The Enterprise Starting Point: Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
Blockchain technology represents an important solution for preventing massive data breaches in the future. This article explores two possible ways this solution could manifest, profiling two ventures -- Blockstack and Civic.
Innovation can be challenging for established organizations. Sid Pinney, Enterprise Sales Executive at Toptal, suggests that augmenting in-house innovation staff with agile talent can create effective teams with the best traits of both worlds.
Business Intelligence and artificial intelligence are increasingly crucial yet often misunderstood tools in an enterprise context. This article clarifies the differences between each field and explains how they will work together in the future.
How do top organizations use machine learning? Sib Mahapatra, Editor of Toptal Insights, shares case studies demonstrating how machine learning is deployed today to help companies of all sizes create value, cut costs and drive ROI.
Innovative energy companies are deploying blockchain to streamline operations and improve customer experience. Building on our first article, we explore case studies in energy and highlight similar themes and lessons for exploring real-world blockchain applications.
Vadim Dagman, a former startup CEO and Toptal Product Engineer, introduces a set of practical tactics that can help teams create successful MVPs.
Virtual reality stands to make a huge impact in the field of pain management. Through the power of play and distraction, VR therapy can serve as an important tool in the fight against the opioid epidemic.
Chatbots are among the most visible applications of AI technology. This article explores how chatbots have evolved into important tools for consumers, businesses, and entire industries.
Technology innovations stand to benefit patients and the healthcare system in two dramatic ways. Already several examples of such innovation are driving improved patient outcomes while simultaneously reducing the cost to deliver care. In this article, we explore three diverse examples, each poised to impact patients, providers and payers.
Security is a critical concern for self-driving cars. Learn how machine learning can be deployed to protect autonomous cars from cyberattacks and malware.
To drive digital transformation, companies increasingly rely on external resources to build and maintain new products. However, the means by which they source such resources often generate mixed results. In this article, we explore the historical roots of contingent labor sourcing, focusing on IT recruitment. We then share perspective from an executive who lead a recent Fortune 500 digital transformation, during which he adopted an innovative approach to rapidly scale his team of talent.
In K-12 education, end-of-year student tests drive crucial decisions for teachers and policymakers. But these assessments are profoundly flawed ways of measuring student growth and achievement. This article explores the ways in which technology can improve such assessments, as well as the K-12 classroom experience as a whole.
As vehicular autonomy draws closer to reality, automotive players are locked in a high-stakes competition for top talent―and artificial intelligence isn’t the only skill in demand.
The rise of mobile VR technology is about to create a new playing field in the retail industry - and everyone needs to adapt. Learn how retailers and consumers alike, can thrive in the new era of online commerce.
The rise of autonomous vehicles will cause a tectonic shift in the mobility industry―and incumbents must evolve along with it. Learn how automakers can position themselves to flourish in the new era of mobility.
Michael Abehsera, a UI/UX Designer and Lead Editor of the Design Blog at Toptal, explains how teams can apply principles of design thinking to generate innovative ideas.
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.
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.
Cybersecurity challenges abound in higher education. This article explores the cybersecurity threats that the higher education space faces, as well as a range of solutions that can help colleges and universities combat future attacks.
How are blockchain applications starting to help enterprises solve complex, costly problems? Saurin Patel, Client Partner at Toptal, provides a comprehensive, non-technical overview of blockchain as an enabling technology for the enterprise, and highlights recent use cases of the world's leading companies harnessing the fledgling technology's great potential.
An expanding array of artificial technology options presents enterprise executives with a daunting challenge: where to start? Toptal executives share perspective on the distinction between AI and Data Science, and why the latter serves as the best starting point for most companies.
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