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IT - Email
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What Is A DKIM Signature?
Back in 2020, there was a roaring rise of email as the preferred method of communication worldwide.
The pandemic switched logistics to the digital arena, and although things are returning to normal, email's practicality has stuck with many companies. That's why it makes sense for the cybersecurity industry to focus its efforts on making email communications more secure.

DMARC has become the perfect way to authenticate email domains, but this protocol doesn't work without a DKIM signature. If you don't know about the benefits of DKIM or how it works, you can learn more in our other post...

Security Boulevard, September 29th, 2022
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Your Guide To The Latest Email Fraud And Identity Deception Trends
There's a high chance that you or someone you know has been impacted by email fraud or identity theft.
At the very least, you've likely received a variety of spam emails and text messages asking to provide a payment or confirm your identity.

The good news is that cybersecurity protection is constantly evolving and improving, with cybersecurity education programs preparing skilled professionals to enter the front lines against cybercrime. The less-than-good news: as cybersecurity protection evolves, so do the attack methods used to steal your personal information. Companies and organizations are often doing their best to protect customers and employees, but the threat is very real.

Security Boulevard, September 27th, 2022
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Assessing Your Marketing Technology Stack
According to Scott Brinker's most recent Marketing Technology Landscape, there are 9932 (and counting) solutions in the marketing technology space
Needless to say, it's easy to get excited about all the new tools available, be distracted by the newest shiny object in marketing technology, or think a new tool will automatically solve a marketing problem.

But most of the time that strategy (or lack thereof) won't work.

Our motto is always strategy first, technology second. We believe that technology needs to support your marketing strategy, not be your marketing strategy. So how do you avoid getting distracted by those 9932 tools out there and instead, get started assessing what you have and what you need to support your objectives?

Heinz Marketing, September 29th, 2022
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IT - Sales
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6 Sales Prospecting Strategies For SDRs In Tech
Only 48% of sales development representatives (SDRs) consistently meet their sales prospecting quota of bringing in and qualifying a set number of sales-qualified leads.
This can be a combination of poor training, lack of resources, unclear instructions, or poor quota management.

When they fall behind on their quota, your sales team will fall behind with closing deals. In addition, you risk losing quality leads as the longer you wait to reach out to new leads, the less likely the lead will respond to you. The average B2B sales team takes 42 hours to follow up with a new lead. However, 38% of those leads never respond.

Learn how to speed up your SDR prospecting with more effective strategies to help your SDRs meet their quotas so you can qualify more leads.

ActualTech, September 27th, 2022
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7 Key Elements Of A High-Converting Sales Funnel
Building a sales funnel that aligns with your business goals is essential. Each funnel stage defines your steps to turn prospective buyers into customers, even if they've never heard of your business before.
I'm the head of Product at Datanyze, specializing in sourcing up-to-date prospect contact info to keep your pipeline flowing and sales funnel fresh. In this article, I'll walk you through: What a sales funnel is, The elements of a high-performing sales funnel, And finally, strategies to create sales funnels that get results.

  • What a sales funnel is,
  • The elements of a high-performing sales funnel, And finally, strategies to create sales funnels that get results.

What is a sales funnel?

Sales Hacker, September 30th, 2022
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How To Build A Remote, International Sales Team
If you're new to hiring a sales team internationally, the challenges can be overwhelming.
How to choose a country? How should we train remote, international sellers? Will they be prepared for the role? These are some of the many questions I've answered in my decade-long career, and ultimately led me to co-found Strider, an online hiring platform for pre-vetted talent in South America.

In this article, I'll help you tackle the challenges of hiring an international sales team - including four steps to define your strategy, and advantages and disadvantages you can expect along the way.

Sales Hacker, September 29th, 2022
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Sponsor - SIM
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Society for Information Management (SIM) - South Florida Chapter
Joining SIM connects you with top IT leaders in the industry, including: CIOs, senior IT executives, prominent academicians, consultants, and other top IT professionals
The Chapter strives to strengthen professional communications among members who direct the application of information technology in private and public organizations. Chapter activities include:

  • Meeting to share innovative ideas and real-world experiences which address enterprise information needs. We have excellent speakers from our membership and bring in industry executives or subject matter experts from many sources.
  • Providing presentations by leading national information-management professionals and executives who benefit from management-information systems.
  • Challenging our comfort levels by exchanging ideas with peers and business counterparts.
  • Being a resource for each other, and personal networking.

SIM South Florida Membership Dues

Practitioners

  • For-profit organization: $250/year
  • Not-for-profit, educational or Government organization: $150/year

Non-Practitioner

  • For-profit organization: $500/year
  • Not-for-profit, educational or Government organization: $250/year

Joint membership with Tech Hub South Florida (SFTH)

  • Joint membership with Tech Hub South Florida
  • Joint membership for a Practitioner from a Not-for-profit, educational or Government organization: $215/year

The geographical scope of the South Florida Chapter is Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County. Subscribe to receive emails from the chapter to get notified of all relevant events in the area. If you are already subscribed, you will be sent a link to update your preferences.

Connects the Area's Premier IT leaders - for Business Solution Exchange, Professional Development, and Timely Education
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Sponsor - ISACA
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ISACA South Florida Chapter
A diverse group of innovative thought leaders partnering with the community to serve as the first choice for professional development and a global role model for ISACA Chapters by 2024
SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM

  • ISACA South Florida Chapter outreach to more than 1,000 professionals, and partner organizations which represent a range of Corporate IT Audit, IT Compliance, IT Governance & IT Security responsibilities in a cross section of industries and business sizes
  • Extensive networking opportunities, face-to-face contact and one-on-one meetings
  • Display of your latest products and services to all attendees
  • Traffic flow throughout the exhibition area
  • Display of your logo and link to your home page on our ISACA South Florida Chapter web site

Find out more! Contact us at president@isacasfl.org

Corporate IT Audit, IT Compliance, IT Governance & IT Security Professionals
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Sponsor - ISSA
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South Florida Chapter of the ISSA
The ISSA South Florida Chapter (SFISSA) is a not-for-profit organization of information security professionals and practitioners
ISSA provides educational forums and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill and professional growth of its members. Members include practitioners at all levels of the security field in a broad range of industries, such as communications, education, healthcare, manufacturing, financial and government. SFISSA is an excellent vehicle for those who need to acquire CPE credits for certification needs. We need your support, so we hope that you will consider becoming a sponsor to support our chapter.

Sponsorship Options: Chapter sponsorship

Platinum sponsors $1,500/meeting benefits include:

  • Non-marketing presentation at one SFISSA meeting (including attendee/sign-in list)
  • Higher priority in speaker selection for SFISSA Annual Conference
  • Logo signage displayed at meetings*
  • Logo, name and company URL on SFISSA website for event
  • Materials distributed at SFISSA meetings*
  • 5 minute presentation at 1 SFISSA meetings per year

Program sponsors $1,000/meeting benefits include:

  • Non-marketing presentation at one SFISSA meeting
  • Logo signage displayed at meetings*
  • Logo, name and company URL on SFISSA website for event
  • Materials distributed at SFISSA meetings*
  • 5 minute presentation at 1 SFISSA meetings per year

Conference sponsorship opportunities coming soon.

Not-for-profit Organization of Information Security Professionals and Practitioners
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Sponsor - Refresh Miami
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Refresh Miami: Educate, Inspire, Connect and Grow South Florida's Tech and Startup Ecosystem
Be front and center at all our monthly speaker events, get training on the latest technologies, break bread with our distinguished speakers, and find qualified candidates via our sponsored job listings
Be front and center at all our monthly speaker events, get training on the latest technologies, break bread with our distinguished speakers, and find qualified candidates via our sponsored job listings.

Refresh Corporate: $2000/Year

  • Guaranteed ticket to all speaker events
  • Complimentary ticket to three (3) Refresh Miami workshops ($150 value!)
  • 40% discount on all other Refresh Miami workshops ($160 value!)
  • Preferred Access to VIP/Speaker Dinners
  • Discounts on Community Events
  • Partner Discounts
  • Refresh Miami T-Shirt
  • Ability to post relevant events to Community Calendar
  • Ability to post jobs to Refresh Job Board
  • Ability to post business to Refresh Miami Tech Map

$2000/Year

Join today and experience some great benefits, like guaranteed tickets to all Refresh Miami speaker events, access to VIP / Speaker dinners, discounts on Refresh Miami workshops and more!
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Sponsor - Palm Beach Tech
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South Florida Tech Hub (SFTH)
Check our Membership options and help build the South Florida into a Tech Hub!
SFTH Memberships are based on Exposure, Talent, & Business

  • STARTUP and nonprofit - $1,000/year
  • Ambassador - $2,500/year
  • Premier - $5,000/year
  • Executive - $10,000/year

Individual membership is just $100 per year.

In partnership with SIM South Florida, SFTH is happy to offer a special rate on a joint membership for $295/year.

You will get access to SIM's local and national leadership content and opportunities, plus South Florida Tech Hub's tech and startup content. You must be an IT leader to qualify for this membership (i.e. no sales or recruiters)

South Florida Tech Hub is a 501(c)6 nonprofit Building South Florida's Tech Hub

A Nonprofit Membership Association Building South Florida into a Tech Hub
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Sponsor - SFHIMA
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South Florida Health Information Management Association (SFHIMA)
We are the SMEs in health information! So whether you are a student, a recent graduate, seasoned professional or profession partner, your local chapter is here for you.
South Florida Health Information Management Association.

The theme from FHIMA for this year is 'Smooth Sailing Ahead'.

SFHIMA is ready to set sail with more great informational sessions, networking and continuing education opportunities. Sessions this year will be offered in person and via remote web connections.

Create and Encourage an Environment Conducive to Promoting HIM Practices and Emerging HIM Occupations
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Sponsor - PMI
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PMI: Advance the PM Profession Through the Promotion of Certification Training
To be a conduit of innovation, networking and support for the next evolution of Project Managers through strategic focus, customer centricity and operation agility
Mission

  • Advance the PM profession through the promotion of PMI certification training and project excellence acknowledgement.

  • Provide members and volunteers with networking, leadership roles and superior development and education events and activities,

  • Ensure alignment with PMIs talent triangle, compliance with PMIs core values and contribution to the improvement of the PM body of knowledge.

We are only one of over 270 Chapters serving Project Management Institute (PMI) members and communities in more than 70 countries around the world. These local communities help spread awareness of the profession and PMI by reaching out to local governments and organizations, hosting events or seminars for local practitioners and providing opportunities to learn, network and earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) toward maintaining credentials.

PMI South Florida Chapter
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Sponsor - IIBA
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IIBA: Premier World-Wide Professional Association for Business Analysts
We are the local representative of the International Institution of Business Analysis (IIBA), the premier world-wide professional association for business analyst
Sponsorships are available.

The objectives of the Chapter are to:

  • Promote and advance the profession of Business Analysis
  • Provide opportunities to our members to gain knowledge and network with experienced professionals across various industries and government agencies
  • Provide access for members to a formal "knowledge base" as well as forums for sharing expertise, expressing professional opinions and building a reputation within the industry
  • Provide pathways to learn about business analysis best practices
  • Create corporate support for the IIBA within the local market by superior marketing/awareness programs that demonstrate the value of business analysis and the IIBA
  • Liaise with industry and association partners to increase awareness and benefit of IIBA Chapter members
  • Encourage and provide opportunities for our members to become Business Analysis certified professionals

As our events calendar and past events reflect, we have a mix of day time symposiums for professional development, after work meetings focused on a topic of particular concern to business analysts, and online meetings and webinars to develop your technical skills and analytical competencies, as well as one to two premiere dinner events per year with at least one distinguished guest speaker.

International Institution of Business Analysis (IIBA)
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