Wednesday, March 31, 2010

IT News Online, 3/31/2010 (John Eckenrode)

CPSI Announces the Acquisition of Devon Consulting. CPSI, the area's leading provider of Information Technology consulting and staffing services, has acquired Devon Consulting, an Information Technology and Clinical/Scientific staffing company based in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Devon Consulting has provided high-quality, temporary and permanent staffing services to F1000 clients in the mid-Atlantic region for over 25 years. The merged entities will formally be known as Devon Consulting-CPSI, Inc.

"With the combined operation, the acquisition of Devon Consulting expands our service capabilities for all of our clients. The broader reach in the mid-Atlantic region for IT, and the addition of Clinical and Scientific services, will allow our clients to source more skills from a single vendor," says John Eckenrode, President of the combined company.

NOTE: John Eckenrode is an officer with BDPA Education and Technology Foundation.

See the full IT News Online article here.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Rochester Post-Bulletin, 3/27/2010 (BDPA Southern Minnesota)

Kids' Computer Training Program. This pilot project is in partnership with the Black Data Processing Associates Chapter (BDPA) of Southern Minnesota. The program will teach minority elementary and middle school students basic computer programming skills. The first pilot project group will meet for 1 1/2 hours every Tuesday evening. Call (507) 721-0966 for more information or to volunteer with Multicultural Learning Center.

Read the original article here.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

SlideShare, 3/18/2010 (Ken Stone)

Ken Stone (Stone Financial Retirement Planning) was the guest presenter for BDPA program meeting hosted by our Detroit chapter in March 2010.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 3/17/2010 (Emmaly Manchanthasouk, Justin Wulf, Michael Wulf)

Grooming Future High Tech Wizards. Young students in the metro are redefining the meaning of "technology geek." FOX 9's Dawn Stevens explains how the organization is grooming our future high tech wizards.

See the Fox 9 video news report here.

Friday, March 12, 2010

PR Newswire, 3/12/2010 (John Eckenrode)

CPSI's Growth Prompts Move to Larger Facility. CPSI, the area's leading provider of Information Technology consulting and staffing services, welcomed 2010 in a larger, more convenient new location ... Says John Eckenrode, President and Founder, "This move gives us the room we need for now and for the growth we anticipate in the future. Our clients have been pleased that we continue to invest in supporting them in searching and matching top technical talent to help them remain competitive."

NOTE: John Eckenrode is a member of BETF Board of Directors.

Read the full PRNewswire press release here.

Thursday, March 4, 2010, 3/4/2010 (BDPA Charlotte)

Recruiting Roundtable Event - Joint Professional Organizations Participation. Thursday, March 11, 2010 from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM: The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Charlotte Alumni will join in with the National Black MBA - Charlotte, Urban League Young Professionals, Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA), National Association of Black Accountants, National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR), will have a dynamic panel of distinguished professionals from the Carolinas Market.

Read the full release here.

Huffington Post, 3/4/2010 (Earl Pace)

Tax Favors, IBM, and the Murder of Vernon Hunter. The 20,000 members of the Black Data Processing Associates also wanted the law repealed so members would be free to choose whether to be employees or independent contractors. Earl Pace of Philadelphia, the organization's founder, said it will support withholding to get the freedom to be independent contractors.

Read the full Huffington Post article here.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010, 3/3/2010 (Howard James)

The Tea-He's: Men Savoring Brew by the Cup. The 10 men bantered about their wives' cooking, boxing greats, and suits that fit too snugly. This, however, was no sports bar meet-up or barbershop chat. Two hours earlier, Howard James, a co-proprietor of Tea Country in East Oak Lane, had called the group to order by taking requests for a beverage steeped in centuries of elegant tradition.

NOTE: Howard James is past president of BDPA Philadelphia chapter.

Read the full article here.