Onshore - The New Wave In American Software Development

As digitalization increases, more companies are turning to development shops to handle the complexities of software creation. In fact, we recently published a post discussing the pros and cons that businesses face when hiring an outside firm to supplement development projects. While our original article highlighted the differences between offshore versus onshore, costs versus expertise, and outsourcing versus outstaffing, this art...

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The Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

Diverse businesses do better. When you get down to a more granular level of offices and teams, diverse groups do better than homogeneous groups even within the same corporate structure. Maybe you believe those statements already, or maybe you don't. Either way, I'm assuming you need some cold hard numbers to help convince either yourself or the people around you. For some statistics that can help you make your pitch, and some frameworks that can help lend a sense of urgency to diversity initiatives, keep reading.

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The Intersection of Software Development & Talent Pipeline Generation

At Techtonic, we live at the intersection of software development and talent generation. Founded in 2006, we've fast become a leader in the software industry by way of our onshore software development services and trailblazing apprenticeship program, the Techtonic Academy. As a turnkey provider for commercial-grade software development, QA, testing, and product management, we're committed to helping forward-thinking companies streamline their software creation and talent acquisit...

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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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