Posts tagged: Agile

USPS CIO on “Delivering Customer Value in the Digital Age” at PostalVision 2020

Matt Swain
 Mar 23, 2015

PostalVision 2020I attended and  presented at my fifth PostalVision 2020 earlier this month. The conference has evolved over the years, with First Class and Standard Mail solutions increasingly pushed aside in favor of discussions about drone delivery (last year) and the Postal Service as a platform, as well as supporting the growing eCommerce landscape. One of the more interesting presentations at this event came from the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), with CIO and Executive Vice President Jim Cochrane focusing on its investment in technology.

Here are five highlights from the speech:

  1. Viewing the USPS in a new light – Cochrane views the USPS as an agile development company. “Fail, and fail fast” is his philosophy. “Keep going out and doing different things.”
  2. The mailbox at the center of Read more »

O’Reilly Says the Future of Publishing is Data

Other Posts
 Feb 16, 2012

And I almost believe them. The truth is publishers have been dealing with mounds of data for quite some time. Now that enterprise marketers are facing similar issues, there’s a term (Big Data) to explain the problem. Graphics, text, links, rich media, and more are all versioned and stored with metadata to ensure they’re findable when needed. New media and technology has just added a new layer of complication to the already expanding databases. To capture the changing demands of publishing technology, O’Reilly has once again hosted its Tools of Change conference, bringing publishers, authors, and technology companies under one roof to discuss the problems and solutions facing today’s publishing industry. Read more »

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