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22 Oct 2015 | John Mark Ivey | No Comments | 3,388 views | Categories: Conference, IBM
In Awe of IBM Insight 2015’s Wow Factor

It seems like every time I’m preparing to attend one of IBM’s large user conferences, event organizers just keep upping the wow factor. Whether it’s Serena Williams sharing how using data improved her tennis game or Kevin Spacey preaching about how technology empowers the rule breakers, I am amazed at how these celebrity keynote speakers always bring the message down to its essence with an IBM spin. So now it’s time for IBM Insight 2015, and who’s on the bill to speak but Hollywood legend Ron Howard.

15 Oct 2015 | John Mark Ivey | No Comments | 2,002 views | Categories: Conference, Microsoft, SharePoint
Getting Involved in Raleigh’s SharePoint Engage

Some of the country’s brightest SharePoint experts will converge in Raleigh next week at the SharePoint Engage conference. Since Microsoft consolidated many of this year’s popular regional SharePoint events into the huge Microsoft Ignite 2015 conference in Chicago back in May, a more intimate SharePoint event is going to be right up some folks’ alley.

14 Oct 2015 | John Mark Ivey | No Comments | 2,137 views | Categories: CEH v8, Hacking & Cybercrime, Security
EC-Council’s Updated Certified Ethical Hacker v9 Training Focuses on Latest Cyber Attacks

With enterprise and governments struggling to keep up with the ever-changing cybersecurity landscape, EC-Council has updated its Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification and training to version 9, focusing on the latest cyber attack vectors and addressing new vulnerabilities. With CEH training in preparation for the new CEH exam, students will gain access to thousands of the most commonly used hacking tools to help them look for vulnerabilities in their organization’s network just like a hacker would.

1 Oct 2015 | John Mark Ivey | No Comments | 2,541 views | Categories: Hacking & Cybercrime, Security
What Is National Cyber Security Awareness Month?

National Cyber Security Awareness Month, also known as NCSAM, is promoted by IT security professionals and organizations across the country every October. A joint effort between businesses and government, the purpose of NCSAM is to ensure that every American has the resources needed to stay safer and more secure online.

20 Aug 2015 | John Mark Ivey | No Comments | 2,742 views | Categories: Conference, Government
Looking Forward to AFCEA TechNet Augusta 2015

I always look forward to this time of year when the TechNet Augusta conference rolls around on the calendar. Sponsored by AFCEA, the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, I’m always amazed at the top brass the event attracts. It’s a little muggy this time of year in Augusta but the geek in me looks […]

13 Jul 2015 | John Mark Ivey | No Comments | 5,291 views | Categories: Cisco, Internet of Things
Cisco Provides Solutions as Organizations Prepare for IoT

By 2020, Cisco estimates that nearly 50 billion devices and objects will be connected to the Internet. That’s ten zeros! While only one percent of things in the physical world are connected today, more and more organizations, namely companies and governments, are deploying solutions for the oncoming Internet of Things (IoT) era.

4 Jun 2015 | John Mark Ivey | No Comments | 3,139 views | Categories: Cisco, Conference
A Changing of the Guard at Cisco Live 2015

Cisco Networks long-time CEO John Chambers will end two decades at the helm of the world’s largest networking company later this summer. At next week’s Cisco Live!, I expect to see a changing of the guard as Chambers passes the Cisco CEO baton into the able hands of senior vice president of worldwide field operations Chuck Robbins.

2 Jun 2015 | John Mark Ivey | 2 Comments | 2,230 views | Categories: Agile project management, Professional Development
What is Leave the Office Earlier Day?

June 2 is Leave the Office Earlier Day – sometimes referred to as Leave the Office Early Day. Whatever you call it, make sure your boss is on board before you partake in this unofficial holiday for workaholics.

30 Apr 2015 | John Mark Ivey | No Comments | 2,781 views | Categories: Conference, Microsoft
Sparking the Future at Microsoft Ignite 2015

Global Knowledge has been a long-time Microsoft training partner, but amazingly I’ve never been to a Microsoft event. For one reason or another whenever Microsoft TechEd rolled around in years past, I was already booked or we were already well represented. But this year is different.

2 Apr 2015 | John Mark Ivey | No Comments | 2,439 views | Categories: Microsoft
Global Knowledge Honored for Microsoft Lync Course Development

Global Knowledge has won an Award of Merit from the Carolina Committee of the Society for Technical Communication (STC) for its development of an advanced Microsoft Lync course.