Category Archive: Foundation Work

Jan 14

Are Latinos Tech’s Next Tycoons?


There comes a time when the word “minority” loses its context, where one group surpasses its status in population and influence, crossing over into a new mainstream community of Americans. When I first arrived in Silicon Valley to work for Apple in the 1980s, I felt like a minority. I entered a world with circles …

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Jan 04

It is with a Heavy Heart that We Announce the Passing of Naomi Alarcón


The last time I saw her it was at a meeting with the Aetna company here in Atlanta and my friend Naomi Alarcón was looking good as always. Although I was advised she was sick she did not look it. She was sharp as a tack and as beautiful as ever. To my amazement this prominent …

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Dec 13

Four Last-Minute Holiday Content Marketing Ideas by PRWeb


Content is king” is one of those marketing buzz-phrases you hear all the time, but it’s not just hype. Strategic and relevant content sets your brand apart in the minds of customers facing a barrage of marketing messages – especially in the noisy last weeks of the holiday season. Here are four ways to use …

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May 23

LISTA to Honor Legendary Civil Rights Leader Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery


New York, NY-May 22, 2012 The Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Latinos in Information Science and Technology Association at its annual National TechLatino Achievers Awards Gala Dinner to be held in Atlanta Ga. on May 24th 2012. “I am honored and thrilled to give Rev. Dr Joseph …

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May 09

LISTA #TechLatino247 Guest Blogger Kristian Ramos: Technology is the key to success for Latinos


Think back to your childhood and remember what it was like learning to type. Remember the computer class room, full of desktop computers and learning the Herzog System of typing. How critical that was for future job prospects. Now imagine your children’s computer lab, what will that look like? Given recent technologic gains, desk top …

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Apr 02

AT&T Invests $250 Million to Educate At-Risk Youth with Aspire Initiative By Latoya Livingston

Building a Grad Nation

It is an unfortunate fact, but nearly one-fourth of all students—and nearly forty percent of African-American, Hispanic, and Native American students—fail to graduate with their class. In an effort to combat those numbers, AT&T launched its “Aspire Initiative” in 2008, which is specifically focused on confronting the high school dropout crisis and to help ensure …

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Mar 26

LISTA President and CEO Jose A. Marquez-Leon Selected Politic365 Game Changers 2012 Non-Profit Leader.

Game Changers

On behalf of the Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA) and its Board of Directors, we would like to congratulate LISTA President and CEO Jose A. Marquez-Leon for being selected one of Politic365 Game Changers 2012 Non Profit Leader. The Politic365 Game Changers 2012 Awards honored the top 365 bi-partisan, multi-cultural minority business …

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Mar 07

Will mHealth Revolutionize Healthcare? by Jose Marquez

As it appeared in the Huffington Post. You almost certainly have a cell phone (83 percent of Hispanics do, according to a recent study), and it’s probably a smartphone with capabilities far beyond talking and texting. Perhaps you use it for social networking, checking the weather or sports, or games. But have you thought about …

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Feb 13

Ensuring Broadband for the Remaining 100 million Americans Without It

When it comes to ensuring that all 311 million Americans have access to broadband, we still have a long way to go. Although the FCC reported in its Seventh Broadband Progress Report and Order on Reconsideration that nearly 208 million people have adopted broadband, more than 100 million Americans, particularly 37 million women, lack a …

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Feb 13

The 10 Most Important Things to Teach your Outlook Users By Susan Harkins

Takeaway: Outlook is complex enough to confuse your users and create support headaches. These basic concepts will give them a better grasp of how things work.   Training users on Outlook is often as simple as showing them how to download their mail. But some users push Outlook to extremes and need to know quite …

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