By Eric Wise From an early age, I knew that technology was for me. I got in early with the Apple IIe at school, and at home, my parents got us a Commodore 64 computer. My first experience with programming...
By Chuck Mackey Today's uber-crisis world demands a better way to ensure offensive and defensive cybersecurity success. All organizations need to be adaptive in this highly volatile environment. They must sense and rapidly respond to critical incidents, threats, vulnerabilities, and...
Soft skills are increasingly important for IT workers to possess, but difficult for companies to find. Hiring managers continue to have a hard time finding qualified candidates with skills in communication, teamwork, problem-solving, critical observation, and adaptability. The importance of...
By Eric Wise The Microsoft .NET Framework has had a great run since its initial release in 2001. My first programming experiences were with Java, C++, and Visual Basic 6.0, but I quickly fell in love with C# and .NET....
By Eric Wise People talk a lot about “shrinking the skills gap,” but very few organizations go beyond verbalizing the recognition that a talent gap exists and that something, somehow, should be done. In our quest to help companies bridge...
By Eric Wise Over the past five years, boot camps specializing in shrinking the technical skills gap have gone mainstream, with hundreds of programs running in the US and around the world. Course Report estimates that around 23,000 potential developers...
By Eric Wise The following post contains an excerpt from our enterprise ebook The Modern Full-Stack Web Developer. Download your free copy. Over the past 30 years, the job of a full-stack web developer has simultaneously become much easier and much...
By Eric Ward You have likely heard about blockchain technology through its association with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. While cryptocurrency remains an important application of blockchain technology, it is only one example.  Blockchain is an emerging technology that is also gaining...
Millions of employees are leaving their jobs in wake of COVID-19, citing a myriad of pandemic-related reasons including safety, remote flexibility, and shifts in life outlook. However, this mass exodus is more than a COVID byproduct. Prior to the...
By Eric Wise The digital skills gap and talent scarcity is not a short-term problem. To face this challenge head-on, companies need to start creating a culture of learning. The evolution of skills and technology has hit a pace that is...

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