Filling The Software Development Talent Pipeline

Due to the ubiquity of IT, it can be argued that every company is now a technology company. The sooner you realize and take advantage of this fact, the sooner your organization can begin to reap the many benefits - and pitfalls - that come along the way. In the end, the goal of business technology is to make your various processes more efficient. CNBC put it more poetically - "Efficiency is the beating heart of business. Technolog...

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Rethinking Strategies for Filling Your Talent Gap

Analysts predict that there will soon be over one million jobs available to software developers. But due to the ever-widening skills gap, a vast major of these positions will go unfilled. Companies of all sizes are expected to be impacted by the talent shortage in some form or another. Looking to find even a slight edge over competitors, forward-thinking organizations are now totally rethinking how they recruit, hire, and retain tech employees...

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Tech Has a Diversity Problem - Let’s Talk About It

I’m writing a series on Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) because tech has a diversity problem. What’s the problem with an algorithm trained on a raw data set? What are the pitfalls of trusting AI and machine learning algorithms to shed light on societal problems? What are the benchmarks for testing our products and algorithms for bias? What are the pitfalls of asking users to forgo privacy for a service? If you want to take a product to a global market, what do you need to change about how you think? And most of all, how can w...

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2019 Top Trends in Technology Apprenticeships

Technology is eroding norms across all sectors, from real estate and health care to energy and finance, and everything in between. There's virtually no industry that's immune to its influence. Essentially, this means the demand for talented employees who can build and maintain complex IT systems is at an all-time high. Whether they're installing a local area network or developing a proprietary A.I. - skilled tech workers are being gobbled up...

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Techtonic's Product-Driven Advantage

One of the secrets to Techtonic's success is our product-driven approach to software development. Whether we're building and testing mobile apps, APIs, responsive Web apps or something else altogether, we take a sophisticated approach to product management that enables us to see the big picture throughout the process.

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Top 5 Pain Points When Developing New Software

Creating new software can be ferociously difficult. This is true no matter the size of your organization or the project at hand. Setbacks, misconceptions, scope changes, and budget overruns are just some of the impediments that plague developers. With so many potential pitfalls, it's easy to see why in-house software projects have such an abnormally high failure rate. In fact, according to one estimate, "only 34% of projects fin...

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