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- 10174: Configuring Microsoft ShareP 2010
14 December, 2015 - 18 December, 2015
- 10174: Configuring Microsoft ShareP 2010
15 February, 2016 - 19 February, 2016
- 10174: Configuring Microsoft ShareP 2010
25 April, 2016 - 29 April, 2016
- 10174: Configuring Microsoft ShareP 2010
11 July, 2016 - 15 July, 2016
- 10174: Configuring Microsoft ShareP 2010
19 September, 2016 - 23 September, 2016
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Although reports made in May 2010 indicate that Android had outsold Apple iPhones, more recent and current reports of the 2nd quarter of 2011 made by National Purchase Diary (NPD) on Mobile Phone Track service, which listed the top five selling smartphones in the United States for the months of April-June of 2011, indicate that Apple's iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS outsold other Android phones on the market in the U. S. for the third calendar quarter of 2011. This was true for the previous quarter of the same year; The iPhone 4 held the top spot. The fact that the iPhone 4 claimed top spot does not come as a surprise to the analysts; rather, it is a testament to them of how well the iPhone is revered among consumers. The iPhone 3GS, which came out in 2009 outsold newer Android phones with higher screen resolutions and more processing power. The list of the five top selling smartphones is depicted below:
- Apple iPhone 4
- Apple iPhone 3GS
- HTC EVO 4G
- Motorola Droid 3
- Samsung Intensity II
Apple’s iPhone also outsold Android devices7.8:1 at AT&T’s corporate retail stores in December. A source inside the Apple company told The Mac Observer that those stores sold some 981,000 iPhones between December 1st and December 27th 2011, and that the Apple device accounted for some 66% of all device sales during that period (see the pie figure below) . Android devices, on the other hand, accounted for just 8.5% of sales during the same period.
According to the report, AT&T sold approximately 981,000 iPhones through AT&T corporate stores in the first 27 days of December, 2011 while 126,000 Android devices were sold during the same period. Even the basic flip and slider phones did better than Android, with 128,000 units sold. However, it is important to understand that this is a report for one particular environment at a particular period in time. As the first iPhone carrier in the world, AT&T has been the dominant iPhone carrier in the U.S. since day one, and AT&T has consistently claimed that the iPhone is its best selling device.
Chart courtesy of Mac Observer: http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/iphone_crushes_android_at_att_corporate_stores_in_december/
A more recent report posted in ismashphone.com, dated January 25 2012, indicated that Apple sold 37 million iPhones in Q4 2011. It appears that the iPhone 4S really helped take Apple’s handset past competing Android phones. According to research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, Apple’s U.S. smartphone marketshare has doubled to 44.9 percent. Meanwhile, Android marketshare in the U.S. dropped slightly to 44.8 percent. This report means that the iPhone has edged just a little bit past Android in U.S. marketshare. This is occurred after Apple’s Q1 2012 conference call, which saw themselling 37 million handsets. Meanwhile, it’s reported that marketers of Android devices, such as Motorola Mobility, HTC and Sony Ericsson saw drops this quarter.
Information Technology is one of the most dynamic industries with new technologies surfacing frequently. In such a scenario, it can get intimidating for information technology professionals at all levels to keep abreast of the latest technology innovations worth investing time and resources into.
It can therefore get daunting for entry and mid-level IT professionals to decide which technologies they should potentially be developing skills. However, the biggest challenge comes for senior information technology professionals responsible for driving the IT strategy in their organizations.
It is therefore important to keep abreast of the latest technology trends and get them from reputable sources. Here are some of the ways to keep on top of the latest trends in Information Technology.
· Subscribe to leading Analyst Firms: If you work for a leading IT organization, chances are that you already have subscription to leading IT analyst firms notably Gartner and Forrester. These two firms are some of the most recognized analyst firms with extensive coverage on almost every enterprise technology including hardware and software. These Analyst firms frequently publish reports on global IT spending and trends that are based on primary research conducted on vendors and global CIOs & CTOs. However, subscription to these reports is very expensive and if you are a part of a small organization you may have issues securing access to these reports. One of the most important pieces of research published by these firms happens to be the Gartner Hype Cycle which plots leading technologies and their maturity curve.Even if you do not have access to Gartner research, you can hack your way by searching for “Gartner Hype Cycle” on Google Images and you will in most cases be able to see the plots similar to the one below
The innovators in technology have long paved the way for greater social advancement. No one can dispute the fact that the impact of Bill Gates and Microsoft will be far reaching for many years to come. The question is whether or not Microsoft will be able to adapt and thrive in emerging markets. The fact that Microsoft enjoys four decades of establishment also makes it difficult to make major changes without alienating the 1.5 billion Windows users.
This was apparent with the release of Windows 8. Windows users had come to expect a certain amount of consistency from their applications. The Metro tile, touch screen interface left a lot to be desired for enough people that Microsoft eventually more thoroughly implemented an older desktop view minus a traditional Start menu.
The app focused Windows 8 was supposed to be a step towards a greater integration of Cloud technology. In recent years, Microsoft lagged behind its competitors in getting established in new technologies. That includes the billions of dollars the emerging mobile market offered and Cloud computing.
Amazon was the first powerhouse to really establish themselves in the Cloud technology market. Google, Microsoft, and smaller parties are all playing catch up to take a piece of the Cloud pie. More and more businesses are embracing Cloud technology as a way to minimize their equipment and software expenses. While it does take a bit for older businesses to get onboard with such a change, start ups are looking at Cloud computing as an essential part of their business.
But what does that mean for Microsoft? Decisions were made to help update the four decade old Microsoft to the "always on" world we currently live in. Instead of operating in project "silos", different departments were brought together under more generalized headings where they could work closer with one another. Electronic delivery of software, including through Cloud tech, puts Microsoft in the position of needing to meet a pace that is very different from Gates’ early days.
The seriousness of their desire to compete with the likes of Amazon is their pricing matching on Cloud infrastructure services. Microsoft is not a company that has traditionally offered price cuts to compete with others. The fact that they have greatly reduced rates on getting infrastructure set up paves the way for more business users of their Cloud-based apps like Microsoft Office. Inexpensive solutions and free applications open the doors for Microsoft to initiate more sales of other products to their clients.
Former CEO Steve Ballmer recognized there was a need for Microsoft to change directions to remain competitive. In February 2014, he stepped down as CEO stating that the CEO needed to be there through all stages of Microsoft's transition in these more competitive markets. And the former role of his chosen successor, Mr. Satya Nadella? Head of Microsoft's Cloud services division.
Microsoft may not always catch the initial burst of a new development in their space; but they regularly adapt and drive forward. The leadership of Microsoft is clearly thinking forward in what they want to accomplish as sales of PCs have stayed on a continuous decline. It should come as no surprise that Microsoft will embrace this new direction and push towards a greater market share against the likes of Amazon and Google.
Learning SQL development can seem like an overwhelming task at first. However, mastering just a few key points will help ease your way through 80 percent of the day-to-day challenges when writing stored procedures and solving common problems. Here are three important SQL development factors to keep in mind:
One of the most crucial things to understand in SQL server are joins. Joins are a way to retrieve data from two or more tables based on logical relationships between them. Joins dictate how Microsoft SQL Server ought to use data from one table to select the rows in another table.
In my experience inner joins are intuitive while outer joins can present additional hours of grief by overlooking associations in the other table(s). The outer join is the key to answering questions about what the database does not have. For example, if you need to make a query to display all the students who are without report-cards, you’ll need a left join to get all students coupled with a “where clause” to return the ones who have nulls for their report card table columns in the results.
Many talented Java script programmers have muddled through the SQL Server by deficient coding around the inner join. As a result, their queries can take five hours to run, whereas, properly written left joins, can take only two seconds to run.
Grouping results comes up in SQL a lot more than you might think. Knowing how to write a query when answering questions such as, “What’s the average grade for each teacher’s student list?” is invaluable. This kind of question cannot be answered with a single table or solely by joins. You’ll often find you need to use joins in conjunction with group by statements. Always write the raw query first and then look at the results. Next, you have to figure out the best way to group them, rewrite your select clause and add a group by clause in the end.
Digging Through Data
I find this is the most lacking skill in many programmers. In fact, many otherwise-talented programmers holding Master’s Degrees fail to get jobs because they couldn’t analyze rows of data objectively during interviews. It’s just something that’s not taught but is crucial to get under you belt. Why? Eventually, some query is not going to perform as you may expect. And, the only way to find discrepancies is to look at rows of data, identify what join isn’t finding a match or where bad data is throwing things into chaos. Get familiar with how joins actually work, even if you have to manually walk through the logic of a large stored procedure’s tree of joins. It’s boring and time-consuming but absolutely necessary.
Take the time to master the core skills that will make you a successful SQL Programmer and avoid queries that run for five hours!
Tech Life in California
|Company Name||City||Industry||Secondary Industry|
|Mattel, Inc.||El Segundo||Retail||Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores|
|Spectrum Group International, Inc.||Irvine||Retail||Retail Other|
|Chevron Corp||San Ramon||Energy and Utilities||Gasoline and Oil Refineries|
|Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.||Pasadena||Real Estate and Construction||Construction and Remodeling|
|eBay Inc.||San Jose||Software and Internet||E-commerce and Internet Businesses|
|Broadcom Corporation||Irvine||Computers and Electronics||Semiconductor and Microchip Manufacturing|
|Franklin Templeton Investments||San Mateo||Financial Services||Investment Banking and Venture Capital|
|Pacific Life Insurance Company||Newport Beach||Financial Services||Insurance and Risk Management|
|Tutor Perini Corporation||Sylmar||Real Estate and Construction||Construction and Remodeling|
|SYNNEX Corporation||Fremont||Software and Internet||Data Analytics, Management and Storage|
|Core-Mark International Inc||South San Francisco||Manufacturing||Food and Dairy Product Manufacturing and Packaging|
|Occidental Petroleum Corporation||Los Angeles||Manufacturing||Chemicals and Petrochemicals|
|Yahoo!, Inc.||Sunnyvale||Software and Internet||Software and Internet Other|
|Edison International||Rosemead||Energy and Utilities||Gas and Electric Utilities|
|Ingram Micro, Inc.||Santa Ana||Computers and Electronics||Consumer Electronics, Parts and Repair|
|Safeway, Inc.||Pleasanton||Retail||Grocery and Specialty Food Stores|
|Gilead Sciences, Inc.||San Mateo||Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals and Biotech||Pharmaceuticals|
|AECOM Technology Corporation||Los Angeles||Real Estate and Construction||Architecture,Engineering and Design|
|Reliance Steel and Aluminum||Los Angeles||Manufacturing||Metals Manufacturing|
|Live Nation, Inc.||Beverly Hills||Media and Entertainment||Performing Arts|
|Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.||Sunnyvale||Computers and Electronics||Semiconductor and Microchip Manufacturing|
|Pacific Gas and Electric Corp||San Francisco||Energy and Utilities||Gas and Electric Utilities|
|Electronic Arts Inc.||Redwood City||Software and Internet||Games and Gaming|
|Oracle Corporation||Redwood City||Software and Internet||Software and Internet Other|
|Symantec Corporation||Mountain View||Software and Internet||Data Analytics, Management and Storage|
|Dole Food Company, Inc.||Thousand Oaks||Manufacturing||Food and Dairy Product Manufacturing and Packaging|
|CBRE Group, Inc.||Los Angeles||Real Estate and Construction||Real Estate Investment and Development|
|First American Financial Corporation||Santa Ana||Financial Services||Financial Services Other|
|The Gap, Inc.||San Francisco||Retail||Clothing and Shoes Stores|
|Ross Stores, Inc.||Pleasanton||Retail||Clothing and Shoes Stores|
|Qualcomm Incorporated||San Diego||Telecommunications||Wireless and Mobile|
|Charles Schwab Corporation||San Francisco||Financial Services||Securities Agents and Brokers|
|Sempra Energy||San Diego||Energy and Utilities||Gas and Electric Utilities|
|Western Digital Corporation||Irvine||Computers and Electronics||Consumer Electronics, Parts and Repair|
|Health Net, Inc.||Woodland Hills||Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals and Biotech||Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, and Biotech Other|
|Allergan, Inc.||Irvine||Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals and Biotech||Biotechnology|
|The Walt Disney Company||Burbank||Media and Entertainment||Motion Picture and Recording Producers|
|Hewlett-Packard Company||Palo Alto||Computers and Electronics||Consumer Electronics, Parts and Repair|
|URS Corporation||San Francisco||Real Estate and Construction||Architecture,Engineering and Design|
|Cisco Systems, Inc.||San Jose||Computers and Electronics||Networking Equipment and Systems|
|Wells Fargo and Company||San Francisco||Financial Services||Banks|
|Intel Corporation||Santa Clara||Computers and Electronics||Semiconductor and Microchip Manufacturing|
|Applied Materials, Inc.||Santa Clara||Computers and Electronics||Semiconductor and Microchip Manufacturing|
|Sanmina Corporation||San Jose||Computers and Electronics||Semiconductor and Microchip Manufacturing|
|Agilent Technologies, Inc.||Santa Clara||Telecommunications||Telecommunications Equipment and Accessories|
|Avery Dennison Corporation||Pasadena||Manufacturing||Paper and Paper Products|
|The Clorox Company||Oakland||Manufacturing||Chemicals and Petrochemicals|
|Apple Inc.||Cupertino||Computers and Electronics||Consumer Electronics, Parts and Repair|
|Amgen Inc||Thousand Oaks||Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals and Biotech||Biotechnology|
|McKesson Corporation||San Francisco||Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals and Biotech||Pharmaceuticals|
|DIRECTV||El Segundo||Telecommunications||Cable Television Providers|
|Visa, Inc.||San Mateo||Financial Services||Credit Cards and Related Services|
|Google, Inc.||Mountain View||Software and Internet||E-commerce and Internet Businesses|
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The Hartmann Software Group understands these issues and addresses them and others during any training engagement. Although no IT educational institution can guarantee career or application development success, HSG can get you closer to your goals at a far faster rate than self paced learning and, arguably, than the competition. Here are the reasons why we are so successful at teaching:
- Learn from the experts.
- We have provided software development and other IT related training to many major corporations in California since 2002.
- Our educators have years of consulting and training experience; moreover, we require each trainer to have cross-discipline expertise i.e. be Java and .NET experts so that you get a broad understanding of how industry wide experts work and think.
- Discover tips and tricks about Microsoft programming
- Get your questions answered by easy to follow, organized Microsoft experts
- Get up to speed with vital Microsoft programming tools
- Save on travel expenses by learning right from your desk or home office. Enroll in an online instructor led class. Nearly all of our classes are offered in this way.
- Prepare to hit the ground running for a new job or a new position
- See the big picture and have the instructor fill in the gaps
- We teach with sophisticated learning tools and provide excellent supporting course material
- Books and course material are provided in advance
- Get a book of your choice from the HSG Store as a gift from us when you register for a class
- Gain a lot of practical skills in a short amount of time
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