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Why should you consider coming to (or staying in) Ottawa to find a job?  Did you know that since 2010 Ottawa has been ranked by MoneySense as the best city in which to live, work and play?

Ottawa offers a number of benefits to job seekers that make it stand out from the Torontos, Montreals and Vancouvers of the country.  Granted there aren’t too many comparables to the big three but you get the gist.

So what is it that makes Ottawa so attractive?

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Recently the terms Business Architecture, Business Model and Business Process have been used in discussions. However, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people use them interchangeably. So, what do they really mean? Well, basically all of these terms mean very different things.

I decided that I would take some time and try to bring some clarity to Business Architecture.

So what is a Business Architecture? Is it a business process? Is it your governance? Is it your business capabilities?

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As a consultant, you walk into the office and notice you’re one of the first people on the job.  You throw on a pot of coffee.  You sit down at your desk, boot up the computer and get back to work on a deliverable you’d been up late working on the night before.

Slowly your co-workers, or the “employees”, drift into the office talking about the morning traffic, their relaxing evening of television, some upcoming sporting event or just to complain about the coffee.  You ignore the drone of voices surrounding your workspace and keep plugging away.  When they finally do get down to work it’s nearly break time and, before you know it, they are back up milling about.

Yet there you are, head down at your desk and pushing forward.  You feel like you pretty much carry the team.  So, why don’t they like you?

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The Government of Canada announced in August 2011 the need to reduce spending by 5-10% over the 2012-2015 periods.

During these tough economic times, the private sector also struggles with the need to cut costs. We are faced with the following challenges:

  • Reduce cost
  • Increase customer satisfaction
  • Standardize operation and increase productivity
  • Increase transparency and responsiveness
  • Manage & mitigate risk
  • Introduce innovation
  • Most of the time – all of the above

How can this be achieved?

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How do you make a connection in business?

Why is it so important?

Business is business. You make a widget or you provide a service. Why do some businesses do well while others fail?

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