Productivity Nano-Conference in San Francisco on September 14, 2006

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Busy, mobile professionals will flock to the Productivity Nano-Conference at Microsoft in San Francisco on September 14, 2006 to hone their skills in managing communication and manipulating core desktop applications.

Busy, mobile professionals will have the opportunity to boost their productivity at the Productivity Nano-Conference at Microsoft’s offices in San Francisco on September 14th, 2006. Attendees will hone their skills and learn new techniques in using core desktop applications and managing and organizing e-mail communication. In particular, the nano-conference offers short courses in Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word. The afternoon session focuses on “getting organized,” giving users a methodology for organizing e-mail, electronic documents, papers, and their physical workspace.

“Today’s professionals are not always able to spare the time to attend traditional training classes as we know them, so professionals need new ways to take their skills to the next level and improve their productivity,” said Bill Ramirez, Education Manager of CIBER’s San Francisco office. CIBER, Inc. (NYSE: CBR) is a co-sponsor of the conference. “Training managers want to offer condensed training programs that address the areas where users spend substantial time, such as e-mail, office applications, and hand-held devices. Short, highly-focused conferences that address critical needs without requiring a large time investment are an ideal medium.”

“Users today also need a different approach to training. We are finding that they are more savvy when it comes to the applications they use, so they need to learn the more advanced tips and techniques that can help them solve real business challenges such as managing the information overload,” said Deborah Bonner, from Golden Rule training, also a co-sponsor of the Productivity Nano-Conference.

The theme of the nano-conference is: “You can choose.” In the midst of information and technology overload, we are driven to distraction and often find it difficult to take control. According to Pierre Khawand, CEO and Founder of People-OnTheGo, workshop instructor and co-sponsor for the Productivity Nano-Conference, “We hope to empower professionals by arming them with techniques for optimizing productivity. Rather than being bogged down by technology, people should feel liberated by it. The more you know about the technology tools at your disposal, the more freedom you’ll have to get the job done when you want, the way you want.”

Training providers and designers today, such as Golden Rule Training and People-OnTheGo, and IT consultancies and system integrators, such as CIBER, are aware of the needs of today’s workforce, and the challenges created by information overload. As a result, the marketplace will be seeing more innovative offerings, such as the Productivity Nano-Conference, that bridge the gap between the complexity of the technology and the needs of the business community—people who want to use the technology as transparently as possible to get their jobs done and accomplish their business objectives.


CIBER, Inc. (NYSE: CBR) is a pure-play international system integration consultancy with superior value-priced services for both private and government sector clients. CIBER’s global delivery services are offered on a project or strategic staffing basis, in both custom and enterprise resource planning (ERP) package environments, and across all technology platforms, operating systems and infrastructures. Founded in 1974 and headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colo., the company now serves client businesses from over 60 U.S. offices, 20 European offices and four offices in Asia. Operating in 18 countries, with 8,000 employees and annual revenue of nearly $1 billion, CIBER and its IT specialists continuously build and upgrade clients’ systems to “competitive advantage status.” CIBER is included in the Russell 2000 Index and the S&P Small Cap 600 Index. CIBER, ALWAYS ABLE.

About Golden Rule Training

Golden Rule Training Resources brings online and onsite classes and training events to corporate clients in the San Francisco Bay Area. Virtual online classes are offered to the public through the website. Training includes productivity classes, Microsoft Office classes, and customized classes in common desktop applications.

About People-OnTheGo

People-OnTheGo helps companies and their employees effectively manage the use of e-mail, office applications, and handheld devices, to save significant time, communicate more effectively, and minimize legal and security risks. The learning programs include onsite, online live, and Web self-paced modules, as well as one-on-one and team coaching sessions.


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