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Alpheus offers extensive Ethernet coverage leveraging our Texas fiber network. We are one of the few service providers with dense metro network coverage for Ethernet services, reaching over 129,000 Ethernet-qualified addresses in Texas.

Ethernet services are particularly appealing to enterprise businesses with scalable bandwidth, ease of LAN / WAN integration, connectivity for multiple locations and support for data, voice, video, IP and VPN services. For wholesale carriers, Alpheus Ethernet service offers a straightforward technology upgrade from TDM with an NNI connection. Ordering and provisioning processes and simplified, creating more opportunity to sell Ethernet services to their end-users.

Alpheus offers a complete suite of Ethernet solutions:

  • Point-to-Point Ethernet Private Line (EPL)
  • Point-to-Multipoint Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL)
  • Ethernet LAN (ELAN)

Learn more about Alpheus Ethernet services and download our Ethernet-Qualified address list

Alpheus fiber infrastructure is the preferred Texas network for delivering metro access, regional transport and sophisticated networking solutions. We are one of the largest fiber-optic network owner/operators in Texas. For over a decade, Alpheus has been providing wholesale services to our nation’s largest telecommunications providers and Texas businesses.

Alpheus’ network covers Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, and the Rio Grande Valley (Corpus Christi, Laredo, McAllen and Harlingen). In each metro market, we have extensive fiber networks and broad reach, connecting over 300 COs / Carrier POPs and major data centers.

Serving our customers with over 6,000 route miles of fiber in Texas, Alpheus Network Services portfolio includes:

  • Metro Ethernet: point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, any-to-any scalable from 1Mbps to GigE
  • Private Line: T1, DS3, OC-N, Ethernet
  • Managed Wavelength: protected and unprotected 1G, 2.5G, 10G
  • Texas Regional Longhaul
  • Dedicated Internet Access: T1, DS3, OC-N, Ethernet
  • MPLS IP VPN
  • Type II Offnet solutions

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Alpheus’ resilient data centers are located in Texas’ largest markets and our personalized support ensures stress-free migration. All of our data centers are strategically located close to the Central Business Districts, offering diverse network facilities, redundant data center infrastructure, multiple carrier Internet backbone and fiber DWDM connections to the Alpheus core network. Our Austin and Houston data centers are SSAE-16 certified.

Alpheus offers flexible data center colocation options based on customer requirements. As both a network and data center service provider, Alpheus can offer customers streamlined management and one-stop customer care. The unmatched scalability of our fiber network and multi-data center infrastructure give businesses and carriers the ability to easily customize private, public and hybrid cloud solutions and implement mission-critical applications to meet any operating environment.

Alpheus is known for taking care of our customers and providing customized solutions to meet the changing demands of the marketplace. We are more nimble, agile and responsive than our larger competitors. We give our customers personalized service that are not often found in this age of multi-layer IVRs and outsourced support. When our customers call Alpheus, they speak to an Alpheus employee, an expert in our industry, located in Houston Texas. Our customers have a specific Customer Account Manager that they know by name. Our 24/7/365 Network Operations Center is staffed by level 2 technicians so we can help customers as quickly and directly as possible.

We have worked with companies across various industries to successfully lowered their telecom spend, while expanding networking capabilities with new technology. Learn more about Alpheus’ solutions for the following industries:

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Cyber Security Europe 2017 – Cyber Security Europe #ip #expo, #ip #expo


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Global Head of Security Research

James Lyne is global head of security research at the security firm Sophos. He is a self-professed ‘massive geek’ and has technical expertise spanning a variety of the security domains from forensics to offensive security. Lyne has worked with many organisations on security strategy, handled a number of severe incidents and is a frequent industry advisor. He is a certified instructor at the SANS institute and often a headline presenter at industry conferences.

Lyne is a big believer that one of the biggest problems of security is making it accessible and interesting to those outside the security industry. As a result, he takes every opportunity to educate on security threats and best practice always featuring live demonstrations and showing how the cyber criminals do it.

Lyne has given multiple TED talks, including at the main TED event. He’s also appeared on a long list of national TV programs to educate the public including CNN, NBC, BBC News and Bill Maher.

As a spokesperson for the industry, he is passionate about talent development, regularly participating in initiatives to identify and develop new talent for the industry.

Global VP Security Research

Rik Ferguson is Global VP Security Research at Trend Micro. He brings more than seventeen years of security technology experience to this role. Ferguson is actively engaged in research into online threats and the underground economy. He also researches the wider implications of new developments in the Information Technology arena and their impact on security both for consumers and in the enterprise, contributing to product development and marketing plans.

Ferguson writes the CounterMeasures blog and is the lead spokesperson for Trend Micro. He is often interviewed by the BBC, CNN, CNBC, Channel 4, Sky News and Al-Jazeera and quoted by national newspapers and trade publications throughout the world. Ferguson also makes a regular appearance as a presenter at global industry events. In April 2011 he was formally inducted into the InfoSecurity Hall of Fame.

Rik Ferguson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wales and is a Certified Ethical Hacker and CISSP-ISSAP in good standing.

Chief Research Officer

Mikko Hypponen is a worldwide authority on computer security and the Chief Research Officer of F-Secure. He has written on his research for the New York Times, Wired and Scientific American and lectured at the universities of Oxford, Stanford and Cambridge.

Principal Security Strategist

Wendy Nather is Principal Security Strategist at Duo Security. She was formerly a CISO in the public and private sectors, led the security practice at independent analyst firm 451 Research, and helped to launch the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center in the U.S. A co-author of the “Cloud Security Rules,” she was listed as one of SC Magazine’s Women in IT Security Power Players in 2014.

Graham Cluley is an award-winning security blogger, researcher, podcaster, and public speaker. He has been a well-known figure in the computer security industry since the early 1990s when he worked as a programmer, writing the first ever version of Dr Solomon’s Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows.

Since then he has been employed in senior roles by companies such as Sophos and McAfee.

Graham Cluley has given talks about computer security for some of the world’s largest companies, worked with law enforcement agencies on investigations into hacking groups, and regularly appears on TV and radio explaining computer security threats.

Graham Cluley was inducted into the InfoSecurity Europe Hall of Fame in 2011.

RSA, a Dell Technologies Business

Rohit Ghai most recently served as president of Dell EMC’s Enterprise Content Division (ECD), where he was instrumental in setting a compelling vision, transforming go-to-market and revitalizing the portfolio for the digital era through strategic partnerships and acquisitions. Ghai was responsible for all aspects of the ECD business, including setting strategic vision, sales and services, channel strategy, product development, marketing, finance, support and customer success.

Previously, Ghai was chief operating officer of ECD, and responsible for the division’s strategy, development and marketing of all products and solutions. He joined EMC in December 2009 to run product development.

He has more than 20 years of experience in IT in both startup and big company settings, with expertise in digital transformation in highly regulated markets, and knowledge across software, and systems and security. Ghai joined Dell EMC from Symantec, where he held a variety of senior engineering and general management roles. Previously, he was at Computer Associates in a number of senior management roles in the BrightStor and eTrust business units, and led the CA India operations as chief technology officer. Ghai joined CA through the acquisition of Cheyenne Software – a startup in the backup and data protection space.

Ghai holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of South Carolina and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee.

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UCaaS (Unified Communications as a Service)

Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) is a delivery model in which a variety of communication and collaboration applications and services are outsourced to a third-party provider and delivered over an IP network, usually the public Internet.

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UCaaS technologies include enterprise messaging and presence technology. online meetings, telephony and video conferencing. UCaaS is known for providing high levels of availability (HA ) as well as flexibility and scalability for core business tasks.

Currently, there are two primary flavors of UCaaS: single-tenancy and multi-tenancy. With a single-tenancy approach, the customer receives a customized software platform that can be integrated with on-premises applications. Multi-tenancy customers share a single software platform. Enterprises can also adopt a hybrid approach, keeping a portion of their unified communications on-premises and other applications in the cloud.

Many companies, primarily small businesses, use UCaaS to avoid the capital and operational expenses associated with deploying a unified communications solution on their own.

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The Advanced Integrated Communication Program 2016 – 2017

Course Outline and Method:

The Advanced Integrated Communication Programme is a part-time post-graduate Course designed and meant specifically for working professionals. The programme focuses on different aspects of the Communication space where design and implementation will reflect success. It looks at the subject of Communications in an integrated manner where different parts of the field are not broken up but need to be consolidated to give the right impact. Effective Communication necessitates that all Marketing Communication elements like the Public Relations Campaigns, Sales Promotions and others must blend into the larger Marketing objective for the Client. This integration will ensure that the organization delivers a ‘One Voice – One Message’ Campaign and manage effective change through Communication.

Hence irrespective of which individual domain like Advertising or Media that practitioners work in, the resultant impact will always be larger when we look at the integration of all Communication alternatives. Hence this course addresses the practitioners of the Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, Media, Production and similar domains.

The Course comprises 25 Modules. seminars and workshops consisting of a total of 200 sessions / 40 credits. This Module completion makes the student eligible for the Diploma. Students will have to attend week-end class, do assignments and projects which are research-based to enhance their understanding of the subject. A major part of the Programme shall be conducted from the basis of Practice to Theory and on the basis of Case Studies to drive the learning to participants who have good work experience.

Eligibility:

  • A Graduate in any discipline and Work experience of 2 years in a non-staff function (executive or supervisory function desired).
  • Organizational sponsorship for this program preferred but not compulsory

Class Timings (and Location):

  • Saturdays: 3.30 PM – 7.45 PM (4 hours contact sessions) and Sundays: 10 AM – 5 PM (6 hours contact sessions).
  • The program will be conducted over 200 sessions of 400 Hours in total.
  • The program shall be conducted in our State of the art facility at either the XIC Campus situated at the St. Xavier�s School campus or at The XIC Campus situated in St. Xavier’s College, both located at Dhobitalao, Mumbai

75% attendance is mandatory in each Module. This is a necessary criteria for successful award of the Diploma.

Participants will develop a holistic and mature approach to solve all Marketing Communication issues. The Integration of this type of a holistic nature will give organizations more sound solutions and better Campaigns. Employees of all Communication or related organizations largely stand to benefit from this approach and this program.

Course Content, No. of Sessions and Credits are subject to minor changes.
All modules in this course are obligatory. The Management reserves the right, as and when necessary, to
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Like the Force, Astromechs are Everywhere in Star Wars #echo #star #communications


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Like the Force, Astromechs are Everywhere in Star Wars

We know Artoo and Chopper, but it turns out there are more than two astro droids in the galaxy.

Tim Veekhoven Co-Founder, Belgian Star Wars Fanclub

Tweet Badeep Brrrrrp. Meet the Astromech droids. T he mechanical all-rounders from the classic trilogy are ready to increase the power!

Astromech droids (or astro droids) are class-2 droids developed by Industrial Automaton. Usually small in size, they can be considered the most all-round droids in the galaxy. They are excellent co-pilots, superb mechanics, and excel in communicating with computers. Some can even develop quite a personality when they haven t fallen victim to a memory wipe. By far the most famous Astromech droid is R2-D2, who has been a loyal friend of the Skywalker family ever since he served on Queen Amidala s Royal Starship on Naboo. More recently, we ve encountered another Astromech droid called C1-10P (Chopper). Without the quirky and mischievous Chopper, the crew of the Ghost wouldn t have succeeded in many of their dangerous missions. But who are the other Astromech droids that are lurking in the background or co-piloting one of the Rebels Alliance s starfighters? Let s find out!

The desert planet in the Arkanis Sector seemed like a haven to Astromechs. Despite the fact that Jawas and moisture farmers were always keeping their eyes open for them, Tatooine cities such as Mos Eisley featured a lot of the little droids.

R1-G4 was an old and battered R1 Astromech droid sold by Nebit s Jawa clan at the Lars moisture farm. This large Astromech may once have been employed by Kroeskin Fabrications, and it was left behind when its previous owner got captured. R5-D4. nicknamed Red, was first chosen by Owen Lars instead of R2-D2. When it turned out to have a bad motivator, C-3PO advised Luke Skywalker to buy R2-D2 instead.

There have been several explanations in Legends why R5-D4 malfunctioned. Some stories made R5-D4 an unsung hero because he damaged himself so that R2-D2 could continue his crucial mission. In another story, R2-D2 sabotaged R5-D4, leaving him as the only remaining functional Astromech that the Jawas had for sale. The most crazy story, though already considered non-canon when it appeared in 1999, was that R5-D4 was actually Skippy, a Force-using droid. It s also possible that R5-D4 was part of the R2-AG-series, a sub-line of Agromech droids.

Many of Tatooine s Astromechs were seen during Luke and Ben Kenobi s visit to Mos Eisley. R2-A5 was a unit with white and green markings that specialized in combat communications. The droid could be used to acquire targeting data for starfighters and gunnery systems. In the Special Edition of A New Hope. R2-A5 disappeared and was replaced by a ronto. R3-T2 didn t have the typical transparent dome of an R3 unit. Possessing expanded memory capacities, it had escaped from a band of pirates and could enhance and sabotage hyperdrive systems. R4-E1 was a red and white Astromech that preferred to work independently, though it was owned by the Corellian smuggler BoShek. The droid was near Spaceport Speeders when Luke sold his X-34 landspeeder. Finally there was the yellow R5-A2, which, like many other R5 units, was rarely used as a navigator. Its owner was unknown.

The Rebel Alliance was always looking for more Astromech droids, not only because of their resilience and their versatility, but also because they were compatible with X-wing and Y-wing starfighters.

Several Astromechs assisted Rebel pilots during their assault on the first Death Star. R2-X2 was the droid designated to Red 10 (Theron Nett). R4-D6 was a dark blue R4 unit that served on Base One at the Great Massassi Temple, while R5-D8 was the Astromech of Lieutenant Jek Porkins (Red 6). R5-K6 was the black and red droid of Red Leader Garven Dreis, and R2-Q2, the gray unit that accompanied Biggs Darklighter aboard Red 3, rounded out the Astromechs that assisted in the Battle of Yavin.

Several Astromechs were also encountered in the icy caverns of the Echo Base on Hoth. The orange R3-A2 could coordinate piloting coordinates and approach angles during combat. R3-Y2 was encountered in the command center (though the Hasbro figure has green markings instead of yellow) while R5-M2 played an important part in the evacuation of Echo Base. With his owner Captain Valdez, this droid planned evacuation routes from Echo Base for the Rebel forces. Last but not least, R5-G19 was an Astromech that was present during the important briefing at Home One near Sullust right before the Battle of Endor.

Other Astromechs of Rebel pilots included R5-F7 (Lepira), R2-T7 (Grizz Frix), and R5-P9 (Ekelarc Yong).

What you may perhaps not immediately realize from watching the movies is that there were also a lot of Astromech droids working in the service of the Galactic Empire.

R2-Q2 (who looks like Biggs droid and has the same name) spent several decades working with the Imperial fleet in the Expansion Region. It was brought aboard the Tantive IV after the ship got captured by the Devastator above Tatooine. R3-M3 was a Astromech that worked aboard the first Death Star, similar to R4-I9 (this droid hasn t been officially identified in the movie itself, but at least one dark blue R4 unit appears in a behind the scenes clip on the Death Star). R4-M9 was the second Astromech droid brought aboard the Tantive IV to retrieve data from its computer banks. R2-Q5 and R5-J2 were two black Astromechs that operated aboard the second Death Star and were present when Darth Vader arrived.

After all these years and publications, a few Astromechs from the classic trilogy still haven t received a proper name. You can spot unidentified Astromechs in Mos Eisley, Echo Base, X-wing starfighters (Wedge s Astromechs in both Death Star assaults), or aboard the second Death Star. There are also some broken Astromechs in Jabba s droid pool and an unnamed Astromech waiter aboard Jabba s Khetanna .

Selected Reading: Ultimate Star Wars (2015), Decipher CCG, Hasbro 3.75” action figures, The Visual Guides (previously on StarWars.com), The New Essential Guide to Droids (2006), Star Wars Adventure Journal 7 (1995).

Tim Veekhoven (Sompeetalay) from Belgium is president and co founder of TeeKay-421, the Belgian Star Wars fanclub. He has contributed to Star Wars Insider (Rogues Gallery), Build the Millennium Falcon, and has written four character back stories for What’s the Story?


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Communications Degree

On average, each of us spends 75% of our day communicating both verbally and non-verbally, according to American Nurse Today. Miscommunication, which may happen due to the medium used or the message delivered, may have dire consequences on a company’s, organization’s, industry’s or governmental agency’s performance and ultimate success.

As the world becomes more and more globally interconnected, the need for professional communicators continues to rise. A Communications Degree will help prepare you to become one of these experts, whether it is a public relations representative, communications officer, advertiser/marketer, editor, writer, publisher, broadcaster, human resources representative, media producer or another related profession.

A degree in communications may be taken at either the undergraduate or graduate level depending on where you are in your educational path. Many communications and journalism schools also offer such degree programs online so that you can have the flexibility to pursue your studies at a convenient time and space.

Communications Associates Degree

If you have earned a high school diploma or GED, then a Communications Degree at the Associate level is an excellent start to your postsecondary education and can earn you an entry-level position within the field of public relations, communications broadcasting or journalism. When pursued full time, an Associates Degree in Communications normally takes two years and credits can be transferred towards a Bachelors Degree. As part of an Associates Communications Degree, you will complete courses pertaining to oral, written and multi-media communications and how aesthetics, business, ethics and psychology are all connected to communication. Typically, at least one internship is offered as part of a Communications Associates Degree program, allowing you to gain valuable, on-the-job training from a seasoned professional.

Bachelors Degree in Communications

Numerous colleges and universities offer four-year Bachelors Degrees where you can major in Communications. Often such undergraduate Communications Degrees allow you to concentrate in areas that fit your career goals and interests, such as public relations, advertising, mass communication, political or health communication or cultural media studies. A Bachelor Degree in Communications offers a balance of practical and theoretical courses where you will learn how to communicate using traditional and the most advanced forms of media, how to communicate effectively within corporate or organizational structures and how to use your voice through oral, visual and literary means. Group seminars and internships are also integral components of undergraduate communications degrees.

The field of communication focuses on how people use messages to generate meanings within and across various contexts, cultures, channels, and media. The field promotes the effective and ethical practice of human communication. The U.S. Department of Education

Masters in Communications

If you have already completed a Bachelors Degree and wish to advance your career, then a Masters in Communications is the next logical step. A Graduate Communications Degree allows you to further specialize in a particular segment of the communications world. Examples of specializations include Public Relations, Strategic Communications, Media Culture, Corporate Communication, Advertising, Communication Planning Information Design, Telecommunications, and more. As a Masters Degree involves some independent or self-directed study, you will be able to immerse yourself in a particular area pertinent to your future career through engaging in comprehensive research and presenting your findings to a panel of esteemed experts.

PhD in Communications

Imagine becoming the ultimate expert in a particular area of communications. By completing a PhD in Communications, on average a five-year program, you will earn the well-deserved title of Dr. beside your name. A doctoral Communications Degree allows you to take your career to its full potential and further focus your attentions on a particular segment of communications. After completing a PhD in Communications you also have the option of becoming a professor and researcher, encouraging future communications specialists that are following in your footsteps. A doctoral degree in communications often involves seminars, preliminary research projects and a major dissertation.

Online Communications Degrees

As many avenues of communication now exist within the virtual world, it just makes sense that you can complete a Communications Degree online. Pursuing an online degree in communications allows you to select one or more courses at a time that you can complete at a time that fits within your own schedule. That way you can maintain your other personal and professional commitments while pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree. With an online communications degree, you can prepare yourself for a future career in social media, public relations, journalism, marketing, digital publishing and more from the comfort of your own home, a café, library or any other place with Wi-Fi.

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Albright’s ADP curriculum features an accelerated seminar format with intense use of the Internet as well as additional computer technology. Interaction between students is emphasized and much of this collaboration involves applied group activities.

While traditional classes meet 40-44 hours per semester, Albright’s ADP courses meet for four hours per evening for five to seven weeks. Remaining class time is fulfilled by a combination of Internet usage and independent study.

Through a special partnership with Reading Area Community College, Delaware County Community College, Harrisburg Area Community College, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Montgomery County Community College, Northampton Community College, and Warren County Community College, most associate degrees (A.A. or A.S.) from these colleges transfer fully to Albright ADP (and acceptance is automatic if all Albright transfer admissions criteria are met.) Albright College offers a $2,500-3,200 Partner Scholarship based on GPA to graduates of these colleges. (Any applicant with an Associates Degree is eligible for a $2,500 scholarship.)

ADP offers bachelor’s degrees in:

Accounting: The accelerated program in accounting prepares students for careers in public and private accounting and in obtaining professional certifications. This major also provides students with a strong foundation for entering a graduate school program.

Business Administration: The accelerated program in business administration prepares students for a wide variety of careers in finance, banking, marketing and management. This major also provides students with a strong foundation for entering a graduate school program.

Crime & Justice: The accelerated program in crime and justice involves an analysis of criminal deviance and its roots, plus an in-depth understanding of our criminal justice system’s successes and failures. Unlike other criminal justice programs, students are not trained specifically for police work. Rather, students are educated in the academic study of crime, criminology and justice in preparation for a variety of positions within the criminal justice system.

Digital Communications: Albright College offers one of the only evening accelerated-hybrid programs in Digital Communications in the area. Focus on strategic communication across media platforms including publications, videos, and websites in the Albright College Digital Communications program. (This program is currently offered exclusively at our Reading location.)

Computer and Information Systems: The accelerated program in information systems is based on common structures and degree programs in the United States and Canada. It also meets the recommendation of the Association for Computing Machinery, which sets a variety of standards in technology fields, as well as graduate study programs.

Organizational Behavior / Applied Psychology: The accelerated program in organizational behavior / applied psychology prepares students for a wide variety of careers in social services, management, human resources, training and development. This major also provides students with a strong foundation for entering a graduate program.

Information Systems and Management: Albright s distinctive new major in information systems and management (ISAM) is designed to provide students with both the technical skills and the business acumen required to excel in information systems and business environments.

Highlights

  • Curriculum designed specifically for adult learners
  • Applied thesis project completed in workplace setting
  • Courses taught by Albright College faculty
  • 9-15 adults work as a cohort through the entire program
  • 20-24 months accelerated schedule (including breaks)
  • Four-hour session one evening per week (6-10 P.M.)
  • Convenient, “student friendly” approach
    – Textbooks / instructional materials
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    – One-time registration
  • Full-time student status permits a variety of financial aid options

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Business Communication Systems (BCS) has operated as an interconnect company since 1987, providing telephone system sales, repair, and service.

We are a locally owned company celebrating our 27th year in business. Through strategic alliances we have provided telephone repair and service to numerous Fortune 500 companies, national chains, as well as small to medium size businesses.

We have package specials on new and refurbished equipment including systems, phones and voicemail. We install wiring for telephones, computer and data networks as well as cable TV and security equipment.

In addition to our quality telephone equipment we can complete your system with:

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GENBAND solutions help fixed and mobile operators, cable providers or MSOs, ISPs, and interconnect and wholesale carriers quickly capitalize on growing market segments and introduce differentiating products, applications and services.

Enterprise

GENBAND’s real-time communications solutions offer organizations an innovative and cost effective alternative to proprietary PBX and UC products. GENBAND solutions embrace open standards like WebRTC.

Independent Software Vendor / System Integrator

GENBAND helps Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and Systems Integrators (SIs) to weave real-time contextual communications into business and consumer applications and workflows for a more productive and engaging user experience.

NETWORK TRANSFORMATION

Network transformation is part of the network modernization process by service providers working towards a migration away from legacy systems and archaic network infrastructure to a more efficient and highly consolidated network able to offer innovative services via Internet Protocol and cloud technologies. Not only do legacy systems require expensive upfront capital investments, they also incur ongoing operational costs and consume significant power and space. Network transformation helps minimizes these inefficiencies and the transformation paid for by operating-expense-based program options. Network transformation also ensures carrier-grade reliability and scalability, especially for regional or rural networks that demand infrastructure modernization.

Check out GENBAND’s Network Modernization solutions. including Network Transformation.

UNIFIED COMMUNICATIONS

Unified communications (UC) solutions offer real time communications in a bundle, providing streamlined and consolidated functions. With a unified communications solution, text, voice, video, and screen sharing collaboration can all be accessed from one integrated system. Not only can unified communications be applied to residential services, enterprises can merge their communications with their branch offices. Unified communications solutions also apply to contact centers and intelligent messaging, where greater demand of multi-function services is present. Going a step further, virtualization creates the opportunity for unified communications to be consumed or offered as a service from the cloud.

Check out GENBAND’s array of Unified Communications solutions for Communications Service Providers or Enterprises.

Network functions virtualization (NFV) takes service providers towards more efficient, innovative and agile solutions for consumer and business communications service offerings by consolidating network capabilities into the cloud with virtualized functions. NFV allows carrier service providers to cut costs associated with monolithic and proprietary systems and approaches of today. With the migration to network functions virtualization (NFV) solutions, services become easier to configure and deliver, and new services become deployable in days, not years.

REAL TIME COMMUNICATIONS

Real time communication (RTC) is about connecting people anywhere, on any device. With the ability to embed on an array of systems, including mobile devices, business processes and workflows, real time communication transforms the speed and quality of everyday communication as well as increase productivity and accessibility. Today’s consumers and businesses demand immediate communication at a growing rate, calling for high quality and personalized services. These RTC services include a suite of solutions that work together to form an integrated system, providing comprehensive access and quality implementation of connecting people, groups, and businesses.


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Master of Communication: Degree Overview

Essential Information

Communication programs explore general communication theories that explain how people listen and understand. Students may develop skills in critical thinking, analysis, business writing and public speaking. Therefore, the curriculum focuses on teaching students how to select and use different forms of communication to influence a group of people. At the end of the program, students must complete a capstone experience that utilizes the techniques and practical skills they’ve gained in order to graduate.

The prerequisites of a 2-year master’s degree in communication are a bachelor’s degree, a resume, a writing portfolio and a written goal statement. A communication writing exam is required in select programs. You may specialize in strategic organizational communication, leadership and management, strategic communication, information technologies communication or dispute resolution. Course requirements include internships, thesis development/defense or a professional project.

Master of Science in Communication

Most M.S. in Communication programs combine theoretical and practical work, allowing students to develop management, leadership and communication skills while acquiring foundational knowledge about communication principles. Students often study real-world applications by analyzing issues, developing solutions and creating messages. Throughout coursework, students may develop an understanding of historical, ethical, legal and social concepts. Students may study topics that include:

  • Marketing
  • Citizenship
  • Persuasion Ethics
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Master of Arts in Communication

An M.A. in Communication usually combines areas of communication, business and instruction. Most programs are designed to guide students in leadership practices, business technologies and project management while developing skills in research, writing and editing. Coursework may teach students how to address conflict, analyze and evaluate situations and write for a variety of audiences. Programs may also provide students with the opportunity to connect to real-world issues. Students generally study topics such as:

  • Argument rhetoric
  • Human conflict
  • Social influence
  • Writing speeches speaking professionally
  • Intercultural communication
  • Mass media interviewing

Popular Career Options

A Master of Science in Communication can lead to careers in marketing, public relations and creative services for a variety of industries. Positions that an individual can pursue include:

  • Publicist
  • Speech writer
  • Intercultural communications specialist

Students who obtain an M.A. in Communication tend to further their careers in education and business. This degree may lead to positions as:

  • Marketing managers
  • Public relations managers
  • Public speaking educators
  • Sales managers

Employment Outlook and Salary Information

Marketing managers could see employment opportunities grow 9% from 2014 to 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov ). In comparison, employment could increase by 7% for public relations managers and 5% for sales managers during that same period.

In May 2015, the BLS reported a median salary of $128,750 for marketing managers. Public relations managers saw $104,140 as their median income, while $113,860 was the median wage for sales managers.

Continuing Education Information

Individuals may choose to continue their education by pursuing a doctorate degree in communication. These degrees lead to advanced careers in theory and research.

A master’s degree in communication focuses on honing students’ skills in influencing people through effective communication. Depending on the specialization, graduates could choose from a variety of jobs available including becoming a communications specialist, marketing manager or PR manager.

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Effective Communication 101

Lesson 1: Recognizing and Understanding Communication Styles

This lesson will help recognize four of the major communication styles. Each style serves a different purpose, and you will be able to identify those and understand which is the most effective.

  • Lesson 2: Verbal Communication

    This lesson will break down verbal communication into various subcategories. It will help to find key areas for improvement when misunderstandings arise.

  • Lesson 3: Nonverbal Communication

    This lesson will help you learn to use nonverbal cues to better understand others. Likewise, you can hone these skills to be sure you are effectively communicating your ideas.

  • Lesson 4: Communicating in Writing

    This lesson will address the different components of written communication. It will enable individuals to use writing to maximize their ability to communicate for personal and business reasons.

  • Lesson 5: Cultivating Conversational Skills

    This lesson teaches the most important skills required to use conversation as an effective form of communication. Mastering conversational skills makes you more interesting, and more likely to truly experience two-sided communication.

  • Lesson 6: Group Communication

    In this lesson, you will learn more about group dynamics and how to use them to your advantage. Groups have very specific ways of interacting, and anticipating this can be invaluable in making sure the group actually is effective.

  • Lesson 7: Communications Technology

    In this lesson, you will learn more about the technology currently available to make communication faster and easier. You will also learn what kinds of repercussions this access to instant communication has on business and personal relationships.

  • Lesson 8: Barriers to Communication

    The goal of this lesson is to learn to recognize where there might be breakdowns in communication. By knowing what problems you are facing, you are more prepared to avoid them altogether.

  • Lesson 9: Cultural Aspects of Communication

    In this lesson, you will learn about the field of cross-cultural communication. You will discover what types of barriers to expect, and what you can do to overcome them.

  • Lesson 10: Disagreements and Conflicts

    In this lesson, you will learn how to handle disagreements before and after they occur.

  • Lesson 11: Negotiation

    In this lesson, you will learn the basics of negotiation. It will also pull together some of the skills you have learned throughout this course and show you how to utilize them to reach a specific goal.

  • Lesson 12: Constructive Criticism

    In this lesson, you will learn how to offer and receive constructive criticism. You will also learn the dynamics of the critical relationship.

  • Additional Course Information

    • Document Your Lifelong Learning Achievements
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    Course Title: Effective Communication 101

    Course Number: 7550121

    Learning Outcomes

    By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    • Recognize and describe various communication styles.
    • Define verbal communication.
    • Define nonverbal communication.
    • Demonstrate proper techniques when communicating in writing.
    • Demonstrate techniques for improving conversational skills.
    • Demonstrate techniques for improving group communication.
    • Describe techniques for improving communications with technology.
    • Define barriers to communication.
    • Compare and contrast cultural aspects of communication.
    • Describe communication strategies to resolve disagreements and conflicts.
    • Describe negotiation strategies.
    • Describe how to receive and deliver constructive criticism, and
    • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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    Health Marketing Basics

    Introduction

    Health marketing and communication is an emerging field that draws from traditional marketing theories and principles. Health marketing is defined as creating, communication and delivering health information and interventions using customer-centered and science based strategies to protect and promote the health of diverse populations.

    Marketing

    Marketing is the process by which products are used to meet human or social needs. By acting as the link between vendors and consumers, marketing is an essential part of the exchange of goods and services. The fundamental aspects of marketing are the same whether they meet the need for a commercial product or a public health service. Therefore, health marketing is a form of traditional marketing.

    For both traditional marketing and health marketing, the end user of a product or service is called a consumer and a group of consumers is referred to as a market . Characteristics of the market are considered at every stage in the marketing process, including the initial development of a product.

    Marketing Mix

    Marketing mix is a term used to describe the integration of four fundamental marketing elements, which are sometimes called the four Ps :

    • Product: the item, good or service that is being provided that delivers benefits to those who consume it; includes quality, packaging, design and brand name
    • Price: monetary and non-monetary costs to the market
    • Place: channels and locations where the product can be obtained
    • Promotion: direct communication, publicity and advertising

    Each of these four components should be present in a marketing plan. However, it is the science of correctly using these elements in combination with one another that provides the effective marketing mix . Essentially, to be effective a product must be tailored to customer needs, priced realistically, distributed through convenient channels, and actively promoted to customers. *

    A Traditional Marketing Example

    A soft drink company creates a new product under its brand name. To efficiently market the new drink, the product is advertised in the local papers with coupons that offer a price reduction. The company distributes the new drink with their existing products so that it is available at every major grocery store in the country. Here is how this company used the marketing mix:

    • Product: new soft drink; released as part of existing brand
    • Price: reduced price for introductory period
    • Place: widely distributed to convenient locations
    • Promotion: advertisements in local papers

    A Health Marketing Example

    The CDC develops a new rapid HIV testing kit that provides results in half the time of current tests. To efficiently market the new product, the testing kits are announced by the national media and medical journals. The CDC sends free samples of the new testing kits to each of the state health departments, who deliver them to local health departments, clinics and hospitals. Here is how the CDC used the marketing mix:

    • Product: new HIV testing kit; released by a credible research agency
    • Price: free for trial use
    • Place: widely and evenly distributed throughout states using state and local health departments
    • Promotion: national media publicizes to public; journals inform medical community

    As demonstrated in these examples, each of the marketing mix elements must be present in the marketing process. Tailoring the elements to match the target market and using each component in coordination with one another leads to a successful marketing mix.

    Marketing and Exchange

    One of the fundamental aspects of marketing is exchange. Individuals pay a price (money) for goods or services in the traditional definition of an exchange. In health marketing, the exchange often involves a non-monetary price, such as effort or time.

    As this example shows, different markets can value the same exchanges differently. Because senior citizens and teenagers have varying priorities and often use the same channels for different activities, they have opposite views of what constitutes an equal exchange. Understanding the specific market for each product or service is essential to effective marketing.

    Choosing a Target Market

    A critical decision in marketing is choosing the target market for the product. A target market is a specific group of people who have similar needs, preferences and behaviors. Once a target market is selected by the marketer, a marketing plan is developed to match the characteristics of the target market. There can be one or more target with corresponding marketing plans for each. Choosing a target market is a first step in making appropriate distribution and promotion decisions. It is only through an understanding of the target market that one can develop an effective marketing plan and create value for customers.

    There are several important steps in choosing a target market:

    • Clearly define who the individuals are that make up the market you are analyzing. These are people who share a common need for your product, including people who may not yet be aware of that need.
    • For example, if you want to design a campaign to encourage people to get tested for diabetes, the market for the testing procedure includes mainly people who are not yet aware that they may have the disease.
    • Determine the characteristics that you will use to categorize the people within the defined market. Some common ways to categorize, or segment, people are. age, gender, ethnicity, geographical location, education level, income level, risk factors, etc.
    • Following with the diabetes example above, imagine that you want to market the diabetes testing to young adults. You may know from your research about diabetes that the disease occurs more commonly among low-income populations and individuals with lower levels of formal education. In addition, if your intervention program is only offered in one city, such as Chicago, your market is reduced further. In this example, you could segment the larger market and select a target market of 17 – 24 year old individuals who live in low-income areas of Chicago and did not finish high school.

    For this example, only one target market was selected. However, many marketing efforts choose more than one target market. The decision of how many target markets to select often depends on the amount of resources you have for the project. More target markets require more resources.

    • Now that you have chosen a clear target market, it is time to better understand the individuals in this group. Through research you can determine the characteristics and behaviors of the group. There are many marketing resources that provide research information on different markets. If you select a market that does not have a large amount of existing research, you can conduct new studies through surveys, focus groups and other methods of collecting data directly from the market.
    • Some things to consider when analyzing a market include: what media they use; what they do with the leisure time (television shoes, music, websites); how they communicate with one another; what languages they speak, including slang words; what their opinions and knowledge are about the target health issue (such as diabetes in the above example); what their values are; etc.

    In order to avoid stereotypes, you must use research and evidenced-based information to build your analysis. Many times the research of these markets reveals that their beliefs and behavior are much different than could be predicted.

    A complete analysis of the target markets will result in choosing an effective target market and then, an informed development of marketing plan(s).

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    Types of Communication Degrees

    If you’re interested in the world of journalism, social media, radio, TV, newsprint, marketing, public relations, business or social sciences, then a degree in communication may be just the degree you need. Some communication degree programs focus on the theoretical aspects of modern communication, such as current communication research and cultural communication patterns. Other degrees for on the technical aspects of writing and speaking. Understanding which area you would like to focus in is important, since communication degrees can be fairly broad.

    Communication programs are some of the most flexible higher education programs available today, due to what is included under the umbrella of communications. There are many types of degrees in communication and depending on what sort of professional you want to be, many different opportunities.

    The level of education you should seek will depend upon your desired career, as well as which concentration you wish to pursue. Many will get their bachelors in communication, work for a while, and figure out the best career path for them. By doing this, you can avoid potentially wasting money on graduate school when the job you may desire may not require it.

    Levels of Education for Communication Degrees:

    You can get on associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s degree in communication. To know what level of education you should get, you should determine what you hope to do with your communication degree upon graduating. For example, if you’d like to pursue healthcare communication, then an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in communication would be sufficient enough, so you could later get a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a healthcare field of your choice. Additionally, with an understanding of where you want your career to go, you can attain an associates degree and work in an entry-level position while working towards a bachelors degree. This way you have experience when you graduate and likely will be automatically promoted. If employers know you are about to graduate with a bachelors in the near future, they may also promote you early to get you acclimated to the position upon graduation.

    No matter what level of education you hope to pursue, you should look into accredited schools only. The United States Department of Education provides an accurate list of what programs are accredited. You can type a potential school into their search engine to see the school’s qualifications. Almost all of the schools you re probably considering are accredited, but its always a good idea to double check.

    Types of Communication Degree Concentrations:

    There are numerous areas a communications major can specialize in. The most common concentrations offered in communication degrees include:

    • Public Relations and Organizational Communication: This concentration usually includes both the theory of the communication process and hands-on instruction. You’ll receive instruction on developing writing and publication skills necessary for handling outreach and being the face of a company. Public relations is particularly useful in a variety of companies, as there is always a need for outreach and image improvement. Organizational Communication strives to improve not only how the company communicates with other businesses and the media, but internal communication as well.
    • Radio/TV/Broadcasting:

    Typically schools with broadcasting concentrations have either a TV station, radio station, or both. Much of the instruction is hands on and taught through classes such as production, broadcast news, programming, corporate video, ethics, and more. While this is a concentration, it s still best to know what exactly you want to do, be it host a radio show, handle production of a television program, or be a director of a web series or podcast.

  • Journalism: Journalism concentrations are focused more on writing and researching. Some classes within a journalism program may include reporting writing, electronic media, social media, ethical writing and more. Many universities have their own Journalism school with more rigorous entry standards and a comprehensive focus, which is something to consider if you re considering becoming a journalist.
  • Advertising and Marketing: Concentrations in this arena focus more on the business side of communication. They’ll teach you how to best advertise companies, businesses, organization, or products. Just like with journamlism, many universities have their own business department that advertising and marketing as well, so be sure to research where you think the best fit will be.
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    MA – Communication MA – Comm: PR MA – Comm: New Media & Marketing

    Southern New Hampshire University The Southern New Hampshire University is a highly-rated college based in Manchester, New Hampshire, placing it in a city field with a vibrant culture and history. However, you can obtain an MA in Communication Administration or specialize in Public Relations or New Media & Marketing through online classes without having to spend time on campus for completion, cutting down on commuting and living expenses.

    MA – Communication Mgmt

    University of Southern California If an engaging student life, peer-to-peer interaction, and flexibility are appealing to you, then an online degree from the University of Southern California can be an excellent choice. USC is a large school, home to almost 40,000 students, but you can earn your degree online like the Master of Communication Management with no campus time required.

    MBA – Public Relations Grad Cert – Communication & Business Admin Grad Cert – Organizational Communication Grad Cert – Applied Communication Studies

    Liberty University The MBA in Public Relations from Liberty University is a versatile degree that can be completed in two years of study. The program covers communication and leadership issue both within a company and outside the company via public relations. Students will study communication technologies, public speaking, writing, and leadership skills and philosophies.


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    Master of Arts (MA): Communication Arts Degree Overview

    Essential Information

    Students learn a variety of methods to promote communication including media, creative expression and technology. Applicants to M.A. in Communication Arts programs must have earned their bachelor’s degrees. Most programs also ask applicants to submit writing samples and Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores. Programs often require students to develop and research thesis topics, though some programs may offer students the option of pursuing non-thesis tracks. Some of the specializations available include international languages, media literacy or communication science. Students should check with an advisor on school specific specializations.

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    Master of Arts in Communication Arts

    Students commonly engage in coursework that addresses written, visual and oral communication. They focus on different subjects, such as language development or media studies, depending on their concentration areas. Some programs may even offer concentration options in related areas such as communication science, film, rhetoric or cultural studies. Examples of coursework include:

    • Communication research methods
    • Listening and discussion skills
    • Human education
    • Creative expressions
    • Media and culture
    • Interpersonal communications

    Popular Career Options

    Individuals who obtain master’s degrees in communication arts may pursue a variety of careers. As determined by their specializations, they might be prepared for employment in education, research, management or media. Some more specific fields they might work in are:

    • Print advertising
    • Radio broadcasting
    • Political communication
    • College teaching

    Employment Outlook and Salary Info

    Master’s holders who seek work in higher education can expect a 13% growth in employment opportunities from 2014-2024, stated the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In May 2015, postsecondary communications teachers earned a median wage of $63,410.

    Continuing Education Information

    Some individuals may choose to continue their educations by pursuing doctorate degrees in communication arts or a related field. Doctorate programs focus on the specific interests of students while continuing to develop their knowledge of the many subjects within the broad field of communication arts.

    Communication arts is a fairly diverse field that encompasses many aspects of media studies, creative arts and technology. A master’s degree in creative arts can lead to a variety of careers in communications and academia.

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