Alison Balter is the president of InfoTech Services Group, Inc., a computer consulting firm based in Newbury Park, California. Alison is a highly experienced independent trainer and consultant specializing in Windows applications training and development. During her 24 years in the computer industry, she has trained and consulted with many corporations and government agencies. Since Alison founded InfoTech Services Group, Inc. (formerly InfoTechnology Partners) in 1990, its client base has expanded to include major corporations and government agencies such as Cisco, Shell Oil, Accenture, AIG Insurance, Northrop, the Drug Enforcement Administration, Prudential Insurance, Transamerica Insurance, Fox Broadcasting, the United States Navy, and others. Alison is the author of more than 300 internationally marketed computer training videos, including 18 Access 2000 videos, 35 Access 2002 videos, and 15 Access 2003 videos. Alison travels throughout North America giving training seminars in Microsoft Access and Microsoft SQL Server. Alison is also author of 14 books published by Sams Publishing: Alison Balter's Mastering Access 95 Development, Alison Balter's Mastering Access 97 Development, Alison Balter's Master Access 2000 Development, Alison Balter's Mastering Access 2002 Desktop Development, Alison Balter's Mastering Access 2002 Enterprise Development, Alison Balter's Mastering Microsoft Access Office 2003, Teach Yourself Microsoft Office Access 2003 in 24 Hours, Access Office 2003 in a Snap, Alison Balters's Mastering Access 2007 Development, a power user book on Microsoft Access 2007, three e-books on Microsoft Access 2007, and Teach Yourself SQL Express 2005 in 24 Hours. An active participant in many user groups and other organizations, Alison is a past president of the Independent Computer Consultants Association of Los Angeles and of the Los Angeles Clipper Users' Group. She is also past president of the Ventura County Professional Women's Network, and is currently their Director of Networking. Although Alison has not given up her computer consulting business, her latest passion has been to become a life coach. Alison enjoys helping people overcome their obstacles and achieve their dreams. After a one-year training program, Alison founded Achieve Your Dreamz Coaching Center. Alison works with people to define what it is they want in life and then helps them to get there. She does this by taking them through a step-by-step process that allows them to turn their dreams into reality. On a personal note, Alison keeps herself busy skiing, ice skating, running, lifting weights, hiking, traveling, and dancing. She most enjoys spending time with her husband, Dan, their daughter Alexis, their son Brendan, and their Golden Retriever, Brandy. Alison's firm, InfoTech Services Group, Inc., is available for consulting work and onsite training in Microsoft Access, Visual Studio .NET, Visual Basic, and SQL Server, as well as for Windows Server 2003, Vista, PC networking, and Microsoft Exchange Server. Contact Alison by electronic mail at Alison@InfoTechServicesGroup.com, or visit InfoTech Services Group's website at www.InfoTechServicesGroup.com. For life coaching contact Alison at Alison@achieveyourdreamz. com, or visit her Web site www.AchieveYourDreamz.com.
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