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A person who works from home or from an external office via a computer network.
- ‘Most doctors don't even touch a PC unless they have to and the vast array of different computers, terminals, servers, what-have-you throughout the service is a networker's nightmare.’
- ‘Office networkers are protected by network firewalls and virus checkers which are absent in the home.’
- ‘For a networker, it is a network with only one computer to be shared among an infinite number of people.’
- ‘The trick now is to lure all these home networkers outside, onto the broader Wi-Fi networks - and bill them for it.’
- ‘Still, right now, Linux is a specialized operating system catering to developers, networkers and IT professionals.’
- ‘The largest networking company in the world is CISCO Systems and, with a worldwide shortage of trained networkers, CISCO Systems in 1997 set up a web-based academy to train people in its technology.’
2A person who interacts or exchanges information with others working in a similar field, especially to further their career.
- ‘Peter was a voracious reader, a tireless networker, intrepid and fearless at approaching the biggest names, and dogged in working with authors to finish their manuscripts.’
- ‘He's a charismatic networker and a man with high political ties stemming back to his days in the Australian Labor Party.’
- ‘It was a scenic change of venue and networkers were treated to food and drinks courtesy of the sponsors, chartered accounting firm Ferrier Hodgson, on the rolling lawns by the beach bar.’
- ‘Fortunately, Leri is the ultimate networker, with a Palm handheld that contains 4,200 names and counting.’
- ‘This organization was staffed with consultants from other offices, who were given 6-month assignments to play a special role as ‘knowledge networkers.’’
- ‘In Dyson's case, she was the permanent and permanently vacant Silicon Valley networker who got the job largely out of name recognition.’
- ‘Serial networkers - you know, the ones you seem to innocently bump into at all sorts of events - can certainly teach us a thing or two.’
- ‘The fiery wife of Charles Powell, one of Margaret Thatcher's inner circle, she was a networker with more connections than Google, accumulating the great and the good the way others collect Meissen china.’
- ‘With thousands of exhibits, hundreds of authors and scores of conference sessions, BEA is also a networker's dream.’
- ‘If you haven't already, dissuade yourself from thinking that building effective relationships is the same as being a better networker.’
- ‘‘They considered me the master networker,’ he says.’
- ‘I feel like I'm a great networkers, and have planted some seeds, and it seems like those seeds have taken off and people are very interested.’
- ‘Five years ago two women - Randa Shannon and Barb Kline, partners, dreamers, networkers, and peacemakers - bought the land.’
- ‘Sir Arthur was perhaps one of the finest networkers of his time - developing links and relationships with mine and pit owners up and down the country to ensure that he got the best material, whenever or wherever it turned up.’
- ‘However, his function in welcoming all the networkers was carried out admirably by his eldest son, complete with entourage of wife and baby son, while Steele's wife Sandra Lambrinos smiled benevolently over the entire event.’
- ‘‘I've always been a big networker, and when I look at my Rolodex I have over 1,000 names in there,’ he says.’
- ‘Tried and true networkers can attest to good deeds being reciprocated.’
- ‘Good listeners are often good networkers and articulate and confident people often do well in networking groups’.’
- ‘Lee is a very remarkable guy, and a great networker.’
- ‘‘He's a serial networker,’ says a friend in the City.’
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