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August, 2010


August 31, 2010  2:18 PM

Betwixt and Between: Jobs and Spending

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As I was reading the business section in today's Austin American-Statesman, I came across a paragraph in an AP wire story by Martin Crutsinger entitled "Consumer...

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August 30, 2010  3:52 PM

When the jobs come back to IT…with a small ray of sunshine

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Boy, it's been tough out there on the economic front lately. Last week, we got word that jobs are not likely to grow any time real soon across the whole economy, and that the housing market is showing serious weakness now that the stimulus money for homebuyers has come to an end. (The spigot was...


August 23, 2010  4:27 PM

Bolstering IT Career Development

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One of my readers just raised some interesting questions for me about an earlier (4/25/2008) IT Expert post of mine: "What's the Highest Position in an IT...

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August 20, 2010  4:30 PM

Buy More, Save More on MS Certification Costs

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When I go shopping, nothing awakes my acquisitive spirit like the prospect of buying more stuff to save more money. Of course, this principle applies only if you really, really like what you buy — as regular shoppers at wholesale clubs such as Costco (my personal favorite), BJ's, Sam's Club, and...


August 18, 2010  4:57 PM

August Learning Product Releases from MS

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Every now and again, one of the numerous posters to the Microsoft "Born to Learn" blog throws up an item that details MS Learning product releases for some specific month or another. This month — that is,


August 17, 2010  4:07 PM

SMB Networker? Check Out Spiceworks

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If you're toiling at a small to medium sized business, and you work with computer networks, whether inside or outside IT, you should check out Spiceworks. For the record, an SMB is defined as an organization with more than 10 but less than 100 employees for small, and from 101 to 999 for medium...


August 13, 2010  2:30 PM

More on the Joyless Recovery

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Well, I've certainly heard our current economic and employment situation described as a "jobless recovery" — namely a set of economic circumstances where profits and output or productivity are growing, but where such growth has not buoyed confidence to the point where employers loosen their...


August 11, 2010  4:44 PM

NVIDIA Offers CUDA (GPU) Certification Plus Free Study Materials

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Check out the Syllabus for the CUDA Certification Exam on the NVIDIA Website. Not ony does the company provide free access to the textbook as a collection of individual chapters in PDF format, they even have podcasts...


August 9, 2010  1:08 PM

Fraud and Deceptive Marketing in Higher Ed

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Heard an interesting story on NPR last week while driving in the car. It's entitled "For-Profit Colleges Encouraged Fraud, Used Deceptive Marketing,...

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August 8, 2010  2:06 AM

August Employment Situation Summary: Same Old, Same Old

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When the Bureau of Labor Statistics pushed out their August Employment Situation Summary on Friday morning, it looked like deja vu all over again. Overall, numbers were down by 131,000 for July but that reflects a loss of 143,00 temporary workers hired for the US Census, and was offset by another...


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