John Goullet: Putting the IT in Diversity

Every industry can benefit from the power of the differing viewpoints and backgrounds of its employees. Information technology is no different, although for years many people thought otherwise. It took tech pioneer John Goullet to show the world how diversity could power the IT industry. The company he and CEO Gene Waddy initiated from a merger of their previously owned companies — DIVERSANT, LLC – is now the largest minority-owned IT staffing company in the US. Diversant staff helps Fortune 500 and mid-market companies find the leading edge technical talent they need to stay competitive.

John built upon the experience he acquired beginning with his early days of IT consulting.

As the Principal of Diversant, John Goullet is responsible for developing and implementing the strategic vision for the firm and its success. That vision is simple: supply the best IT talent. According to Adam Anderson at Hoover’s, this IT placement LLC reported $9 million in revenue. It’s not a large number, but the marketing idea governed by John is genius. Take a growing industry –technology, and combine it with a recruiting and placement service matching Information Technology Consultants with the staffing needs of Fortune 500.

As a result, Fortune 500 companies end up with the cream of the crop IT specialists. IT employees land jobs with the big guys. Voila. John’s win-win strategy for managing the players in Diversant’s ball field: partners, IT consultants, and customers is simple. Everyone is on the same team, and “Coach” John is playing to win.

Having been an Information Technology Consultant, John truly understands his clients. In today’s “it’s all about me” culture, knowing how to make people feel warm and fuzzy, is so uncommon it gives Diversant its edge. Encouraging an element of humanism in corporate culture is something that Industrial psychologists professors preach in business college course curriculum–advice to which no one listens–especially not a fresh undergraduate looking to submit to the directives of his first job that funds his student loan debt. But take a seasoned entrepreneur like John and you’ve got a recipe for success.

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Global Tel Link’s Missteps Highlighted by Securus

Securus technologies has been the focal point for a great deal of attention after announcing on PR Newswire that they will release reports and articles on integrity breaches and other failings by competitor Global Tel Link.
Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technologies, Richard A. Smith has stated the company’s intent in producing these materials for the public to review. As a company that serves law enforcement and provides assistance to those in local and federal governments who respond to emergency situations in the public, Smith has stated that there is a bar that should be met by companies in this market. When companies fail to deliver the best that they can to their clients who play a crucial role for their communities, they do a disservice to the entire market, and Global Tel Link seems complicit in this kind of business practice.

Securus’ passed on BBB and planned info dump will be released i increments over the next six months or so. The first of their reveals concerning GTL’s failed business practices is a 17-page order from the Louisiana Public Service Commission. At one point, GTL was contracted to provide outbound telecom services for the Louisiana Department of Corrections and an investigation was carried out to review their performance. The investigation determined that GTL had performed unauthorized and unlawful tampering of clocks, increased rate caps, inflated charges through add-on programs and even double-billing calls. At the end of the investigation, it was determined that this willful inflation of rates and monitoring of calls may have cost the residents of Louisiana $1,243,000.00 tax dollars in overcharges.

Smith has referred to such practices as atrocious, and the public has every right to know that companies like GTL engage in such behavior at their expense.

Securus America has made the Louisiana Public Service Commission order available in its entirety through their website.

Related link: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/securus-presents-to-over-400-prisonjail-customers-since-grand-opening-of-technology-center-300260314.html

How Talk Fusion is Constantly Growing

Talk Fusion is one of the largest video marketing corporations in the industry with millions of users each and every day. In a recent news report, Talk Fusion has begun to incorporate newer technologies into their video marketing, making it easier for users to stream, download and record at higher qualities than before. This ensures that each and every video that is made for marketing purposes works to the advantage of the client and continues to be something ideal for anyone who makes use of it.

As stated before, Talk Fusion is a great marketing firm that has years of experience in the business. They have worked with some of the largest companies out there as well as newer small businesses that are simply trying to grow and thrive. If you are a business owner who might be interested in Talk Fusion and its services, it helps to visit the website and see what they are all about. Because of the newer technologies being used within the company, it is no wonder that a lot of people are making the switch to Talk Fusion from some of the other video marketing firms they might have used in the past.

Once you realize how beneficial Talk Fusion can be and why so many people use it to their own advantage, you will want to begin using it for yourself as well. There are a lot of benefits and reasons to use Talk Fusion, so make sure to contact their offices or visit their website or social media pages in order to get some more solid information on what they are all about. Having these experts by your side and ensuring that your marketing is done in the most professional manner can really turn your business into the enterprise you always thought it could become. There are lots of people currently using Talk Fusion, so make sure to consider this particular company for yourself if you are in need of video marketing on the Internet to bring in more of a client flow and make the revenue that you need to stay afloat.

Boraie and The Provident Bank Foundation Team Up to Give New Brunswick Free Movies In Summer 2016

In New Brunswick, New Jersey, the State Theater has announced that there are going to be some free movies this summer that will be open to the public. The initiative, Free Summer Movies Series, is sponsored by Boraie Development and The Provident Bank Foundation, according to The New Jersey Stage.

Some of the different movies that will be shown include Frozen (July 12th), E.T the Extra-Terrestrial (July 19th), Despicable Me 2 (July 26th), Babe (August 2nd), Monsters University (August 9th), and Aladdin (August 16th). The times for the movies are 10:30am and 7:00pm. The tickets are free to the public. Read more: Explainer: How Downtown New Brunswick Has Emerged From Its Doldrums

These movies will be shown at the State Theatre, which is a historic 1921 movie palace. This venue is one of New Jersey’s highest regarded venues to watch live performances.

The people who come to see the movies will enjoy a second-to-none experience. Not only will they be able to watch their free movies in HD, but they will also be able to view it on a 46-foot Stewart film screen with a Barco projector, while hearing it in digital surround sound.

Not only does this venue feature the ultimate movie-goer experience, but there are many different places to sit. The venue seats up to 1,850 people. This theater also features a downstairs section and an upstairs balcony. These various seating arrangements also bring back nostalgia for older patrons.

Boraie Development offers many different services that are focused on all areas of the urban real estate market. The different areas include real estate development, property management, and sales and marketing. Boraie’s goal is to build outstanding properties while providing outstanding customer service to its clients.

They specialize in working with the strongest financial institutions, architects who have a vision, and contractors who are dedicated to deadlines to ensure timely completion of projects. Learn more about Boraie Development: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/06/realestate/at-two-extremes-of-a-housing-market.html?_r=0

Class Dojo Is Working To Improve Learning And Communication In The Classroom

Class Dojo is a real time communication platform that has been developed to improve the quality of education and information between students, teachers, and parents. It allows parents to check in on their child’s progress. The program has grown into a tool to build a closer community. The app be can use on all computers as well as Android and iOS. It supports the uploading of photos, videos, messages, and announcements instantly and can translate in 35 different languages. This program advocates improvements in the classroom and a constant effort to increase the quality of education.

Many teachers talk of students who are not engaged in the classroom, where some students even feel isolated. Class Dojo can change this by bringing more communication and encouragement to students and instructors. The biggest obstacle in getting all students to learn has always been whether or not they are involved in the work and classroom. This program is the right tool for bridging the gap.

Class Dojo’s reach is expanding its reach to classrooms around the world, with millions of teachers, students, and parents using the app worldwide. Class Dojo believes this is just the beginning of a long journey in improving the school and classroom environment. The overall goal is to allow teachers, students, and parents to communicate better and change the way education in all classrooms. Class Dojo is being used in over 180 different countries, including two thirds of all schools in the US. Class Dojo’s app is very compatible with many devices and other apps, and has a secure network to ensure the safety of information and sharing over the internet.

Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don are both co-founders of Class Dojo. They created the program with an aim to help students learn better within the classroom, with positive environments and behavior. As a former teacher himself, Sam Chaudhary knows the kinds of environments some classrooms become. Liam Don was earning his Ph.D in Computer Science when the idea for developing Class Dojo came through. Their idea was realized and today, Class Dojo has a tool that will help build the community’s around school.

Parents will be able to see updates in real time while using the app to see the progress their child is making from home. This special program also allows parents and teachers to do conferences without the hassle of scheduling and keeping an appointment.

 

Learn more about Class Dojo:

https://www.edsurge.com/product-reviews/classdojo

https://www.instagram.com/classdojo/

http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/01/19/what-classdojo-monsters-can-teach-kids-about-growth-mindset/