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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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Cybersecurity in Higher Education: Problems and Solutions

by Stacy Campbell

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.

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DevOps: What It Is and Why It Matters

by Alvaro Oliveira

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.

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Big Data: Prescription for the Pharmaceutical R&D Plight

by Melissa Lin

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.

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Is Agile Talent the Answer for Embedded Systems Design?

by Jennifer Johnson

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.

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How To Lead Remote Product Teams

by Kleanthis Georgaris

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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Creating an Immersive Fan Experience for a Global Sports Audience

by Toptal Research

Learn how the 2016 NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers use technology to engage their global fan base.

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Workplace Efficiency: Think Consumer, Not Business Technology

by Alvaro Oliveira

Why use enterprise tools when consumer technology gives workers what they want, when they want it? Alvaro Oliveira, VP of Talent Operations at Toptal, explores the tools and processes that best allow companies to operate remotely and securely.

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Why Top Professionals Prefer Agile Work

by Sib Mahapatra

As the demand for greater flexibility and variety in the workplace continues to rise, explore why top tier professionals are turning to agile work to advance their knowledge, expertise, and careers.

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