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Information Executive Issue #01-2014

Issue #01-2014

Sent to members 02/24/2014

Welcome to Information Executive (IE), the e-newsletter by and for AITP Members! See the latest news from the Association, Regions, and Chapters. Read interesting feature articles of interest to all IT Professionals and Students.

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In this issue of Information Executive:

Feature Articles

AITP is pleased to announce an invitation for all AITP members to attend the Enterprise Learning Department of NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, the fourth Cyber Security Lecture: Reducing the Nation's Cyber Risk on March 10, 2014 from 9:00 to 11:30 am. This event, featuring White House Director of Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, Samara Moore, together with a panel of senior administration officials, explores the wide-ranging impact the President's policy released last Wednesday will have on US industry. This teleconference presentation is free of charge. Click here for more information.

Former Association President and current Region 5 President Larry Schmitz relates the end user impact of Microsoft stopping the support of Windows XP. Larry also provides some great tips in disposing of old computers.

Author Declan Peltier provides a primer on Quality Management Software (QMS).  

ESI International states that Business Analysts will take on broader responsibilities in 2014. See the top ten trends in Business Analysis.

Project Manager Russell Harley provides five ways to be a more effective project manager.

The need for strong passwords to applications and websites is more important than ever. See SplashData’s list of the worst passwords of 2013.

See the Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals (ICCP) newsletter about 40 years of certification, the value of Data Management Programs, how the ICCP was formed and a lot more.

Here is a way to make a difference with your IRA Distributions. Donate to the Foundation for Information Technology Education (FITE).

Dr. Alan Zimmerman's Weekly Tips to help you and your organization succeed
More Dr. Zimmerman articles are available at the Information Executive Feature page:

Association News

Chapter and Region Leaders: Be on the lookout in an upcoming Chapter Leader Newsletter for an exciting new booklet that helps leaders be "Ahead of the Curve” by providing valuable advice for the running of your chapters and regions.

Help share your success with other AITP chapters by volunteering to help revise AITP’s Chapter Operation Bulletins.

AITP Executive Director Melissa Baldwin tells us of AITP’s move to a new Association Management firm and introduces our headquarters staff.

Do you work for a company that would be willing to donate a prize to be given away at this year’s National Collegiate Conference (NCC) Student to Professional (S2P) Booth? See this article from Association Director Vicki Hampton.

AITP members get discounts on Dell products and on SIM Regional Leadership Forum Training. Read the details from Association Director Vincent Luciani who also provides an update on the AITP Partners and Affiliates Committee.

AITP welcomes members who joined our association in December and January.

AITP congratulates members who celebrate anniversary milestones in January and February.

Join AITP's LinkedIn Group to network with IT Professionals across the country and around the globe.

Did you know that AITP members can post their resumes and job openings for their employers - for free! Log in and check out the AITP Career Center.

Read about all the AITP Dues discount programs.

Chapter and Region Leaders can get formatted rosters of both current and past members. 

Student News

National Collegiate Conference (NCC) registration is now open. The early bird deadline 3/14/2014.

Will you be bringing your game to win at the 2014 National Collegiate Conference (NCC)?

NCC participants will have the opportunity to hone their entrepreneurship skills at Code:24 – the NCC "Codefest/Hack-a-thon” event!

Local Student and Professional Chapters will provide a host of activities and support at NCC 2014. 

Southern Polytechnic State University will host the Friday Night Gaming Zone at NCC.

The Georgia Gwinnett College Student Chapter will hold the Thursday afternoon "Knock-a-Homer” event at NCC.

Gwinnett Technical College will be capturing IT in pictures at NCC.

The 2014 AITP NCC Chattahoochee Technical College (CTC) Student Chapter Co-Host Invites You to Participate in the "Explore Scavenger Hunt” Experience!

2014 Robert Half Technology / AITP Scholarship applications are now being taken through March 3, 2014. Here is your chance to earn a $2500 scholarship!

The Foundation for Information Technology Education (FITE) offers scholarships to AITP Student Members. The application deadline is May 31, 2014. 

Nominate your Faculty Advisor for the AITP Faculty "Going the Extra Mile Award”. Nominations are due March 1.

Student Chapter Outstanding Performance Award (SCOPA) and Student Individual Performance Award (SIPA) submissions are due May 31.

Region News

Read the Region 18 Newsletter.

Region 5 will award up to three grants of $250 each to deserving Region 5 student chapters that will be attending the NCC. The deadline to apply is March 3, 2014.

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