Archive for March, 2011

Joint LA-OC itSMF Meeting – April 7

March 31, 2011

The GLA-LIG is pleased to announce our joint LA / OC area meeting. OC-LA ITSMF Joint Meeting

This is a One-Two punch to Jump Start Your ITSM Career Two speakers will provide valuable information, trends, tips and tricks to get you started, back on track or propel you in your career success. The evening will start with ITSM / ITIL – (WIIFM?)  What’s In It For Me? and move to an interactive workshop to assist you with Managing Your Career!

 “Keeping the Momentum Going: The Latest on ITSMF/ITIL Training & Certification” – Paul Dooley

Paul will present the latest updates on itSMF and ITIL education, as well as various types of ITSM industry certifications available.  Paul will also discuss the latest IT Service Management business and technology trends and their impact on training and certification, including the need to reduce costs while preserving quality, impact of cloud computing and virtualization, social collaboration tools, and mobile technology.  

Paul Dooley is an IT Service Manager & ITIL V3 Expert and current itSMF GLA-LIG Education Chair. 

“Competing For Your Future: Job Tips for the Next Generation” – Robin Borough

This interactive discussion Robin will step us through ways to accelerate your position & profession in today’s economy and help answer hard-hitting questions for your career success. Highlights from this session include:

  • How to Beat the Competition to Your Next Opportunity 
  • Just like ITIL – Manage and Accelerate your Career with Strategy, Design, Transition, Operations and CSI! 
  • Learn to Effectively Market & Brand your Skills and Expertise 
  • Develop Systematic & Reliable Social Media strategies 
  • Learn how to become a “Human Magnet” 

Robin Borough is President of Omnikron Systems Inc. with 20+ years guiding 1000’s of professionals in career advancement even through economic downturns, market fluctuations, mergers, acquisitions and outsourcing!

Date & Time:  April 7, 2011.  6-8:30  PM

Location:  Mimi’s Cafe
12727 Towne Center Drive
Cerritos, CA  90703

Admission:  $5 itSMF members, $10 non-Members

Register at:  http://www.itsmfusa.org/investing-your-own-future

See you there!

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Top Ten Areas of Expertise

March 22, 2011

Quite a few IT pros out there apparently want to increase their visibility (and paychecks). One way to do this is by specializing. The burning question is what area to specialize in. What skills are the easiest to master and/or which ones will deliver the most bang for the buck? This article uncovers some of the IT specialties that are likely to be in demand in the near future:

1.  Cloud computing
2. Virtualization
3. Mobile Computing
4. Apps
5. Security & Compliance
6. IPV4
7. Business Intelligence
8. Social Networking
9. Public Sector Computing
10. Health Industry

Link to full article at Global Knowledge:  http://www.globalknowledge.com/articles/generic.asp?pageid=2917&country=United+States