7 Step Plan To Get Going With Networking

Whether you're an introvert or an extrovert, feel like you have the gift of gab or just don't know how to make small talk, networking know-how is very important for your business success. There is a notion in business that I believe most of us subscribe to that says "all... Read More

Powerful Networking: Focus on Building Connections, Not Closing Sales

You can find numerous references in the business literature about the importance of a company's mission. These sources emphasize that the mission is not to make a profit; that a profit is the outcome of and reward for fulfilling the mission. In the same sense, the mission of networking is... Read More

Communication Is A 2-Way Street (The Networking Factor)

The Personal Touch 1There is a simple art to networking and the good news is, should you choose to put forth a conscience effort to improve the way you communicate, networking can and will become second nature to you, it is really just that simple. A personal touch big or... Read More

Networking - How To Do It

Networking is probably the oldest, easiest, most effective and least expensive way to get more business. It doesn't necessarily involve selling your product or service but it does mean selling yourself. However, that doesn't involve a lot of talking - it does involve a lot of listening.Networking is about making... Read More

8 Ways To Develop Confidence In New Situations

Do you enjoy one-on-one networking, however, the thought of walking into room full of people you don't know horrifies you? You're not alone. Yes, even a social butterfly, President of the Social Committee in High School and avid networker knows how you feel. Here are some of my tricks. And... Read More

You Can?t Spell Networking Without Serendipity

"Fear not to entertain strangers for by so doing some have entertained angels unaware."This quotation is from the book of Hebrews, which means it probably has nothing to do with networking.Or does it?Networking is the process of sharing knowledge, helping others, and developing mutually beneficial relationships. Serendipity is the lucky... Read More

What I Do Is Not Who I Am... The Networking Factor

Ah, the personal touch that continues to make a big difference for the better in our lives and the lives of those who have an opportunity to experience a personal touch from us.If networking and effective communication are centered on other people, can we effectively network or communicate without the... Read More

Giving the Gift of Your Name (The Networking Factor)

Although, this is about giving the gift of your name to others, it certainly runs a close second in importance to "Whats' in a name?"What is giving the gift of your name? Giving the gift of your name is when you see someone you haven't seen in a while and... Read More

Which Networking Events Should You Attend?

How does one determine which are the best events to attend based on one's best customer?Customers are not a dime a dozen, especially in today's economy. So it is best to follow the rules mentioned before on how to define your best customer before attending an event. The customer definition... Read More

Follow-Up with Your Contacts

What happens when you meet a potential client at an event and you do not follow up?So now the event is over and you have collected a number of business cards, taken notes on the best prospects, divided the cards into Y(es), N(o), and M(aybe), now what? It is time... Read More

In The News:


eWeek

Dell Expands Switch Portfolio for Open Networking Push
eWeek
Since then, the company has added software from other vendors, including network virtualization company Midokura and Big Switch Networks' software-defined networking (SDN) software. The latest step in the development of Dell's program came last week, ...
Dell Delivers Open Networking Solutions for Next-Generation Data CentersChannelWorld.in
Dell Intros New Open Data Center SwitchesConverge Network Digest (blog)

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Threatpost

Second Crypto Bug in Networking Library Could Affect 25000 Apps
Threatpost
A few weeks after the developers of the AFNetworking library that's popular among iOS and OS X app developers patched a serious bug in the library that enabled man-in-the-middle attacks, another, similar flaw has surfaced. The new vulnerability is ...
Second HTTPS snooping flaw breaks security for thousands of iOS appsPCWorld

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Web Host Industry Review (blog)

WHIR Networking Events Next Stop in Denver, CO!
Web Host Industry Review (blog)
On August 26 the WHIR team visited the very cool mountain town of Denver, Colorado for another of our networking events, visiting the downtown lounge The Corner Office for an evening of fun and business. WHIR editor Liam Eagle was on hand to interview ...


Strictly Business networking event set for May 5 in Centereach
Newsday
The eighth annual Strictly Business event will be next week in Centereach to encourage businesses on Long Island to network. The event will be held at the Middle Country Public Library, on 101 Eastwood Blvd. in Centereach, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 5.


The Province

SheTalks Resources: Women excel at building consensus, says lawyer who took ...
The Province
Michelle Pockey has taken women's business networking to a whole new level. When she and three friends founded the Professional Women's Network, it seemed like a nice little idea. Then her friends pulled out, leaving Pockey in charge of what has ...


Internet2 Summit attracts global, local networking leaders
WRAL Tech Wire
The Global Summit is Internet2's annual meeting that showcases how the research and education (R&E) community is transforming the way networking is conceived and conducted. The 2015 meeting will focus on the advancement of research and education ...


insideHPC

Penguin Extends Open Networking with Artica Switches
insideHPC
This extension of our partnership with Cumulus Networks brings their novel Rack Management Platform OS to Penguin Computing's reliable open hardware,” said Phil Pokorny, Chief Technology Officer, Penguin Computing. “This exceptional solution for ...
Cumulus Networks Open Networking Initiatives Expand with Supermicro ...Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)
Cumulus Networks Extends Power of Linux Across Entire Rack With New ...Digital Journal
Penguin Computing and Cumulus Networks Provide a Flexible, Cost-Effective ...PR Web (press release)

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Sacramento Business Journal

UC Davis startup gets $1M to improve cloud networking
Sacramento Business Journal
He said users only perceive that their networks are deteriorating if they slow down dramatically, but networks are constantly having imperceptible slowdowns. Ennetix will help administrators spot in real time where problems are so they can do a ...


eWeek

HP campus networking solution aims to simplify network management with SDN
FierceEnterpriseCommunications
One of the first announcements out of Interop Las Vegas comes from HP, which announced a new campus networking solution meant to simplify large enterprise networks while also providing a software-defined networking foundation. The campus networking ...
HP Bulks Up Campus Network Portfolio for Mobile, SDNeWeek
HP Accelerates Switching with 6th Generation ASICEnterpriseNetworkingPlanet
HP Continues Cisco Crusade With Switches, SDN BlitzIT Trends & Analysis (IT-TNA)
V3.co.uk -Network World -SiliconANGLE (blog)
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Motley Fool

2 Stunning Finds From a Recent Social Networking Study on Brand Loyalty
Motley Fool
In 2014 an Edison Research study showed that the number of Americans who have a social media profile on a social networking site (such as Facebook (NASDAQ: FB ) or Twitter (NYSE: TWTR ) ) had jumped from 24% in 2008 to 67% as of 2014. But these ...

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Follow-Up with Your Contacts

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Do you enjoy one-on-one networking, however, the thought of walking... Read More

Business Networking - Common Myths and Realities

Can we agree about the meaning of networking? I don't... Read More