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Working With Overseas Web Contractors

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Working With Overseas Web Contractors

 If you are looking for an inexpensive way of developing a website, you may be considering looking at someone from overseas to work on it. While this can give good results if you find the right contractor, there are a number of things that you really need to think about before you go down this path. (more…)

Growing Strong Leaders in the Tech Field

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Leadership is a something that takes years to develop. Some people are born to lead, but true leadership is something that must be trained and honed. It is unlikely a guitar player just woke up one day and was able to play beautiful music. He had train and practice at his craft. Whether you gain leadership skills in the military, or through your employment, you must break some eggs to learn. The question it seems though is leadership harder for people in tech fields to develop than in others. The tech industry tends to draw a certain type of person. Usually young and ambitious with a background in science or engineering, these people find it harder than others to develop that needed spark to become a great leader. Several studies have been performed to determine what it takes to make a great leader. Listed below are the results of findings from several of them. Though these results have come from the tech industry they will obviously apply to any industry.

The System- Many tech companies are in their infancy. Their procedures not only for what they produce but also for the training of its leaders and senior staff are still a work in progress. As these companies grow they must focus on the grooming of key people ear marked as having some of the traits that are required to become strong leaders. Waiting to long to institute programs to grow leaders can lead to companies without a strong core group of employees. They risk foundering due to lack of direction. Yet the risk is just as great if you institute programs too early. These programs tend to stifle the creative climate that many young tech startups need to create the fantastic programs and products that will allow them to grow and thrive. Companies that are able to realize when they are in trouble are the ones that will ultimately succeed.

The Data- Tech firms and the people that work in them love information. It is what they live and breathe for. By showing people hard proof through the use of benchmarks and statistics they are able to grasp which of their leadership skills are lacking. While the data can be simple queries on completed reports or detailed analysis, any tools that you can put into the hands of young leaders will help them immensely.

The Value- Many people that work in tech firms are used to manipulating objects. The manipulation and management of people is a completely different skill set. It is one that a lot of tech oriented people have a hard time grasping. Tech companies that foster a particular culture inside their companies and show the value of a responsible leader tend to have much better results. These companies that are able to show how much they value and appreciate a strong leader will attract people that are strong leaders. It may be as easy posting a blog on the company page about technology and leadership news. Like a moth to a flame you will begin to see people who view themselves more as leaders and less as tech experts arrive.

 

GETTING STARTED ON THE WEB

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

In today’s tech savvy climate, almost any and everyone has a website to their name. Unlike the early days where it was complicated and expensive, starting up your own website is now easier than ever. With WebStarts free website maker, for example, you can have your very own website up and running in mere minutes! The internet is an excellent global resource for just about anything you can think of. For shopping, paying bills, making calls, blogging, research, recreation and writing – if it can be done, it can be done online. And with every use for the internet that possibly exists, so too are there many sites you can choose from to visit. To be a part of the world wide web is easy, quick and affordable. If you have a business or you’re just looking for a space to air your opinions, you can build your website from the ground up and start enjoying visitors in just about no time! It may take some getting used to if you’re not particularly tech savvy, but you can find many resources to help you do the needful, guess where? On the internet!

Here are a couple tips you will have to keep in mind when building a website. These tips will add to the popularity and visibility of your website and have you up and running in no time!

Make sure that your grammar is on point!

While the average person is guilty of their fair share of acceptably popular typos and abbreviations, if you are putting up a website, you have to make sure your content is flawless. This goes for double importance if you plane on making your site an e-commerce site – people will not spend money on a website that looks like it was created by a three year old. Grammar and content go hand in hand and if your grammar is lackluster and just poor, no one will revisit your site or share it with others within their networks. Make sure you spell check all content before you publish it and send it live. Even after you’ve read it through, let someone else proof it as fresh eyes are usually able to pick up on errors that tired eyes may miss. Don’t make little mistakes like leaving poor grammar up either. The minute you spot something incorrect after the fact, do all in your power to take it down.

Liven up your links!

If you have links on your website it is very important that you keep them live and relevant. Broken links spell bad business for your site’s popularity. It affects the integrity of your site and the content it displays. Links go broken every day and sometimes more information surfaces that renders former information defunct. Keep checking back the work you put up. Even after something has gone live, make sure you troubleshoot and do some testing yourself so that you can find as many errors before your viewers do. Broken links make an entire site look shoddy and will affect the possibility of people returning to your site.