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You may have heard the term but what is it? Agile software development is a set of project management frameworks and practices based on iteration, where solutions evolve through collaboration. Although agile has its roots in software, agile adoption is surging in traditional business practices across industries. In essence, agile is the ability to create and respond to change. It is a way of dealing with, and ultimately succeeding in, an uncertain and turbulent environment. Sound relevant to your life as an entrepreneur?
Agile Mindset and Methodology for Entrepreneurs
Amy VanDonsel is a strategy and technology consultant with fifteen years of experience delivering creative solutions for start-ups, small businesses, and non-profits. She currently works for a global consulting firm coaching and managing teams who are using technology to solve business problems at Fortune 500 companies. She also enjoys food & wine, art, knitting, and lives in University City with over 75 houseplants.
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About Alvin Showers
Alvin Showers, Director of Operations for Global Enterprise Services, LLC. I have been in the IT business for 10 years. My educational background, I have a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology. I have worked various positions in my career, system administrator, training specialist, program manager, ServiceNow developer, business development analyst, and proposal manager. Today, I support various GES programs focusing on broadband services, engineering, and operations that support our customers.
How To Obtain MAS GSA Schedule GWAC (Government Wide Acquisition Contract)
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Tony has 40 plus years of experience in Information Technology (IT). He began his career in in 1977 as a technician for a retail chain in the St. Louis area. He worked as a Pre-sales Engineer for an IT Manufacturing firm from 1987 to 1995 before joining a company that sold data communications equipment in the Midwest. During his time there, he led the effort to transition the company to a Managed Service Provider (MSP) years before that became the norm in the industry. He joined Karpel Solutions in 2015. Since that time, Karpel Solution’s service division has grown by 300% while increasing their focus on Cyber Security. Today Karpel includes Managed Security Services to their clients and offers Virtual Chief Information Officer (vCIO) services as an option.
Cyber Security For Your Company
The FBI reported that $6.9B was lost in 2021 due to various Cyber Security incidents including Business Email Compromise and Ransomware Attacks. 2022 is expected to be higher with the number of employees working remotely as not all companies have properly prepared for this eventuality. Unfortunately, the hackers know that too.
In a survey of Small and Medium Size Business (SMB) executives, 86% indicated that cybersecurity was one of the top five priorities for their company. Thirty-eight percent say it’s the top priority. More than half of those same executives indicate they don’t have cybersecurity expertise in their organization.
Many organizations and individuals think they are already protected against the new attacks that are being used. Do you know if your information is protected? During this session you will learn the simple proactive steps that businesses and individuals can use to protect their information.