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Fast Private 2021: Ursus staffs digital businesses

To what do you attribute your growth over the last three years? Operational excellence and quality of service. What was the Covid pandemic’s effect on your business?  We have been a remote/virtual company for over five years. When our competitors were scrambling to adjust to a work-from-home model, we continued

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Management’s Obligation to The Millennial Workforce

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

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Your baby is not as cute as you think it is!

Wait, what?  You just closed your Series A round for $13M (the average dollar amount raised in a 2019 Series A round)? That’s fantastic! Congratulations!  And with all due respect, such a fundraising achievement is well worth celebrating, because it IS a big deal.  So, after the press release hits

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Recruiting: Powerfully Connecting Online and Offline Communities

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 online and social media platforms, including strategic job posting services, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and other

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The Fallacy of the all “A” Player Team

(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 usually starts and focuses on the superstars; Steph Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson. They

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Negotiating with Cockroaches and Unicorns

(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 month and then, but a few months later, that same company files for bankruptcy warrants

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A New Approach to IT Staffing

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

(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 various vendors and clients on the show floor, I continued to hear the same lament

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