Kindle or iPad

Yuri Mintskovsky asks: Kindle or iPad?

Kindle, the popular e-book reader that allows you to read books on a small handheld device, is brought to you by Amazon. Amazon has already flooded the market with several models of the Kindle, the most recent one having been released before the lucrative holiday season a couple of months ago. Known as the Kindle Fire, Amazon reported that it was the most popular product on their site over the holidays, with sales up 177%, although nobody knows how many units were actually sold.

However, competition is fierce in this industry, with Apple being their fiercest competitor. After all, Apple has iPad, a device that isn’t just similar in shape and size, but can also do far more than Kindle in terms of browsing capabilities and games. Of course, it is marketed as something different, but you can read books on it as well.

So which one do you prefer? If you prefer just read, the Kindle may be far better for you. It’s also way cheaper. But if you want to do more than just read, you may want to consider the iPad instead. It allows you to browse, play games, and add your choice of apps.

Network Engineering Technology

Network Engineering Technology, or NET for short, is a professional field that targets the design, management and operation of information networks, as well as their installation. It is a fast paced and rapidly evolving field that utilizes the latest advancements in technology, specifically related to internet and cell phone networks. As such, people must be highly adaptable and have the capability to problem solve using ingenuity and creativity. There is a stress on creation of flawless networks that are optimized to their full potential, enabling the seamless transferral of information. There is also an importance placed on the interconnectivity between newer and older communication networks, so that if something cannot be replaced, it can still operate normally without problem.

There are many subcategories under Network Engineering Technology, which one may specialize in. Such subcategories include security and maintenance. Your talents may be further refined by focusing on the particular industry you’re involved with, whether it be for small business, public infrastructure and/or finance.

Get Into Network Engineering Technology
If you’re interested in pursuing a career in NET, you should seek certification from an industry-recognized organization, such as CISCO. The field is hot right now, and it should be no problem to obtain certification.

Overview of Information Technology

dataInformation Technology, more popularly known as IT, refers to an industry in which computers and software are used to manage and maintain information. This information can be anything that is required for a company or business, whether it’s about client data to internal employee records – anything. Not only does IT require the storage of this information, the department would also be responsible in its protection, transmission and retrieval. The IT department of any company or business is an incredibly important part of the organization.

On or Off Site and Employee or Contractor
IT departments may be housed on or off site. These days, most information is stored virtually, making it easy for the department to be located somewhere else, even in another country. As long as the company’s information is easily accessible, it is not really that important where the department is located.

The staff of an IT department may be employees of the company or contractors, who work as requested.

Common IT roles include System Administrators, Database Administrators and Information Technology Managers, who are all overseen by a Chief Information Officer. However, these roles may differ according to the size of the IT department. A smaller business may only require one person, who would fulfill all duties.

Tips on Getting an IT Job

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Are you fresh out of school, armed with a Sciences degree and ready to get your first job in IT? Well, you’ll need to prepare yourself for some gruelling interviews.

The IT industry is rife with competition – after all, it is one of the most popular industries and just about every business, from small to multinational, requires some form of IT specialist on staff. Plus, you’ll have to contend with people from other countries as well, who may have far more experience and training than you.

So start polishing up your interview skills. You’ll need them.

Tips For The IT Interview

1. Study the requirements of the specific position you’ve applied for, and the technologies that you’ll be potentially working with. The interviewer will definitely ask you some specific questions regarding these to test your knowledge, so be prepared.

2. Improve your problem-solving skills. As an IT specialist, most of your time will most likely be devoted to solving problems related to the technologies in that business. Make sure you have the creativity, innovation and intuition to deal with these problems.

3. Keep very up-to-date with technological advancements in your field. IT is always evolving and improving, and you should never stop your education as soon as you graduate. Always remain on the cusp of technology, and be willing to continue your learning.

4. Flexibility is key – though your job may be in IT, it’s not all about that. You’ll need to be able to adapt according to what your company demands.

5. Dress neatly. Most IT jobs are white collar. You’ll need to wear a suit. It’s always best to over dress than under dress.

Yury Mintskovsky – IT Work

Making his break into the business world, Yury Mintskovsky was promoted to Global Product Manager at IT Manager Inc, where he had the opportunity to set his business ideas in motion. All those years of hard-work, patience and education finally paid off. He established 2 software business lines that he created from scratch, and grew them into multi-million dollar a year success stories.

This was no time for Yury to become complacent, so he started looking for opportunities of investment and business overseas. Through IT Maters, he got the chance to manage teams all throughout Europe, from tech support, to sales, marketing and even development, the latter being his favorite.

Because of his huge success and reputation he was able to establish worldwide partner programs with companies that helped sell and implement his software all over the world. Using his newest creations and software lines, he traveled throughout North America, Western Europe and Asia/Pacific to show International 1000 companies how the 2 software lines could help them develop and better integrate their existing applications to save money and help them roll-out new projects faster.

This success opened new doors for Yury Mintskovsky, but the general idea remained the same, “help people!” He noticed that most users don’t get full usage out of their software, using them only partially, and most of these having features that almost never get used, so he saw the possibility of creating libraries of software that would compile all the useful features of the most used software on the market, into one, easy to use package. The two software lines that he created would better implement projects, and make developers’ lives easier and their job simpler, as well as the integration of applications used by them faster, so the companies would save money.