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)
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 (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
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
The WRI in Michigan will focus on broadband, network security and he... (more)
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)
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
"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)
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
CollegeJournal.com offers these tips on how to get the most out of
* 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)
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)
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)
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,
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)
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)