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Streamline Jira Workflows With These Best Practices

by Kelly Provost

Jira’s flexibility can make managing projects complicated if your setup isn’t optimized for success. Use these Jira workflow best practices to strengthen the efficiency and clarity of your projects.

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The Key Automation Opportunity Healthcare Leaders Must Focus on Next

by Peter Matuszak

Insurance verification and prior authorizations eat up precious hours that skilled staff could be spending with patients. AI in healthcare can help.

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Rebrand Case Study: More Than Just a New Logo

by Rehan Saiyed

When a simple logo refresh turned into a full-scale rebrand process, Toptal designer Rehan Saiyed took inspiration from ancient concepts of the number three—and a colorful parrot.

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Proof in Numbers: Using Big Data to Drive Results

by Lavinius Marcu

These case studies illustrate how data-driven product management can make a radical difference in how you solve large-scale product issues.

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An In-depth Look at C++ vs. Java

by Timothy Mensch

Deciding on a language can be intimidating when you don’t have deep experience with the available options. This comparison explores the fundamental differences between C++ and Java, and what to consider when choosing between them.

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An Effective ROI Framework for Developing a Work-from-anywhere Policy

by John Lee

As workers increasingly prioritize flexible working arrangements, Toptal finance expert John Lee suggests a strategy to help employers balance the potential risks and rewards of offering a WFA option.

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4 Steps to Mastering the MVP Development Process

by Calin Balea

In the world of startup products, design resources are scarce. This four-step MVP process helps designers build and launch user-friendly products on time without blowing their budgets.

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Don’t Always Champion the User: How to Balance Business Priorities and UX

by Damir Kotorić

Designers who advocate for the user without showing an awareness of business objectives are at risk of being ignored. These strategies will help you communicate the value of UX to stakeholders.

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5 Lessons From Fast-growing Tech, Energy, and Fintech Companies

by KJ Bannan

Worried about the impact of economic volatility on your company’s revenue? Toptal asked leaders of four hypergrowth companies what drives their continued expansion.

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