February 2015: IT Networking Tips for Building Business Relationships

In a recent CIO Panel discussion hosted by Women in Technology International (WITI) Houston Chapter, a hot topic was centered around how to stay relevant at any level in your technology career. Each CIO panelist made the recommendation to maintain your networking calendar, with one  recommending at least two association events per week!

So how do you know which techniques and events have the best return on your invested time? Below are three articles to help steer you in the right direction.

How to Network: 12 Tips for Shy People

Networking is the key to success in business, says Keith Ferrazzi, business coach and author of Never Eat Alone, a book about the power of relationship building and networking. It helps you find jobs, recruit talent, win new customers and discover investors who’ll support your ideas. Read full article

6 Ways to Shine at a Face-to-Face Networking Event

Meeting connections in person can help you quickly build business relationships. Make sure you’re ready for the challenge with these 6 networking tips. Read full article

Building the right relationships — networking — is critical in business. 

It may be an overstatement to say that relationships are everything, but not a huge one. The people we spend time with largely determine the opportunities that are available to us. Read full article


Security Corner:

With an estimated total economic loss of cyber-attacks as high as $100 billion a year, a key Senate panel took the first step Wednesday toward crafting legislation to give businesses greater incentives to share information about cyber threats with the federal government.Read full article



Upcoming Events:

Women in Technology International (WITI) Houston  Sponsored by Whitaker IT

CIO Panel Discussion – “Security: What are the Essential Elements in Protecting a Corporation?” February 4th. More information/event website

HDNUG Sponsored by Whitaker IT

Houston Dot Net Users Group monthly meeting to be held March 12th. More information/event website

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