DiskDigger 1.20.12.2767

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DiskDigger can recover* deleted files from various types of media that your computer is able to read, whether that be hard disks, USB flash drives, memory cards or optical media such as CDs, DVDs, and floppy disks. DiskDigger can recover lost files from your media storage device no matter how you managed to lose them. You may have accidentally d...

Gender Balance is a Business Issue

Posted by download | Posted in Software | Posted on 08-03-2019

Today is International Women’s Day! We’d like to celebrate it by highlighting gender balance and how important it is to us here at Automattic. While gender balance in itself is definitely something worth pursuing for ethical reasons, we also strongly believe that it makes good business sense.

As our CEO Matt Mullenweg said in his recent TED talk, we believe that talent and intelligence are equally distributed throughout the world, but that opportunity is not. As a distributed company with 850+ people in over 69 countries, we’ve seen that the world is pretty big, and that talent and intelligence are definitely not limited by geography, race, gender, or sexual orientation.

Being a distributed company gives us the opportunity to hire talented people like Valentina, a team lead in Spain who uses smart scheduling to have a high impact with her team at work and with her family at home. If we had a more traditional work setup requiring staff to come into brick and mortar offices every day, we would likely miss out on valuable contributions from people like Val.

Another great example of diversity making better business sense for us is Khyati, a Happiness Engineer in Mumbai, India. If we only hired in the US, we would not have the benefit of Khyati’s understanding of the needs of users in her part of the world, and we would also need to require overnight shifts from staff in North America to support those same users.

While the benefits of a distributed workforce are clear, the path to getting there is less so. Most traditional recruiting methods like job boards, career fairs, and recruiting agencies are focused on specific locations. How do you get the word out that you’re looking to hire… all over the world?

Recruiting additional support staff to work with our customers in the Asia-Pacific region has been a high priority for several years. This has led us to holding events in person in select cities and advertising on regional job boards like Seek in Australia and Jobstreet in the Philippines. We were surprised to find that as we increased our recruiting, the rate of applications from women in the region was actually dropping over time. It’s not that fewer women were applying overall, but as awareness of the position grew, many more men than women were learning about the job and submitting applications.

We realized that if we wanted to hire staff with a gender balance that reflects our customers, we’d need to actively reach out to women in this region. We did this though Workshops for Women that we held in person over 2018 in India and Singapore. For 2019 we decided to go virtual and offer an online course for women in the region to level up in their WordPress troubleshooting and customer support skills. In partnership with Support Driven, Automattic offered a six-week course on user support. We enrolled 24 women in our pilot version of the course, which just finished its initial run.

Automattic is committed to diversity and inclusion. This tweet sums up why both are important:

Why isn’t recruiting for diversity enough? What does inclusion even mean?

The typical entrepreneur is a white male in his 30s from a wealthy background, according to entrerpreneur.com. As smaller companies grow, founders are likely to recruit new hires from their personal networks. These networks usually consist of people with similar backgrounds to the founders and their initial hires.  Having the longest tenure, these same initial hires are the people who advance into leadership roles and continue to make decisions about product development, company culture, and who else to hire. The result is that even when companies genuinely want to attract diverse talent, the company’s existing leadership has already been established from a group of very similar people. The true benefits of a diverse workforce can’t be achieved without the contributions of diverse staff at every level.

It’s clear then that hiring is only part of the D&I picture. While we’re always working on recruiting a workforce that reflects the diversity of our global user base, we are also keen on creating equal opportunities for career advancement internally. As a part of these efforts, we took inspiration from Laura Hogan’s fantastic post on sponsorship, and recently setup an internal sponsorship program that matched senior female Happiness Engineers from across the division, with junior counterparts in Asia. As our hiring efforts in Asia only scaled up in the last few years, many of our colleagues there do not have women in their immediate leadership.

This sponsorship program gives less-tenured women frequent access to women in leadership and other senior positions within our Happiness division, so they can see first-hand what it’s like being a leader. This sponsorship program aligns with our belief that representation matters — if you see someone like you in a position of leadership, you are more likely to feel empowered to work towards that same position yourself.

We are indeed entering an exciting period of history where the world expects balance, and as one of the largest distributed companies around, we are proud to be leading the way in creating the workplace of tomorrow, a workplace that is better balanced by default. We’re always looking for more great people to join our team. Check out all of our open positions here!

UVK Ultra Virus Killer 10.11.1.0

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UVK Ultra Virus Killer a simple, yet powerful Virus removal and system repair tool kit. It has stacks of features, such as a *System booster and a Smart uninstaller. One of the most important features of UVK Ultra Virus Killer is the system repair section. Housed in this section are the tools to perform the most common system repair and maintenance...

Iperius Backup 6.0.0

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Iperius is a complete backup utility for Windows that can be used by both home users and Company servers (without any time/license limitation). Iperius also has different paid editions available, which allow for making advanced backup types, such as Drive imaging, VSS (open file backup), backup of databases (SQL Server, MySQL, MariaDB, Post...

Firefox 66.0 Beta 14 for PC Windows

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Mozilla Firefox is a fast, light and tidy open source web browser. At its public launch in 2004 Mozilla Firefox was the first browser to challenge Microsoft Internet Explorer’s dominance. Since then, Mozilla Firefox has consistently featured in the top 3 most popular browsers globally. The key features that have made Mozilla Firefox so popular are ...

Facebook Messenger 2019

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With Facebook Messenger you can chat with your friends from Facebook without using a browser. You can see and respond to chats right from your desktop. Whether you're browsing other websites or using another app, you don't have to click away to stay connected. Thanks to a notifier you will find out about new comments, photo tags and more as soon ...

Maxthon Cloud Browser 5.2.7.1000 for PC Windows

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Maxthon Cloud Browser is a powerful web browser which has a highly customizable interface. The browser has multiple tools that make your web experience more enjoyable, such as resource sniffer, screen capture tool, night mode and cloud functionality. Key Features Include Unobtrusive UI: You can fully customize Maxthon Cloud Browser by adding...

EasyMorph 3.9.3.13

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EasyMorph is a data manipulation tool that helps transform and analyze data quickly in a visual way. You can design data transformations with EasyMorph faster, compared to writing scripts in manual scripting languages. Key Features include: Command line mode Run EasyMorph projects from the command line. Integrate EasyMorph with enterprise E...

IObit Smart Defrag 6.2.0.138 Disk Defragmentation for PC Windows

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Smart Defrag provides you with you reliable disk defragmentation that gives you better PC performance with optimized hard drives. Smart Defrag is a free, light, and stable disk defragment tool, which will give your hard drives faster file loading and outstandingly better disk performance. The latest version of Smart Defrag (5) now has im...

Reaper Audio Workstation 5.97.2

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Reaper Audio Workstation comes with a fully loaded digital audio studio. Import any audio and MIDI, synthesize, sample, compose, arrange, edit, mix, and master. Reaper Audio Workstation is suitable for recording anything and any size, from a soloist to an orchestra. 64-bit internal audio processing. Import, record to, and render to many media f...