Friday, September 28, 2007

IBM Lotus Symphony - Free software suite

From IBM Releases Office Desktop Software at No Charge to Foster Collaboration and Innovation

NEW YORK, September 18, 2007 - IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced IBM Lotus Symphony, a suite of free software tools for creating and sharing documents, spreadsheets and presentations.

Beginning today at , business, academic, governmental and consumer users alike can download this enterprise-grade office software, which is the same tool inside some of IBM's most popular collaboration products, such as the recently released Lotus Notes 8. In addition, these tools can be used to seamlessly extend a business process or custom application to create dynamic composite applications.

There are three core applications that make up the Lotus Symphony tools: Lotus Symphony Documents, Lotus Symphony Spreadsheets and Lotus Symphony Presentations. These intuitive software tools, which support Windows and Linux desktops, are designed to handle the majority of office productivity tasks that workers typically perform. Lotus Symphony supports multiple file formats including Microsoft Office and Open Document Format (ODF), and also can output content in PDF format.

Saturday, September 1, 2007


Two position announcements for you -

1) Coordinator of Learning Technology, Cowley College (SSEC - Wichita)


2) Learning Consultant, LSI Corporation (within Global Education Services) - Wichita, KS


1) Coordinator of Learning Technology, Cowley College (SSEC - Wichita):

This position requires a Bachelor degree, with a Master's degree in Instructional Technology or Design, or a Master's in another subject plus experience in Instructional Design for LMS preferred. It also requires two years of professional experience working with hands-on online course development, including teaching or support; professional experience developing and delivering face-to-face and online training materials; knowledge of current technologies; instructional technologies; online LMS systems; various microcomputer software packages (including information processing, database management, spreadsheet analysis and graphics); instructional design techniques and procedures; be able to develop instructional materials; be able to diagnose microcomputer and other technology and software programs; be able interpret user and owner manuals in layperson's terms; be able to identify advantages and limitations of using various technologies for instructional and other purposes; be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing; and establish cooperative working relationships with persons contacted in the course of performing assigned duties.

For more information, please contact Janice Neagle at 620/441-5214 or or Julie Rorabaugh at 316-554-2776 or

2) Learning Consultant, LSI Corporation (within Global Education Services) - Wichita, KS

Define and assign resources and lead project team to implement training in support of global education services objectives. Requires a solid understanding of the OEM partners and their resellers. Assist content developers in creation of course objectives, identifying resources and developing final materials. Serve as single point of contact for classroom and web-based courses and moderate and facilitate webcast sessions and classroom sessions based on partners and/or project assignments. Develop advertising and promotional programs related to training. Prepare evaluation reports, analyze data, and implement improvements. Edit the Learning Management System as required.

Responsible for coordinating, facilitating, scheduling and marketing the sales training program to meet the needs of LSI Sales Force, Partner sales, OEM sales, and marketing personnel. Required to work with Marketing and Sales teams to remain current on LSI products and technology. Will travel as required to execute training on special projects and attend meetings.