Digital transformation is a popular buzzword among business leaders, CEOs and senior executives. Everyone, it seems, has a story about the digital transformation project their organization undertook. Far fewer companies, however, can offer examples of successful digital transformation. That’s because only about 14 percent of respondents to a McKinsey Global Survey on digital transformation reported that their efforts made and sustained performance improvement.
As a proud member of Portland’s growing tech scene, EdgeLink enjoys bringing together like-minded area professionals to discuss emerging technologies and their capabilities. On October 15th, EdgeLink was pleased to host a special event for cloud technology professionals featuring Kelsey Hightower, a Principal Developer Advocate at Google working with the Google Cloud Platform. Held at EdgeLink’s downtown Portland headquarters, Mr. Hightower spoke to more than 50 attendees about cloud native technologies and how companies can utilize these platforms to save time and improve their bottom line.
In recent years, Denver has become a tech hub, attracting professionals and businesses from across the nation. Even still, finding IT talent in the region poses a major challenge. The growing metro area boasts a low unemployment rate of just 2.6%, accompanied by growing skills gaps. Attracting top talent now requires more than just a compelling compensation package. In order to recruit quality tech professionals, your business must stay up to date on what candidates are really looking for in a potential employer. Continue reading
2018 has been an unprecedented year for the tech industry. Multiple disruptive technologies have advanced from game-changing concepts to essential tools for business success. As we round out 2018, let’s take a look back on the most influential technologies and how they’ve impacted the marketplace, as well as what skillsets will be the most valuable going into the new year.
In order to attract and retain quality candidates in today’s cutthroat hiring market, employers have to get creative. Crafting a generous benefits package and offering other incentives can be the most effective way to recruit top IT professionals. In fact, 80% of employees would choose additional benefits over a pay raise. But, what exactly are they looking for? Here’s a breakdown of the three most enticing benefits for professionals in IT. Continue reading