Ditch the Degree – 5 Reasons to Rethink a College Degree

For this article, we’ll further elaborate on the ditch the degree movement with five additional reasons why people might choose to forgo college.

Our current approach to higher education has saddled nearly 50 million Americans with a collective college loan debt in excess of $1.56 trillion. This staggering, ever-growing figure is just one of the many reasons why more and more young people are having second thoughts about the traditional university route.

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Diversity & Inclusion – Let’s Make It Personal!

In my introductory post to this series, I said I wasn’t going to spend too much time trying to convince people who didn’t care about diversity that they should. In my second post, I shared the business case anyway. But here’s where my attempt to convince is going to end. That’s because all the literature I’ve read on why some D&I initiatives work and others don’t come to the same conclusion. If the leaders don’t have a personal stake in D&I, D&I will not succeed in their organizations. D&I takes time, money, effort and faith.

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QA & Testing – Your Software Depends On It!

The overarching goal of every software team is to develop a quality product that delivers on all expectations and business needs. But due to the complex nature of most development projects, it can be far too easy to let flaws slip through the cracks.

To ensure your software delivers on its requirements, your team should, ideally, include a dedicated QA and testing arm. Realistically though, most companies struggle to find and retain qualified software engineers, let alone quality assurance and testing personnel. Instead, many are offloading this process to development partners like Techtonic.

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The Top 5 Reasons Your Software Strategy Is Incomplete

Since we opened shop in 2006, clients have come to us with projects in varying stages of the development pipeline. While some projects were close, needing just a bit of outside guidance to cross the finish line, others were merely in the concept phase, or even in need of re-concepting.

In an attempt to better understand why some projects fail, we noticed several recurring stumbling blocks that seem to derail well-intentioned businesses in their quest. This article will first focus on the top 5 reasons why your software project isn’t complete; followed by worthwhile solutions that we offer to our clients.

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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 article will focus on the rise in onshore outsourcing and how American companies are benefiting.

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