Look, let’s get right to it. It’s December, the season of giving and receiving – but more importantly giving. Don’t be the person who shows up to the holiday party empty handed or the one who let’s down your favorite tech savvy relative.
Manufacturing companies have a storied history with technology. From the days of the Industrial Revolution, new machines and assets have helped to generate an incredible number of advances across the entire industry. But while things have certainly come a long way since the 1700s and 1800s, by no means has manufacturing tech reached its full potential. In fact, modern science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals can find an increasing number of opportunities in this industry.
Mark Rosenberg, Technical Trainer of New Horizons Computer Learning Centers, was recently recognized as a Most Valuable Professional (MVP) by Microsoft for his eighth consecutive year.
New Horizons Computer Learning Centers Approved as a Registered Education Provider by Project Management Institute
Pete Cortez, Technical Instructor with New Horizons Computer Learning Centers of San Antonio, was recently recognized by EC-Council, a leading international certification body in information security, as one of the top three instructors in North America with the Circle of Excellence award. 2014 marks the eighth time Pete has been recognized by EC-Council for outstanding performance.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is driving recruitment for the larger technology companies. Due to the recent proliferation of IoT enabled devices, including light bulbs, garage door openers and bracelets, the push to connect everything in consumers' homes to the internet is on, and every major developer wants their platform to be the number one, Wired reported. In order to get this to happen, they are plucking the best and brightest out there to join the IoT divisions and head up teams ready to start on IoT projects. It is entirely possibly that Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) training may become even more useful for employees looking to get jobs in all fields with the advent of these new products, as soon all devices will be put on networks, even TVs and mugs.
Microsoft recognizes Tiffany Wallace of New Horizons Computer Learning Centers as a dynamic female in the tech industry in its latest eBook, 12 Amazing Tech Jobs and the Women Who Rock Them.
A Problematic Shortage
It seems like there is a new cyberthreat announced every day, and that may actually be the case. According to security services provider Symantec, last year saw a 62 percent increase in data breaches, and 2.5 billion records have been exposed in malicious incidents over the past five years. This may be due to the worsening shortage of IT security professionals which, according to estimates from Cisco, has reached one million people.
Microsoft Office is one of the tech giant's flagship software suites, widely utilized by enterprises and casual users alike. The company has kept the program relevant by devising new platforms for its use, such as the Microsoft Office 365 mobile apps that provide smartphones and tablets with on-the-go versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint. At the recent BUILD 2013 conference, Microsoft showed off some features of new Office apps that will also be mobile- and touch screen-friendly, according to PCWorld.
Microsoft's Exchange 2013 and Office 365 have included a range of new features that will benefit small businesses and larger companies alike. The software gives small companies that may not be able to afford their own IT department a platform that will always work. It can also be installed in up to five devices, so it's cost-effective as well.