Adjunct Instructor Music

first_imgKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities Special Instructions to ApplicantsOpen to all applicants. Hiring RangeCommensurate with experience. Hours of WorkTBA Teach applied lessons on an instrument or teach voice to majors andminors as required. Teach General Music and aesthetic courses tothe general university undergraduate population. N/A Grant TitleN/A Teach course(s) as contracted and/or teach Applied Instrumental orVoice Courses as contracted. Working/Environmental Conditions Official TSU TitleAdjunct Instructor Music Job Description Summary / TWC Summary It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a workenvironment that is free from discrimination for all personsregardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin,individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protectedveteran status in its programs, activities, admissions oremployment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictlyobserved in all University employment-related activities such asadvertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employmenttraining, compensation, promotion, termination, and employmentbenefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment anddiscrimination in employment based on race, color, religion,gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin,individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protectedveteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance withthe provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws,including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil RightsAct.Manual of Administrative Policies andProcedures Vary Open Until Filled (overrides close field)Yes Close Date Required Licensing/Certification Position Details Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResumeCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationOfficial TranscriptsOptional DocumentsTeaching PhilosophyOther DocumentReference Letter 1Reference Letter 2Reference Letter 3 Essential Duties Summarycenter_img Posting Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Position End Date (if temporary) Successful candidate will demonstrate stable and successfulemployment history. Professional performance experience is expectedand teaching on the post-secondary level is preferred. Posting NumberTSU202226 N/A Desired start date Posting Details Education Security Sensitive Position?Yes * Do you have teaching experience on the post-secondary level?YesNo % FTE UA EEO Statement * Do you have professional performance experience?YesNo Master of Music degree or equivalent in the applied area from anaccredited college/university. Work Experience * Do you have a Master of Music degree or equivalent in theapplied area from an accredited college/university?YesNo N/Alast_img read more

Community Outreach Specialist

first_img Patient and Community Outreach Specialist You need to sign in or create an account to save You need to sign in or create an account to save Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) LinkedIn Maryland, United States Sr. Community Outreach Specialist Share Maryland, United States You need to sign in or create an account to save Salary Not Specified The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more: legal information Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Save Community Outreach Specialist Johns HopkinsBayview Facebook The Department of Pediatricsis seeking aBilingual Community OutreachSpecialist. The Spanish LanguageCOVID-19 Navigator will work in multidisciplinary team within theCenter for Health and Opportunities for Latinos (Centro SOL) toaddress vaccination perceptions in the Latino community. TheNavigator will facilitate communication with Spanish speakingpatients, and other study participants and support enrollment andretention of participants in the project. Role will also involvesupport of research teams with engagement of outpatient andin-patient research recruitmentSpecific Duties andResponsibilities:Recruit participants forenrollment into the project.Conduct community outreachand engagement and engage with partner organizations andorganizations that regularly interact with people who use drugsabout the project.Identify field sites forconducting interviews and observations, and explore sites andsettings for potential future programs andservices.Completion of observationnotes and memos using a structured form.Document all work activitiesin accordance with project guidelines.Support research interviewertasks as needed.Ability to make multiplephone calls to ensure Spanish language participants can be part ofthe project.Will collaborate with teamleadership, faculty and study teams from varying schools withinJohns Hopkins University, to support individuals with LimitedEnglish proficiency (LEP) enrollment and retention ofparticipantsWill help develop Spanishlanguage recruitment materials.Provide support foractivities to educate and raise awareness of research andimportance of diverse population engagement.Will help create socialmedia engagement to promote.Will support researchenrollment of Spanish speaking participants into various clinicaltrials inpatient and outpatient.Other duties asassigned.MinimumQualifications:High School Diploma/GED. Twoyears of related experience required.Additional education maysubstitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by theJHU equivalency formula.JHU Equivalency Formula:30 undergraduate degree credits(semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute forone year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, upto two years of non-related college course work may be appliedtowards the total minimum experience required for the respectivejob.PreferredQualifications: Five years relatedexperience. Previous experience workingwith immigrant communities, group facilitation, and/or communitystakeholders including front line workers, service providers,program planners, and decision makers desired.Fluency in spoken andwritten Spanish is strongly preferredAdditional Knowledge,Skills, and Abilities:Ability to interactsensitively, effectively, and professionally with individuals fromdiverse cultural, socioeconomic, and educationalbackground.Detailoriented.Excellent organizationalskills, flexibility, and the ability to get things done asscheduling can be challenging.Ability to manage multipletasks.Must be compassionate andsensitive to diverse situations, results-oriented, a self-starterand capable of making appropriate decisions.Ability to workcollaboratively with a team.Must be able to enter dataon a computer.Work requires excellentinterpersonal and communication skills to effectively deal with adiverse patient population.Technical Qualifications orSpecialized Certifications: Candidates must successfullypass the required JHM approved designated language assessment priorto job offer. New employees must complete all required trainingwithin 30 days of hire.PhysicalRequirements:Sitting, standing andwalking for extended period. Reaching by extending hand(s) orarm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulateobjects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s).Ability to move standard equipment through a hospital or clinicalenvironment.ClassifiedTitle:Community Outreach Specialist​​​​​Working Title: BilingualCommunity OutreachSpecialistRole/Level/Range:ACRO40/E/02/CCStarting Salary Range:$14.14 – $19.44/Hour;Commensurate with experienceEmployee Group:Full TimeSchedule:Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pmExempt Status: Non-ExemptLocation:Johns Hopkins BayviewDepartment Name: SOM Pediatrics, Bayview PediatricUnitPersonnelArea:Johns Hopkins UniversityThe successfulcandidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employmentbackground check.If you are interested inapplying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University andrequire special assistance or accommodation during any part of thepre-employment process, please contact the HR Business ServicesOffice [email protected] For TTY users, call via MarylandRelay or dial 711.The followingadditional provisions may apply depending on which campus you willwork. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“theflu”) season, as a condition of employment, The Johns HopkinsInstitutions require all employees who provide ongoing services topatients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have anannual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical orreligious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result intermination of employment.The pre-employmentphysical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, workingwith research subjects, or involving community contact requiresdocumentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles),Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B anddocumentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria,pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of havingtwo (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibodystatus to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests forimmunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in thepre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provideresults of blood tests or immunization documentation from their ownhealth care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseaseswill be given at no cost in our Occupational Healthoffice.Equal OpportunityEmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is theLawLearn more: Similar jobs Twitter Save Patient and Community Outreach Specialist Save Sr. Community Outreach Specialist Johns Hopkins University Community Outreach Specialist Research Administration Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Johns Hopkins University Salary Not Specified Salary Not Specified More searches like this Johns Hopkins University Maryland, United States Academic Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimorelast_img read more

Arsenal to appeal FA sanctions

first_imgGhana Premier League side Berekum Arsenals say they will appeal the six match ban and a fine of GHc5000 handed them by the Disciplinary Committee of the Ghana Football Association for misconduct, during their Glo Premier League fixture at home to Asante Kotoko on May 12 at the Golden City Park.The Berekum-based side received the ban after video evidence proved their supporters were guilty of violence and lawlessness, during their week 26 fixture which saw them losing 3-0 to the Porcupine Warriors. Aside the ban and fine, Arsenals also have to deal with the painful thought of slipping into relegation at the end of the 2012/2013 league season.Mohammed Salifu, spokesperson of the Ghanaian soccer gunners told JOY Sports “we still have a couple of days to decide what to do next if we want to appeal against the sanctions.For now our survival chances are quite open after winning our last game against Wa All Stars.So that has kept us busy and more focused than this problem that has come up. So we will deal with our survival first then think of appealing the ban. What happened doesn’t warrant a ban of six matches and a GHc5000 fine, it is very harsh so we will appeal.”last_img read more

Mopane worms to alleviate hunger

first_imgRay Maota Dried mopane worms are sold at a market. (Image: Mira Terra Images) The Kruger National Park is home to  theblack rhino, which is distinguished fromthe white rhino by its pointy upper lip. (Image: MEDIA CONTACTS • William Mabasa Head of Public Relations and Communications +27 13 735 4363 RELATED ARTICLES • Going wild over indigenous silk • Kruger Park marks 110 years • Black rhinos return to Serengeti • Wildlife poachers to be taken downThe Kruger National Park is allowing locals in the area to harvest mopane worms during the festive season as part of a poverty and hunger alleviation pilot project. Mopane worms are a local delicacy in the northern region of South Africa.The locals of the Nxanatseni region of the park between Punda Maria and Phalaborwa in Limpopo have been given permits to harvest the worms between 15 December and 28 December 2010, for their own consumption.Situated in the east of the country, the Kruger Park is part of the portfolio of South African National Parks (Sanparks), which manages a system of parks representing South Africa’s indigenous fauna, flora, landscapes and associated cultural heritage.Sustainable harvesting of wormsThe pilot project will be monitored closely to assess its impact and prevent over-harvesting.William Mabasa, the Kruger’s head of public relations and communications, said: “With high unemployment levels in the rural communities outside the park around the harvesting area, we want to contribute positively towards the wellbeing and livelihoods of families, especially during Christmas time.”Mabasa said that many people in Limpopo province and elsewhere in the country eat mopane worms, as they’re an important source of protein.“Scientists will monitor the ecological, social and economic impact of the harvesting process before, during and after the project has taken place to ensure that it does not negatively affect the ecosystem,” he added.Rangers from the park will escort the 60 selected harvesters to the harvest area and guard them throughout the project.Mabasa said, “The harvesters will be divided into six groups of 10 people each, with each group being accompanied to the harvesting zone by a ranger and guide who will protect them against attacks from animals.”Sanparks is associated with tourism and recreation, spiritual experiences, employment and business opportunities. The mopane worm harvesting project is meant to extend these benefits to include sustainable utilisation of natural resources – one of the parks authority’s key policies.Local delicacyInsects form part of people’s diets throughout the world and in South Africa, the mopane worm (Imbrassia belina) is a delicacy amongst many people in the northern region of the country.Mopane worms are actually large caterpillars that feed on the mopane tree (Colophospermum mopane), which grows in Southern Africa’s drier semi-desert, bushveld and grassland areas.The worms are known as mashonzha, masonja or amasonja among the locals and form part of a multi-million rand trade in edible insects, providing a livelihood for many harvesters, traders and their families.Although they usually feed on the mopane tree, their diet can include leaves of many other indigenous trees. This gives the worms a wider range than just the regions where mopane trees grow. Besides humans, the worms and eggs are vulnerable to disease and consumption by birds.Traditionally the worms were harvested for subsistence but harvesting has become more commercially driven. Because people want to cash in on the lucrative mopane worm business, over-harvesting in one season can lead to a smaller harvest in the next.Mopane worms are preserved by drying in the sun or smoking to add more flavour. They are eaten in the dried state or may be soaked until rehydrated, before being fried to a crunchy texture.South Africa’s premier game parkThe Kruger National Park is South Africa’s premier game park and boasts a variety of species, including 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals.The park was established in 1898, initially to control hunting and protect the diminishing number of animals, and is the largest game reserve in South Africa. Covering almost 19 000 square kilometres, it’s comparable in size to the entire country of Wales.The Kruger is now a part of the 35 000 square kilometre Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, a peace park with no internal borders that joins the Kruger to Zimbabwe’s Gonarezhou National Park and the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique.Although wildlife is its drawcard, its boundaries also encompass over 255 historical and cultural sites, with more yet to be explored.Other national parks managed by Sanparks are: Groenkloof, Table Mountain, Marakele, Golden Gate, Camdeboo, Mountain Zebra, Addo Elephant, Garden Route National Park, Bontebok, Agulhas, West Coast, Karoo, Namaqua, Richtersveld, Augrabies, Kgalagadi, Mapungubwe, and Tankwa Karoo.last_img read more

South African-built drone to fly in 2012

first_img16 August 2011The Seeker 400 prototype, a South African designed and built unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), or drone, is due to make its maiden flight in the first quarter of 2012, says local defence company Denel Dynamics.UAVs can be used for national security, crime fighting, disaster management, election monitoring, and search-and-rescue operations.According to Denel UAV executive manager Tshepo Monaheng, the company’s decision to invest in the UAV, which is funded from its balance sheet, was based on global requirements for such capability.Israel and the US dominate in the global market which is estimated at US$14-billion per annum, however there is scope for South Africa to use local skills to create UAVs.Denel Dynamics is a division within the Denel Group with its core business covering tactical missiles, precision-guided weapons and unmanned aerial vehicles.Deployable in most conditionsDenel said the Seeker 400, which is deployable in most conditions, is larger and has more capabilities than the previous Seeker II. It is capable of staying in the air for 16 hours and can simultaneously operate two payloads. It has a range of 250km, but with the use of tactical ground stations, this can be extended to 750km.“There is already a launch customer for the Seeker 400, who operated the Seeker I tactical UAV in the early 1990s,” Denel said. “Two other countries, which currently operate the Seeker II, are also interested in the Seeker 400 because the new aircraft can be controlled by simply using their existing Seeker II control stations.”The Seeker 400 flight test programme will run for most of 2012, with production expected to start by the end of 2012. It is planned that weapons be added to the aircraft, with several countries having already expressed interest in an armed version of the UAV.“Globally, UAVs are becoming ever more important and more widely used,” Denel said. “Although costs are coming down, UAVs are not necessarily cheaper or easier to operate than crewed aircraft – some top-of-the-range UAVs are very expensive.”But the fact that they have no human on board means they can be sent into high-risk environments and can be kept aloft much longer than conventional aircraft, Denel added.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Maasai hope to bowl Cape Town over

first_imgRay Maota Ole Sonyanga Weblen Ngais and Francis Meshame, two of the Maasai Cricket Warriors, have taken to cricket like ducks to water. Ngais said that sooner or later, one or even several Maasai will play on the Kenyan national team because they have the best bowlers and   good batsmen. (Images: Maasai Cricket Warriors) MEDIA CONTACTS • Maasai Cricket Warriors  +254 723 462 373 RELATED ARTICLES • SA to host women’s cricket challenge • More international cricket for SA • Communities to enjoy cricket action • CSIR helps cricketers up their gameThe Maasai Cricket Warriors are young men from Laikipia North in Kenya and they are not your usual semi-nomad cattle herders living in the wild. They also play a mean game of cricket.The warriors in their head beads and red robes have swapped their spears and shields for protective pads and a cricket bat. They have, however, shunned the rest of the cricket gear, preferring to stay in their traditional garb while playing.The players are aiming to be role models in their communities where, as a team, they visit schools to talk about relevant social issues such as Aids prevention, the fight against female genital mutilation, polygamy and early marriage, gender equality, and alcoholism and drug addiction.They also encourage environmental protection.A visit to South AfricaThe ambitious athletes plan to participate in the second edition of the T20 Last Man Stands World Championships, which takes place in Cape Town from 31 March 2012 to 7 April, but lack of funds is hindering their preparation.The Last Man Stands tournament sees amateur teams from around the world playing several T20 group matches, followed by a knockout stage and a final.With a grand prize of US$10 000 (R77 000), the event is sure to offer great exposure to the Maasai Cricket Warriors and their cause.Maasai warrior Francis Meshame said: “It is an easy game because when you bowl it is just like throwing the spear. The pads we use are just like the shields we use when we are fighting, and the bat itself is just like the ‘rungu’, or the clubs that we use.”Andrew Ryan, a fundraiser for the Maasai Cricket Warriors, said: “The international Last Man Stands World Championships tournament will give the Maasai Warriors the opportunity to represent their country in a sport they have grown to love, while experiencing a different culture and making friends from other parts of the world.”Ryan added that the players are all very excited and they are training hard for the tournament.“This is a fantastic opportunity for them and they need all the help they can get to make their dreams come true.”Donations can be made through Ryan’s page on the Just Giving website.The gentleman’s gameCricket was introduced into Kenya during British colonial rule and although the East African country does have a national cricket team, the game was only played in the largest cities until five years ago when South African cricket enthusiast and sports managing consultant Aliya Bauer began coaching local schoolchildren in the village of Il Polei in the game.Bauer said that the older Maasai boys developed an interest in the sport while watching the younger ones play.“Teaching people a new sport they have never seen is quite challenging,” said Bauer.The lack of facilities and equipment initially hampered their progress but thanks to donations, the team is now equipped with bats, balls, gloves and pads.Bauer said: “The moranes (young Maasai warriors) learned to throw the spear when they were very young. It makes them very good bowlers.”There is also no shortage of enthusiasm for the game. One player walks 16km to the practice field and 16km back home.Team member Ole Sonyanga Weblen Ngais said: “Sooner or later, one or even several Maasai will play on the Kenyan national team because we have the best bowlers and we have good batsmen.”In 2011 trainers from Cricket Without Borders came to Laikipia and awarded several of the team’s players their official coaching diploma.Help get the team to Cape TownThe Maasai Cricket Warriors need help to participate in the week-long T20 Last Man Stands World Championships.The 25-strong team needs a total of $14 500 (R112 000), which will cover airfare, accommodation, transport and meals for the players.To make it easier to donate, the costs have been broken down as follows; to ensure that one warrior is fed for one day during the tournament, $10 (R77) is needed; $15 (R116) will accommodate and provide breakfast for one warrior for one day of the tournament; and $25 (R193) will provide a night’s hostel accommodation with three meals for one warrior.To secure a warrior’s meals for the entire tournament, $100 (R772) is needed; $250 (R1 930) will accommodate and provide lunch and dinners for one warrior for the entire tournament; while $900 (R6 948) will cover the return airfares and airport taxes for one warrior to participate in the tournament.While inCape Town they hope to visit schools and interact with South African children, spreading their message of healthy living.last_img read more

SA rapid rail operator looks to expand

first_img18 October 2013 The Gautrain Management Agency, which operates the rapid rail link between Johannesburg, Pretoria and OR Tambo International Airport, has proposed seven new routes along identified “high-mobility corridors” in South Africa’s busiest province. The new proposed routes form part of Gauteng province’s 25-year Integrated Transport Master Plan, which Transport MEC Ismail Vadi unveiled in August. Presenting the proposed routes in Midrand, north of Johannesburg on Thursday, Gautrain CEO Jack van der Merwe said the first proposed extension would see a link between Sandton and Randburg via Honeydew in northern Johannesburg being constructed. This would be followed by a link from Ruimsig to Samrand via Blue Hills, Sunninghill, Fourways, Cosmo City and Ruimsig, followed by a link between Samrand and Tshwane East via Irene, followed by a link from the existing Rhodesfield Station to Boksburg via the East Rand Mall. The fifth extension would be between the existing Johannesburg Park Station and Westgate via the CBD, the sixth would link Naledi in Soweto, south of Johannesburg, with Ruimsig, and seventh would link Tshwane East and Mamelodi. Van der Merwe said this remained a proposal until it had received buy-in from other local municipalities and eventually from the Cabinet. “The intension is to have [the Integrated Transport Master Plan] approved by the province and all local authorities before the end of 2013. Key to the [plan] is to prioritise public transport, with the rail system being the backbone of the transport network.” Once the Master Plan had been approved by Cabinet, Van der Merwe, feasibility studies, route designs and costings would follow. The Master Plan envisions that, with the population in Gauteng projected to grow by millions within the next few years, a shift should be made from private vehicles to public transport and non-motorised transport, and in the long term, from road to rail. The Master Plan will also foster a partnership between the Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport, the Gautrain Management Agency and the Passenger Rail Agency of SA to develop and extend the rail network into an intergraded and efficient transport system. This, Van der Merwe said, would lead to the development of modern modal transfer facilities at Metrorail commuter stations. With e-tolls set to be introduced on some of Gauteng’s freeways, Vadi said the Gautrain – which now ferries 52 000 people a day or 1.2-million people a year – was a good alternative. He said the train has fast gained popularity and growth as a highly reliable mode of transport, and urged residents to park their cars and hop on the train. Source: read more

Google Buzz API: They Built It, But Will Developers Come?

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Google#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img chris cameron When Google Buzz launched back in February of this year, it was initially met with intrigue which soon turned to concern as users became wary of the privacy concerns of mixing their email contacts with their social stream. Today at Google I/O, the Big G is hoping to take Buzz to the next level by introducing an application programming interface (API) which will allow third-party app developers to build native Buzz apps or integrate it with existing services.Twitter saw its use skyrocket with the introduction of a public API, and Google Buzz could see similar growth with its integration into popular web apps and services. Google accrued an impressive list of beta testers before announcing the API, including TweetDeck, Seesmic,, Plancast and Boxee. Fans of Buzz will soon be able to access their streams as easily as they do Twitter feeds, and will be able to post information directly to Buzz from web services that use the API. Google is taking the earlier privacy concerns surrounding Buzz to heart with their API releases today, making sure to note the control users will have over which applications can access which data. When an application wants to access the Buzz API, users will be taken to a page where they can determine which level of access they want to grant the app.The Google Code Blog outlined the features the API currently supports today, including “support for fetching public per-user activity feeds, fetching authorized and authenticated per-user activity feeds, […] searching over public updates, […] posting new updates, […] posting comments, liking updates, retrieving and updating profiles and social graphs, and more.”Will a Buzz API give the service a much-needed shot in the arm and help ease its earlier privacy concerns? Only time will tell, but it seems like an open invitation to develop third-party applications is a wise and logical next step. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

The most important question to ask a potential IoT development partner

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Devops#Internet of Things#IoT Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Follow the Puck In the race to innovate in the IoT market space, successful companies are realizing that their success depends not only on what they can do, but also on the innovation, abilities, connections, and insights provided by partnering with others.Outsourcing part, or all, of your IoT product development can offer wonderful benefits and a strategic advantage. And, there is no shortage of engineering services providers who can help you. According to Technavio, a market trends researcher, the global outsourced engineering services market will grow by up to 27% by 2019. See also: Microsoft unveils IoT Central to speed development effortsWhen talent, funds, and time are tight in a fast moving IoT market, working with a full-service design, engineering, and manufacturing services partner is a strategy you should explore for your company.But, with so much at stake, how do you find the right development partner? While each company’s abilities and approach to IoT is different, the information they seek is often very similar when evaluating potential developAre you experienced?For example, you will probably ask “Does the development firm have experience relevant to your specific project?” And, you will likely find that most development firms have not created a product exactly like yours, especially If your planned product is leading-edge, as most are in the current IoT market. But, they should have done similar or relevant work in a different industry or application. A competent, creative firm who has successfully designed products using similar technology in a different category or industry vertical with good results, is more likely to offer you greater innovation since they have a wider range of experience, with ideas and perspectives from other industries.It is also important to verify that the potential partner’s product development process is sound and mature. A successful product development company constantly hones their process to create the best recipe for delivering great products for their clients. Their approach should prioritize full integration between design, engineering, and manufacturing so that each function can contribute to each phase of the process, and drive efficiencies and quality throughout development and production. They should be able to explain that process in context with your project and identify any potential risks and mitigations that might be needed.And, it is telling whether the potential partner brags about their specific capabilities and key expertise within their development team. A potential partner should openly showcase their people and talents – they are their value! While the specific engineers who work on a project may vary, you should know who the core team of direct employees is and their qualifications and experience. Better results are achieved by a team who consistently works and communicates together seamlessly, than by a disconnected group of contractors who don’t know each other and were engaged just for your project.Last, you’ll likely check references and confirm that the prospective development firm’s clients are happy and they continue to work with them over several projects, and not just a single project. While it is not possible to retain 100% of their customers, for a variety of reasons, at least 50% of a successful development firm’s clients will work with them repeatedly as a long-term partner. The best reference is a return customer.And the most important question…But, in the end, the most important question to ask a potential development partner is “Are they producing value, and not just deliverables?” A good development partner produces the device or application that you contracted for, in accordance with the contract. They have delivered on time and in budget, just as promised.And, a great development partner gives you more. They listen to you and learn all they can about your business, your market, your competition, and your ambitions. They work with you to think through goals and assumptions. They leverage their experience in different markets and different products to offer ideas and options you may not have considered. They find ways to add more value at every step of the design, development, manufacturing, and launch process. They help you explore all the ways the product or service can evolve to produce more revenue, reduce costs, or create new opportunities for you. They become an extension of your company and a vital part of your development, as they help you do things that have never been done before. And, their technology experts will help you innovate sooner and iterate more to create products and services your customers crave. Ultimately, as a true partner, they will be as proud as you are of the amazing products you create together.Gartner predicts that by 2021, $2.5 million will be spent every minute on IoT and 1 million new IoT devices will be sold every hour. In this very fast moving environment, finding the right development partner is often the critical factor between success or failure. And the most important value a great development partner can give you is to help you get to market first with the best product or service offering to take maximum advantage of the IoT tidal wave. The author is Senior Director Marketing and Business Development at Nytec. The firm is an award-winning, integrated consulting firm with over 40 years of success turning ideas into first-of-a-kind, consumer electronics and IoT products for Fortune 100 companies. To learn more, please visit us at Charles Chang Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to…last_img read more

Pyeongchang organizers looking into ‘possible attack’ on internet, Wi-Fi

first_imgThe games are being held about 80 kilometers (50 miles) from the border between North and South Korea, countries that technically have been at war since an armistice in 1953.An International Olympic Committee spokesman said drones that were scheduled to be used in the opening ceremony were not deployed. Spokesman Mark Adams called it an “impromptu logistical change” and did not say whether it was related to the Wi-Fi and internet outage. Global opens AFC Cup bid vs Thanh Hoa Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stingcenter_img LATEST STORIES AFP official booed out of forum Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City People arrive at the Olympic Stadium ahead of the opening ceremony at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Pyeongchang Olympic organizers are investigating a possible attack on their internet and Wi-Fi systems that took place about 45 minutes before the opening ceremony.Organizing committee spokeswoman Nancy Park said the defense ministry and a cybersecurity team were investigating the outage that occurred Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It didn’t affect the opening ceremony,” Park said. “It went as planned. We just had some issue with our internal system.”Park said Saturday that the systems had been “normalized” without giving details. She earlier declined to speculate on the cause and said she did not want to call it a cyberattack.In a statement, organizers issued an apology “to all those affected. These have not disrupted any events.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSouth Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported that servers were shut down to prevent damage to technical systems, causing problems with the Pyeongchang Olympic website.The opening ceremony was attended by several heads of state and included North Korea’s ceremonial leader, Kim Yong Nam, and the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Also on hand was U.S. Vice President Mike Pence. Read Next View commentslast_img read more