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Toptal Insights provides thought leadership about topics central to the future of work, innovation, and distributed teams. We frequently collaborate with Toptal's enterprise team and clients, sharing exclusive perspective on emerging trends.

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Can Virtual Reality Cure the Opioid Epidemic?

by Toptal Research

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.

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Call to Action: the On-Demand Business Model

by Toptal Research

On-Demand talent delivers transformative benefits, yet many companies and managers struggle to adopt this powerful resource. In this article, Paul Estes, a senior technology executive, shares how such talent has revolutionized his personal and professional life, and his advice for those aspiring to tap its potential.

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A New Frontier: Blockchain Energy Solutions

by Matt Dixon

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.

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Virtual Reality: Catalyzing the Future of Work

by Toptal Research

Often associated with gaming, virtual reality has the potential to drive the future of a wide range of industries. This article outlines how virtual reality will change the face of healthcare, manufacturing, and journalism.

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Blockchain Identity Management: Sparking a Data Security Revolution

by Toptal Research

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.

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Digital Transformation in the Field: CSR Connect

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Learn how CSR Limited, a global leader in the construction supply industry, partnered with Toptal to digitize a 150-year-old supply chain to optimize operations and delight customers.

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The Future of Teams: Managing The Blended Workforce

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Discover the eight key competencies critical to creating a sustainable blended workforce, and learn how managers can best adapt their businesses to the future of teams.

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Beyond Crypto: Blockchain Applications Deliver Enterprise Solutions

by Saurin Patel

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.

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