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Like most how-to books, 'How to Select a Vendor for Web Development' is the product of many years of hard-earned personal experience shaped by honest observation. The lack of useful, systematic information about selecting a website developer spurred me into writing the book I could never find but always wanted to read. Here it is: everything you ever wanted to know about selecting a website developer. Using concise language and an easy-to-read format, I present a simple, step-by-step guide that I hope will be beneficial to businesses and non-profits seeking a vendor they can trust. Since 1995, I have headed my own consulting and web development business. INITSOFT Web Solutions has worked with more than 100 clients, including large corporations as well as numerous small companies and non-profit organizations. Salim Lakhani
* Organization and coverage. Modular organization allows flexibility for the instructor. McLeod emphasizes the entire cycle with more coverage of the phases that follow analysis and design including construction, installation and post implementation activity.
China accounts for around one-eighth of the world's grassland and almost all of its grasslands are being degraded. The authors analyse how China is grappling with the complex ecological and livelihood problems these pastoral areas present. The sustainable development of these extremely poor, culturally sensitive, strategically important and extremely diverse western pastoral areas poses one of the foremost challenges confronting the Chinese government. This much-needed study provides a unique examination of the intricate web of policies and institutions that now impact on grassland degradation and sustainable development in China's pastoral region.Understanding this complex matrix and its impact on the management of people, livestock, grasslands, markets and industry structures is crucial in charting a way forward. The authors argue that the aim should be to manage these inter-locking complex systems in a manner that takes advantage of the opportunities that technology present to achieve sustainable use of the grasslands. Whilst their analysis is especially relevant to how China pursues the high priority national goal of 'Developing the West', it also reveals much about how China addresses other serious environmental problems that involve disadvantaged groups.With its multi-disciplinary approach, the book will be invaluable and fascinating reading for academics and researchers of Chinese studies, development studies, ecosystem sustainability and natural resource management. Based on extensive first-hand fieldwork in the grasslands over two decades, the practical detail in this book will also be warmly welcomed by consultants and officials in NGOs and other international agencies charged with planning and executing pastoral development projects in China, Central Asia and Mongolia.
Is So You Have a Website for Now What for you?
Let's first look at four simple questions:
1. Are you happy with the way your website is performing today?
2. Is your website helping you capture leads and close sales?
3. Is your business helping you and your business reach its goals?
4. If you were to get 1,000 new prospects to your website tomorrow, would your site be ready to convert them into customers?
How do you know if your website is as effective as you expected it to be? If you are not getting the results you want, do you know what to do to help it along? Are you prepared to ask yourself the big questions about your website and take the steps to ensure its success out there with the big boys?
As a business owner, you know how important it is to have a website. Everyone knows that in order to stay in the game you have to have a strong online presence. So you dove right in and made the plunge to an excellent marketing decision: buying a website!
But what many business owners don't realize is that they could be pouring thousands of dollars, countless hours, and valuable resources into something that is doing absolutely NOTHING for their company! Where do you turn when you feel the burn of a marketing wasteland with no hope of a successful campaign?
These concerns are exactly what led Wayne Mullins of Ugly Mug Marketing to compose a user-friendly guide to the world of web. His book, "So You Have A Website Now What?" can help you or your business productively utilize your website to the proper capacity. This isn't some long-winded tech manual, just the experience of a man who has been in your shoes and pulled through - ready to share his success story with you!
What can you expect from "So You Have A Website Now What"? Below are some of those key topics that Wayne addresses in his book and some suggestions for you to think about as you consider your website marketing strategy:
*KNOW YOUR MARKET - Who are the target people you want to attract to your site? Can you provide a clear and concise picture of what you are looking for when it comes to viewers? What about customers needs?
*FIND YOUR COMPETITIVE EDGE - What are you doing to set yourself apart from your competition? Is it service, product, demand? Having a strong competitive edge helps you soar to the top of your marketing goals.
*WHAT CUSTOMERS NEED - Are you putting your customers first? Are you catering to their wants and needs vs. your own business agenda? What are you doing to drive them to your site, and more importantly KEEP them there long enough to spread the word?
*WHAT YOUR WEB DEVELOPER DIDN'T TELL YOU - Say you had someone build a website for youdid they go over everything you needed to maintain it to its full potential? Probably not. Even if they did, are you doing your part in promoting it the way you should? Is the content current, accurate, and frequently updated? Do you know how to update your website?
*FinallyBUY THE BOOK! Pretty simple, right? "So You Have A Website Now What?" can help you answer some of these questions and provide the tools you need to take charge of your website's biggest challenges.
Workforce mobility and cultural diversity within contemporary international organizations pose unique challenges for managers and HR professionals. Overcoming the challenges of developing and training such a workforce requires the ability to bridge diverse working, learning and communication styles.
In contrast with conventional organizational approaches to international HRD, International Human Resource Development: A Leadership Perspective explores workforce development from a personal perspective, challenging practitioners to develop their own leadership, learning and communication skills. As a point of departure, the book uses a demographic analysis of the workforces of a number of key countries in order to examine cultural implications for training and development, and for best practice.
Drawing on a unique anthropological perspective and complete with case studies, exercises and an extensive glossary this text will prove an important resource for students of human resource development, human resource management and international business.
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