What Is DevOps and Why Is It Suddenly So Popular?

DevOps implies the combination of software development methodologies and cultural practices to create the capacity to deliver, and support, applications at high levels of speed and quality. DevOps has become integral in the software development...

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Deciding Between Freelancers or Software Development Companies: What are The Pros and Cons of Each?

After coming up with a great product idea, the next step is to decide who will bring your idea to life. The two obvious options are a freelancer (or independent contractor) or a software...

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Taming the Custom Software Project Beast

Taking on a custom development project is a huge task and one that oftentimes represents a career reputation activity for a CIO. No surprise, good CIOs tend to delay such projects until they know they are fully ready to go forward, reducing the chances of...

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The Business Issue - What Are Soft Skills?

The modern corporate ecosystem is typically comprised of executives, senior managers and mid & entry level employees that have a myriad of abilities, backgrounds and hard skills. Each individual member makes up a team of workers whose abilities come...

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Companies across the globe depend on legacy software systems to support many of their core business functions. In fact, almost a full 70% of corporate software systems in use today are legacy applications [1].

With such a high amount of legacy software in use by firms, what does "legacy" mean...

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In today's business environments there are a great deal of tasks that often require little thought, and are completed by employees manually, many times throughout the day. Examples of these are keeping track of payroll, generating reports, entering contact information or recording invoices for...

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Interviews are challenging for everyone with candidates obligated to summarize a career’s worth of experience within a cohesive narrative while interviewers must evaluate what was said and not said against an array of factors ranging from the candidate’s emotional state to their technical...

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When you first opened your business, your mission was clear to everyone and certainly top of mind. With few employees, everyone had the same goal, however, as the company grew, things began to change. It wasn't as easy to keep everyone focused on the same goal. Over time, each department...

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Through interviews with dozens of technology executives, Brainspire conducted a research study to find cultural and technical processes and practices that produce the highest return on investment for software development. Below is the last of seven recommendations to enable more effective and...

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Through interviews with dozens of technology executives, Brainspire conducted a research study to find cultural and technical processes and practices that produce the highest return on investment for software development. Below is the fourth of seven recommendations to enable more effective and...

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