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Do you measure the success of your family by its ROI?

Every month, I receive an invite to attend Professional Business Women of California’s professional development sessions on a variety of topics. Their recent Webinar was a particularly interesting and thought-provoking one – how we can apply the skills we have learnt in our career to strengthening the most important organisation in the world, our family.

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Do you work in a multi-lingual workplace?

“Data realised from last month’s American Community Survey show that the percentage of people aged five and over who speak Spanish at home increased from 10.7% in 2000 to 12.1% in 2009.”

Are you aware of the number of people in your workplace who can speak different languages? Share your thoughts below.

To read the full article, click here: http://www.economist.com/blogs/johnson/2011/01/hispanics_united_states

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Cisco CES 2011 Spotlight: Cisco ūmi at the Intel Booth

Where can you find the coolest gadget trend at CES 2011? Cisco ūmi, high definition video calling on your HD Television, at the Intel Booth! AND imagine the performance with Intel Inside®.

The Intel® media processor enables high quality A/V with sharper images, deep color, and exceptional video performance and what better way than to call our fabulous magician, Jeff, who is located in Los Angeles, CA.

We had crowds of people stopping by to watch Jeff’s interactive magic tricks and I can assure you that everyone was blown away (including me). Many people thought they were watching a video of Jeff until he pointed out what they were wearing and was able to read their name from their exhibitor’s pass over 300 miles away.

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Cisco ūmi Brings YOU Home for the Holidays Contest

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about the holidays? For most of us, it’s spending time together with family…..but it’s not always possible. Imagine bringing your family and friends to your living room on your HD television to share the holiday spirit together even when you’re miles apart. Now you can through the power of Cisco ūmi and the Cisco ūmi Brings YOU Home for the Holidays contest.

To enter, upload your favorite photo of you and/or someone you wish you could see for the holidays, and tell us why you want to see them. Tell your friends to vote for your picture so you can have a shot at winning a ūmi telepresence system and service for you and a friend for a year!

Prizes: Five (5) Winners will receive two (2) Cisco ūmi systems + 1 year free service.

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Linksys: All about the E-series

We’re kicking off November with an overview of the Linksys E-Series family of wireless home routers. Introduced in March earlier this year, the E-series routers are geared towards our tech experts and enthusiasts who want to take their home networking experience to the next level. The lineup includes the E1000 Wireless-N router, the E2000 Advanced Wireless-N router, the E2100L Advanced Wireless-N router with Linux OS, and the high-powered, dual-band E3000. All routers feature Cisco Connect software, empowering our users to know what’s happening on their networks at all times.

This streamlined product lineup sets a new precedent for simplicity, power, and performance, and makes it easy for consumers to find the right technology to fit their needs. The line also includes the Linksys AE1000, a USB adapter that provides Wireless-N technology to your PC and also maintains its own security suite with customizable settings. We’ll be posting further info and specifics on each router in the upcoming weeks so stay tuned to find which best fits your needs

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