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Read this. It is good to see that the Canadian federal government seems committed to the cloud. The fact that they seem to have moved beyond strategizing and roadmaps to actual deployment of cloud based services is a good thing, and ought to bode well as they move forward. The government’s existing IT infrastructure would seem to resemble a tangled nightmare and a move to cloud based computing should result in significant cost savings and productivity increases across the board. If they get it right…

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I think we all agree that we are swimming through uncertain economic waters. Companies are reducing headcount, and the employees that remain are being asked to assume more responsibility in order to compensate for lost comrades or hiring freezes that have been put in place. Many survivors will say that they are fortunate to still have a job, and point out that there are not many places to go in any case.

HR professionals are facing a series of related challenges. Not only are they managing the day to day challenges presented as a result of the economy, I think that they will be faced with a retention challenge that will not show itself for some time.

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