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The late Walter Cronkite as a role model for IT managers? At first glance, we might not see the connection between "the most trusted man in America" and high tech management. But if we pull back the layers of how Cronkite approached his job, there are solid day-to-day career lessons for those working in IT. Seven Best Practices Straight From the Desk of Uncle Walter 1. Explain things in a simple way so everyone can understand. CBS' Bob Schieffer said people "understood Cronkite was guiding you through events." He translated the complex or hard to understand in a way that made you nod and think, "I get I now." When explaining the impact of an IT project for your organization, break it down so the non-techies get the light bulb over their heads. Explain it so your mother can understand it--use the criteria: how would Cronkite say this? 2. Have an unbridled enthusiasm. N... (more)

The Economic Winner's Column - Talking Digital Transformation from Chennai India

I have the pleasure of working in Chennai, India this week.  In advance of this trip I did some homework and prepared this discussion on digital transformation, globalization, future job opportunities, and what we can learn from the history of Chennai, India and early America.  Enjoy! Video Link: http://youtu.be/uZC5KZGkDKM More awkward technology and travel videos by me (watch out Rick Steves): Human Strategies for Digital Transformation from Stockholm, SwedenWalking Rome, Talking Digital Transformation and MobilityWhat Portuguese Aqueducts, Google Fiber and High Speed Internet have in CommonInnovations and Mobile Applications in Lisbon, Portugal************************************************************************ Kevin BenedictWriter, Speaker, Senior Analyst Digital Transformation, EBA, Center for the Future of Work CognizantView my profile on LinkedInLearn about m... (more)

IBM to Transfer U.S. Jobs to India: WSJ

IBM is reportedly transferring U.S. jobs in its global service unit to India. The Wall Street Journal said Wednesday morning that the company was expected to inform what the paper could only call "a large number" of American workers that their jobs were either being eliminated or sent to India. [email protected] suggests the layoffs will be on Thursday. IBM's earnings were up 12% to $4.42 billion last quarter; it's forecast no strain this year because of the slowdown; and it's supposedly in talks to acquire Sun. Recently IBM reportedly laid off around 4,600 people. It's also unclear whether IBM might be a bidder for the disgraced Indian outsourcer, Satyam. The Journal says Global Services has 180,000 people worldwide. ... (more)

Unique Home Exercise Options and Videos for Career and Work at Home Moms

As a Career-at-Home-Mom (albeit now with a lot of extra "work" time, now the kids are out of my hair and safely back in school!), the balance between work, family and healthy self-maintenance typically doesn't favor the latter. The pile of plates and cups around my computer attests to that, and what used to be on those plates didn't necessarily reflect "nature's bounty". However, it's utterly essential to maintain some movement, exercise on a routine basis, especially for WAHMs and CAHMs. Here's something totally up our alley - SqueezeItIn.com . This is a DC-area based business started recently that promotes home exercise techniques, videos and community targeted at Moms, Women and stay-at-home parents...and it's especially helpful for those of us returning to career work at home (typically a very sedentary activity, working mostly on the computer, phone, blackberr... (more)

Ph.D. in Twitter Anyone?

New Media on Ulitzer Colorado Technical University (CTU), a leading provider of education to career-motivated students, has launched six graduate degree programs designed to help prepare professionals to use technology and social media to meet changing business demands. The new programs include two doctor of management degrees - one in emerging media and another in environmental and social sustainability; two doctor of computer science degrees - one in digital systems security and another in emerging media; and two master of science degrees - one in systems engineering and another in enterprise information systems. All new programs are available nationally in a blended online, executive format, via the CTU Institute for Advanced Studies. Those taking the doctorate programs are required to attend a four-and-a-half-day symposium at the CTU Colorado Springs campus twi... (more)

Business Technology Centers of Excellence - Investing in Your Future

Now is the time to invest.  As organizations enter the planning stages for their key 2012 initiatives, it is time to invest in the ingenuity that enables companies to continuously strive for the ever-elusive competitive edge.  It is time to invest in innovative processes and insight that creates lasting business value for customers and shareholders.  It is time to invest in the advanced technology that provides the foundation and tools for the people and processes to meet their true potential.  This means investing in the organizational construct known as a business technology Center of Excellence (CoE). The general concept of a business technology CoE has occasionally been incorporated into everything from a skunkworks-oriented IT research & development team to a full-fledged enterprise architecture organization.  Corporate enterprise IT R&D teams are typically as... (more)

Self-Leadership for a Successful Career: Advice from John Baldoni

John Baldoni is a leadership development consultant, executive coach, and author of twelve books on topics such as communication, managing your boss,... Follow us! Twitter: @IntuitQuickBase & Google+: +QuickBase ... (more)

CEO of TheLadders.com to Speak at the 14th Annual Garden State Council SHRM Conference and Expo

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- TheLadders.com, the world's leading $100k+ jobs Web site, today announced that company President and CEO Marc Cenedella will be speaking at the upcoming 14th Annual Garden State Council Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Conference and Expo on November 8, 2005. Cenedella's session, "Thinking Outside of the Online Recruiting Box: Building a Pipeline of Fully Engaged Senior Talent," will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The two-day educational conference, certified by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI), will be held November 7th and 8th at the Ocean Place Resort & Spa in Long Branch, N.J. This year's conference, "HR Leadership: Engaged, Aligned and Accountable," is geared to business leaders and HR practitioners, and will highlight the profession's connection in achieving business results. "The Interne... (more)

Protuo(TM) Online Digital Portfolio Service is Free to U.S. Armed Forces Veterans

ATLANTA, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Protuo(TM)(http://www.protuo.com/), the new career portfolio management service that enables job seekers to create and automatically post online their own digital career portfolios, is free to all U.S. Armed Forces veterans. The fee is ordinarily $9.99 per month, after a $29.99 set-up charge. To receive a password enabling the free service, veterans can fax their discharge papers (Form DD 214) to Protuo (619-793-1043). In addition Protuo staff will help interested veterans create a professional online portfolio at no additional charge. "Our soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen and women make great sacrifices for our country and it's the responsibility of us all to do whatever we can to make their re-entry into civilian life as successful as possible," said Keenan Hogg, Protuo's president and CEO. According to VeteransToday.com, a W... (more)

Media Advisory: Governor General in Calgary and Vancouver to Discuss Innovation and Social Causes

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/10/12 -- Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will be in Calgary, Alberta and Vancouver, British Columbia, from February 14 to 16, 2012. Their Excellencies' program in these cities will mainly focus on innovation, education and social causes, issues at the heart of the Governor General's mandate. "Sharon and I are looking forward to continue engaging with Calgarians and Vancouverites of all ages and from all walks of life who are dedicated to making a better future for their communities", said the Governor General. "Returning to these cities will allow us to follow up on the outcome of some great initiatives, and get acquainted with new projects that are making smarter and more caring communities." Here is a detailed itinerary of the visit (local time of the... (more)

Appcelerator's Developer Community Now Includes Over 350,000 Mobile Rock Stars in Over 250 Countries

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/21/12 -- Appcelerator®, the leading mobile platform company, today announced that the worldwide Appcelerator ecosystem now includes 350,000 mobile application developers with apps running on 75 million devices. "Our mobile developers blow my mind everyday, as they change the way we communicate, consume, shop, entertain and connect through Titanium-powered mobile apps," said CEO Jeff Haynie, Appcelerator. "I am honored and humbled that 350,000 pioneering developers choose to build their apps on Appcelerator's platform. As this mobile community grows in the U.S. and overseas, this tremendous milestone further demonstrates the scope of innovative and cutting-edge apps that Appcelerator's developers are creating to ignite the mobile revolution." Of the 350,000 mobile developers within the growing Appcelerator community, the majo... (more)