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Hiring Tech Talent. Buying a Home in The Bay Area. Pretty Much The Same Thing.

By Jon Beck

It was one of the, if not most, iconic lines in the 80’s movie classic, ‘Top Gun’.  It happened while Tom Cruise, as Maverick, and his co-pilot “Goose” were prepping for flight. “I feel the need, the need for speed” applies not only to flying multi-million jet fighters, but to many other disciplines. Two that…

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Millenials

Management’s Obligation to The Millennial Workforce

By Jon Beck

As of this year, the Millennial generation represents the largest percentage of the workforce. With each new generation, those of us who came before them are quick to define, judge, and even dismiss those who follow them into the workplace. As a twenty something entering the workforce in the early nineties, I certainly remember reading…

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Training Keyboard

Software Defined Infrastructure Adoption- It’s All All About the People

By Jon Beck

(San Francisco) – Compliments of our partners at Silver-Peak, I attended the first West Coast edition of the Open Networking User Group (ONUG), held at Intuit HQ in Mountain View. Well done @nicklippis and his team for putting together yet another quality event. After two days of panel discussions, case study showcases, and speaking to…

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Negotiating with Cockroaches and Unicorns

By Jon Beck

(San Francisco) – The last few years were all about the Unicorns; startup technology companies that had a reached a billion dollar or more “valuation.” Yes, I’m using quotation marks as I know I’m one of many who question the generally accepted “valuation” system. A system that values a company at $1B or more one…

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warriors-team

The Fallacy of the all “A” Player Team

By Jon Beck

(San Francisco) – NBA Playoff Basketball. It’s that time of year and the Golden State Warriors, darlings of the Bay Area, are favored to repeat as world champions. It’s no surprise that, regardless of who you talk to, the die-hard basketball aficionado the or the casual fan who likes to follow a winner, the talk…

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Cloud Data Center Network Infrastructure

Recruiting: Powerfully Connecting Online and Offline Communities

By Jon Beck

Timing. It’s one of the most important variables when matching a talented IT candidate to the best job opening. When the proverbial planets align, and the right candidate and right job opening are both available, how do you ensure having the right tools to reach them and for them to reach us?” URSUS leverages several…

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One lit bulb among unlit ones

A New Approach to IT Staffing

By Jon Beck

In a recent Staffing Industry Analysts’ Buyer Survey buyers who purchased IT Staffing services were asked to name the most important criteria when selecting a staffing firm.

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