a chain of expanding value that ripples across Canada’s Innovators, Commercializers, Users, and  Professionals.  The largest high-tech association in Canada, CATAAlliance matches businesses with opportunities across almost every sector, so that we can all do business together. Reaching out from Canada, CATAAlliance members are connected with investment and partnership opportunities with the major global companies. As 80% are exporters, CATA’s members are the arrow-head for global growth.

Government CIOMagazine   GovernmentCIOMagazine.com has a single goal: to be the preeminent source of the greatest new ideas for creating, leading, and transforming the way government does IT. Since it’s creation, GovernmentCIOMagazine.com has filled the role as the preeminent electronic magazine dedicated to government IT, publishing authoritative thinking on the key issues facing government IT executives.

Enterprise Architecture as Strategy   One of our favorite recent books on the subject of EA is Enterprise Architecture as Strategy, written by researchers from the MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research, Dr. Jeanne Ross, Dr. Peter Weill, and Dr. David Robertson.

IIBA International Institute of Business Analysis  International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) is an independent non-profit professional association serving the growing field of business analysis. For individuals working in a broad range of roles – business analysis, systems analysis, requirements analysis or management, project management, consulting, process improvement and more – IIBA® can help you do your job better and enhance your professional life.

Institute for Enterprise Architecture Developments (IFEAD)  This website contains a well-organized collection of resources to most of the commonly known EA information resources, as well as material on IFEAD’s framework for EA, called the Extended Enterprise Architecture Framework (E2AF).

International Association of Software Architects (IASA)  IASA is the premier association focused on the IT architecture profession through the advancement of best practices and education while delivering programs and services to IT architects. The association is committed to improving the quality of the IT architecture industry by developing and delivering standards, education programs and developing accreditation programs and services that optimize the development of architecture profession.

MITRE EA Body of Knowledge (EABOK)   The MITRE Corporation has an EA Guide to Enterprise Architecture Body of Knowledge (EABOK) site that includes an excellent 141 page downloadable EA resource guide (a little dated but excellent and free).

The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF)  One of the most mature and widely adopted Enterprise Architecture frameworks, as well as the associated Architecture Development Method (ADM), are provided from this website. If you are not a member, you have the ability to download the current version of documentation for evaluation purposes for 90 days free of charge.

Zachman Institute for Framework Advancement (ZIFA)  John Zachman’s Framework for Enterprise Architecture is one of the staples of our industry. Every Enterprise Architect should understand what the framework is, what it looks like, how to explain it, its purpose, and its origin.