AI Readiness: Considerations for Implementing Artificial Intelligence 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is on the cusp of transforming business operations… or is it? AI in and of itself is not new (or even always exciting) in the corporate world – two simple examples being the use of a spam filter or automated email response, for example. However, what is novel about generative AI is… Read More »

Smoothstack Announces Nine of its Training Courses Have Been Recommended for College Credit by American Council on Education  

Smoothstack developers can now earn up to 49 credits towards a college degree  McLean, VA — February 14, 2024 Smoothstack, a leading HTD (Hire-Train-Deploy) provider, today announced that the American Council on Education (ACE) Learning Evaluations has evaluated and recommended college credit for nine of its courses. Now, aspiring software engineers who complete Smoothstack’s training… Read More »

Bridging the Digital Skills Gap 

The faster technology moves, the wider the digital skill gap becomes. As technical and talent acquisition leaders, the first step is to understand the factors that led to our current digital skills gap. Only then can businesses bridge this gap before it becomes too wide to overcome.  The Current Digital Skills Gap  The World Economic… Read More »

Revolutionizing Talent Acquisition in the Semiconductor Industry: The Power of Hire-Train-Deploy Solutions 

In the fast-paced and dynamic world of technology, the semiconductor industry plays a pivotal role in driving innovation and digital transformation. This is particularly true in 2024 when it comes to AI. According to McKinsey, growth for semiconductors related to AI is expected to be five times greater than growth for all other market segments. … Read More »

The Power of Skills-Based Training vs. Traditional Degrees

Is a college degree a prerequisite for success as an IT professional? Not exactly. According to a report by, 55% of companies eliminated its bachelor’s degree requirement in 2023, for at least some roles. Of those, 73% plan to do so for even more positions in 2024. IT is increasingly on the list of… Read More »

4 Reasons to Use a Hire-Train-Deploy Approach 

The possibilities that technology can create for today’s businesses are endless – that is, if you have the right people to bring them to life.   The companies that are able to turn their technology position into a differentiator are those that can consistently execute on their IT projects on time and within budget. This takes… Read More »

Is a Digital Skills Gap Holding Financial Services Back?

How upskilling, reskilling and hire-train-deploy can help employers in finance transform their digital workforce Rapid digital transformation, security challenges and competitive pressure have put financial services behind the eight ball. Technology (and disruptors) are reshaping the banking industry — and customer expectations. Financial services no longer simply need an IT department that supports day-to-day desktop… Read More »

How to Close the Digital Skills Gap

Three ways to gain the tech skills your business needs to complete projects and stop falling behind. You can’t miss the persistent headlines and LinkedIn posts about it. Almost 60% of employers say not having the right-skilled digital talent has a significant impact on their business. (It’s 73% in financial services!) And of those employers:… Read More »