Tuesday, December 20, 2005

SIP Can Be Involved: MIT Media Lab's Initiative One Laptop per Child (OLPC)

This MIT Media Lab's Laptop Is Not for Sale but for Progress

If we are talking about the Internet and its influence on our every-day life we can not forget one of the pioneers of the human-computer interface's development Nicholas Negroponte.
At the early stage of the Internet-era in 1995 he published his futuristic hit "Being Digital" , and now we celebrate with him the end of this analog decade demonstrating his new endeavor "One Laptop per Child" and the first prototype of this "digital being".

This is, I think, the only working $100 laptop prototype in existance.
Witness the handcrank.
Copyright © 2005 David E.Weekly
Uploaded on Flickr.com November 17, 2005
By dweekly

Just a rhetorical question: how the Society of Internet Professionals can participate in this outstanding social enterprise?


One Laptop per Child
Vol. 5 Num 526
November 19, 2005
The Daily Star: Committed to PEOPLE'S RIGHT TO KNOW

"One Laptop per Child" Vision Almost a Reality
Posted by Lucy Layman at July 02, 2005
The Laptops Weblog: Laptopical - Informative laptop news, portable computer reviews, and opinions about laptops

One laptop per child for the developing world
Posted by Cory Doctorow at November 17, 2005
Boing Boing: A Directory of Wonderful Things

Third World doesn't need the Internet
It's wrong to push the internet into Africa and elsewhere. The people (by that I mean citizens) need Western knowledge ...
Do you agree the internet is not the best way to educate, to democratize or to lift from poverty the mass of people in the developing countries?
... more »
Posted by Sarunas at October 23, 2005
sarunas :: Knowledge technologies for the Third World


Video of Negroponte's talk re the $100 laptop

As doubts about the feasability of Nicholas Negroponte's $100 laptop are being raised, he gives a speech (video) at MIT. from Slashdot.
By Mister Snitch in Mister Snitch!
Saturday, December 31, 2005


Thursday, December 15, 2005

Calendar of SIP's Symposiums 2006

Mark Your Calendar:
With SIP's Upcoming Events for 2006

[V] Volunteers Meeting
[V] Protection from Identity Theft
[V] Internet Security
[V] e-Marketing
[V] SIP's session at the LinuxWorld Show
[V] e-Commerce
[V] SIP's session at the WowGao Mobile Show
[V] e-Publishing
[V] SIP's session at the Infosecurity Canada Show

Please, check SIP's Calendar of Events 2006

In general, symposiums are planned for 2nd Tuesday of every month except July and August.
Executive Committee meetings are held on 1st Tuesday of every month.


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Energized by Bright Pearl

Front Row: Olga Goubar, Anna Rabin, Max Haroon, A.J. Parl, Martina Ernst
Back Row: Jonathan Kean, Bob Skakie, Duke Duyck and Frank Edwards

Energizing by New Ideas

Members and friends of the Society of Internet Professionals had a lovely dinner and a good time at Bright Pearl Seafood Restaurant on December 5.

Our thanks to Laura Tyson for organizing this wonderful event.

It was nice to see some new, some old and some faded faces.

See the photos at: http://www.sipgroup.org/Photogrid/05dec8dinner/

Do not forget to look at photos of the grand event we had on November 21


Credits: Max Haroon

Let Us Network is a network of contacts
which may open necessary doors for you.

And it is just to help you with finding friends
- people from all over the world
who share your interests and your goals.


Wednesday, December 07, 2005

SIP Can Win > Training for [CAN>WIN 2005]

IT Art Training
Can Win IT Training

As you know the SIP's mission is to enhance educational and professional standards for the Internet professionals. This latest news can help IT professionals to participate in future MS training.

Media Advisory: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to join prominent Canadian and international experts in Ottawa for CAN>WIN 05 summit on innovation and economic prosperity
(December 1, 2005)

Welcome to CAN>WIN 2005!
Be a virtual guest of Microsoft and The Conference Board of Canada at CAN>WIN 2005 Summit

CAN>WIN 2005 Conference Overview
The Conference Board of Canada

Latest NEWS:

Ballsy take on technology
Ottawa Sun, Canada - 11 hours ago
... co-presented by the Ottawa Centre for ... Information Technology Association of Canada, Ballmer reminded the ... more positive transformations between 2005 and 2015 ...

Microsoft's Ballmer jumps on productivity bandwagon

Toronto Star, Canada - 12 hours ago
... Meanwhile, to help improve education and life-long learning, Ballmer announced that Microsoft Canada will offer $4.5 million over the next three years to ...

Microsoft to spend $4.5M to fund educational tech training ...
Ottawa Sun, Canada - 21 hours ago
The Canada's Partners in Learning and Unlimited Potential programs fund grants ... workforce and driving economic prosperity," Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said in ...

Advanced education crucial to improved innovation in economy ...

Winnipeg Sun, Canada - 21 hours ago
... Meanwhile, to help improve education and lifelong learning, Ballmer announced that Microsoft Canada will offer $4.5 million over the next three years to ...

Microsoft CEO touts technology
Ottawa Business Journal, Canada - 6 Dec 2005
... That was the message Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer tried to convey Tuesday ... and Innovation (OCRI) and the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC). ...


Microsoft to invest US$1.7B, add 3,000 jobs in India over four years

NEW DELHI (AP) - Microsoft Corp. plans to invest $1.7 billion US in India and add 3,000 jobs in the country over the next four years...

Quick Link:

Get FREE online training for MS OFFICE 2003
Microsoft Office Training Home Page

Friday, December 02, 2005

SIP Welcomes Volunteers

Are you ready to take part in the International Volunteer Day?

SIP Volunteers' Meeting

When: Monday, December 5, 2005
Time: 4:30 pm to 6 pm

Location: Room 305, Metro Hall, 55 John Street, Toronto
Google Maps: Direction
Using TTC: St. Andrews subway station.

Join our volunteers’ meeting of education and networking:

[v] Outcomes of year 2005 - it was such a busy year

[v] Marketing & strategies for future SIP’s events

[v] Planning for year 2006

These meetings are great for building your profile, network with others, and support SIP mandate.

Not a member of SIP? Check out the benefits of joining SIP at:

New members will be provided with a gold plated SIP lapel PIN at this event.

Please email events@sipgroup.org call 416-891-4937

SIP Welcomes Volunteers. Volunteers Promise to Make a Difference.
This post is my humble contribution into the IVD.

5 December - International Volunteer Day
Celebrate IVD – Become a SIP Volunteer

The International Volunteer Day (IVD) campaign website!

Volunteer Canada's site for information on volunteering

About December 5th: IVD and Volunteer Canada
"International Volunteer Day takes place on December 5th each year and is officially recognized by the United Nations as a day on which volunteers around the world are recognized and celebrated for their contributions and dedication.
Volunteer Canada’s goal for the 2005 International Volunteer Day campaign is to collect story leads about inspiring and exceptional volunteers from every part of Canada. Our intention is for this website to become a “hub” for media looking for exciting and unique human interest stories relevant to their geographical area..."

Plan your own IVD event
Here are ideas, examples and tools for planning your own event or activity for the International Volunteer Day. The resources – available in English, French and Spanish – cover a wide range of issues...

Get Involved

Planning Your International Volunteer Day Campaign

Story Template


World Volunteer Web: IVD2005 Blog


Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Party Time: Smell Peking Duck & Sip Green Tea

Holiday Dinner Party

When: Thursday, December 8, 2005
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Bright Pearl Seafood Restaurant
Location: 346 - 348 Spadina Ave., Toronto, ON M5T 2G2
Google Map & Directions

Phone: 416.979.3988
Web: BrightPearlSeafood.com

Fee: $20 per person (incl. taxes/tip and a glass of red/white wine)

Reserve your chair to have a wonderful evening among vital friends of SIP.

Please send your rsvp to Laura Tyson: lauratyson@sympatico.ca

You will have the opportunity to discuss how we can make SIP's future events more successful and how to raise funds for the SIP.

Come prepared to do an elevator pitch of 60 seconds.

It's a party time: smell Peking duck and sip green tea.


Bright Pearl Seafood Restaurant Shines
Posted by: The Jewels of Food

Sweet Toronto Dim Sum
Dim Sum is a gift. I was in Toronto all weekend, and had the chance to get a chowhound recommendation for Bright Pearl Seafood Restaurant 346-348 Spadina Ave. The food was divine, the selection extraordinary. I definitely recommend weekday Dim Sum. Anyone have any favorite dishes? Where is the best...
Posted by: komida

Bright Pearl Seafood Restaurant: Craig Space: Review
...There's a special menu for group diners, with good deals to be had on otherwise out-of-range items. The seafood variety invites sampling, so sharing dishes around the table should be the rule...
Posted by: Craig Space

Not a member of SIP? Check out the benefits of joining SIP at:

New members will be provided with a gold plated SIP lapel PIN at this event.

Please email rsvp@sipgroup.org or call 416-891-4937

Freshblog: Blogger Hacks, Categories for Blogger and other Blog Tips, Tricks & Tools

Recent Posts: Inspiration for Meticulous Blogging Technique

Faster Backlinks
Performancing now Bloghost
Backup your Blog with your Feed
Technorati Help
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Performancing & Del.icio.us: Features?
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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

How to Keep Up To Date with Technology

Keeping up with Technology Developments

by Jim Courtney

* Traditional: Trade Press, Business Press, TV, conferences, seminars

* Internet: email subscriptions, websites (business, financial, news services, etc.), webinars, newsgroups

* Problem for independent consultants and small businesses

[v] building a more personal conversation across an industry segment and/or you business chain of suppliers and customers.

[v] maintaining a degree of informality

* Solution: Blogs

[v] authored by individuals or small groups

[v] provide ongoing commentary on current issues

[v] announce new products and services in a more informal environment

Come and listen how you can keep up with technology!

The SIP's Annual Forum: Nov 21, 2005>>>

Challenge stories: get advice from your peers and experts in the audience for challenges facing your business, life or career.

Jim Courtney: Profile

Over the past 33 years Jim Courtney has held general management and sales and marketing management positions with high technology companies addressing business, government, healthcare and academic markets.
Ten years ago, while a business development manager with Quarterdeck Corporation, he had his first exposure to VoIP through Quarterdeck's development of a pioneering VoIP software application, WebTalk, that worked on 100MHz Pentium PC?s with 28.8kbps modems.
In early 1996 he participated in an analyst presentation in London, England from his Mississauga, Ontario office demonstrating Quarterdeck's VoIP and web conferencing software and has continued to hold an interest in the evolution of VoIP and web conferencing as a communications tool.
For the past nine years he has been a business development and business plan consultant to start-ups and emerging companies providing solutions in healthcare, communications and Internet infrastructure markets.

He occasionally blogs at http://dicx.blogspot.com.

Musings of an Internet Marketing Consultant
Jim Courtney's Blog

ecademy Microsoft Profile: Jim Courtney
TechTransform About Jim Courtney


Monday, November 21, 2005

How You Can Protect Your PC Safely and Securely

How to Keep Your Internet Computer Alive & Healthy

by Duke Duyck

* Computer failure has been with us as long as we have had computers
* Crashing may be caused by many reasons: software corruption, lightning, hardware failure, viruses, hacking
* Our PC has an 80 GB drive with 700,000 files on it.
* We can not afford to lose:
[v]Our files
[v]Our financial data
[v]Our customer data
[v]Our contact data
* Even reprogramming a modern PC can take a couple of weeks - time we cannot afford either
* The answer is always the same: BACK-UP
[v] But How?
[v]What are the best methods for back-up?

Come and listen how you can protect your PC safely and securely!

The SIP's Annual Forum: Nov 21, 2005>>>

Challenge stories: get advice from your peers and experts in the audience for challenges facing your business, life or career.

Duke's Home Page

Duke Duyck: The SIP's Annual Forum:
December 17, 2001
Photo Credit: SIP>>>


Online Backup Services Come of Age
The capabilities of online backup services have evolved dramatically in the past few years. We look at five services that can help keep your data safe.
Jon L. Jacobi, special to PC World
Thursday, July 28, 2005


Friday, November 18, 2005

Wise Advice How to Drive Traffic to Blog

16 Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Blog

By Denise Wakeman and Patsi Krakoff

There are wise advices how to drive traffic to a blog.

Fri, Nov 18 Morning Featured Article
by tecHead

You've got your blog set up and you've started posting pithy, useful information that your niche market would ... >>>

Denise Wakeman of Next Level Partnership, and Patsi Krakoff of Customized Newsletter Services, have teamed up to create blogging classes and marketing services for independent professionals.
Read and subscribe to their blogs at

Next Level Biz Tips
Coach Ezines Blog
http://www.coachezines.com and
Biz Book Nuggets


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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Business Card:: Max Haroon, President SIP

Max Haroon, AIP
President of the Society of Internet Professionals

7321 Victoria Park Ave., Suite 301
Markham, ON Canada L3R 9Z8

tel: (416) 891-4937
fax: (905) 940-4739

e-mail: founder@sipgroup.org
web: www.sipgroup.org

SIP is representing the interest of Internet Professionals:

[v] Certification
[v] Accreditation
[v] Symposiums
[v] Workshops
[v] Online University
[v] Members Directory

Monday, November 14, 2005

Evening of Sharing, Discovering and Networking

Annual SIP's Members Forum

Exchange Your Challenge Stories & Learn about IP Telephony

When: Monday, November 21, 2005
Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Estonian House
Location: 958 Broadview Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 2R6

Google Maps:: Estonian House
Download Map
Using TTC: Broadview subway station.
Take any bus north and it's just 2 stops from the subway or an energetic walk!
Free Parking

Registration: $10 (refreshments and snacks provided)

Net proceeds of the Registration fees
will be donated
to a Kashmir earthquake fund.

Network, Exchange Your Challenge Stories & Learn about IP Telephony

Part 1:
Networking and Mingling: Exchange your business cards with your peers.
Meet representatives of some not-for-profits, trade shows, SIP volunteers and sponsors.

Part 2:

Sharing: Challenge stories and get advice from your peers and experts in the audience for challenges facing your business, life or career.
We are hoping it will be an interactive and fun session.
If you are interested to share your stories then please send us the outline, we will select three brave souls.

Part 3:
Presentation: IP Telephony – convergence of voice, data and video over the Internet
Speaker: Amir Hameed, IP Telephony Practice Leader, Avaya

Event Sponsor: www.avaya.ca

www.avaya.ca is a global leader in communication, network and IP telephony systems.
More than 90% of the companies in the FORTUNE 500, and the U.S.
government rely on Avaya.

SIP would like to hear from you, if you wish to have a table at this unique event to promote your products
and services.

Please email rsvp@sipgroup.org or call 905-508-1198.

Limited number of “VOIP for Dummies” special edition books will be raffled to pre-registered attendees.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Welcome to the Society of Internet Professionals' Blog

The Society of Internet Professionals™ (SIP) is an international not-for-profit organization.

SIP's Objectives::

[v] Standardize professional accreditation and certification
[v] Provide a forum for Internet business and career opportunities
[v] Form a network of talented professionals intent on collective success

SIP's Mission::

[v] enhance educational and professional standards for the Internet professionals

As such, SIP has created the Accredited Internet Professional (AIP) designation.

Practicing Internet professionals are invited to apply for AIP designation under various streams.

Membership in SIP is equally open to all non-internet professionals.

For more information visit http://www.sipgroup.org


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