In most of Canada and the US, today is the first day back to school. For us it is the day following Labour Day, which is the first Monday of every September.
My son is in a new school this year, so he was filled with both excitement and anxiety. I'm sure those two emotions are common to all those going back to school... and most like the parents of those who are going back to school!
In the business world, the "back to school" excitement isn't far behind. Here are TEN exciting things I'd like to share with you:
1) Launch of Google's new browser, Chrome. See also blog by Vincent McBurney.
2) Mainframe skills on the rise. See blog from Willie Favero.
3) Launch of a new e-book from IBM: The Top 5 IT Budget Killers (and how you can fight back)
4) Six weeks until IDUG EMEA Conference.... book now!
5) Eight weeks until Information on Demand Conference. Thousands of people expected, so book your hotel before they run out of space.
6) Continued 35% discount on all IBM Press books purchased in Europe... no shipping or duty for European residents.
7) New home page for Certification: Information Management Certification.
8) Launch of new MDM blog. See also blog from Adam Gartenberg.
9) Free ILO courses. See my blog entry for details.
10) Kate's first day back to school... but lucky for us... she'll continue working 2 days a week, and will hopefully have time to update her blog from time to time!
Have a great first day... for all those in that situation!!