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OE is a key differentiator among technology providers

Five years ago, my conversations with tech executives were mostly about augmenting and scaling their engineering teams with remote developers. We’re still talking about that. But now we’re talking about outsourcing for new product development, independent R&D, as well as advanced 3rd platform tech. It’s an interesting shift, coming from two directions. First the demand …

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Solutions to the Top 3 Resourcing Problems CEO’s Face in R&D

Most CEO’s of technology companies experience three major pain points in R&D: HR struggles to find local developers, often taking 3-6 months to hire More engineering hires adds to the risk of sustained long-term costs Scaling your team is difficult and expensive in the current marketplace Traditional resourcing strategies alone, involving HR efforts and local …

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Alternative talent strategies in software development – part 2 – Remote team models

In my last post, I discussed setting up a remote software development team as a pragmatic solution for resolving local technology talent constraints, and gaining budget flexibility. If your business is struggling with hiring developers or you are looking for more flexibility in managing budget and resources, then this topic will interest you.  In this article, I …

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Alternative talent strategies in software development – part 1 – Introduction

Software development talent shortage is a reality most tech leaders grapple with. The Harvey Nash / KPMG CIO Survey of 2016 reports that 65% of CIOs say skills shortage is holding their projects back. 89% of CIO’s are concerned about talent retention, and nearly nine in ten IT leaders (89%) have ‘some’ or ‘great’ concern …

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Team ENTy of Romania is Microsoft Imagine Cup Champion 2016

Team ENTy of Romania was crowned 2016 Imagine Cup World Champions, Microsoft’s global technology competition held at Seattle, Washington. They used sensor fusion to detect and monitor if a patient is having balance and posture problems, visualized via an Azure cloud service in real-time. Normally it would take doctors months to see and diagnose related …

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Why distributed teams are a strategic advantage to technology companies

Software development teams who strengthen their work processes to enable remote developers offer their companies distinct advantages: New recruitment is focused on talent and fit, rather than an applicant’s geography. Leads can build teams more quickly. Onboarding team members is faster and more efficient, as a result of shifting from centralized dependencies to a de-centralized structured process. Executives gain the flexibility to utilize outsourced contractors, …

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