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Contractorcoaching.com: Construction Jobs Outpaces Workers Availability

After years of trimming jobs in the wake of the Great Recession, contractors and subcontractors say the pendulum has swung the other way, and now they are looking to hire skilled workers who are no longer available in the job market.

“I said this two years ago, if we have a full-speed recovery in the construction industry, we will not have the available workers to fill the jobs,” said Henry Goudreau, CEO & Founder of HG & Associates, Inc., and http://www.contractorcoaching.com. “The only way to correct this is by a grassroots effort by contractors in offering training, or convincing high school candidates to take construction training courses. It is in our best interest to start working on this now rather than later.”

To make up the shortfall, builders are training workers themselves, recruiting from outside the area and working with local technical schools on a slate of new training programs expected to begin in the fall.

Goudreau offers a report for contractors on how to increase sales and drive more money to their bottom-line. It is free for contractors by going to http://tinyurl.com/me78v37.
Henry Goudreau is known as the most sought-after business-building coach, speaker, and author for contractors. He is famous for turning around the problem plagued construction business, building profits, freeing up the owner’s time, and streamlining processes that build success, brand, and loyalty.

He offers business-building advice to contractors at his web site, and works with owners mastering and implementing his proven business model. This virtual road map for contractors helps them to build powerful niches and a true understanding of what it takes to be profitable.

Goudreau can be reached at (941) 377-1254.

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Henry Goudreau
HG & Associates, Inc.
5824 Bee Ridge Rd., #316
Sarasota, FL 34233
PHONE: 941-377-1254
FAX: 941-377-8761
EMAIL: henry@hgassociates.com
WEB: http://www.contractorcoaching.com/

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Business-Building Coach Henry Goudreau Warns Contractors Of The Two Huge Hurdles The Construction Industry Has To Overcome Before A Recovery Can Take Place!

Anyone who watches the job market closely knows that the construction sector has been weak in this recovery, and is just starting to show an increase in numbers of employment. Unfortunately, there is another problem rearing its ugly head.

“Contractors have suffered deeply and carried the brunt of this recession of the last six years. In February, employment in construction changed little, just adding less than 15,000 jobs,” said business-building coach to contractors, Henry Goudreau. “However, this is merely the tip of the iceberg. There are two immense hurdles to overcome for contractors, other than finding and employing skilled craftsman,” says Goudreau. “The second killer is financing,” he warns.

While the Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury rescued major banks amid the 2008 financial crisis to avert major financial chaos, the bailout didn’t help the small lenders. “Their disappearance, along with the lack of lending by the major banks, has left the contractor hanging out to dry.” explained Goudreau.

“There a two huge voids that contractors must find a way to fill,” said Goudreau. “Filling a demand for skilled craftsmen, and finding start-up funding. Both are going to hit the contractor on the side of the head, especially, if the economy picks up speed and momentum, and together, they will stifle any chance for the industry to get back on the right track out of this recession. With that said, contractors have to get their financial house in order so they can fund their work, and find skilled craftsmen. I can help them get a better handle on their business and build their financial ability, but I believe the labor level will have to be addressed at the local school or vocational tech level since so many have left the industry for greener pastures or retirement.”

Henry Goudreau is known as the most sought-after business-building coach, speaker, and author for contractors. He is famous for turning around problem plagued construction businesses, building profits, freeing up the owner’s time, and streamlining processes that build success, brand, and loyalty.

He offers tons of advice to contractors at his web site, and works with owners mastering and implementing his proven business model. This virtual road map for contractors helps them to build powerful niches and a true understanding of what it takes to be profitable.

Goudreau can be reached at (941) 377-1254.

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About Me International takes aim at rising employee stress

It costs employers billions of dollars annually.

It’s been called a “global epidemic” by the United Nations’ International Labor Organization.

And it’s a source of miscommunication, employee conflicts, absenteeism, complacency, turnover, low morale, declining productivity and other workplace problems every day at organizations worldwide.

Employee stress is a growing threat to employers, and it’s a threat that is squarely in the sights of About Me International, a provider of workforce evaluation, employee engagement and leadership services.

Joe Kiedinger, president and CEO of About Me International, is leading the Green Bay-based company in its drive to guide organizations in overcoming the negative effects of employee stress.

To assist clients with managing this challenge, About Me International has created the About Me Card. This practical tool is designed to reveal each employee’s inner drive and preferred communication practices—two elements that according to Kiedinger are essential to their fulfillment and effectiveness at work.

Kiedinger says employers can use this tool to minimize if not eliminate misunderstandings and mistreatment, which often are a source of employee stress and can quickly lead to negative emotion and negative energy.

“The danger for employers is that negative energy, if left unchecked and allowed to spread, can have a debilitating impact on an organization’s creativity, innovation and productivity and ultimately impact its bottom line,” Kiedinger says. “Employees can use information from the About Me Card to effectively manage workplace interactions and relationships by literally changing negative emotion to positive energy,”

Kiedinger says that two of the main challenges for employers are to determine whether they wish to invest in solving employee stress and, if they do, how to go about it.

“In recent years, wellness programs have emerged as a way to help employees better manage their health,” Kiedinger says. “However, when it comes to the effectiveness of wellness programs in identifying, managing and overcoming employee stress as well as negative emotion and energy, there is no conclusive data that shows that these programs have a significant, positive and lasting impact on this workplace challenge.”

Richard DuBois, director of business development at About Me International, says the company is experiencing a strong response to the About Me Card.

“We are consistently hearing from employers of all kinds that they have seen enough of the destructiveness of negative emotion and want to address it,” DuBois says. “This tool gives them a practical solution that is generating proven results with organizations including small businesses and mid-size to large corporations, as well as non-profits including schools and health care facilities.”

About Me International has created a white paper, “Wellness and the workforce—are we missing the boat when it comes to managing employee stress?” which provides insights to employers on overcoming negative emotion and energy resulting from unresolved employee stress. The white paper can be downloaded at www.aboutmecard.com/whitepaper

About Me International provides assistance and training to employers with determining their employees’ inner drive and preferred communication practices to support employee engagement and leadership effectiveness. More information is available atwww.aboutmecard.com

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M-CAT Enterprises’ CEO Anyck Turgeon Recognized by World’s Largest Organization of Anti-Fraud Professionals

M-CAT Enterprises (M-CAT) today announced CEO and global security expert Anyck Turgeon has been recognized in the 2013 Anti-Fraud Resource Guide (second edition). The guide is published quarterly by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the world’s largest organization of anti-fraud professionals. Selected amongst 65,000 active members, Turgeon is an Austin-based Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). She has successfully fought white collar crime, globally, with tech innovation for more than 25 years.

TURGEON’S LIFETIME FIGHT AGAINST WHITE COLLAR CRIME:

From an early start in her career, beginning at the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), Turgeon has upheld technology in the arrest of white collar criminals. It was there she discovered and worked on the largest securities fraud in Canada ‘s history, the Connacher’s Bay Street $1B “bought deals.” The scheme, orchestrated by Gordon Capital Corp. CEO James Connacher, required securities dealers to pay companies in advance for public issues.

Connacher’s mid-size investment firm became one of the heaviest financial hitters, involved in nearly every major takeover deal. Gordon Capital wooed the institutional market by accounting for 15%-70% of daily trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange and setting trading records on the American Stock Exchange. As a result of over-extending its financial position and undercapitalizing loans against massive amounts of securities, Connacher was fined, trading activities were ceased and the firm was brought down to its official disappearance in 1998. Turgeon’s technological expertise led to simultaneous engagements in fraud prevention, detection and resolution at the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), Thompson Corporation (TC) and Toronto Dominion Bank/Visa Center.

Turgeon credits her success to learning from the following “best leaders” on how to deter fraud and apply technologies towards prevention: George Olah (OSC), James Bailey (TSX), Joseph Oliver (OSC now Honorable Canadian Minister of Natural Resources), Gil Rémillard (former Quebec Minister of International Relations), Marc Pearl (TC), Bradley Foster (TC) and Kenneth Thomson, owner of Thomson Corporation and founder of the famous law and anti-fraud solutions WESTLAW now sold under Thomson Reuters. Inspired by their guidance, Turgeon turned her focus and career towards gaining mastery of innovative technologies.

Throughout her tech years in the United States – especially in the Silicon Valley and Silicon Hills –Turgeon has continued to improve her technological expertise to successfully help numerous victims recover from a variety of embezzlement and financial misconduct cases. CEO Eddy Coenye and elderly couple CEO Jerry Claar and his wife Roe, for example, were assisted in stopping embezzlers, recovering stolen assets and gaining punitive damages – thanks to Turgeon’s tech innovation and mastery.

Already uniquely qualified as a data management and data warehousing expert, as well as a certified fraud examiner, Turgeon is the first certified female data scientist, crowned last month. Combining her latest expertise and premier executive management training from Harvard University and McCombs School of Business / University of Texas and ongoing SANS training in digital forensics, Turgeon is taking the battle to the front line to change the fight against white collar crime with tech innovation.

“Learning one in three decision makers currently do not feel comfortable with the completeness and validity of the data they use is understandable,” says Turgeon. “The gap, unfortunately, expands for fraud fighters, prosecutors and victims,” she confirms.

As an Inmon-certified data scientist—the most sought after experts worldwide—Turgeon can leverage structured data, big data and other unstructured raw content with textual disambiguation to achieve higher analytical velocity and accuracy.

“By accessing and parsing through up to 80 percent of unutilized corporate data, M-CAT Enterprises can anticipate, identify and eliminate fraudulent activity and security breaches across the enterprise pro-actively as well as help victims secure recovery with much more compelling evidence,” explains Turgeon.

Now at the forefront of shaping the anti-fraud solutions for the twenty-first century, Turgeon and her firm M-CAT Solutions can deliver cutting edge solutions for:

– high-wealth individuals and celebrities concerned about fraud scandals;

– corporate executives and governmental decision makers interested in preventing, detecting and resolving fraud incidents promptly and efficiently;

– venture capitalists, shareholders and board members desiring broader, more efficient and more accurate risk assessments;

– defrauded leaders, retired professionals and other consumer victims requiring stolen asset recovery and seeking punitive damages.

Turgeon has been a member of the International Association of Financial Crime Investigators (IACFI) and serves on ACFE’s advisory board member. To review Turgeon’s featured interview, visit:http://www.mcatenterprises.com/Turgeon_AntiFraudResourceGuide.pdf.

To find out how M-CAT can assist you with fraud challenges call 512-547-1509 or visithttp://mcatenterprises.com/submit-a-case/ and schedule a free 60-minute consultation.

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Marlton-based eMaint Doubles Revenue and Triples Staff since 2010

During a time when other companies are laying off and retrenching, South Jersey based eMaint Enterprises, a technology leader in delivering cloud based CMMS software and services, today announced significant revenue and staff growth over the past three years.

Revenues at eMaint grew 45 percent in 2012 over previous year, and a cumulative 167 percent since 2010. “Our customers, which run the gamut from family run farms to multinational corporations, are experiencing economic challenges just like everyone else,” said eMaint CEO Brian Samelson. “That means, more than ever, they need partners that save them time and money. eMaint has proven it can do that, and customers have rewarded us with their business and referrals.”

To support this explosive revenue growth, the company has kept pace by aggressively growing the size of staff, which has increased threefold in the past three years. In 2013 alone eMaint has hired 15 new employees, the majority of whom are recent college graduates. There are many good reasons to have a constant flow of new college graduates joining the company. “We are always looking for employees that have a high energy level, bring new ideas to the table, and are open to a culture of rapid change as our business continually adapts to meet the needs of our customers.” said Jon Hollander, eMaint’s Executive Vice President of Operations.

eMaint’s flagship product is X3, a cloud based Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS). X3 is supported by a full range of services – from implementation to training in advanced applications such as predictive maintenance and integration with third party applications to work order management and tracking. Its “Software as a Service” (SaaS) model emphasizes a high degree of configuration and flexible pricing models geared to the needs of all business sizes. Support for mobile devices has made the application even more accessible to a workforce of technicians who are no longer required to be in an office or at a computer to access the system. Its customer base now surpasses 18,000 users from approximately 3,500 customer sites. eMaint also enjoys a high customer retention rate of 96%.

In 2012, eMaint was named South Jersey’s fifth fastest growing private company by the Philadelphia Business Journal, received the BOSS (Best of SaaS Software) award from THINK strategies and was included in the “Philly 100” honor roll of fastest growing privately held companies by the Entrepreneurs’ Forum of Greater Philadelphia.

“It’s not often for a company that’s been around as long as we have to see the level of growth over the past few years that we have experienced,” said Samelson, who founded eMaint. “Our key to success is simple: We listen and respond to customer needs. When we say, ‘your success is our mission,’ it’s not just a slogan.”

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Hunter Boot Ltd. Names Alasdhair Willis as New Creative Director

The UK’s leading designer and retailer of quality wellington boots, Hunter, has announced the appointment of a new Creative Director, and also, a new Commercial Sales Director

Hunter Boot Ltd. today announces the appointment of Alasdhair Willis, as its Creative Director, and Fabrizio Stroppa, as its Commercial Sales Director. Based in London, both roles will report into the CEO, James Seuss, who was appointed in December 2012.

A spokesperson for Hunter Boot explains, “Alasdhair Willis brings amazing creative talent, style, and commercial realisation to the helm of Hunter. His experience with British heritage brands and developing brands globally makes him an ideal choice to lead the creative team at Hunter as we enter our next stage of growth. Alasdhair will define the vision for the brand and develop our creative voice, while working closely with our strong commercial team to bring the world of Hunter to consumers worldwide,” James Seuss commented.

Alasdhair Willis said: “It is a genuine honour and a tremendous opportunity to be in this role at such a significant moment for Hunter. Hunter is a fantastic British brand with enormous potential. It has a very strong history dating back nearly 160 years, and I believe the Hunter story and spirit are just as relevant today. The business has already built a strong foundation for growth with its current product offering, centred on theOriginal Boot. Going forward, we will be focused on expanding the footwear business while building on the exciting opportunities in other categories such as outerwear. We will also be clearly defining the brand’s position in the market and communicating our unique vision across all platforms. I look forward to working with the growing and talented design team.”

Jim Seuss remarked, “I am also pleased to welcome Fabrizio Stroppa to Hunter as Commercial Sales Director. With over 25 years of experience working with luxury brands, including Mulberry, Giorgio Armani and Donna Karan, Fabrizio brings an incredible wealth of expertise in the luxury goods sector. He will be integral to the further development of Hunter’s international presence.”

Fabrizio Stroppa commented, “I am delighted to be joining Hunter at such a unique stage in its development. With James’ strategic and commercial leadership and the new creative direction, Hunter now has the dynamic team needed to create a global brand. As we develop and open new markets, we will be working with some of the best retailers in the world to showcase the Company’s collections. Hunter also plans to launch branded shop-in-shops in key markets and flagship stores in key cities worldwide.”

The first new collection for the brand will be showcased for Autumn/Winter 2014. Willis will also maintain his role at his Creative and Branding consultancy firm.

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Citation brings in new Chief Executive Officer

Manchester based Citation has appointed Chris Morris to be its new Chief Executive Officer.

The appointment follows the recent purchase of Citation by ECI Partners. Chris Morris will join

Citation on 18th March from LateRooms.com where he is currently Managing Director.

Chris Morris joined LateRooms.com as Finance Director in 2005 and was then quickly promoted to the role of Managing Director. Chris was integral to LateRooms.com becoming a successful part of TUI Travel PLC. He subsequently led the expansion of the LateRooms.com brand and has been responsible for the expansion of the B2C Division through the acquisition of sister brands AsiaRooms.com and MalaPronta.com (in Brazil).

Citation chairman, Andrew Vaughan, commented “The board are delighted that we have been able to secure Chris Morris as CEO. Chris has done an incredible job at building the LateRooms.com brand over the years and is a well respected professional. The board are looking forward to working with Chris and his contribution to Citation’s future.”

Speaking about his appointment Chris said “It is an exciting time to be joining Citation as CEO. I am confident we can take Citation to the next level for both client acquisition and customer service. Citation has remained resilient during tough market conditions and is perfectly positioned for future growth. I can’t wait to get started!”

Chris will join the board alongside Julie Moran (Finance Director), Richard Chapman (ECI Partners) and Andy Vaughan (Chairman), working with the current Senior Management Team.

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Top Ten Ranking for MITIE in the UK’s Biggest Race and Gender Benchmarking Survey

MITIE Group PLC, the facilities management services, is delighted to announce it has been named as one of the top ten private sector organisations for ethnicity in the workplace by Race for Opportunity and Opportunity Now, the race and gender campaigns from Business in the Community (BITC).

MITIE was commended by BITC for several current initiatives including some around recruitment and career progression, workplace policies and practices, plus its work in the community.

In particular, MITIE’s network of diversity ‘champions’ was recognised as an excellent example of making a difference on gender and race, both in an internal and external capacity.

MITIE’s programme to encourage women to return to work and develop their careers after taking maternity leave, as well as chief executive officer Ruby McGregor Smith’s involvement in a mentoring circle for black, Asian and minority ethnic women were also highlighted as key initiatives.

The unranked lists are the culmination of the UK’s most comprehensive Benchmarking Survey into how organisations are performing on race and gender equality, diversity& inclusion in the workplace.

Sandra Kerr OBE, director of Race for Opportunity, said: “For organisations committed to diversity, equality and inclusion in the workplace, the Benchmark is a clear signal of which organisations are delivering best practice.”

The Benchmark also recognised MITIE’s public commitment to the campaign through involvement in Opportunity Now, Race for Opportunity and also the Women’s Business Council, which is chaired by Ruby McGregor-Smith, the first Asian woman to head a FTSE 250 company.

Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE, Chief Executive of MITIE, said, “Having a talented and diverse workforce is critical to our business and we are passionate about diversity in its broadest sense. We are thrilled to have been recognised by Race for Opportunity and Opportunity Now for our continued commitment to diversity.”

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MITIE Awarded Five-year Integrated FM Contract with Sky

MITIE, the FTSE 250 outsourcing and energy services company, has secured a contract to provide integrated facilities management (FM) for British Sky Broadcasting Group (Sky), the UK’s largest entertainment and home communications company.

The contract, with a total value in excess of £100m over a five-year period, will see MITIE deliver services across Sky’s estate in the UK and Ireland, commencing in January 2013. As well as its two main campuses in London and Scotland, MITIE will work at 12 regional offices, two data centres and dozens of POP sites (internet exchange points).

MITIE will have responsibility for delivering a range of services including fabric maintenance, engineering maintenance, energy management, catering, security services, cleaning, mail room & couriers, helpdesk, switchboard, shuttle buses, grounds maintenance and internal landscaping.

MITIE also recently completed a project to build an on-site wind turbine at Sky’s new broadcast facility, Sky Studios, in Osterley, West London. The most sustainable broadcast facility of its type in Europe, the turbine will provide over 133 MWh per annum of clean energy to the studios.

MITIE was awarded the contract based on its innovative ideas, self-delivery capabilities and cultural approach.

Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE, Chief Executive of MITIE Group PLC, said: “We are delighted to be working with Sky and look forward to creating what will be a truly collaborative partnership.

“Sky is a dynamic company and MITIE will ensure the FM strategy brings the highest quality services, value and innovation to its business.”

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eMaint Expands to Florida with New International Office

eMaint Enterprises, LLC, a world leader in on-demand maintenance management systems since 1986, announced recently that it has opened a new office in Estero, Florida. The Florida office is part of eMaint’s international expansion to help support its growing client base in the Southern United States and Latin America.

“This is a very exciting step for us at eMaint,” said Brian Samelson, CEO and President at eMaint. “With our global client base, the opening of our Florida office will help us better support many of our clients with operations overseas. We have clients in Florida and the Southeastern United States as well and are glad to be able to add jobs in that area. Sergio and his team set standards for excellence, and we look forward to growing this team.”

eMaint’s flagship Computerized Maintenance Management Software product, X3 CMMS, is deployed at hundreds of customer sites in 23 countries in 8 languages. Spanish-language product support is utilized by several of eMaint’s clients with bi-lingual software needs.

Sergio Plaut was promoted to Director of International Operations and will be heading up the Florida office and eMaint International. In this position, he will develop strategic markets and grow eMaint’s business across international markets while developing sales and services and providing support for customers across the region.

Prior to his promotion, Mr. Plaut, a Brazilian native with a degree in Engineering, was a consultant working for American companies who wished to do business in Brazil. During his time as a consultant for eMaint, Mr. Plaut, who is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, and English, translated the eMaint website into Portuguese, provided sales and support services to existing and potential clients in Brazil and participated twice in a National Maintenance Show promoted by the Brazilian Association of Maintenance.

Andre Morige has been hired as an International Support Specialist and will be working with Mr. Plaut in the Florida office assisting in all aspects of eMaint international. Mr. Morige is fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish. The Brazilian native, who has lived in the U.S. for 16 years, is currently working towards two Bachelor’s degrees in Programming and in Security at Hodges University where he currently resides in Fort Myers, Florida.

Daniel Duran has joined eMaint as a Support Specialist. Mr. Duran who is fluent in both Spanish and English will be helping support the growing base of Spanish speaking customers in the U.S. and Latin America . He provides support to X3 software users as well as acting as a product knowledge resource for internal team members.

“Opening the Florida office is a huge step for this company and I am very happy to be part of it,” said Mr. Plaut. “Heading up the Florida office will give me a chance to cross into other markets and to give more extensive support to our clients in the southern states and Latin America.”

About eMaint Enterprises, LLC
eMaint, the leader in on-demand CMMS solutions, has been providing predictive maintenance and preventative maintenance management software solutions since 1986 and was one of the first CMMS providers to develop a completely web-based “Software as a Service” (SaaS) model for more rapid implementation at a lower total cost of ownership.

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Parallel Project Training Launches APMP Project Management Distance Learning Package

Parallel Project Training, an innovative new specialist training provider in APM project management training and APMP certification, has launched its new APMP distance learning package for just £300. Using the integrated Parallel Learning System students will be able to study for the APM project management qualification from their own home or office and at their own pace. The course is ideal for busy project managers who may be unable to devote five consecutive days out of the office for important APMP training.

Parallel Project Training Launches APMP Project Management Distance Learning Package

The Parallel Distance Learning Package offers a practical approach to project management and is the perfect complement to PRINCE2. It offers an unparalleled range of distance learning materials such as the APMP Distance Learning study guide with high quality figures, sample exam questions and hints and tips on how to pass the exam. MP3 podcasts covering all the important topics included in the exam available from the Parallel Project Training website or iTunes. There is also a series of interactive exercises and quizzes with online tutor support available through the Parallel community of practice, an online moderated forum offering support, advice and guidance on the APMP syllabus.

The course is broken down into eight modules, which are consistently approached across all the material. These include:

• How to Pass The APMP Exam

• Project Management in Context

• Organisation and Governance

• Techniques

• Business and Commercial

• Planning the Strategy

• Executing the Strategy

• People and the Profession

Due to the continued excellent feedback from customers about the flexibility and wide range of learning materials, Parallel Project Training has introduced its Distance Learning Package as part of its continued focus on providing accommodating and cost effective APM training. The package uses interactive flash technology to bring the learning to life and follows the same structure as the APMP syllabus.

Lindsay Scott, Director of Arras People said this of the Distance Learning course; “We’ve been trialling the course over the past few weeks and it’s an excellent course for a project management professional to undertake. The study guide, podcasts and the online module system are straightforward and easy to use. The support offered through the online forum is also important for those times when assistance is needed from a distance”.

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Web Content Management Solutions Are Critical for Modern Day Business

Many organizations have hundreds to tens of thousands of pages of web content, which are becoming increasingly more critical to market competitiveness. Web content management solutions provide an efficient and effective means to make the problem of managing all of an organizations web material far more tractable.

Drupal content management systems (CMS) are open source solutions for addressing the problem of managing web content. Among the many reasons for Drupal’s success, its ability to alleviate technical staff members through the powerful and easy to use platform and its ability to integrate with pre-existing content management systems has made it a popular choice.

May, 2010 – databasepublish.com – When it comes to web content management solutions there is no silver bullet. Just as each organization has its own strategic goals and objectives, the various web content management systems on the market provide a broad spectrum of functionality and usability. As a result, it can be challenging to ensure that you are making the right selection for your organization.

For some organizations, a proprietary, out-of-the-box solution, or an out-of-the-box open source solution can work just fine. Other organizations may require varying degrees of tailoring. In either case, a web content management solutions consultant is highly recommended. Since an experienced consultant has worked with a variety of platforms and performed many implementations, that resource can help you reduce costly mistakes, f r o m product selection all the way through implementation.

The Drupal content management systems are exceptionally flexible and provide a solid long term investment opportunity. The drupal cms can be integrated with current systems in order to reduce error and streamline business processes. By reducing manual steps for web publishing, the Drupal CMS improves overall efficiency while reducing burden on technical personnel.

Non-technical personnel can easily manage web content while leveraging the powerful functionality of the Drupal CMS platform. This essentially places the domain of web content into the hands of the content experts. With technical IT personnel liberated to focus on more technical organizational needs the content experts can directly manage blog posts, photo galleries, press releases, video, tagging, e-commerce and searching functionality. With all of these benefits, Drupal content management systems are a compelling choice.

The selection, migration, and implementation of the various web content management solutions is far less risky with the help of a qualified content management consultant. They can help to ensure that the goals of a stronger web-presence, improved website effectiveness, increased workflow efficiency, and organizational consistency are met and/ or exceeded.

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Web Content Management System Implementations by the Experts

The increasing diversity of types of content that can be published to the Web, along with the impact that rich content can make to help organizations present their brands to potential customers, has driven thousands of organizations to improve the way staff can create, manage, and publish content through the implementation of a web content management system. The benefits of Web content management systems include increased overall organizational efficiency, more rapid dissemination of information than previously possible, freeing up technical personnel, and placing content experts into direct control of the organization’s Web presence.

Web Content Management System Implementations by the Experts

Oftentimes, organizations look for consulting expertise to aid in the selection and implement a Web content management system. Professional consultants can assist organizations in selecting the best-fit Web content management system, determining what customizations will need to be done, aid in the proper architecture and implementation of the system, integrate it with other business systems in the organization’s environment, and connect it to 3rd party systems that the organization already uses. Additionally, with expert support, organizations can more easily migrate content to the newer, more appropriate web content management tool f r o m an organization’s pre-existing Web content management system that perhaps didn’t meet the company’s needs. In summary, using Web content management system experts is the best way for an organization to reduce risk and ensure an accurate and timely project conclusion.

May, 2010 – databasepublish.com – The effective use of technical personnel is highly desirable for many organizations. Consequently, many organizations choose to employ a competent web content management consultant in order to maximize the impact of a chosen web content management tool.

While the justification for this is different for every organization, there are a number of reasons for arriving at such a decision. A web content management system expert can most effectively reduce the learning curve for technical personnel. Through their experience in the domain, they can also improve the overall vision of the final deployment of the web content management tool.

Among the many different web content management systems available on the market, Drupal has gained popularity among other choices in the market. Drupal implementations provide value f r o m the powerful functionality that is also easy to use by non-technical staff members. This allows the content experts to gain more effectiveness f r o m the website domain while providing technical staff members more time to focus on more technical projects.

Due to the open-source nature of Drupal implementations, organizations are able to migrate their web content management systems f r o m pre-existing content management systems. The result is increased efficiency and a much smoother transition f r o m the prior Web content management tool. An experienced web content management system consultant can also tailor Drupal to meet specific needs. Out of the box, Drupal implementations provide organizations more control over press releases, blog posts, photo galleries, video, tagging, search functions and e-commerce applications.

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Web Content Management System Boosts Productivity

Numerous businesses and organizations have chosen to implement a web content management system rather than use a more manual approach to managing their web content. Much of the value in these types of systems is the ability to transfer responsibility from technical to non-technical personnel. As a result, Web content management systems have improved productivity and helped organizations gain better control over the web domain.

Web Content Management System Boosts Productivity

While there are several different web content management systems available on the market, Drupal is one of the more popular and flexible solutions. The open source platform of Drupal makes it easily tailored to integrate with other business systems and third party applications that an organization uses.

May, 2010 – databasepublish.com – There is increased demand for decision makers and executives to make organizational decisions that provide a strong return on investment (ROI). With the right web content management system, an organization can repurpose technical IT personnel from web content responsibility and improve the overall effectiveness of the web content life cycle.

The Drupal content management solution is one of many products on the market. Due to Drupal’s ease of use and powerful functionality, it is among the most popular open-source web content management systems in the World today. Although Drupal is an excellent choice for many organizations, a qualified professional content management consultant is recommended in order to help an organization ensure that Drupal is the right match for that company’s needs.

Much of the value of a content management consultant is in their ability to treat the various content management systems on a level playing field. Additionally, an experienced consultant can act as a catalyst for ensuring that the final implementation provides the greatest ROI. An experienced consultant can provide assistance in request for proposals, request for quotes, translation of technical and proprietary language, implementation, customization, system upgrades, maintenance and any combination thereof.

A given Web content management system may require the creation of a new module, or some tailoring of existing modules, in order to be integrated more seamlessly with pre-existing business systems or third party applications used by an organization. While some hurdles are more difficult than others, a professional consultant can provide time and cost estimates for the desired implementation of the web content management system.

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Gyrus Systems Celebrates 22 Years In The Learning Management System Industry

Gyrus Systems, a leader in the Learning Management (LMS) industry, launched its new website WWW.GYRUS.COM today to commemorate its 22nd anniversary. Over the years, Gyrus has designed and implemented high quality, flexible learning management products for hundreds of satisfied customers. The new website also focuses on our latest product GyrusAim, our new web based LMS. GyrusAim leverage latest technology innovation by delivering full functionality in a single system.

Gyrus Systems Celebrates 22 Years In The Learning Management System Industry

“It’s our relationships with our customers that have made us successful. So, this year, we celebrate more than just a 22nd anniversary; we celebrate our partnership with our clients,” says Mr. Kapadia, President and CEO of Gyrus Systems. “The goal of this new website is to provide valuable education and knowledge to present and future clients to help them make better decisions when choosing an LMS.”

More than a celebration, gyrus.com highlights the following features:
• The Gyrus Systems Benefits Analysis Calculator is a unique and interactive tool which helps clients compute the value created by an LMS and justify its use. This exciting feature will be highlighted in more detail in a future press release.
• The unique Knowledge Center taps into Gyrus’ many years of industry experience and provides a wealth of free information including whitepapers, blogs, and case studies.
• The services and support of Gyrus are now more accessible on the website, offering live chat, social media connections, support on demand, and collaboration tools.
• Gyrus has made it a high priority to focus on the specific industries that we service. Visitors can get industry specific materials which highlight business challenges and experience with learning management.

“Over the years, we have collaborated with clients across a wide range of industries to find practical and innovative solutions for their Enterprise Learning Management challenges. And we’ve been honored to develop deep and lasting relationships with many of our clients. We are pleased to share the benefits of that experience with all visitors to our new website” says Mr. Kapadia.

About Gyrus Systems

Gyrus Systems is the one-stop solution for the efficient management of any size training program.

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Web Content Management Solutions Drive Website Success

Efficient and effective websites are in no uncertain terms critical components to businesses and organizations these days. In response to the demand for improved Web presence, a variety of Web content management solutions have helped organizations cross the chasm from ad hoc and time consuming Web content management, to tightly integrated Web content management systems.

Web Content Management Solutions Drive Website Success

While there are many different Web content management systems on the market, Drupal content management systems (CMS) provide a useful open source solution to the needs of many organizations. The ability to tailor and integrate Drupal with pre-existing content management solutions and its accessibility to non-technical users make it an exceptional choice.

April, 2010 – databasepublish.com – Choosing among the many Web content management solutions can be a non-trivial task. This is in part due to varying organizational goals, pre-existing systems, system requirements, out-of-the-box functionality, and varying levels of product customizability. When choosing to implement a Web content management system it is highly recommended to obtain help from a knowledgeable Web content management consultant.

A Web content management consultant familiar with Drupal content management systems as well as different proprietary products can provide indispensable value for organizations during part of, or over the course of the entire implementation process. Oftentimes, in-house implementations result in sub-optimal results, primarily due to a lack of expertise with current Web content management solutions. Many pitfalls may be avoided by choosing a content management consultant that is a veteran in the industry.

Drupal web content management solutions may be tailored to integrate with an organization’s current content management system. Additionally, Drupal content management systems are known for their high level of performance and ease of use for the non-technical user. What this means for organizations is that a properly implemented Drupal CMS can eliminate the need for technical personnel to be involved with Web publishing activities.

The advantage of having non-technical personnel managing Web content is that then the content experts can directly manage press releases, blog posts, video, photo galleries, e-commerce, tagging, and searching functionality. In other words with Drupal CMS there is no need to have an IT mediator in-between the content experts and the Web.

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Web Content Management System Implemented by Professionals

The increasing breadth and depth of Web content has driven many organizations to implement a Web content management system that is capable of liberating technical staff, empowering content experts, and achieving greater organizational efficiency. While there are several drivers that urge decision makers to improve the manageability of Web content, many organizations are pleasantly surprised when the final implementation exceeds expectations.

Web Content Management System Implemented by Professionals

A well-implemented Web content management tool can make transitions from pre-existing content management systems seamless. Oftentimes, the mission critical status of the project requires professional consultants to ensure the right product selection, custom tailoring, efficient data population, a robust implementation, and third party support.

April, 2010 – databasepublish.com – Most organizations are filled with highly competent technical staff members. However, because there is a great range of systems and technical areas, many organizations choose to employ a competent Web content management system consultant in order to more efficiently implement a Web content management tool.

There are several reasons justifying such a decision. A Web content management system expert can easily bring experienced staff members up to speed with the current technologies available. Additionally, they can streamline and refine the organization’s vision for the Web content management tool, therefore, maximizing the value of the final system.

An open source solution known as Drupal has become increasingly popular among organizations seeking an easy to use and powerful Web content management tool. Drupal implementations offer great flexibility, allowing non-technical staff members, who are the content experts, to take charge of the website domain, and leaving technical staff members to focus on more technical objectives.

The versatility of Drupal implementations allows organizations to interface with pre-existing content management systems and greatly improve overall efficiency. As a result, Drupal has a good reputation as a valuable web content management system. With Drupal, it becomes incredibly easy to update blog posts, press releases, photo galleries, video, and include search functions and e-commerce requirements on your website.

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Web Content Management Systems Improve Overall Efficiency

An increasing trend for organizations is to ensure an effective and efficient means to manage web content. While there are variations from one Web content management system to another, the overall gains in efficiency can ripple through an organization, alleviating technical staff members and placing control over Web content into the hands of the individuals most familiar with organizational Web objectives.

Web Content Management Systems Improve Overall Efficiency

Among the many types of Web content management systems is an open source project known as Drupal. Because of its flexibility and easy-to-use platform a well-deployed implementation of Drupal can be very valuable to an organization.

April, 2010 – databasepublish.com – Many executives and decision makers know what they want when it comes to a Web content management system. Making the right decision for the organization requires investigating Drupal content management solutions and a variety of other products on the market.

For reduced risk and additional assurance for a successful implementation, it is advantageous to employ a content management consultant to help easily differentiate among the potential Web content management systems. An experienced content management consultant may provide a better value assessment than a traditional in-house selection team could.

After deciding to implement a Web content management system, the ability to assess the various systems on a level playing field is highly beneficial. This includes examining core functionality, customizability, and the potential integration capability with existing systems. Naturally, timelines for different phases of the project and cost of the entire project are important to consider as well.

An experienced content management consultant is excellent at not only placing the various attributes and benefits of different systems into perspective, but they are also exceptional at providing insight into viewing a Web content management system in ways that may otherwise go unnoticed. In other words, a professional consultant can help eliminate the sales pitch aspect of procuring a system and provide solid recommendations for value added efficiency.

The consultant’s level of experience with a broad range of content management solutions is important to consider when choosing a Web content management system. A consultant that is familiar with implementing and tailoring not only Drupal content management systems but a wide-range of content management solutions can help reduce any bias that might arise f r o m a consultant who is only familiar with one type of system.

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Web Content Management Solutions for the Modern Era

Sophisticated requirements demanded by organizations and the wide variety of web content management solutions on the market can create a puzzling problem for in-house personnel. This is due in part to the market differentiation of the various web content management systems and the inconsistent use of technical terms. As a result, content management consultants are typically called -in to assist in the selection process and then may be kept on to tailor and implement the resulting system.

Web Content Management Solutions for the Modern Era

Drupal content management systems (CMS) can fulfill many organizational needs. Its open source platform makes it readily customizable for a tight integration with other existing business systems. The Drupal CMS allows non-technical users to manage the web domain. Several organizations find this advantageous as it liberates IT personnel f r o m  acting as an intermediary among the content experts and the web presence.

Additionally, Drupal content management systems centralize organizational web processes while allowing multiple users to update multiple websites concurrently. This adds consistency while at the same time offering exceptional flexibility to fulfill web publishing objectives.

Similar to many other types of business systems, web content management solutions are only important to the organization if they provide value in terms of the organization’s goals. Determining which solution is the right fit for a given organization by only considering the out-of- box functionality may not lead to a satisfactory solution. However, it is often the case that some solutions, like the Drupal CMS, may be easily tailored to enhance the overall organizational workflow.

While organizations may have highly qualified IT personnel, it is often more beneficial to choose a third-party consultant that has extensive experience in tailoring and implementing a wide range of content management solutions. This choice can be extremely valuable to the organization as it can shorten the learning curve, ensure a robust and suitable solution, and guarantee a realistic and timely project schedule.

Web content management solutions like the Drupal content management systems are helping organizations take their web presence to the next level. Through the careful consideration of various products, organizations are able to tightly integrate pre-existing content management systems with a web content management system, greatly improving their overall market competitiveness.

Contact Details: DPCI is a content management system consulting business. It has a ten-year track record of helping diverse organizations acquire and implement web content management solutions, such as drupal cms, in a wide-range of industries. DPCI has the professional and technical requirements necessary for consulting, tailoring and completely implementing successful drupal content management systems.

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RiskPortal.net – Online Risk Management For Teams

Risk management is often seen as a task of specialized risk consultants or project managers. RiskPortal.net makes risk management a team effort with an easy to use online risk application (SaaS, Software as a Service).

RiskPortal.net - Online Risk Management For Teams

Riskmanager
An entire team can access, add and edit its project risks online using an internet browser and devise measures to optimize them. RiskPortal.net creates transparency: it shows who is responsible for which risks and also shows what progress is being made to implement measures.

Risk analysis
Riskmanager enables team members to analyze risks visually. Using digital sticky notes, a team member creates a picture of the effects and causes of a particular risk and the impact it has in terms of money, lead time and quality. These bowtie shaped pictures are the basis for effective responses which can be attached to the risk sticky notes. See http://riskportal.net/help/analyse-risks/en-us/ for the online introduction video on risk analysis.

Prices
The fee for Riskmanager is based on the number of active projects of a customer. The number of people that can access a project is unlimited. The fees per subscription type are listed below:
-Project Edition: 1 project for 95 Euros per month or 129 US Dollars per month
-Team Edition: 10 projects for 495 Euros per month or 695 US Dollar per month

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