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 »

Smoothstack Named DOD SkillBridge Industry Partner 

Program strengthens Smoothstack’s commitment to helping active military and veterans transition to post-military careers  McLean, VA — February 1, 2024 Smoothstack, a leading HTD (Hire-Train-Deploy) provider, is pleased to announce they have been named an approved Industry Partner for the Department of Defense (DOD) SkillBridge program. Called IT Warriors, the program reinforces Smoothstack’s dedication to… Read More »

IT hiring in the age of economic instability

Wait and see: That seems to be the prevailing business strategy when it comes to digital transformation this year. But it’s not due to a lack of urgency. Read the full article here. This article was first seen on the Staffing Stream. The Staffing Stream is SIA’s guest blog.Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) is the global… 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 »

4 In-Demand Technologies to Build Career Success

In a rapidly evolving tech landscape, the journey to professional success often begins with the question: “What technologies should I be learning?” The demand for skilled individuals in the tech sector is constantly evolving, and keeping up with the latest trends is crucial. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or embarking on your tech career, here’s… Read More »

AI Talent Hiring Trends: What to Know for 2024 

Elon Musk recently proclaimed artificial intelligence “one of the most disruptive forces in history.” While Musk’s controversial prediction that AI will eventually eliminate all jobs is up for debate, what isn’t in question is the urgent need for AI talent right now.  The current AI use cases across the business world run the gamut, from… Read More »

A Veteran’s Take: Redefining Modern IT Careers

The crippling talent shortage. A severe supply and demand imbalance. The breakneck pace of innovation. The pressure to digitally transform. These aren’t just the challenges keeping CIOs up at night – they are the driving forces behind the redefinition of the modern IT employee.  In large part because of these trends, many of today’s IT… Read More »

How to Harness the Power of Data Management 

The speed with which data is created online is difficult to fathom. Every minute online, there are 5.9 million Google searches, 66,000 Instagram photos are uploaded, and 231.4 million emails sent. According to some estimates, more than 2.5 quintillions of data are created each day. Yes, that’s quintillion, as in, 18 zeroes. All of those… 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 »