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IT - Email
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Mozilla Thunderbird 102 Released With New Address Book, Import/Export Wizard
The Mozilla Thunderbird open-source, cross-platform, and free email and calendaring client has been updated today to version 102, a major release that adds many new features and enhancements.
After the big announcement earlier this month that Mozilla Thunderbird is coming to Android devices, the project released today Mozilla Thunderbird 102 as the first major new series of the popular email client almost a year after the release of Mozilla Thunderbird 91.

Highlights of Mozilla Thunderbird 102 include a new address book that supports importing of contacts in the vCard format, refreshes the design of the contact cards with new contact entries, and makes it a lot easier to navigate and interact with your contacts.

9to5linux, June 28th, 2022
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What's New In Mozilla Thunderbird 102
Mozilla Thunderbird is having a resurgence right now, armed with an expanded team of developers and a plan to take over the email world (including Android).
The first of several planned updates, Thunderbird 102, is about to start rolling out.

Thunderbird 102 isn't the complete overhaul that some fans might be waiting for - the 'completely modernized UI' is scheduled for Thunderbird 114 next year. However, this update is a step in the right direction, with a few design tweaks and new features.

The most important change this time around is the updated address book, which now has a cleaner design and more field options. It's still interoperable with the vCard format, so importing and exporting your contacts from other applications is easy. Just like before, it will also show contacts from any synchronized accounts, like Gmail.

How-To Geek, June 28th, 2022
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IT - Marketing
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10 Essential Data-Driven B2B Email Marketing Strategies
Big data is the key to successful email marketing campaigns, so it must be used effectively.
Big data technology is leading to a lot of changes in the field of marketing. A growing number of marketers are exploring the benefits of big data as they strive to improve their branding and outreach strategies.

Email marketing is one of the disciplines that has been heavily touched by big data. If you want to make the most of your big data strategy, you should keep reading to learn how to incorporate data into email marketing.

SmartDataCollective, June 29th, 2022
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Marketing Trends In 2022: How Does It Look Like?
An effective marketing tactic has been utilized in order to make an effective promotion of platforms, come up with ads that evaluate specific audiences or demographics with keywords and hashtags on social network websites with retargeting campaigns.
In general, marketing in 2022 will be a subject matter for those business owners who usually take risks, invest in their brand, follow customers' interactions online more closely and attentively than ever before, or spot setbacks, as competition continues to change at an unprecedented pace.

From this point of view, we recommend you to contact the lead generation agency and get a consultation in terms of how to choose a suitable marketing model. Effective marketing always requires both deep thinking and quick results, so effective storytelling will be even more significant to an organization's success than ever before.

TechZone360, June 28th, 2022
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IT - Sales
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5 Proven Ways To Boost Sales Productivity Through Technology Powerplay
With the ever-changing business landscape, sales productivity is the constant goal that eludes organization
Most organizations fail to keep up with dynamic customer and market needs and lose out on opportunities. The advent of technology and advanced analytics can enable the sales team to boost productivity multifold.

The sales teams deploying new-age methods to boost sales are not able to hit the targets, affecting their sales managers and their companies. There are several tools and tactics that can help organizations drive sales productivity. Below are a few methods that are proven to increase productivity...

CXOtoday.com, June 27th, 2022
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Reform Or Perish: Sales Cycles Can No Longer Function With Poorly Targeted Outreach
Sales intelligence tools are influencing B2B sales cycles with an unmatched effectiveness.
Yet, a very high percentage of B2B salespeople wondered why they don't get enough assistance from these sales tools in the beginning of every sales cycle.

How would you react if you were told that one-fifth of the monthly outreach calls would never materialize into a sale despite using best sales technologies?

According to a latest research on B2B Sales outreach data, sales team waste more than 45 hours every month on such outreach calls. That's close to 2500 hours in a year! This drain in sales is happening despite B2B sales teams having access to best of sales intelligence and sales planning tools. Lusha found almost 50% of B2B sales professionals believe wrongly targeted sales outreach.

AiTHORITY, June 27th, 2022
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SF IT vBeers Broward
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vBeers South Florida (July 13th) Funky Buddha
vBeers meetups are informal networking events for South Florida Tech professionals.

In-person, after work vBeers have resumed! Hang out with IT colleagues after work! Please share this message!

Schedule

  • 2nd Wed - Funky Buddha, Oakland Park
  • 3rd Wed - Biergarten Boca, Boca Raton

Hosted by John J. McLaughlin, Board Member, South Florida Tech Hub

Wednesday, July 13th, 2022: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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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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