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June 7, 2010 | Volume 5 Issue 10

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS

TOP STORY: New Survey Indicates IT Hiring Will Increase During Next Six Months
FEATURED NEWS: New IBM Systems Expected to Help Midsize Businesses Create More Efficient Infrastructures
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: ASNA to Ship Visual RPG 10 this Summer
FORUM: Help! COBOL Compile
ON-DEMAND WEBCAST: Coffee with Carol - Configuring IBM i (iSeries) Access servers to use SSL
BLOG: FRAUD!

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New Survey Indicates IT Hiring Will Increase During Next Six Months

Meanwhile, other employment indicators appear mixed as U.S. businesses struggle with lingering recession.

chris_smithWritten by Chris Smith

A new IT hiring survey suggests the next six months will produce many new jobs for IT professionals as companies accelerate investment in new technologies and pick where they left off during the recession to complete projects that were put on hold.


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New IBM Systems Expected to Help Midsize Businesses Create More Efficient Infrastructures

IBM has announced new storage and System x offerings designed to help midsize businesses manage information, increase flexibility and reduce the cost and complexity of today's IT environment.


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Welcome to Carol Woodbury's blog

 

Posted 04-30-2010 at 10:44 PM by C.Woodbury
 

In my travels, I've had the privilege of meeting many, very interesting people. I was recently in Napa Valley, CA and ran into a woman whose specialty is fraud prevention. Wow - her stories were amazing! The cunning and the lengths people go to to commit fraud are mind-boggling - like knowing the laws and regs well enough to be able to skim money just below the limit where, what she was taking wouldn't be noticed unless someone looked very closely.

The reason I bring this up is because the occurence of fraud continues to rise. So my question to you is this - When was the last time you went through your processes and procedures to make sure there are enough checks and balances in place to make sure you're not experiencing fraud in your workplace? For those of you that chafe under processes and procedures, this is a reminder that they're in place for a reason.

I am reminded of one of Ronald Reagan's favorite phrases ... trust, but verify. I encourage you to do the same.

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