As the number of skilled professionals turning to agile work increases, explore how the Talent Economy differs from the Gig Economy, how it offers up a very different mix of benefits and challenges, and why it could mean the end of traditional employment.
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What is DevOps, and why is it important for your organization to understand and implement? Alvaro Oliveira, VP of Talent Operations at Toptal, provides a comprehensive, non-technical explanation of what DevOps means, and explores why DevOps principles are crucial for enterprise organizations of all stripes to consider.
Pharma R&D is a notoriously long and arduous process, and it can take more than 10 years and $2.6 billion to bring a single drug to market. Among the biggest players, the return on investment for R&D fell to 3.7% in 2016. However, a solution could be data analytics, which enhances and accelerates drug development. This article examines the current state of drug development, and how big data can improve its different components: drug discovery, clinical trial design, and adverse drug reaction detection.
Embedded systems are everywhere we look. As these systems continue to permeate life for consumers and entire industries, businesses are increasingly finding themselves up against a severe talent shortage. This article explores the benefits of using agile talent in building embedded systems expertise, as well as how some of the commonly touted challenges in doing so can be overcome.
Product management plays a pivotal role in modern technology and internet companies, but the prospect of doing so remotely is likely daunting to many practitioners. Kleanthis Georgaris, Toptal’s VP of Product provides strategies for adapting to the remote environment to drive product success.
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