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New Jobs for Grads of Centriq IT Career Program – November 2017

New Jobs for Grads of Centriq IT Career Program – November 2017

November 16, 2017 in Alumni On the Move, IT Career Program Alumni / by Nicole Trendel

Career Program Alumni On the Move

Not only does the Centriq IT Career Program train you for IT jobs, but we also assist with IT job placements immediately after graduation and throughout your career.

The following alumni have recently changed jobs … find them on LinkedIn and congratulate them! Or, if you’re looking to make a change yourself, send them a message to see if there are any other open positions at their new company.

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Newly Acquired Technologies by Cisco – And What It Could Mean for Your Business

Newly Acquired Technologies by Cisco – And What It Could Mean for Your Business

November 8, 2017 in Corporate IT Training, Cisco / by Sara Lamb

Cisco’s corporate strategy has long relied on acquisition for introducing new technologies to the tech giant’s palette. With over 200 to date, Cisco acquisitions remain one of the most important strategic elements that the company holds in the tech marketplace.

Cisco has a list of its corporate acquisitions available on its website. Here, you can see a brief rundown of the most important purchases the company has made since 1993. Of particular interest are the six new entrants for 2017, listed below.Read More

Alternatives to Cisco Systems

Alternatives to Cisco Systems

November 8, 2017 in Corporate IT Training / by Sara Lamb

Cisco is undeniably a powerhouse in the tech and networking space. A huge array of products and an aggressive acquisition strategy have combined to make this one company dominate its market.

However, that does not mean that companies looking for Cisco alternatives should give up on the search. In fact, there are numerous Cisco competitors offering best-in-class performance in specific sectors.

End users who don’t need Cisco’s broad selection of software and hardware solutions may very well opt for greater value working with a smaller, more narrowly dedicated company. These alternatives operate in networking, SD-WAN, security, and wireless LAN.Read More

Coding AI – Where the Future and Coding Intersect

Coding AI – Where the Future and Coding Intersect

November 8, 2017 in Corporate IT Training, Web Development / by Sara Lamb

When you imagine the process of creating a computer program, you probably imagine a room full of caffeine-fueled developers hastily coding on expensive computers in an open-spaced office with exposed brick walls and designer lighting. That scene is set to change in the future, however, as the world of coding advances further towards a future where the elementary parts of coding are left to the computers themselves.Read More

Choosing the Right Development Solution for Your IT Team

Choosing the Right Development Solution for Your IT Team

November 8, 2017 in Corporate IT Training / by Sara Lamb

Being a leader in the world of tech isn’t easy.

In fact, you may find there are greater and more frequent options to overcome in tech than in nearly every other field simply because of the tech industry’s penchant for innovation, disruption, and change.

This means that IT teams that were once the pinnacle of efficiency can, in a few short years, weigh organizations down through no fault of their own. It is not the team that failed – it is simply a constant movement towards greater workplace efficiencies that left them behind.Read More

Centriq IT Career Program Alumni Know How To Have A Good Time

October 24, 2017 in Alumni Newsletter, IT Career Program Alumni / by Nicole Trendel

Fifth Annual Alumni Appreciation Event

On October 18, 2017, Centriq Training hosted the Fifth Annual Alumni Appreciation event.  It was a night of delicious food, fun, and great people! Alumni of Centriq’s IT Career Program had the chance to participate in admin or developer themed escape rooms – challenging their knowledge in application creation and debugging, servers, and trivia.

Additionally, students were given Bingo cards with networking items on them so they could easily engage with others in attendance. At the end of the evening they could submit their card for a drawing if they got a Bingo or a Blackout. Alumni also networked with representatives from the six event sponsors: Grantham University, Liquid Logics, Velocity Staff, TGS, Choice Solutions, and Power I.T.Read More

New Jobs for Grads of Centriq IT Career Program – October 2017

New Jobs for Grads of Centriq IT Career Program – October 2017

October 24, 2017 in Alumni On the Move, IT Career Program Alumni / by Nicole Trendel

Career Program Alumni On the Move

Not only does the Centriq IT Career Program train you for IT jobs, but we also assist with IT job placements immediately after graduation and throughout your career.

The following alumni have recently changed jobs … find them on LinkedIn and congratulate them! Or, if you’re looking to make a change yourself, send them a message to see if there are any other open positions at their new company.

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Terrific Tips and Tricks in PowerPoint: Learn to Present Like a Pro

Terrific Tips and Tricks in PowerPoint: Learn to Present Like a Pro

October 23, 2017 in Microsoft Office, Corporate IT Training / by Craig Gerdes

There is no shortage of tips for creating and delivering an effective presentation in PowerPoint.  Just search the web and you will find lots of advice.  Here is Microsoft’s official article on the subject.

My goal for this blog posting is not to repeat some of the generic information and suggestions out there but to provide less common tools, applications, and tricks such as:

  • Using tools and shortcut keys for screen and cursor options
  • Utilizing special applications such as Mix (Free Add-in) and Office Presentation Service (Free Option)
  • Employing special tricks like hiding slides and creating custom shows

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Top Strategic Tech Priorities for IT in 2018

Top Strategic Tech Priorities for IT in 2018

October 13, 2017 in Corporate IT Training / by Sara Lamb

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and tools such as conversational platforms, digital twins and blockchain are among the most strategic 2018 technology investments, according to Gartner.

At Gartner’s Symposium/ITXpo in Orlando, Gartner outlined its top strategic investments. These investments will be pushed into a global IT spend of $3.7 trillion, up 4.3 percent from a year ago.

Respondents in a Tech Pro Research survey found IT budgets will be up modestly, but there are a number of uncertainties. 39 percent of respondents said their 2018 IT budget will be up from 1 percent to 10 percent.Read More