I’m preparing to attend my first IBM conference next week when IBM Information On Demand 2013 begins in Las Vegas. While it’s not the first IBM conference Global Knowledge has attended since becoming an IBM Global Training Provider, it’s the first one I’ll be covering, so be on the look out for my IBM IOD-related blogs next month.
Are you at a crossroads professionally or looking to start training for a new job? If so, you might want to consider pursuing network administration as a career. Network administrators are responsible for maintaining computer hardware and software systems that make up a computer network, including maintaining and monitoring active data networks, converged infrastructure networks, and related network equipment.
No matter which IT conference I attend, I always look forward to hearing Cisco Systems Senior Vice President Chris Young speak on security, if he happens to be on the agenda. I’ve heard the former RSA VP and VMware exec speak at past Cisco Live! and RSA conferences and have never been disappointed. Cisco Live! 2013 in Orlando was no different.
Young started off by sharing what he’s heard time and time again from Cisco customers across the globe. From mobility to BYOD to cloud, most businesses are struggling with diverse IT issues. But how to maintain security and compliance as the IT landscape is constantly changing comes up most. He said staying ahead of the IT security threat landscape – or at least trying to keep up with it is essential. The key is to also handle all the complexities created when we try to manage the combination of those two things.
I have a feeling that this year’s Cisco Live! event, hosted at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center next week, is going to be the best one ever. With top-drawer attractions like Journey, Richard Branson, and their own Padmasree Warrior, Cisco has certainly put forth the effort to ensure it will be a conference to remember.
To quote a famous frog, “It ain’t easy being green.” I see tons of advice blogs on the interwebs every spring on how new grads can ace that first job interview or snag that first job. What I’ve found lacking is some office guidance for the newbie on the payroll. So for all you recent grads who have already landed that first job, here are a few tips to help you hang on to it.
One of LinkedIn’s greatest and possibly most underused features is its groups. Used in the correct way, LinkedIn groups can help you successfully reach almost any social media marketing goal, especially when it comes to networking.
LinkedIn limits users to 50 groups. I am a member of 50 groups, so I know a useful LinkedIn group when I’m in the middle of one. Anyone can join 50 LinkedIn groups, but doing so can be like having 100,000 Twitter followers. You can’t successfully be a part of that many conversations, so choose carefully.