GHP Connector Program

I was recently honoured by being given the opportunity of being the first “connector” in the Greater Halifax Partnership’s Connector Program, to help immigrants find employment. Have a look at the following link for a description of this program: http://www.greaterhalifax.com/en/home/about_the_partnership/services/connectorprogram/communicate.aspx

Another Smart Person in Our Midst

Congratulations to Charles Thomas for successfully passing the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Applications exam!

For this achievement, Charles is receiving a certificate from the Microsoft Dynamics Certification Program. Charles had a whopping 96% overall score, demonstrating that he clearly grasps the concepts of CRM.

We are currently in the process of converting our internal Sales and Support groups to CRM and offering CRM consulting to our customers, so Charles’ contribution will be a valued one.

Way to go Charles!

The Perfect Score

In 1976, in Montreal, it was Nadia Comăneci with a perfect 1-0-0-0 score.

In 2009, in Halifax, it’s Orin Eisenhauer!

That’s right, Orin wrote the System Center Virtual Machine Manager Configuring exam and came up with a perfect score…

Installing System Center Virtual Machine Manager – STRONG
Administering System Center Virtual Machine Manager – STRONG
Maintaining and Monitoring Virtual machines – STRONG
Deploying and Migrating Virtual Machines – STRONG

Overall Score: 1000

Orin has been with Nicom IT Solutions for 7 years. Dave joins me in congratulating him on this unique achievement.

– Pat

Cloud Computing Alternative to Pricey In-house Gear

We can take somebody’s data center and run it for them on the cloud.
 – Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates

With this new architecture you’re always online and the applications are stored in the cloud.
 – Google CEO Eric Schmidt

I really don’t know clouds at all.
 – Songwriter Joni Mitchell

Everybody’s talking about cloud computing yet few people seem to know precisely what it is. So let me change this.

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Save Time and Money with a Content Management System

If a website is going to be successful, fresh up-to-date content is the key but updating your website can quickly become a hassle if you don’t have a content management system (CMS) in place. You could rely on your web design firm but that can become costly, and cutting out the middle man is always faster.

A simple content management system allows you to easily update your website’s copy, add news releases and update images. More advanced CMS will allow you to manage files, events and send e-mail newsletters.

Finding the right solution to suit your needs is a challenge in itself. Time and care should be taken in selecting your CMS. For more information on things to consider when choosing your CMS:

10 Things To Consider When Choosing The Perfect CMS

and for more technical considerations:

Too many content management systems

Have any good or bad experiences with a content management system you’d like to share?