GTC Southwest 2008
January 28– 31, Austin, Texas
This event for government technology professionals provides business and technical
training and features keynotes by New York
Times technology writer David Pogue and
former con man Frank Abagnale.
CIO Academy 2008
February 26– 27, Sacramento, California
This invitation-only event provides
California state and local government CIOs
with a chance to sharpen their business
skills and network with other professionals.
Quest ANZ 2008 Conference &
March 12– 14, 2008, Sydney, Australia
Anyone who works with Oracle’s JD
Edwards World, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne,
or PeopleSoft Enterprise software will get
something out of this intensive three-day
event, including networking opportunities
and one-on-ones with Oracle professionals.
COLLABORATE 08: Technology and
Applications Forum for the Oracle
April 13– 17, Denver, Colorado
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and user-driven training from the three host
Oracle user groups for Oracle E-Business
Suite, JD Edwards, Oracle Retail,
PeopleSoft, Siebel, Oracle Communications,
MetaSolv, Hyperion, and the rest of the
growing family of Oracle Applications.
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pedometer and start putting one foot in front of the
other for some economies of scale—and yes, we
mean pounds. “Taking a flight of stairs or a brisk
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gaining and maintaining,” says Dr. Ruth Hoddinott, a
family practice physician in the San Francisco Bay
Area. “If you set some reasonable distance goals in
conjunction with, for instance, adding 1 percent milk
instead of whole milk to your cereal, you can really help yourself by preventing long-term weight gain.”
After some simple experimentation, we found that with approximately
one hour of brisk walking on mostly even terrain, we could cover up to
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reap some impressive benefits. According to the America on the Move
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A few simple, ordinary activities can quickly add
up. Circle the house while talking on the phone,
refill your beverage by walking to the break station
farthest from your desk, or take the stairs instead
of the elevator. See www.americaonthemove.org for
more tips on walking it off.
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painlessly simple while offering plenty of extras
for power users who want to do even more than
use their computer to make calls.
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itself. Plug the standard USB thumb drive into your PC, and slip on the
included headset, which connects to your computer’s standard audio
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software is ready to run, right off the drive. A simple telephone interface makes dialing and accepting incoming calls a breeze.
You have two basic options when it comes to a cell phone plan: pay for
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a month for a global plan that also includes several hundred international
destinations but not the entire world) or pay only for the calls you make,
on a per-minute basis. The quality for domestic calls is just fine (although
some callees reported a slight echo), and using voice mail is especially
speedy and simple. Find out more at www.voicestick.com.