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Bold thinking and thoughtful analysis for leaders seeking to harness the potential of technology.

How to make your tech profile more appealing to recruiters

What makes a Tech LinkedIn profile standout in today's competitive market? Artisan Talent Acquisition Manager, Kimberly Neperud, shares some of the important details she looks for in a linkedin profile.

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Transitioning from Redux to Next.js

What does the transition from Redux to Next.js involve? Senior Software Engineer, Shawn Rice, goes into depth about the process of transitioning models for maximum efficiency.

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Harnessing the Power of QA Automation A Comprehensive Guide

QA automation tools and frameworks are now indispensable in software development, offering enhanced reliability and efficiency. Utilizing QA automation capabilities enables organizations to efficiently address industry demands, fostering innovation and elevating customer satisfaction to unprecedented levels.

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Do I Need Messages or Topics? A Comparison Between SQS and Kafka

Understanding the differences between SQS and Kafka is crucial for selecting the optimal solution based on specific needs. With Artisan’s expertise, navigating these options becomes more manageable and ensures alignment with project requirements.

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QA Automation Testing with AI

Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing quality assurance automation with software testing. In this article, we'll explore the potential benefits and drawbacks of incorporating AI into your testing process.

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Keeping Employees Engaged in a Fully Remote Company

Artisan Consulting Director, Skylar Hinrichs dives into the nuances of remote work in order to help leaders and employees navigate engagement and create a thriving work culture.

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QA Automation Fundamentals: Getting started with a test framework

Manual Testing vs. QA Automation Testing? Sheekha Singh, sheds some light on this ongoing debate within the software industry.

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Build vs. Buy: Seamless Integration

When making the decision to build vs buy, here are 3 questions to consider when prioritizing seamless integration.

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Navigating the Digital Disruption in a Fragmented World: Key Takeaways from SIBOS 2023

In her reflection of SIBOS 2023, Artisan’s Client Engagement Manager, Tiffany Hart, discusses 7 takeaways to consider for the future of digital finance and payment systems.

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10 Essential Books for Executives to Master Collaborative Finance

Our Client Engagement Manager, Tiffany Hart, shares her top 10 reading recommendations to equip you with the knowledge and strategies you need to excel in the realm of collaborative finance.

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The Art of Balancing Work & Wanderlust: A Tale of Van Life and Virtual Teamwork

“I’ve learned to use every challenge as a stepping stone, every new city as an opportunity for fresh perspectives, and every successful project as a testament to the feasibility of this lifestyle”. Artisan’s Design Director, Alexander Lefler, shares his experience with digital nomadism as a fully remote employee. He addresses the ups and downs of a nomadic lifestyle and how that has allowed him to grow with Artisan and speak on the fluidity of remote work.

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Black American Independence Day – Juneteenth

Over the past few years, there has been a reemergence of celebrations around Juneteenth. But, what is Juneteenth, why is it relevant, and how is it celebrated? Being a certified diversity-owned organization, we find meaning in recognizing Juneteenth; as we strive to educate, inspire, and engage our communities.

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Cloud Computing: The Logistical Race to Digital Supremacy for Banks

Artisan Client Engagement Manager, Tiffany Hart, shares her take on digital supremacy as it applies to the financial industry; and discusses some key considerations when looking to make the leap into cloud banking.

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Speaking Up At The Workplace

There is a general notion that women in the tech world do not speak up as much as their male counterparts. This can result in missed opportunities all-around. ‍We'll share three findings as to why some women are more hesitant to speak up and how organizations can get involved to ensure all voices are heard.

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Four Key Methods For Inspiring Talent Loyalty

What actually inspires employees to stay at a company? In this article originally published on Forbes, I share four tips on how to inspire loyalty in your organization.

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Should Your Business Build or Buy New Tech? It Depends.

Three questions to consider when determining whether building or buying new tech is the right solution for your business.

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Computational Kindness: The Key to Crossing Individual, Team, and Department Chasms

In my experience working in and across teams, I’ve found that keeping computational kindness top of mind helps build rapport, trust, and an environment where we can do great work together.

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Working from Home, Year 3

Artisan consultant, Chris Vega, shares his personal perspective of the remote work lifestyle.

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Four Building Blocks for a Successful Remote Work Environment

These four things have helped our company build a successful and healthy remote work culture. Learn more in this article originally published on Forbes.

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Coming Soon: Artisanal Tech!

The first episode of Artisanal Tech launches Friday, October 28th! Artisanal Tech speaks to the craftsmen in the technology space. Join Tim Mitrovich and Rob Harbols as they tackle real issues in the technology space.

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Build Versus Buy When Going Custom is a Differentiator

Technology executives understand the answer to this question is rarely black-and-white. Ultimately, what matters is whether your technology solutions are driving business value or hindering it.

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Outpace The Competition With Composable Commerce

It's much easier to redirect a fleet of speedboats than to turn around a cruise ship. In the world of commerce solutions, the monolithic commerce platform is like the cruise ship—they’re reliable, they may have some fun bells and whistles, but they are bulky and slow. A composable commerce solution is more like a fleet of speedboats—nimble, interchangeable, and quick.

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Build Versus Buy: Thinking Beyond Total Cost Of Ownership

Companies are challenged daily to identify a software solution that fits their business needs. The discussion quickly turns to one major question: is buying or building software the solution?

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Artisan Studios Earns 2022 Great Place to Work Certification™

Artisan Studios is proud to be Certified™ by Great Place to Work®. The prestigious award is based entirely on what current employees say about their experience working at Artisan...

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Investments In People and Culture are Never a Waste

When your workforce is spread across the country, bringing people physically together requires a significant investment of time and money. In his latest Forbes article, Artisan founder, Tim Mitrovich reflects on a recent annual employee retreat ...

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Opportunity, Not Fear, Should Drive Our Career Choices

Professionals have a choice when it comes to their career and with whom they share their talents. When the pandemic flipped everything as we knew it upside down, it became a catalyst for the Great Resignation...

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Unified Commerce - Is It Truly "All Or Nothing"?

Your CEO thinks you need to achieve "Unified Commerce", and everyone you talk to seems to have different advice on how to succeed. What does success look like? When you seek advice from your team and outside partners or vendors, why does it seem like the only way to approach this quest is "all or nothing"?

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Two Agile Disciplines to Prioritize Above the Rest

Today's vast majority of technology leaders recognize that an iterative approach reduces risk, and maximizes value. What remains a debate is the best way to implement and practice agile methodology. Let me share why I believe in a more straight forward approach to agile...

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Three Ways Retailers Can Achieve Consistency

Most retail leaders today understand the critical importance of customer experience (CX). Yet, too many seek to improve CX in silos or on a channel-by-channel basis. Today, a good customer experience is practically synonymous with a consistent customer experience. Retailers must...

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The Importance of Balance in Digital Transformation

Most executives today list digital transformation as a high strategic priority for their organizations. How they practically achieve digital transformation, however, varies widely. Some may point to ...

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The Extra Step That Creates Better Products, Happier Teams, & More Satisfied Customers

Customer centricity is a core value common among most organizations today. With the rate of disruption at an all-time high, business leaders...

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Taking the Next Step Toward Unified Commerce

Over the past few months, Forbes has published multiple articles for their online audience onthe topic of Unified Commerce. Several feature thought leadership from Artisan's own, Rob Harbols. Most recently, he published an article addressing the critical considerations organizations must make if they are pursuing a shift toward Unified Commerce model.

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Pave the Way for Effective Collaboration Between Business and Product Teams

Successful digital transformation is rarely easy. It requires a clear strategy and impeccable communication across a myriad of internal constituents. Yet, leaders of successful enterprises know they must continue to innovate to remain competitive. And, they must foster effective collaboration between business and product teams to make meaningful progress.

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Outcompete Shadow IT with an Agile Approach

In July, Artisan CEO, Tim Mitrovich, published an article on Forbes.com, illuminating how sound agile practices can significantly reduce an organization's shadow IT. Research shows that between 30and 40 percent of IT spend in large enterprises is consumed supporting unsupported technology tools dispersed...

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How Unified Commerce Unleashes Retailer Flexibility While Maintaining Consistency

Artisan's Rob Harbols recently shared with Forbes how retailers can win in the continuous race against changing customer expectations. As the rate of change continues to increase, retailers must...

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Forbes Highlight’s Harbols Thought Leadership: Best Practices for Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is ultimately organizational change. While implementing the right technology is always important, leaders must...

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Forbes Consults Artisan's Tim Mitrovich on Innovation

In March, Forbes sought out Artisan’s Tim Mitrovich to share insights on innovation. In the article, Mitrovich shares three tips for avoiding an innovation flop based on ....

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Achieving Mobile Excellence in 2021

Forbes recently published an article written by Tim Mitrovich, Founder and CEO of Artisan, on the topic of mobile excellence. In the article, Mitrovich shared three...

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5 Critical Reminders for Leaders Managing Hybrid Teams

The landscape of the workplace has drastically changed over the past 18 months. While remote working is not new, last year, the pandemic forced most organizations to adjust almost overnight to work-from-home models.

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3 Investments to Accelerate Innovation in 2022

No one ever said innovation was easy. It’s elusive, complicated, and requires impeccable cross-functional communication. But the challenge didn’t stop the 75% of companies that listed innovation among their top three 2021 priories in BCG’s latest global innovation study. The truth is innovation is critical to survival in today’s rapidly changing business climate.

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