Wednesday, April 20, 2011

First Ladies Urge Support of American Military Families

As their husbands, Barack Obama and Joe Biden looked on, First Ladies Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden announced a national initiative to support and honor military and their families., a website community for military spouses, featured an article on this new intiative on April 12. In the article, the First Ladies note that their efforts will be based on conversations with military families and will focus on three key areas of need identified by that group: employment, education and wellness.

When is not reporting on the latest news, they are also providing support in the form of community sharing, care packages, and endless resources for families and spouses of those in the military.

One of the government supported education initiatives already in place, the MyCAA program, provides government funding for military spouses to further their education in order to seek or improve their career. To view a full list of the online business, healthcare and IT programs offered by Kaplan Continuing Education that are eligible for this funding, click here.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Professional Association of Healthcare Office Management 23rd Annual Conference

As many in the field are aware, the Professional Association of Healthcare Office Management (PAHCOM) has an annual conference with great networking and educational opportunities.
The PAHCOM 23rd Annual Conference will happen this year on October 18-20 in Clearwater Beach Florida.

The conference schedule includes a keynote presentation from Carol Clendinen, RN, LMHC, CAP. Carol is a psychotherapist who has taken an approach to interacting with physicians and staff that is less stressful and more productive – and her message will inspire you to do that same.

The conference also features many educational sessions, hands-on workshops and exhibitor showcases.

This year, PAHCOM has prepared a video for you to show your employer detailing the benefits of sending you to the event. What a great idea!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Cisco’s Latest Announcement – Powerful Enough For Every Person in China!

When Cisco unveiled its new CRS-3, a significant upgrade from the CRS-1 router, they promised to “forever change the internet”. But, does the router live up to the hype?

In an article at CNET, the company is quoted as describing the new router as having enough power to handle “322 terabits of traffic per second - or simultaneous video calls for every person in China”.

With video being one of the hottest features of the internet today, this new router will allow the largest ISPs to increase their capacity so that new video-based applications can be offered to the average internet consumer.Link
Announcements like this from Cisco effect the entire internet industry – from simple website and application development all the way up to the backbone access providers. Through devices that push the envelope like this, the whole industry grows.

We know news like this may not seem relevant to the average internet user, or even people interested in e-commerce, web design or internet security, but every one of those people will be affected by this latest innovation.