Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Website Design for Family Foot Care

Kelly Heck of InfoPathways teamed up with Peter Borreggine of WebParity.net to design and develop the new site for Joseph Borreggine of Family Foot Care located in (two locations) Charleston and Effingham Illinois. InfoPathways created the design and template and WebParity.net will complete the final development and launching of the website... WebParity.net will also take care of future support of the site. Below is a JPG mock-up of the design. It was a pleasure working with you WebParity.net!!!


We have several exciting web projects in the mix! Stay tuned for future site launches.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

InfoPathways Participates in the 2010 IT CarreerPaths with Carroll Community College

InfoPathways Participates in the 2010 IT CarreerPaths with Carroll Community College

2009 IT CareerPaths Student HIRED by InfoPathways

WESTMINSTER, MD. June, 2010. On Monday, June 21st, the Carroll Community College IT CareerPaths participants concluded the first day of the program with a network troubleshooting exercise at InfoPathways. IT CareerPaths is an intensive, four day continuing education program for high school students interested in an Information Technology Career. InfoPathways set up over half a dozen computers with identical problems for the 17 students to solve. Thom Bethune (co‐owner of InfoPathways), Jovan Nikolovski (network engineer) and Wes Combs (2009 IT CareerPaths graduate) guided students through the process, giving tips and advice along the way. The students were divided into 6 teams to compete against each other. Each team was provided with a laptop experiencing identical problems, challenged by a series of common configurations errors and missconfigurations. They were given the task to solve the problem (no connectivity) rather than the symptom (no internet connection).

Wesley Combs, 2009 graduate of the IT CareerPaths program, joined the InfoPathways Team Monday the 21st as well. Wesley is currently studying Computer Science at Carroll Community College. “In 2009, IT CareerPaths toured multiple companies. The students, including myself, learned so many things. This valuable experience showed us how various businesses incorporate technology into their work. IT CareerPaths chose interesting companies for us to interact with, all focusing on different areas of technology which allowed us to grow. Fate had it that I applied and was hired by one of the organizations we toured at IT CareerPaths. ”

To learn more about Carroll Community College’s IT CareerPaths Program, call (410) 386‐8100 or go to www.carrollcc.edu/ITCareerPaths. For more information about the activity at InfoPathways or on their new employee, contact Thom Bethune at (410) 751‐9929.





Thursday, June 17, 2010

Outlook Social Connector

The latest exciting feature from Microsoft Outlook 2010 is the Outlook Social Connector. It allows Microsoft Outlook to pull feeds/updates from your LinkedIn account. Soon it will also pull info from MySpace, Facebook and Windows Live. And it gathers all this information in the bottom right-window when you are in preview-pane mode (my favorite).

Why is this awesome? Assuming the people who email you have accounts on these social media sites, you will see their latest updates (status updates) and profile photo. This will seriously help professionals develop business relationships with clients by keeping everyone in-touch and up-to-date with important happenings. It’s just one more way (a really convenient way) to keep up with the hustle and bustle of life.

As if that wasn’t great enough, the feature keeps a history of emails in your Inbox from the related contact and you can filter to see just attachments or just calendar events related to the contact… Pretty sweet, huh? You can also add colleagues to your contacts list with one click. This is a big time saver and a great way to build your network. Below is a snapshot of the Social Connector in Outlook between Kelly and Valerie Heck.


Are you feeling bummed because this looks so cool but you are using Outlook 2003 or 2007? Turn that frown upside down because it will work for you too!!! As long as your computer is set up with the 32-bit operating systems (XP, Vista or 7), you can currently download the software to get this running (64-bit is on its way).

Once you have downloaded the software, you have to also download the social media sites with which you would like to connect. Right now, LinkedIn for Outlook is available.

After you have completed your downloads and installations, restart your computer. When you open Outlook you will be prompted to login to your LinkedIn account. As the other social media accounts become available, download them and always restart your computer afterwards. Doing so not only prompts the login, but it will help give your computer a freshening-up so that everything runs smoother.

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Thursday, June 03, 2010

Erin James Performs at St. John's Carnival, 2010






... and sponsored by none other than InfoPathways! Our sponsorship support went towards Erin's performing costs. Erin James is a native of Carroll County and traveld all the way from Nashville TN to perform Monday night at the St. John Carnival in Westminster MD!

Kelly also took some creative shots which will be included in her website portfolio, soon to launch!