Tag: Operations

13
Oct
2020
Posted in software

How to mandate agility in software development, operations, and data science

Even when leaders proclaim in their townhalls that your organization needs to be more agile and nimble, they can’t mandate it. Your CIO and IT leaders may standardize on practices, metrics, and responsibilities that they describe as agile methodology standards, but they can’t dictate that everyone adopts agile cultures and mindsets.

You can select agile tools, automate more with devops practices, and enable citizen data science programs, but you can’t force adoption and demand employee happiness. IT operations may operate a hybrid multicloud architecture, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that costs are optimized or that infrastructure can scale up and down auto-magically.

So, if you were looking to quickly standardize your agile processes, or to miraculously address technical debt by shifting to agile architectures, or to instantly transform into an agile way of working, then I am sorry to disappoint you. Agility doesn’t come free, cheap, or easily. You can’t manage it on a Gantt chart with fixed timelines.

And while I believe that agility is largely a bottom-up transformation, that doesn’t mean that developers, engineers, testers, scrum masters, and other IT team members can drive agility independently. The team must work collaboratively, acknowledge tradeoffs, and define agile operating principles where there is consensus on the benefits.

So if agility can’t be mandated and requires everyone’s contributions, how do organizations become more agile? In the spirit of agile methodologies, data-driven practices, and adopting a devops culture, here are some ways everyone in the IT organization can drive agility collaboratively.

Make the case for agile methodologies 

Chapter 2 of my book, Driving Digital, is all about going from basic scrum practices to a more comprehensive agile planning process that includes assigning roles and responsibilities, planning multi-sprint backlogs, and standardizing estimating practices. When I work with teams trying to adopt agile

06
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

centrexIT and Biocom Launch New IT Platform to Streamline Business Operations for California Life Science Companies

IT Deal Desk eliminates the hassle of vetting and securing new technology providers

centrexIT, an information technology (IT) services provider helping businesses thrive through technology, and Biocom, California’s leading life science member association, today announced the launch of IT Deal Desk. The latest platform provides Biocom members with exclusive access to an extensive, vetted partner network and simplifies the task of negotiating and securing agreements on members’ behalf.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201006005918/en/

centrexIT and Biocom launch IT Deal Desk, an IT Platform that eliminates the hassle of vetting and securing new technology providers. (Graphic: Business Wire)

“centrexIT has decades of collective experience operating IT strategy in the life science industry. Currently, roughly 40% of our clients work in the space, so we understand what it takes to support regulated businesses,” says Dylan Natter, CEO of centrexIT. “Our company has been part of the Biocom network since 2014, and now we are thrilled to collaborate with them on an expansive technology offering that will support accelerated growth in the life science space. IT Deal Desk was meticulously designed with IT and procurement teams in mind. Together, centrexIT and Biocom have curated a top-quality network of suppliers and purchasers, providing Biocom members with a streamlined framework to acquire the services they need in order to succeed.”

Ranging from internet and voice to cloud providers, technology is a critical aspect of all business communications. Yet, when small and midsized businesses (SMB) need a new type of technology or service, they rarely have the resources or bandwidth to properly vet the various options available. Moreover, due to their size, SMBs often don’t have the ability to negotiate bigger, cost-effective deals that would allow them to enter a contract at a lower level.

IT Deal Desk

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