Advice on Negotiating Salary

The first step in compensation negotiations should always be to research your value. The best place to start is with the free salary calculator from Job Search Intelligence. This tool performs a salary data search for the occupation and region in which you are seeking employment, and factors in your experience and education to provide […]

Innovations conference by the numbers

Three of us from the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) attended the Innovations conference last week in sunny Anaheim, California.  As usual, the conference exposed us to a number of perspectives and insights, covering everything from developmental bridge programs to digital platforms to new pedagogical models. Here’s a rundown of some interesting numbers we learned […]

MegaTrends and the World of 2020 Presentation

Charlie Bess, HP Fellow, Application Business Services Americas Chief Technologist presented in January at the MPICT Winter ICT Educator’s conference. From the presentation: We live in a rapidly changing world which can seem disruptive. Many of these changes are actually predictable and based on activities happening today. This presentation takes an example-based approach to examining […]

A convergence congratulations

Dr. Timur Mirzoev from Georgia Southern University is an esteemed member of the Convergence College Network (CCN), a community of practice here at the National Convergence Technology Center.  Timur is not only our “in house” guru on vmWare who frequently teaches in-depth vmWare professional development tracks at our Working Connections events.  He’s also responsible for […]

The state of sensors

“Sensors” and “internet of things” are buzzwords that repeatedly come up during the National Convergence Technology Center’s (CTC) quarterly meetings with the Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT) that helps shape program curriculum.  Christopher Mims at Quartz, a digital news outlet, offers a thorough overview of the state of sensors today. On one hand, to […]

Top Ten IT Skills for 2014

Global Knowledge’s Paul Simoneau projects a list of major IT skills he suspects will be in demand in 2014, taking into account a number of different surveys and reports.  Below is the skills list, along with a few words of explanation from Paul. 1. Programming and Application Development – “Major organizations are planning to transition […]

Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, and malware

Network security remains an important element of IT/convergence training, as this article from Infosecurity magazine’s website proves.   The United States is now the world leader (a whopping 44%) in hosting malware, according to a report by Solutionary.   Part of the reason seems to be the boom of domestic cloud providers like Google and Amazon which […]

It’s the cloud closer to the ground

A lengthy discussion of IT/convergence trends is always a staple of the National Convergence Technology Center’s (CTC) quarterly meetings with the Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT) that helps shape program curriculum. One recent meeting mentioned something called “the fog” that Cisco is developing.  PC World provides an overview.  As we’re surrounded by more and […]

Bunches of bits and bytes

Everyone knows megabytes and gigabytes.  Most know terabytes.  (Old 1980s owners of Commodore 64s also know kilobytes.) But the digital world is expanding rapidly, creating massive amounts of data that need to be stored somewhere.  How do we talk about that kind of volume? Consider these data measurements: Brontobyte Exabyte Geopbyte Petabyte Yottabyte Zettabyte Can you […]