7 Step Plan To Get Going With Networking

Whether you're an introvert or an extrovert, feel like you have the gift of gab or just don't know how to make small talk, networking know-how is very important for your business success. There is a notion in business that I believe most of us subscribe to that says "all... Read More

Powerful Networking: Focus on Building Connections, Not Closing Sales

You can find numerous references in the business literature about the importance of a company's mission. These sources emphasize that the mission is not to make a profit; that a profit is the outcome of and reward for fulfilling the mission. In the same sense, the mission of networking is... Read More

Communication Is A 2-Way Street (The Networking Factor)

The Personal Touch 1There is a simple art to networking and the good news is, should you choose to put forth a conscience effort to improve the way you communicate, networking can and will become second nature to you, it is really just that simple. A personal touch big or... Read More

Networking - How To Do It

Networking is probably the oldest, easiest, most effective and least expensive way to get more business. It doesn't necessarily involve selling your product or service but it does mean selling yourself. However, that doesn't involve a lot of talking - it does involve a lot of listening.Networking is about making... Read More

8 Ways To Develop Confidence In New Situations

Do you enjoy one-on-one networking, however, the thought of walking into room full of people you don't know horrifies you? You're not alone. Yes, even a social butterfly, President of the Social Committee in High School and avid networker knows how you feel. Here are some of my tricks. And... Read More

You Can?t Spell Networking Without Serendipity

"Fear not to entertain strangers for by so doing some have entertained angels unaware."This quotation is from the book of Hebrews, which means it probably has nothing to do with networking.Or does it?Networking is the process of sharing knowledge, helping others, and developing mutually beneficial relationships. Serendipity is the lucky... Read More

What I Do Is Not Who I Am... The Networking Factor

Ah, the personal touch that continues to make a big difference for the better in our lives and the lives of those who have an opportunity to experience a personal touch from us.If networking and effective communication are centered on other people, can we effectively network or communicate without the... Read More

Giving the Gift of Your Name (The Networking Factor)

Although, this is about giving the gift of your name to others, it certainly runs a close second in importance to "Whats' in a name?"What is giving the gift of your name? Giving the gift of your name is when you see someone you haven't seen in a while and... Read More

Which Networking Events Should You Attend?

How does one determine which are the best events to attend based on one's best customer?Customers are not a dime a dozen, especially in today's economy. So it is best to follow the rules mentioned before on how to define your best customer before attending an event. The customer definition... Read More

Follow-Up with Your Contacts

What happens when you meet a potential client at an event and you do not follow up?So now the event is over and you have collected a number of business cards, taken notes on the best prospects, divided the cards into Y(es), N(o), and M(aybe), now what? It is time... Read More

In The News:

New York Times

Google social networking boss Gundotra leaving company
Google+ marked the company's most concerted effort to catch up with Facebook Inc in the fast-growing social networking market, but it has struggled to match the popularity of the rival, which has 1.28 billion users. Gundotra said in October that 300 ...
Google's Top Social Networking Executive DepartsABC News
Google exec & social networking chief Vic Gundotra leaves companyApple Insider

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Does thinking about a networking lifecycle make sense?
I enjoyed a delightful conversation with Stephen Garrison of Pica8 about virtualization in general, network virtualization and the trend towards software-defined networking (SDN). We touched on so many interesting topics that I couldn't possibly get ...


8 Killer Opening Lines To Use At Your Next Networking Event
That's why we challenged three networking veterans to divulge the clever opening lines that will enable you to strike up a conversation with just about anyone, whether you're mingling with hundreds of people at a convention center or a more intimate ...


Dell teams with SDN startup Big Switch on open networking strategy
... and software. The partnership plays into Dell's larger open networking initiative, which steps away from the traditional networking switch model toward an ecosystem of open standards-based network equipment, operating systems and applications.
Dell Advances Open Networks With Big Switch DealEnterpriseTech
Dell, Big Switch Team for Open NetworkingLight Reading
Big Switch Networks and Dell Announce Strategic Software, Hardware and ...MarketWatch
CRN -Techday NZ
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Worldwide networking port revenues hit $39 billion says Infonetics
LightWave Online (press release)
The figures come from Infonetics' latest “1G/10G/40G/100G Networking Ports” report, which explores the demand for such network ports, the size of the market and how fast each segment is growing, and which technologies and speeds are being adopted on ...
Networking ports hit $39 billion; 40G booming in the data center, 100G taking ...FierceTelecom
Global Networking Port Revenues Rise To $39bn In 2013Misco (blog)

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Enterprise and service provider networking port revenues reach $39B
Network World
Network World - Routers, switches and other networking gear became a $39 billion market in 2013, as 40G took hold in the data center and 100G became the new standard for service providers, according to the latest research from Infonetics. Enterprise ...

Union Chamber to host speed networking event May 21
Suburban News
You have heard of speed dating, but as a business owner, have you tried speed networking? Meet contacts at the Union Township Chamber of Commerce's April networking event, on Wednesday, May 21, 8:30-10 a.m., at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Union ...

Andromeda Improves Networking for Google Cloud Platform
Andromeda offers significant performance improvements without requiring any reconfiguration by Google Cloud users. By combining software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) Andromeda is able to offer distributed denial of ...

Broadcom Networking Chips Push Sales Past Analyst Estimates
Broadcom Corp. (BRCM), a maker of communications chips, reported sales that topped analysts' estimates as demand for computer-networking gear boosted orders and helped it overcome struggles in the mobile phone market. Revenue from products in the ...

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Is Your Networking Device Affected by Heartbleed?
PC Magazine
Heartbleed can also affect the equipment we connect to our networks, such as Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices, routers, and access points. As PCMag has noted, Heartbleed is the name of a bug in OpenSSL which leaks information in the computer's ...

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Most small business people do not take advantage of human... Read More

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