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Next-Level Webinar Series

Next-Level Webinar Series

Next-Level webinars focus on a wide variety of IT and business topics to help you stay informed about the latest technology and best-practices.

Lean Six Sigma and Your Business

The Six Sigma goal is to improve the quality of processes by identifying and removing the causes of defects (errors) and minimizing variability in manufacturing and business processes.

This webinar will cover the basics of what it means to be Six Sigma certified, and how Six Sigma can be used in your business to save your company money and increase your profits. We will explore the levels of certification (White Belt, Yellow Belt, Green Belt, Black Belt, Master Black Belt) as well as DMAIC, and how to apply the principles in your organization.

July 24, 2014 | 2:00pm EDT

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Top 3 Info Security Certifications

Your data is your company and your company is your data, and keeping that data secure is job #1 for your IT department.

In this webinar, we’ll look at the top three security certifications to help you reduce your odds of being the next network to experience a security breach, or minimizing the impact should a breach occur. From CompTIA’s Security+ certification, to higher level certifications like CEH and CISSP, proper security training could be the key to keeping your business safe.

July 31, 2014 | 12:00pm EDT

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Top 5 Advancements to SQL Server 2014

Released on April 1, 2014, SQL Server 2014 provides many new features, including an in-memory database optimizing for online transaction processing known as Hekaton. On top of the expected performance improvements, SQL Server 2014 also features cloud integration via Azure.

In this webinar, we’ll take an in depth look at these advancements, including looking at What the Heck is Hekaton? Deciding on an upgrade is never an easy decision, and depends greatly on your individual situation. By learning the improvements and new features in SQL Server 2014, this webinar will help your business make the most informed decision on how to deal with big data.

August 7, 2014 | 12:45am EDT

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Does Your Business Do Big Data?

In today’s business environment, dealing with Big Data is an important issue for IT administrators and C-level executives alike. Making use of the data locked inside ERP applications and databases can help provide many strategic advantages to your business, regardless of your industry.

In this webinar, we’ll explore the storage and processing of big data to analyze if your company is doing it right. With powerful tools such as Azure and SQL Server 2014, today’s IT department is better equipped than ever to unlock Big Data.

August 14, 2014 | 1:30pm EDT

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Power BI for Office 365 Webinar

Join New Horizons and Catapult Systems on Thursday, August 21, 2014, at 1:00PM Eastern to learn how Power BI for Office 365 provides powerful new ways to work with data in Excel and Office 365. We welcome you to learn about the stunning interactive visualizations that uncover hidden insights to share and collaborate from anywhere, on any device.

August 21, 2014 | 1:00pm EDT

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Microsoft Office & Windows Series

MS Office Series

Presenters:
Adam Gordon/ Andrew Reed
Senior Training Specialists
Microsoft Corporation

IT Management Series

IT Management Series

This webinar series is designed for:

  • IT individual contributors wanting to learn about industry trends & grow their career.
  • IT managers who are alert for practical techniques to handle the issues they face.
  • IT executives who value discussions that might help them coach & grow their managers & staff.

Running Meetings: Tips, Tricks and Tactics

This webinar discusses meetings from two perspectives. First, it provides insights on ways to organize and run meetings of all types. Second, it provides specific direction on ways to lead and enhance the quality of departmental staff meetings and other ongoing gatherings over which you preside.

July 22, 2014 | 10:00am EDT

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Presentation Skills for Techies

Help! I was just asked to make a formal 30 minute presentation to senior management on the business intelligence system I just built. What do I do? Does this sound familiar? Your ability to make a quality presentation (or lack thereof) can have a major impact on your professional future. If done correctly, it showcases your knowledge, leadership skills, business savvy, and/or technical ability. A poorly executed presentation can do the reverse and install a sense of incompetence in both you and those in the audience you were trying to impress.

August 12, 2014 | 11:00am EDT

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Executive Time Management 2.0: Prioritization is Only the Beginning

When most people think of time management, they generally think of to-do lists, task prioritization, and personal task management. While these are very valuable and time-tested techniques, as an IT executive, you have many additional opportunities to simultaneously increase your personal efficiency and maximize your team’s growth and productivity.

September 23, 2014 | 11:00am EDT

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Smart Delegation: Tips, Tricks and Tactics

As both a manager and an individual contributor, delegation is a key component in the success or failure of your current role. As a manager, delegating poorly reduces your department’s productivity and illustrates inadequate leadership skills. As the individual contributor, being delegated tasks of no value to future career growth, reduces your ability to move forward professionally. This webinar looks at both sides of the delegation coin, namely perceptive ways to delegate tasks to your staff and, on the receiving end, creative techniques to help assure that you are being delegated the best possible projects.

October 21, 2014 | 11:00am EDT

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Moving Up the Ranks from Novice Techie to IT Director

The journey from IT new-be to IT Director is achieved through a combination of hard work, technical skill enrichment, soft skill enhancement, a grasp of internal company politics, a little bit of luck, and a plan based on an understanding of the promotional process. This webinar provides insights into this step-by-step right of passage. Join us we discuss the skills, personal transformations, professional branding and the mindset needed to move up the professional food chain and properly position yourself for your next promotion.

November 11, 2014 | 11:00am EDT

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How IT Megatrends Like Cloud Computing, Big Data and Mobility can Help Your Career

Following the wave of new and exciting IT megatrends and leading edge technologies has forever been the road to rags or riches for the IT professions who lead the charge. Trends like cloud computing, big data, mobility and others are now driving the industry and seem to be here to stay. So as a technical professional, what should you know about these technologies and how do you pivot yourself toward them given your current skill set and current employment? Join us on the webinar and find out.

December 9, 2014 | 11:00am EDT

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