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The BDPA Insider – December 19, 2010

Posted By Milt Haynes, Sunday, December 19, 2010

The BDPA Insider – December 19, 2010

What better way to start the day than with your weekly message from BDPA!

In this issue:

National BDPA President - Welcome to our new website

Five Ways To Stand Out In The IT Career Community

BDPA Seeks High School and College Students for 2011 IT Showcase

BDPA Students: Upload Files to CPanel (Zack Garbow)

Message from New York Chapter President

Message from New York Chapter President-Elect

Message from Atlanta Chapter President

BDPA Newsletters from Chapters Around the Country

Tablet PC + PowerPoint = Productivity

Why IT Jobs Are Never Coming Back

Standish Group survey results show IT spending is on the rise for 2011

Newman Networks News December 17th, 2010

Click here for the latest issue of "The BDPA Insider":

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Click here for "The BDPA Insider" Archives:

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National BDPA President - Welcome to our new website

Welcome to our new website.

As you visit our site, please take the time to learn about this great organization and the benefits that you will have by becoming a member. I am excited about the great work and energy that the team has put into making this a success. BDPA, we have a lot to shout about as we enter 2011.

Happy Holidays To You All.

Yvette Graham National President

Click here for more:

http://bdpa.site-ym.com/


Five Ways To Stand Out In The IT Career Community

Blacks Gone Geek guest blog post by Robert Fulton

In today's competitive job market, it is essential to set oneself apart from the competition in order to stand out and obtain competitive positions. It is currently an employer's market, even though the information technology industry is relatively open. There are often dozens of qualified applicants for each position whether it is a new hire or a promotion. By implementing the following techniques a person can make themselves stand out.

Click here for more:

http://blacksgonegeek.blogspot.com/2010/12/five-ways-to-stand-out-in-it-career.html


BDPA Seeks High School and College Students for 2011 IT Showcase

One of the most remarkable BDPA programs is the IT Showcase. This program provides a showcase for talented young people that are the future faces of technology. BDPA is actively recruiting high school and college students to participate in the 2011 National IT Showcase in Chicago!

BDPA wants to take the IT Showcase to the next level in 2011. This year's goal is to recruit 20 high school students and 20 college students! BDPA would like to encourage each chapter to identify qualified students. Register your students today.


Click here is the Call for Presenters issued by the IT Showcase founder Dr. Jesse Bemley.

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2010/12/bdpa-seeks-high-school-and-college.html


BDPA Students: Upload Files to CPanel (Zack Garbow)

Zack Sharing 411 about Computers!

Wetold you earlierabout the success ofZack Garbowas the High School Computer Competition (HSCC) coordinator forBDPA Southern Minnesota chapter.Students on his teams in the past few years have earned over $50,000 from theJesse Bemley Scholarship Fundadministered by the BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF).Whatever Zack is doing in Rochester, Minnesota is working ... and perhaps it's time for the other 44 chapters to look to him for some 'best practice' advice.

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2010/12/bdpa-students-upload-files-to-cpanel.html


Message from New York Chapter President

As I sat down to pen my last message as President ofBDPA New York, I could not think of the last words or message to express. So I decided to reviewour photo album. Then the following words immediately came straight out of my heart -Thank You. A photo album has a beautiful way of reflecting memories. No matter what took place:good or bad, pictures tell a beautiful story.

Highlights of my administration are as follows:

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2010/12/message-from-new-york-chapter-president_18.html


Message from New York Chapter President-Elect

I would first like to thankJudaeafor her years of diligent service to our chapter and to theNational organization.

I am so excited and ready to run the 2011-2012 race by representing theBDPA New York chapter, which is truly a premiere organization for Information Technology professionals. I appreciate the new members that have accepted leadership positions in our chapter. Time is of the essence and 2011 is right around the corner. Thebaton has been passedto a new 2011 team and its time to run the relay. Below are some of the initiatives for 2011:

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2010/12/message-from-new-york-chapter-president.html


Message from Atlanta Chapter President

BDPA AtlantaMembers and Friends,

Carter Hill

The chapter leadership board and Iare busy formulating strategies for 2011 and beyond. Our primary focus for the coming month will be laying the ground work for our BDPA 3.0 initiative that will be officially launched at our January meeting. One other point of focus for our team has been the addition of two new board members to our chapter. Therefore I am proud to announce the following changes to our local leadership board:

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2010/12/message-from-atlanta-chapter-president.html


BDPA Newsletters from Chapters Around the Country

RECENT UPDATES:Los Angeles and New York

BETF-Blog Readers, would you like to see information about programs and services being offered all over BDPA nation?Here are some recent newsletters issued from around the country:

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2007/12/bdpa-newsletters-from-chapters-around.html


Tablet PC + PowerPoint = Productivity

by Ricardo Wilkens at RixBits

Likemany others, I patiently await the delivery of my new HP Slate 500 tablet PC. Having been along-time fan of tablets, this latest incarnation is especially exciting.

As I started thinking about how I would fit this new device intomy SharePoint Consultant toolbox, I started thinking about some of the ways that I've used my old tablet PCs in the past. One particularly useful technique I've used is to do quick drafts of my SharePoint presentations using handwriting on my tablet. Those who've never used a Tablet PC might respond, "why not just write it out on paper?” (sigh…) Paper is dead. :) Plus, there are other advantages to the tablet. Among them is the ability to distribute my handwritten slides electronically to others for feedback or collaboration. Not to mention being able to add images, side notes, etc to my slides, as well as re-ordering the deck on the fly.

Click here for more:

http://rixbits.blogspot.com/2010/12/tablet-pc-powerpoint-productivity.html


Microsoft Bliink 2011 Web Design Competition

by Kai Ajala Dupe

The Microsoft Bliink 2011 Web Design Competition will be open for student registration beginning Jan. 5, 2011. The site with all of the specific details for each contest will be ready fairly soon, but for now you can use thistime to make sure that participating teachers and students receivesoftware free of charge and to point them to the many free teaching and learning resources atExpression For Educators. Also, teachers are invited to attend free online demonstrations sessions where they can ask questions about Bliink and Expression.

Click here for more:

http://whereareblacksintechnology.blogspot.com/2010/12/microsoft-bliink-2011-web-design.html


Why IT Jobs Are Never Coming Back

By Stephanie Overby

Thu, December 09, 2010

U.S. IT job loss may level off in coming years, but the likelihood that corporate IT will ever contribute to job creation again is minimal, according to a recent study by the Hackett Group. CIO.com talked to Hackett's lead researchers about what's driving IT jobs offshore, what roles will remain stateside, and why some American IT professionals may have to send their resumes to China.

Click here for more:

http://www.cio.com/article/645663/Why_IT_Jobs_Are_Never_Coming_Back


Standish Group survey results show IT spending is on the rise for 2011

The latest Standish Group survey results show IT spending is on the rise for 2011. Areas of strength include general hardware, software and services. For example 24% of organizations plan to spend more on hardware in 2011, than in 2010. Fifty-one (51%) percent of organizations will invest heavy to moderate in improving skills for project managers in 2011. Most companies will add IT personnel. Therefore, The Standish Group is predicting a good new year for the IT industry.

Newman Networks News December 17th, 2010

In this issue:

Marketing Tips

Newman Networks

Upcoming Events

Nicole's Commentary

About the Urban League

Entrepreneurship Center

http://community.icontact.com/p/newmannetworks/newsletters/socialmedia/posts/newman-networks-news-december-17th-2010


2011 National BDPA Conference Registration Now Open

Please accept our invitation to join us in the City of the Big Shoulders by registering for the 33rd Annual National BDPA Conference, August 3-6, 2011 at the Hilton Chicago.

Early bird registration for $350 now open!

Click here to register for the 2011 National BDPA Conference today!

https://bdpa.site-ym.com/?page=Conference2011


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