The Benefits of DevOps

by Modis on January 17, 2018

Much like the way modern software is updated with each cyclical release, many of today’s most innovative developers are on a quest to continually refine and improve their production processes. Finding new ways to strengthening your company’s development practices and workflows can lead to better products and happier clients, but implementing these philosophies and doing so effectively takes a commitment to excel.

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Smart Speakers: A Fad or Here to Stay?

by Modis on January 16, 2018

According to a recent TechCrunch article, smart speakers are the fastest growing piece of consumer technology. U.S. sales of smart speakers are expected to exceed 38 million in 2018 with China coming in a close second with 4.4 million projected smart speaker sales in the new year.

The rise in popularity of smart speakers is the result of a large North American appetite for new and emerging tech. But are smart speakers unique enough to become a connected home mainstay?

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2018 Tech Trends to Watch

by Modis on January 11, 2018

looking into tech trendsAs advancements in technology continue to sweep through all aspects of our lives, a shift in 2018 will bring about tech trends that will transform how we think, live and work. Here are just some of the tech trends you should anticipate seeing in the year ahead.

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5 Tips to Improve Your Teamwork Skills

by Modis on January 10, 2018

teamwork at the officeWhile hiring managers value the right mix of technical skills and educational background, they’re increasingly looking for more in the potential job candidates they consider. According to our recent STEM Insights Survey, candidates who have strong teamwork and interpersonal skills are among the hardest to find, making team players top candidates for prospective hires.

If you’re looking to gain a competitive edge among STEM job seeking candidates, it’s worth taking a little extra time to cultivate your teamwork skills. Here are some tips to help you get started down the path to improvement.

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5 Ways Users Adopt Technology Changes

by Modis on January 8, 2018

people embracing technology changesChange is a regular part of life, and we are constantly adapting to changes around us. Technology is also advancing every day. How do we adapt to those changes and what approach do we take when adopting technological innovations? Everett Rogers’ Diffusion of Innovation theory outlines five ways people adopt technology changes.

This theory is a popular model of change and discusses how innovations such as ideas or products are spread throughout the population over time. According to an article by June Kaminski in the Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics, the “diffusion of innovation refers to the process that occurs as people adopt a new idea, product, practice, or philosophy until a saturation point is achieved.” The theory sets out five categories that characterize how people adopt changes and the rate at which that occurs. Let’s look at the five approaches people use to adopt technological changes.

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national jobs reportLatest jobs report data reports a steady unemployment rate of 4.1 percent in December, with a total of 148,000 jobs created. According to CNNMoney, December marks the 87th consecutive month of job growth, the longest streak on record.

 

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