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How Successful Engineering Teams Function Like a Jazz Combo

For the past 23 years, Starbucks has sponsored a local event it calls “Hot Java Cool Jazz,” a concert where the best regional high school jazz bands in the Seattle area perform. I’ve been lucky enough to hear two of my kids perform jazz on the Paramount Theater stage....

Customer Experience: The New Brand

Customer-centricity is the new brand in today's world. Companies are recognizing the importance of delivering excellent customer experience (CX) that encompasses the user experience (UX). It begins by specializing in keeping our customer's viewpoint and their ultimate...

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Emerging Digital Innovation

We live in a world where machines, systems, processes, people, and data are all interconnected in an intelligent, efficient and secure fashion. Immense connectivity has led to cognitive transformation that helps businesses to streamline processes and enhance customer experience by gathering more real-time data, making smarter decisions, offering better business insight, and improved flexibility.

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Keeping up with the Pace of Digital Innovation

The rules of business are being redefined daily. In fact, change is happening more quickly than companies can adapt. While many organizations have their digital transformations well underway, even those with vast resources are struggling to keep up with the rapid pace of new developments in technology, communications and consumer interests. This is especially true for organizations looking to grow revenue and profitability by adopting digital innovation processes to accelerate product development and to better manage product lifecycles.

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Key strategies for winning IT talent in competitive markets

The number of technology-related job opportunities is expected to increase 12 percent by 2024 according to a report by Modis. This might be a great stat for people entering the industry, but it also means that competition for this talent is going to commensurately increase. Anyone who’s been in our industry over the last decade knows this isn’t anything new; just five short years ago we were already struggling to get people to apply. 

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Defeating DevOps Drift: A Continuous Improvement Approach

Once your organization has embraced and implemented a DevOps approach to software development, the work shouldn’t end there. Your team may have a streamlined DevOps strategy that fosters a culture of continuous delivery, but they still need to avoid falling into the trap of a drifting or coasting mentality.

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5 phases to get NIST compliant fast

While your calendar is flurried with holiday dates, you should already be aware of one deadline – Dec. 31, 2017. It’s the date by which anyone holding U.S. government data must comply with the security directives surrounding controlled unclassified information (CUI), known as National Institute of Standards (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-171, Revision 1.

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