Cynergy eNewsletter - May 2006    

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"My Two Cents" by Cindy Pickens - Cynergy
Networking? Yikes!

Most people avoid networking. They think they don’t have the time or the interpersonal skills. They would rather spend time with their family, go to a ball game or dinner with friends or play a round of golf. The good news is, hanging out with friends and colleagues is networking.  (Read on)

Telecom Trends and Predictions
By: Dennis Schooley
Founder of Schooley Mitchell Telecom Consultants

My, how our dictionary has changed. Podcast, Skype, Wikipedia, Googlebot and WiMax were all regularly used terms during 2005. VoIP, WiFi, Blog, iPod, and SEO are in every day vocabularies. By the way, SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization just in case you’re uninformed like the vast majority of the populace, and I believe Podcast was Webster’s Word of The Year for 2005.
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Achieving Competitive Advantage through Collaboration
with Key Customers and Suppliers

By: Don Johnston is a consultant with the REL Consultancy Group

An Evolving Operational Focus
In the past when companies pondered corporate strategy, operations had been peripheral to the discussion. Operations were considered a technical matter with one way of doing things and therefore not, strategic. Strategy is about products, markets, and competitive advantage with divergent possibilities.
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SOX Compliance Demands Push Finance Pros Up Corporate Ladder
By: Sarah E. Needleman
Associate Editor at

For corporate accountants looking to get ahead, now's the time to make the move.
The demands of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 have created promotion opportunities for controllers eyeing the chief financial officer chair and other professionals seeking to move up the finance-department ladder. They're benefiting from greater turnover in the financial ranks due to the pressures of new regulatory compliance, as well as new job creation in internal-audit departments.
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Helpful Hints - Excel – “And in this corner…!”
By: O’Shea Toran (Cynergy Web cast provider)

Have you ever highlighted a large range in Excel, gotten distracted, then tried to resume what you were doing only to second guess whether you’d properly selected the entire range of cells needed for the task you’re about to perform? (Read on)

The opinions expressed by Cynergy, its Executive Advisors, Affiliates and Associates are intended to be general in nature, mere suggestions and should only be relied upon after consulting an appropriate expert, such as an attorney or accountant.