MediaOps Makes the Inc. 5000 List - Security Boulevard

MediaOps Makes the Inc. 5000 List

Here at MediaOps we have two big announcements today. The first is that we have earned a place in the Inc. 5000 annual ranking of the fastest-growing companies in America. We didn’t just make the list—we came in at 1,622, well in the top half of companies on the list.

The other announcement is that we have relaunched our MediaOps website, at mediaops.com. With updated positioning and messaging, our new site better reflects who we are today and what both our sponsors and visitors want to know about us.

Both of these announcements are linked in a way that may not be obvious to the casual observer. As the founder of this company, I am extremely proud of what we have accomplished that has resulted in our earning this honor. When I look at our new website and its impressive information about MediaOps, I am even more proud. But I am most proud when I look at the team page and look at the great group of people who make up our team.

To give you some background for insight, we started this company about seven years ago with DevOps.com. It was going to be a blog with myself as the primary author. But even then we had plans that maybe there would be more. We chose MediaOps as the corporate name in case we ever did more than DevOps.com. My partner Martin Logan came up with the name, actually.  But when we went to register the domain, we could not get the Mediaops.com name. Instead, we registered MediaOps.io, figuring it wouldn’t make much of a difference because no one would know our corporate name anyway.

MediaOps and the MediaOps website shared a common theme. We really didn’t care if anyone knew the name or the website, really; we didn’t have the bandwidth or resources to promote that in addition to DevOps.com. Parker Yates, our Chief Revenue Officer, and I developed many of the sponsored services we offered, which were centered around DevOps.com and then its associated properties.

With the launch of Security Boulevard and Container Journal, we again put whatever resources we had toward establishing those brands in their own right. We never really had a focus on the MediaOps brand and MediaOps website.

Equally so, we really never thought about MediaOps being a fast-growing company that would become one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S. Who had time for that? We were too busy delivering the next webinar, the next article, attending the next conference. Our mission was to help grow and establish the communities we lived in.

Today, MediaOps is a different company than it was seven years ago. We are more than 20 people strong, operate over a dozen different websites and all the other great metrics that go with this kind of success. We began to realize that our hard work was resonating and our sponsors looked to us as a reliable partner in delivering thought leadership, branding and lead generation activities. Our audience has come to expect quality content across all available channels.

We developed beyond the written word. Our virtual events, video, audio and even comics are different distribution channels to the same audience we serve: DevOps, Digital Transformation, Cyber and Cloud-Native. Taking our audience focus and our means of distribution, we call this the omniverse.

Our new website at Mediaops.com (we thought it was time to buy and own the domain) reflects all of this and more. Despite the current COVID-19 crisis, MediaOps is well-positioned to build on its success. In the weeks and months ahead, we will continue to make more announcements and bring new activities to the MediaOps omniverse.

Finally, I want to thank you, our audience, most of all. None of this success would be possible without you. Thanks for the support, thanks for being who you are. Our mission really hasn’t changed: We will continue to bring you the best content we can find via every channel we can use to contact you. That is the Mediaops Omniverse.

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Alan Shimel

Throughout his career spanning over 25 years in the IT industry, Alan Shimel has been at the forefront of leading technology change. From hosting and infrastructure, to security and now DevOps, Shimel is an industry leader whose opinions and views are widely sought after.

Alan’s entrepreneurial ventures have seen him found or co-found several technology related companies including TriStar Web, StillSecure, The CISO Group, MediaOps, Inc., DevOps.com and the DevOps Institute. He has also helped several companies grow from startup to public entities and beyond. He has held a variety of executive roles around Business and Corporate Development, Sales, Marketing, Product and Strategy.

Alan is also the founder of the Security Bloggers Network, the Security Bloggers Meetups and awards which run at various Security conferences and Security Boulevard.

Most recently Shimel saw the impact that DevOps and related technologies were going to have on the Software Development Lifecycle and the entire IT stack. He founded DevOps.com and then the DevOps Institute. DevOps.com is the leading destination for all things DevOps, as well as the producers of multiple DevOps events called DevOps Connect. DevOps Connect produces DevSecOps and Rugged DevOps tracks and events at leading security conferences such as RSA Conference, InfoSec Europe and InfoSec World. The DevOps Institute is the leading provider of DevOps education, training and certification.

Alan has a BA in Government and Politics from St Johns University, a JD from New York Law School and a lifetime of business experience. His legal education, long experience in the field, and New York street smarts combine to form a unique personality that is always in demand to appear at conferences and events.

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