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November 2008 Blog Posts (23)

Debt Negotiation

With easy access to credit cards and home equity loans, and with medical bills spiraling out of control, consumers are in more debt than ever. Debt collectors can be extremely aggressive, using harassment and other scare tactics to get what they're owed. But there are laws in place regarding debt collection to protect debtor's rights, and also plenty of effective negotiation methods that allow debtors to stop abusive collection practices and pay off their… Continue

Added by Gbenga Olisa on November 29, 2008 at 7:21pm — No Comments

What it Takes to Become a Professional Stocks Trader

The things that separate the amateur stocks trader from the professional stocks trader are the same things that separate the boys from the men. And no, I'm not being sexist there. Everyone is indeed capable of making the jump to becoming a successful professional stocks trader. However, what many amateur stocks traders lack is often NOT knowledge, but important SOFT SKILLS. Now you may be wondering: what do I mean by soft skills?



Firstly, I would like the clear up the distinction… Continue

Added by Gbenga Olisa on November 24, 2008 at 11:53am — 1 Comment

Attitude is Everything

“Attitude, concentration, and effort, those are the easy things to control,” states Matt Kata, formerly of the Arizona Dimondbacks, and now a member of the Philadelphia Phillies



Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, "People don't seem to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character." What Emerson is saying is that if we think this is a miserable world to live in, then we live in a miserable world...and probably make it miserable for others to live in… Continue

Added by Gbenga Olisa on November 24, 2008 at 11:46am — No Comments

Effort and Passion

“Play hard and hustle,” says Kata. What words define effort better? “Doing the little things, being in the right place at the right time, always hustling!” Effort means getting their before someone else does, beating the competition, rolling up your sleeves and grinding it our when times are tough, making the right plays when needed, and not being afraid to get dirty. Each analogy applies to the role of a baseball player as much as it does to professionals in the hospitality industry. To be a… Continue

Added by Gbenga Olisa on November 24, 2008 at 11:44am — No Comments

Developing as a Professional

Professionalism is a state of mind. Professionalism is how you conduct yourself and act on a daily basis. It is not what you do - it is how you do it. Pride is the sense of satisfaction you have from knowing that you are important, worthwhile, in control of your destiny, and aware of and acting on your potential. Taking pride in yourself and what you do is the foundation from which professionalism grows.



Professionals can be found at every level of an organization. Whether at the… Continue

Added by Gbenga Olisa on November 24, 2008 at 11:26am — No Comments

ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURES FOR REAL for IT professionals

ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURES FOR REAL

(2 DAY WORKSHOP)




Many organizations now appreciate the importance of Enterprise Architecture, but few know how to go about really delivering the benefits and achieving business value from investment in architectures. Inspired has been at the forefront of enterprise architecture practice for the past 15 years. This workshop incorporates our experience, research and practice, and provides the knowledge, insights and techniques that you need… Continue

Added by Francis Otolo on November 22, 2008 at 6:46pm — No Comments

ADVANCED SYSTEM DELIVERY for IT professionals

ADVANCED SYSTEM DELIVERY



ADVANCED SYSTEM DELIVERY



Objectives




The course is aimed at providing a thorough understanding of leading edge methods and

techniques for the analysis, architecture, design and testing of commercial data rich systems

for delivery in client server, web and mobile environments. Latest techniques, technologies

and thinking are exploited to achieve user friendliness, effectiveness, quality,… Continue

Added by Francis Otolo on November 22, 2008 at 6:46pm — No Comments

ITIL SERVICE MANAGEMENT for IT professionals

ITIL SERVICE MANAGEMENT

(ACHIEVING THE BEST PRACTICE IN IT)






Objectives



Developed in the late 1980’s, the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) has become the world-wide de facto standard in Service Management. Starting as a guide for UK government, the framework has proved to be useful to organizations in all industry sectors and through its adoption, has been used as the basis for consultancy, education and software tools support. Being a framework,… Continue

Added by Francis Otolo on November 22, 2008 at 6:45pm — No Comments

New Generation Operations Systems & Software Reference Model (NGOSS) from PSAG and Ricode limited

PROMIS provides a NGOSS Reference Model to assist Telco organizations in laying the foundation for a comprehensive modelling of their enterprise. The NGOSS Framework enables Telecoms to react quicker to their business challenges:

NGOSS is the TeleManagement Forum framework to optimize efficiency and cost of the operation of telecom networks

It is a comprehensive, integrated framework for developing and deploying operational and business support solutions

Integrated business and… Continue

Added by Francis Otolo on November 22, 2008 at 6:36pm — No Comments

AGILE PROJECT MANAGEMENT

AGILE PROJECT MANAGEMENT



(Achieving Agility and Quality Together)



Objectives



The course is aimed at providing a thorough understanding of leading edge methods and techniques for the scoping, planning, prioritization, execution, management, analysis and improvement of projects and programs. It is oriented towards IT and systems projects via examples, but principles are applicable to any project type.



Prerequisites



Candidates… Continue

Added by Francis Otolo on November 22, 2008 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Action Learning for Leadership Development

One of your most crucial jobs as a manager is to help develop your direct reports' leadership capabilities. Action learning can help. Through action learning, individuals work through actual business problems and apply lessons learned to new challenges. How it works:



1. Assign the employee a substantial project that is "in plan" and important, and for which failure would have visible consequences.

2. Deliver some individual performance feedback that's relevant to the employee… Continue

Added by Victor Adedoyin on November 18, 2008 at 4:50am — No Comments

Drive Your Own Development as a Leader

Many top-performing companies are investing in "pull" (self-directed) leadership-development approaches. In "pull" approaches, people have extensive choice and flexibility and take more responsibility for enhancing their leadership talents.



How to fully exploit "pull" approaches? One way is to focus on the job, not the classroom. Most of a leader's development occurs through on-the-job activities and experiences, not through courses. So, take opportunities to gain critical job… Continue

Added by Victor Adedoyin on November 18, 2008 at 4:47am — No Comments

Hot Jobs: Software Implementation Analyst

job description: The software implementation analyst ensures that deployments of new applications or upgrades are planned and carried out correctly. They act as a bridge between the software developer and the IT infrastructure team that handles installation and maintenance. They determine whether the applications interoperate with existing systems and plan for customization or integration work. This person may be involved in testing, creating documentation and dealing with end… Continue

Added by Victor Adedoyin on November 18, 2008 at 12:56am — No Comments

Why do we call it ICT?

It’s bizarre – when Data Processing was a function –then a department, everyone knew what they did. They processed data. Simple hey?

What on earth does the modern IT function do now though? And don’t get me going on ICT – Information Communications Technology – that’s just another techie jargon qualification to avoid doing any real business. Ditto in my mind for IS, IM and any other cool an oh-so-self-important name that they can justify.

Now if they still think their role in the… Continue

Added by Terry White on November 11, 2008 at 4:21pm — No Comments

IT can never add value (while they continue to do what they’ve always done)

Recent research shows that three things trouble CIOs today:

• How do I keep IT costs down?

• How do I add value, and be seen to add value?

• How do I align with my business?

But our research also shows that in general, the average CIO can only deliver against the first of these concerns.



There are two primary reasons why CIOs cannot add value and are struggling to show alignment. The first is to do with the organisation’s understanding of the role of IT in… Continue

Added by Terry White on November 11, 2008 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Involve Troublemakers in Your Big Project

Involving others in your projects and initiatives counts among your central tasks as a manager. Of course, you'll need the usual suspects: people who care about and will be affected by an initiative, who have relevant knowledge and expertise, and whose authority the work touches.



But also include troublemakers -- people with diverse points of view, those who are resisters or detractors. You'll devise more innovative solutions. And it's better to have troublemakers using their energy… Continue

Added by Victor Adedoyin on November 11, 2008 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Start Innovation Efforts the Right Way

Do you start innovation efforts by assembling a group of people and telling them, "It's innovation time!"? If so, your vagueness may be setting them up for failure.



Instead, begin by establishing a goal for five years from now: Will you double your business? Hold it steady? Next, estimate how much your development pipeline will contribute to that goal. The gap between this estimate and your goal is your target for new innovation efforts. Such targets help people know what they're… Continue

Added by Victor Adedoyin on November 11, 2008 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Carrier Sense: Reseller of Telecom Equipment & Network Hardware with Used Cisco and other brands

Carrier Sense is the leading international reseller for discount new, used, refurbished and new open box network equipment and telecommunication products! We have the largest inventory of used Cisco routers and used Cisco switches available for purchase with immediate delivery, and introducing our used Avaya telecom equipment and used Aastra telecom equipment to our Telecom vendor inventory selection..



Carrier Sense has inventories of new and used Cisco (including used Cisco routers… Continue

Added by Victor Adedoyin on November 11, 2008 at 12:14am — No Comments

Happy to join this family

I wish to express my happiness at joining this family of ICT professionals. Hoping to gain and to offer my experiences through this forum.

Added by Emmanuel Salu on November 10, 2008 at 5:40pm — No Comments

Join FREE TUTORS today, If You Want To Stop Living Paycheck To Paycheck

You want to be financially secure, successful money managers, and have a less stressful lifestyle. Overall, you want to focus on YOUR goals, not someone else’s.

Determined to find a better way to live debt free and have your money work for you, not you working hard for the money. Join FREE TUTOR today and see the possibilities and opportunities to help you achieve your goals. you want to achieve a debt free lifestyle that realistically allows you to reach your life goals and dreams and… Continue

Added by Gbenga Olisa on November 7, 2008 at 6:41pm — No Comments

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