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Approaching January 1st, 2019

Approaching January 1st, 2019 - Wylie Blanchard
With the 1st day of 2019 approaching, there is no need to wait until the new year to begin planning goals and efforts, let's do it now... Speak only great things about your family and colleagues. Learn a new soft skill (Communication skills - Adaptability skills - Teamwork skills). Share news about this skill to your family, friends and associates via mobile technology and social med...
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Spring of 2019 – Windows Operating Systems

Wow, it is almost 2019. I can barely believe that I have been educating students at the College of DuPage (COD) since 2016. Time really does fly. This semester I'm teaching Windows PC Desktop Operating Systems and Introduction to Windows Servers which are courses offered by COD’s Computer & Information Technology (CIT) program. In addition to being academic courses that apply toward gradua...
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Become a SQL Pro who’s in High Demand – Chicago IL 2018

Continued from SQL Saturday – Chicago 2018. EVENT UPDATE: The SQL Chicago community is always the best. I had a full house for this session and the audience participation was amazing. Feedback from the audience was that they enjoyed the discussion portion on scaling degrees and certifications to maximize the return on their investment. I didn't originally plan to share my views on scalabili...
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SQL Saturday – Chicago 2018

I'm highly excited to be presenting at SQL Saturday Chicago 2018 this year. In this presentation, I'll share a complete guide with stories, analytics, and strategies for mastering your database career. For those attending, return here after the event to get the session resources. The resources from this session are now available (For event attendees only). SESSION DESCRIPTION: Become a SQL P...
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Approaching January 1st, 2018

Approaching January 1st, 2018 - Wylie Blanchard
With the 1st day of 2018 approaching, there is no need to wait until the new year to begin planning goals and efforts, let's do it now... Help someone else achieve a goal.  Speak only great things about yourself.  Take action on your goal today, then tomorrow say, "I did it yesterday".  Use mobile technology and social media as business tools to achieve your goals.&n...
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Spring of 2018 – Introduction to Servers

College of DuPage Welcome - College Rd - Wylie Blanchard
It's official, I'm scheduled to teach CIT-1710, Introduction to Servers, in Spring of 2018 with the College of DuPage's Computer and Internetworking Technologies (CIT) program. The course primarily focuses on how to install the operating system, implement storage and Hyper-V solutions, and manage server environments. The best part is that the course material (virtual labs and textbook) has fin...
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Website Considerations that Impact Business Communication

Website Considerations that Impact Business Communication Wylie Blanchard
In this article, we’ll explore three things that businesses should consider when assessing how it communicates through its website. Consider what a website visitor needs from your website prior to other considerations.  It is important to know what users expect to encounter when they use a website. For instance, business communications like marketing messages and informational readings n...
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Digital Media Technologies can Overcome the Challenges within Mass Communication

Wylie Blanchard - Digital Media Technologies Overcome Challenges within Mass Communication
In this article, we’ll explore the disadvantages of a mass communication approach to Business-To-Consumer (B2C) communication and how digital media technologies can help overcome these issues. One disadvantage for businesses that use mass communication is that they cannot accurately identify demand for their products and services because their delivery method focuses on reaching the largest...
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Three Defining Features of Today’s Digital Media Technologies

In this article, we'll identify three defining features of today's digital media and how they impact digital communication. 1. Interactive media is the ability to interact with computerized information and content in ways that are similar to how we interact with humans. For example, the website dictionary.com offers several ways for you to comprehend the meaning of a word or phrase (definit...
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