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IT Certifications, Innovation, and Career Growth – Making the Right Decisions

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

IT Certifications
I often get asked, “What certification should I get next?” There is no right way to answer this question without a deeper analysis of why a certification is being sought in the first place. I’ll focus specifically on IT certifications and direct this article more towards technologists/engineers/tech entrepreneurs. In my opinion, there are too many IT certification hoarders jumping from one certification to the next; I have some friends who definitely fall in this category. I also have my share of certifications as well (Cisco, VMware, etc.), although by no means is IT certifications my first priority or even my second priority. These days it seems like just about every vendor and third party is coming out with some sort of certification and cashing-in on this ‘IT certification’ phenomena. So, do IT certifications really help and should you invest the time and money to get one? (more…)


Al Gore Delivers Great Discussion of Key Topics on Global Policy, Technology Innovation, and Key Drivers of Global Change

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Former Vice President of the United States Al Gore discusses key US  and global topics

Former Vice President of the United States Al Gore discusses key US and global topics

I attended an event today in Santa Clara, California where former Vice President of the United States, Al Gore, gave a great informal one hour discussion on key topics affecting not only the United States but the world. As this was the first time I had watched him talk live in public, I have to say I was very impressed. His ability to deliver on key points and back them up with facts as well as hold the audience’s attention were superior. It definitely is a whole other experience watching someone present live in person than on TV or radio. (more…)