Tag: LEADING

13
Oct
2020
Posted in software

Leading Software Industry and Digital Transformation Experts Unveil BizOps Manifesto

BOSTON, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The BizOps Coalition, which advocates for fundamental change in the way business and IT collaborate in modern software development, today announced its BizOps Manifesto, a new framework designed to connect technology investments to business outcomes.

Leaders across industries have learned that too often, software investments are not tied to business outcomes. A recent survey revealed that 78 percent of respondents said the disconnect between IT and business units results in significant costs[1]. This misalignment often creates waste and hinders productivity and innovation.

“The harsh, ‘new normal’ reality requires a significant focus on connecting business metrics and outcomes to every IT product and project. To accomplish these objectives, IT leadership teams require pragmatic operating models and frameworks that reduce business risks and increase operational and team efficiencies,” said Stephen Elliot, program vice president, Management Software and DevOps at IDC. “IT and business leaders who adopt BizOps have a great opportunity to win now, drive more team collaboration, deliver business outcomes, and thrive in the future.”

The BizOps Coalition

The BizOps Coalition is focused on the advancement and adoption of the BizOps methodology. In addition, the group provides thought leadership, education and best practices BizOps strategies via the bizops.com platform. 

Founding members and BizOps Manifesto authors include Dr. Mik Kersten, founder & CEO of Tasktop; Serge Lucio, vice president and general manager of the Enterprise Software Division, Broadcom; Patrick Tickle, chief product officer, Planview;  Sally Elatta, CEO of AgilityHealth; Evan Leybourn, CEO of Business Agility Institute; Tom Davenport, distinguished author and professor; Dave West, founder of Scrum.org Kevin Surace, chairman/CTO of Appvance.ai and many others.

“BizOps helps improve development cycles, streamline business operations, and ultimately, accelerates digital transformation for many organizations,” said Serge Lucio

06
Oct
2020
Posted in website

Florida’s voting website crashed repeatedly in the hours before Monday’s registration deadline, leading to accusations of voter suppression.

Florida’s voter registration website crashed on Monday, giving users error messages and causing delays, after an “unprecedented” number of people tried to register before the state’s midnight deadline.

Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee, the state’s top elections official, who was appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, said on Tuesday that she had briefed the governor on the “challenges we encountered last night.”

“We’re exploring all options to ensure that all eligible registrants have the ability to register to vote and will work with our state and federal law-enforcement partners to ensure this was not a deliberate act against the voting process,” Ms. Lee said in a statement.

She first acknowledged slowdowns with the website on Monday evening. “Due to high volume, for about 15 minutes, some users experienced delays while trying to register,” Ms. Lee wrote on Twitter. “We have increased capacity.”

On Monday night, as the technical problems continued, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida and the Campaign Legal Center sent a letter demanding that the deadline be extended until midnight on Tuesday.

“Otherwise, we may be forced to consider other legal remedies,” the groups wrote.

Florida has faced similar problems with its voter registration system before. Monday’s issues led Democrats to accuse the state, which also has a Republican-controlled Legislature, of voter suppression.

Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Democrat from Broward County, blamed the “utter incompetence” of Mr. DeSantis, whose administration faced a crisis this year with the collapse of its online unemployment benefits system amid the pandemic.

“This particular blunder intimates a continuing pattern of voter suppression that the governor has become notorious for,” Ms. Wasserman Schultz said. “The governor must immediately extend the registration deadline to make up for all the voters he’s disenfranchised.”

05
Oct
2020
Posted in website

Leading Military Website Task & Purpose Joins The War Zone at Brookline Media

NEW YORK, Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Task & Purpose, a leading digital media website for active-duty military members, veterans, and their families, announced today it was joining the Brookline Media network of sites, immediately creating one of the largest footprints in the military-focused media market.

“I launched Task & Purpose to give a platform and voice to our remarkable servicemen and women,” said Zach Iscol, Task & Purpose co-founder. “And I could not be prouder of all the team has achieved, from taking on difficult topics like sexual harassment and how we care for our sick and wounded to supporting Gold Star families and telling the stories of unsung heroes and fallen warriors, and so much more.”

“With Brookline’s expertise in digital media, complementary audiences, and passion for supporting our nation’s troops, I couldn’t think of a better team to be working with moving forward to take Task & Purpose to the next level.”

The addition of Task & Purpose to the Brookline Media portfolio immediately creates one of the largest digital media footprints in the military market, with Task & Purpose dedicated to bringing news and engaging content to current and former service members, its sister site Military Spouse Fest connecting and supporting military families, and The War Zone covering the intersection of defense, military technology, and foreign policy. Together these sites reach more than 11 million unique visitors and deliver more than 15 million page views each month.

Task & Purpose was founded in 2014 with a mission to inform, engage, entertain, and stand up for active-duty military members, veterans, and their families. The site quickly became one of the most trusted news and investigative journalism sources for the military, with its journalists reporting everywhere from the Pentagon to The White House and beyond.

Since its

02
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Leading an Agile Organization with an Efficiency Mindset

This article was written by Duncan Robins, a member of the Entrepreneur NEXT powered by Assemble content team. Entrepreneur NEXT is our Expert solutions division leading the future of work and skills-based economy. If you’re struggling to find, vet, and hire the right Experts for your business, Entrepreneur NEXT is a platform to help you hire the experts you need, exactly when you need them. From business to marketing, sales, design, finance, and technology, we have the top 3 percent of Experts ready to work for you.

All indicators seem to point to markets, organizations, and the nature of work being transformed on a massive scale and at an accelerating pace within the coming decade. During this mass transformation, up to 40 percent of the U.S. workforce will see their current jobs eliminated, requiring workers to be reassigned, retrained or upskilled as their organizations respond to the continuous challenges and opportunities of the ever-changing, hyper-competitive market.

As innovation accelerates, organizations will likely have to optimize for both efficiency and agility, driven by the relentless demand for more value per unit cost. These two often-opposing organizational goals will force us to rethink work and retool workforces. Organizations of the future will need to be agile and team-based, with access to a skills-oriented, fluid, expert workforce. They will also have to embrace automation, which will cause huge disruptions in labor markets, and to the nature of work.

Achieving both agility and efficiency requires a new managerial mindset, new organizational structures, a dramatic shift in the nature of work and the makeup of workforces, and the continued adoption of advancements in technology and automation.

Market forces demanding change.

The number of consumers, their market power, and their expectations are growing rapidly. While the expanding market is being driven by globalization, developing economies, and

29
Sep
2020
Posted in seo

SEO Hero, Asia’s Leading Digital Marketing Provider Set to Launch Operations in Europe – Press Release

SEO Hero, Asia’s Leading Digital Marketing Provider Set to Launch Operations in Europe

SEO Hero, a leading digital marketing company in Asia offering specialized services in web development, digital services, and online marketing is now expanding into Europe. With this move, the SEO agency hopes to bring its own unique brand of services to the European market.

Currently, top tier SEO service providers are in high demand because large and small scale businesses are heavily dependent on social media and online search engines for brand visibility. With search engine algorithms growing more sophisticated in terms of the search experience, today’s techniques may be obsolete tomorrow. Digital Marketing agencies have increased largely in number but set apart from the common fare is SEO Hero. The agency’s capacity to stimulate organic growth using quick-fire strategies has attracted lots of attention from prospective clients. With many positive reviews from happy clients, SEO Hero is fast becoming respected within the digital marketing industry. 

SEO Hero is a one-stop-shop for complete digital marketing solutions catering to every industry in Asia and abroad. The services on offer are a complete package of Branding, Web Development and Design, Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Marketing, Pay Per Click Advertising, Search Engine Marketing, Content and Email Marketing, and Advanced Web Analytics. 

Despite its short 4-year existence, SEO Hero is well revered by many. Leveraging its services coupled with a complete understanding of how search platforms evolve to improve user experience, SEO Hero has developed an edge over its peers. The SEO Hong Kong company has a focused modus operandi that combines the best of mobile and desktop campaigns blended with global SEO strategies to ensure a website or brand ranks high for organic search results. Using a data-driven process influenced by aggressively keeping the pace with search engine algorithms, SEO Hero ensures its customers benefit from faster lead generation, conversion, and