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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)

Volo’s First Customer Launches High-Speed Internet Access Service in Northern Uganda in Less Than 12 Weeks

Gulu, Uganda, August 18, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Backed by Volo’s expert design and cloud-based software integration, Northern Uganda’s newest Internet Service Provider (ISP), is now delivering the most affordable high-speed Internet access to businesses and residences in the region. Zoom Wireless (www.zoom.co.ug), a part of SINFA Uganda LTD, began offering a range of corporate and small business/residential grade fixed wireless services in Gulu, Uganda, within weeks of partnering with Volo. A new start-up built based on years of field experience and designed in Silicon Valley, Volo enables ISPs and telecom providers in emerging markets to design and deploy fixed wireless broadband services quickly and profitably. With Volo’s engagement, the new ISP has designed and deployed a carrier-grade last mile WiFi network. This network is fiber-backed and integrated with the latest ... (more)

Cisco Announces Workforce Retraining Initiative

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) launched a new Workforce Retraining Initiative (WRI) and pilot training program in Michigan that President Barack Obama lauded in a speech at the Macomb Community College in Warren, Michigan. WRI, built on the Cisco® Networking Academy®, is designed to create new job opportunities for U.S. workers and support the country's ability to innovate, compete and prosper. Key Facts/Highlights Cisco is partnering with community colleges, universities, health care leaders, workforce development leaders, the medical community, and certification associations to implement WRI. WRI is tapping into the Cisco Networking Academy, which has an extensive track record of providing high-quality education in support of technology-based jobs. The program currently enrolls 128,000 students in the U.S. The WRI in Michigan will focus on broadband, network security and he... (more)

11 Best Sources of News/Commentary for the Millennial Generation

When breaking news happens, everyone has a go-to source for the latest information. CNN, Fox or MSNBC… we all have our pick. On the less-frenetic days, when the 24/7 media cycle gently hums along, where do you go for news? Huff Po and Buzzfeed? Perhaps a headline caught your eye at News To Live By? (And it’s much appreciated.) If you’re looking to expand your daily news roster, you’ve come to the right blog post. The 11 Best Sources of News/Commentary for Millennials 1. PolicyMic A central hub for young adults to discuss hot-button issues of the day but on our own terms. Topics include politics, business and life as a Millennial. Here’s one you might like: Why I Gave Up On 5-Year Plans. To join the conversation, create an account and let the crowd know what’s on your mind in comment threads. Everyone gives and shares ‘Mics.’ The more ‘Mics’ you receive, the more clo... (more)

ComputerJobs.com(R) Launches New Online Community for IT Professionals

ATLANTA, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- ComputerJobs.com (http://www.computerjobs.com/), the leading IT employment Web site for Information Technology professionals and those who employ them, today announced the launch of a new online community where IT professionals can discuss their careers, technology, current events and more. The new community, dubbed "The ComputerJobs.com Community" (http://www.computerjobscommunity.com/), also offers original articles covering a wide range of topics, the top resume keyword searches performed by employers each week and the ability to search for high-tech jobs on ComputerJobs.com. "We answer a lot of email every day from ComputerJobs.com users asking for advice about their career, various IT certifications, workplace issues, etc.," says Michael Turner, Vice President of Marketing at ComputerJobs.com. "We created The ComputerJobs.com... (more)

Networking Is Key For Job Hunters, Says CollegeJournal.com

PRINCETON, N.J., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Most new jobs are filled by word of mouth, says CollegeJournal.com, The Wall Street Journal's guide for career- minded college students. So if you're looking for a job, networking is a vital tool for gathering information and achieving your goal. "Networking can be done anytime, anywhere-a train ride home, at a job fair or in a social setting," says Valerie Patterson, senior producer, CollegeJournal.com. "The most important first step in networking is to smile and be friendly -- you never know with whom you might strike up an important conversation." CollegeJournal.com offers these tips on how to get the most out of networking: * Know what you're looking for - speak succinctly about your talents, skills and goals. * Be assertive - networking means that you are working toward your goal -- advancement in your career-so don't b... (more)

'A Car Is Born' Charity Premiere, Hosted By UGS and Blue Sky Productions, Raises $30,000 for Focus: HOPE

DETROIT, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced the charity premiere of "A Car is Born" on Monday, Dec. 5 at Detroit's Fox Theatre raised $30,000 for Focus: HOPE. "A Car Is Born" is the first television documentary to cover the history of the product development process in the automotive industry. The documentary is produced by Blue Sky Productions' John McElroy, host of the television program "Autoline Detroit." "Focus: HOPE is honored to be the chosen beneficiary of proceeds from the 'A Car is Born' premiere. The combination of UGS, a major automotive technology provider, with Focus: HOPE represents an ideal relationship," said Eleanor Josaitis, CEO and co-founder, Focus: HOPE. "We are dedicated to equipping our students with the skills that automotive industry employe... (more)

PR Newswire Summary of Technology Copy, March 6, 2007

Following is a summary of high technology news releases transmitted today by PR Newswire. The full text of these releases is available at the PR Newswire for Journalists, http://media.prnewswire.com/. CLTU086 03/06/2007 00:01 r f MA-AT&T-Adds-Wireless (WESTWOOD) AT&T Adds New Wireless Coverage to Newton SFTU091 03/06/2007 00:01 r f WA-INRIX-traffic (KIRKLAND) Independent Study Further Validates INRIX as Traffic Information Industry Leader SFTU093 03/06/2007 00:01 r f CA-SupportSoft (REDWOOD CITY) support.com to Provide Consumers With 'Instant Technology Relief(SM)' for Digital Cameras and MP3 Players NYTU042 03/06/2007 00:05 r f FL-Avaya-Lenovo-joint (ORLANDO) Avaya and Lenovo to Provide Customers Enhanced IP Communications on ThinkPad Notebooks CGTU021 03/06/2007 01:00 r f TX-AT&T-Uverse-Dallas (DALLAS-FORT WORTH) AT&T Introduces U-verse in Dallas-Fort Worth LNTU5... (more)

CareerBuilder.com Builds Job Matching Applications on Facebook Platform

CHICAGO, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- If Facebook users don't have time to look for a job, CareerBuilder will do it for them. CareerBuilder.com, the U.S.'s largest online job site, announced it is now offering job and internship matching applications on Facebook Platform. Users who add the CareerBuilder applications, launched this week, will receive continuously updated job and internship listings that are aligned with the information found in their profiles. Users can apply to positions directly or access a link to search for more jobs on the CareerBuilder.com Web site. CareerBuilder.com's smart technology scans the Facebook user's profile for information such as major in school, hometown and network and then matches it with the most relevant jobs available in its database of over 1.5 million. CBcampus.com, CareerBuilder.com's college job and internship search site, al... (more)

TheLadders.com Taps Insight from Top Recruiters to Improve Job Search Functionality

TheLadders.com, the world’s leading online platform for $100,000+ jobs, today unveiled a series of new features, one of which is patent pending, designed to make it easier for job seekers to apply for $100,000+ jobs from anywhere and keep track of the progress of their applications. Drawing on information from top recruiters on what information is most important to them, the new features have created a host of new options for job seekers. Among the new job search features on TheLadders.com are the following: Quick Resume Upload: By focusing exclusively on the key pieces of information recruiters track most closely, TheLadders.com has streamlined its resume information verification process, making it easier for job seekers to upload their resumes in minutes. Automatic Resume Attach: Once job seekers post their resumes, they can automatically attach them to all job appl... (more)

Preachers Coffee Inc. Announces Joint Venture Agreement With Modern Energy Corp. With Preachers' Agricultural Development Interest in the Philippines

TAMPA, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 09/08/09 -- Preachers Coffee, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PRCF) (PINKSHEETS: PCIO) and MODERN ENERGY CORP. (PINKSHEETS: MDRG) and (FRANKFURT: ME2C) announced the signing of a Joint Venture Agreement on the Technical Management and Operating Contract of a 36,103 Acres of Agricultural and Forest Land which is under a Community-Based Forest Management Agreement (CBFMA) of the Government of the Philippines, in partnership with the Manobo Indigenous Community Cooperative on Mindanao island in the Philippines. The Joint Venture Agreement has a 25 Year CBFMA Contract and an indefinite extension since it was appropriated in an Ancestral Domain Land Management for the Manobo Indigenous Communities. The Manobo Indigenous Communities has the Ancestral Domain Rights to the land and their Community Cooperative was for purposes of Agricultural and Forest Managem... (more)