Do You Want to Work with IT Trophy Kids?

Do You Want to Work with IT Trophy Kids?

Even though the world today looks like an upside-down, there is a far greater chance that will have a far longer impact than this temporary financial crisis: the arrival of millennials into the IT workplace. Are you ready?

Just to make sure we all talk about the same thing here, the millennial generation was born between 1980 and 2001. With the baby boomer generation preparing to go to sunset, millennials are the new kids in town and they are getting ready to shake things up.

Ron Alsop who writes for the Wall Street Journal has taken the time to learn what this coming means for us all and he wrote a book with the answer in it entitled The Trophy Kids Grow Up: How the Millennium Generation Shakes the Workplace. He found some eye-opening things that all IT leaders need to pay attention to.

Entitled

If we have to describe the views of millennials about work, the word that everyone seems to use is “entitled” – they want it all and they want it now. What are they asking for? What about higher salaries, flexible working hours, promotions in a year, and more vacation / personal time. Why do they think they will get it? Studies show that almost half of the millennial generation has “… beliefs of moderate to high superiority about themselves.”

The Generation That Is Constantly Told That They Are The Best

What’s wrong with them? Where did all this come from? Blame parents (and teachers and trainers). This is the generation that is constantly told that they are the best, who get trophies even when they don’t win and are rarely criticized so as not to damage their self-esteem. Now they are in your IT department …!

Part Of Their Lives Outside Of Work

But wait …

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2011's iPhone Killers

2011’s iPhone Killers

The iPhone 4 is currently the most popular phone available at the moment. Everybody likes an underdog so what phones are on the horizon that could potentially challenge the throne of Apple’s mighty mobile phone.

Kyocera Echo

The dual-screen Android smartphone called Kyocera Echo is a first and one which comes from a company that virtually invented the smartphone. As the name suggests the handset comprises of two screens which fold out not too dissimilar to a Nintendo DS. The Echo comes with a host of competitive specifications: 2x 3.5″LCD touchscreens at 800 x 480 resolution

  • 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, autofocus and digital zoom
  • 720p HD camcorder
  • Stereo Bluetooth
  • Full HTML Web browser with Google Search
  • 1GHz Snapdragon processor (QSD 8650 Android)
  • 1 gigabyte (GB) of onboard memory and an 8GB micro SDcard for the external memory card slot supporting cards up to 32GB
  • Voice and text notifications
  • This phone is set to take multi-tasking to a whole new level and is expected to be launched in March.
  • LG Optimus 2X

The LG Optimus 2X is the world’s first dual core smartpone. Initially this device will be launched with Android 2.2 and will be upgraded to Gingerbread once it becomes available. It runs flash and its speedy dual-core processors make the interface quick and smooth. This Android feature filled handset will no doubt go down well when it is launched. Some of its many features can be seen below: Display – 480 x 800 pixels, 4.0 inches

  • 8 MP camera, autofocus and LED flash
  • Dolby Mobile and SRS sound enhancement
  • 8 GB storage, 512 MB RAM
  • MicroSD, up to 32GB memory storage
  • 3G, HSDPA, 10.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
  • 1080p Video
  • Dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor
  • The LG Optimus 2X is expected to be launched in March.
  • HTC 7
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Acer Liquid Metal Gets a Little Brother

Acer Liquid Metal Gets a Little Brother

Acer has taken the opportunity to reveal two new cell phones at CES this week, the Liquid Mini and the beTouch E210. In October last year Acer announced the Acer Liquid Metal, the latest model of its smartphone line, which became available in the UK in December. A reasonably spec’d device it unsuccessful to cause much of a stir and can still only be purchased through a limited number of outlets. on around A300, the cost wasn’t extortionate and now it seems that Acer are changing their tack. Judging via the specs it looks like both the Liquid Mini and beTouch E210 will fall firmly into the budget category. Hardware wise, the Liquid Mini is similar to the LG Optimus One or Motorola Citrus. Powered by a 600MHz processor it comes with 512 MegaByte of RAM and the same amount of ROM. The screen is a 3.2 inches capacitative touchscreen display and there’s also a 5 megapixel camera. The specs are sensible but the as yet unannounced price will determine how desirable it is. It retains the same styling as the Liquid Metal and will be present in a choice of five colours.

The beTouchE210 is a very different phone for Acer and offers a BlackBerry-like form factor with a full QWERTY keyboard beneath a 2.6 inches screen. There’s Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity plus a 3.2 megapixel camera on the rear of the device. Powering the beTouch is a 416MHz processor backed up via 256 MegaByte of RAM and 512 MegaByte of ROM. As the less than catchy name advises this device is aimed at a business user, whereas the Liquid Mini would seem to be targeted at a younger audience. Both cell phone will be running Android 2.2. The beTouch will be the first of the pair launched in …

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Those Were the Days: The Advent of 3D Flat Screen TV

Remember the days when the TV was a huge piece of furniture in the living-room? The family gathered around its 12″ black and white screen and watched whatever was offered on one of perhaps four channels. The picture was snowy and colorless. The sound, through the speakers mounted in the wooden cabinet below the screen, was adequate but tinny. But, watching TV was new and exciting and we did it as a family because there was one set and not much else to do.

In the fifty short years since that scenario technology has brought us ahead by leaps and bounds. Even twenty years ago we could not have predicted television watching of the 2000s. An example of what television has to offer the viewer of 2011 is Panasonic’s Viera 3D High Definition television (HDTV). It is a technological wonder. The picture is like looking through a picture window. The flat screen is lightweight and thin enough to mount on the wall. Visual images are lifelike, rich and colorful. The 24pixel technology produces natural looking video. The contrast settings make the picture easy to view in all light conditions. There is a setting for day and night time viewing.

Panasonic Viera 3D flat screen television is available in seven different sizes from 32 inches to 65 inches. 3D high definition is the sharpest ever available in large flat panel televisions. The sizes will accommodate capacious living spaces such as living rooms, bedrooms, and corporate offices. Panasonic’s vast selection is designed to accommodate the needs of the average consumer.

At just under a hundred and forty pounds for the 65-inch model-including stand-the Panasonic Viera 3D Flat Screen TV is the lightest on the market. The TV is easy to move and install whether on the stand or mounted on …

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Electrical and Electronics Installers Job Description

Working as an Electrical and Electronic Installer or Electronic Technician requires adept knowledge and skill in electronic technology as well as experience in the management and repair of various electronic devices and mechanisms. By understanding the skill and educational requirements to qualify for this position you can tailor fit your application to successfully qualify and get hired. Electronic Installers can expect a range of anywhere from the basic salary range to an increase of 30.00 per hour based on experience, skill and training as well as placement for the job. Working as an electronic technician requires certification and study from an accredited technical institution that provides learning courses for electronic technology and electrical engineering.

Electrical and Electronics Installers Job Description
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Working as an Electrical and Electronic Installer is a multi-facet job. You can be assigned in various fields and is often the kind of job that exposes you to different industries across the region. You can work as an independent contractor, set up your own electronics installation and repair shop or work for a company that specializes in electronics services. Most of the time, your work as an electronic installer is required for small businesses or companies that require an expert to come in and install multiple function systems, bulk electronics installations and industrial sites that require the expertise of an electronics consultant. Experienced and specialized electronic technicians work as laboratory technicians and study the effects of new technology electronics before they are released for consumer use.

As an electronic technician you can also provide instruction through the creation of repair manuals and installation guides that can be used by facilities and maintenance departments in a company or small business. You may also be hired to train facility personnel to perform basic electronics repair and troubleshooting for companies that opt to hire their in-house …

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