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4 Pillars of Application Modernization Strategy That Can Enhance Your Project ROI

4 Pillars of Application Modernization Strategy That Can Enhance Your Project ROI

After years of talk, we’re finally seeing proof the business world is embracing a long-delayed journey into widespread digital transformation. According to Rackspace’s The State of Application Modernization survey, two-thirds of 1,400 IT decision-makers from around the world said their business was engaged in digital transformation at a systemic level. This has promising implications for the ability of those businesses to elevate their performance and opportunities in the long run.

However, we don’t see the modernization process as having an endpoint. Organizations should always be looking to use the latest languages, frameworks, and platforms; not for their own sake, but as a way of adding the most value to business users, customers, and their overall enterprise.

When we see businesses doing this right, they almost always have an application modernization strategy consisting of very clear pillars that carry from one project to the next. What are they? Here are a few that we keep in mind in our own projects – and you should too.

You’re Ready to Embrace a Hybrid Work Policy. Here’s What to Prioritize

You’re Ready to Embrace a Hybrid Work Policy. Here’s What to Prioritize

Despite early skepticism, experts now admit the success of the remote work experiment. Even before organizations ironed out the kinks, studies like one recently published by Texas A&M were beginning to measure long-term effectiveness of work-from-home arrangements. They concluded moving outside of a physical office after a natural disaster (or pandemic) caused no loss in productivity but instead boosted resilience and in some cases increased individual output. …

Why Your IT Projects Are Failing – and How Hiring the Right Talent Can Fix That

Why Your IT Projects Are Failing – and How Hiring the Right Talent Can Fix That

Despite your best intentions, not every IT project will be a resounding success. In fact, most miss their promised mark. BDG finds that 70% of digital transformations fall short of their intended objective, and CISQ notes that unsuccessful IT and software projects put a $260 billion dent in the U.S. economy. Even with the risk, the potential reward is worth the effort – if you create a roadmap for success and avoid the most common pitfalls.

When we’ve spoken with customers who encountered difficulties in their IT project implementations, a few common threads emerged. Here are the hard lessons they learned that can help you maximize your IT ROI. Plus, we’re also including a few reasons why working an IT staffing services partner like Capstone IT can avoid these problems from the start.

Shields Up Guidance for All Organizations

Shields Up Guidance for All Organizations

What is happening?

The Russian government has used cyber as a key component of their force projection over the last decade, including previously in Ukraine in the 2015 timeframe. The Russian government understands that disabling or destroying critical infrastructure—including power and communications—can augment pressure on a country’s government, military, and population, accelerating their acceding to Russian objectives.

While there are not currently any specific credible threats to the U.S. homeland, the potential exists for the Russian government to consider escalating its destabilizing actions in ways that may impact others outside of Ukraine.

Looking for Great Java Projects? Here’s How One Consultant Found Rewarding Java Work

Looking for Great Java Projects? Here’s How One Consultant Found Rewarding Java Work

If you’re a Java developer, you likely have a wealth of opportunities at your fingertips, but separating the mundane work from roles that expand your skills, embrace your input, and offer a work/life balance can be a challenge.

Working with the right recruiters to find information technology jobs that align with your goals and personality can ease the stress, but it’s hard to know which IT staffing companies are committed to sharing the risks and finding you rewarding projects.

Our consultant was in that position not long ago until he connected with Capstone IT. We sat down to ask him about his experience. Here’s how his latest consulting worked allowed him to use his talents for a nationwide business trying to modernize their legacy systems and build a high-performing Java POS system.

Capstone IT Elevates In-House Leaders in a Year of Growth and Innovation

Capstone IT Elevates In-House Leaders in a Year of Growth and Innovation

Capstone IT, an IT staffing services and IT solutions company, has sustained its production and exceptional service throughout the year to end 2021 strong and with much momentum moving into 2022. The Omaha-based business with regional offices in Kansas City and Salt Lake City has expanded their results, built upon their reputation, and strengthened their relationships in ways that have significantly grown their two lines of business since 2019.

Vacant IT Positions Are A Cost Sink. Your Staffing Partner Can Fix That

Vacant IT Positions Are A Cost Sink. Your Staffing Partner Can Fix That

The fierce competition for top talent over the last year has saddled business leaders with a definite cost: their vacant positions. Some costs are out in the open while others are hiding just out of sight. With the average IT job now remaining open for 44 days or more, the cumulative total of those business expenses can spiral out of control.

How high is the cost really? Far more than you might imagine. With the combination of tangible and intangible costs, there is an unambiguous toll on your top and bottom line. Here’s some insight into calculating the cost of a vacant position for each of the main factors and how you can get a tailored estimate of your actual hiring expenses.

“Is Telecommuting Even Right for Me?” Consider This Before You Apply for Remote Jobs

“Is Telecommuting Even Right for Me?” Consider This Before You Apply for Remote Jobs

 

No commute? No dress code? A relaxing work environment? For many people, this sounds like the ideal. Once IT professionals had a chance to widely test drive a remote working arrangement, their involuntary response to returning to the office was an emphatic no. In fact, 64% of workers say they want to continue to work from home after companies go back to the office.

As we talk to job seekers, we’re hearing and learning a lot about the reasons people have for wanting to carry on working from home. Since the engagement and professional growth of our IT consultants matter to us, we always ask them to mull over a few considerations before they make their conclusion.

Whether you’ve already been thinking “Is remote work right for me?” or you haven’t given it much thought, here’s what we try to ask consultants before they pursue remote roles.

Why You Should Work with Capstone IT for Your Staffing Needs

Why You Should Work with Capstone IT for Your Staffing Needs

 

To say the hiring the last few months is a challenge is an understatement. With employee turnover on the rise and talent acquisition challenges mounting, executives and decision makers are straining to build a team that is productive, innovative, and dedicated to their business goals.

Rather than hoping for different results from the same-old strategies, many business leaders are choosing to use IT staffing services as a relief from their hiring struggles. The advantages of working with Capstone IT are apparent. Here are four of the most common benefits we provide to our customers.

Capstone IT Achieves VMware Master Services Competency in Cloud Native Expertise

Capstone IT Achieves VMware Master Services Competency in Cloud Native Expertise

[August 26, 2021] – Capstone IT, an IT Solutions and Staffing company is proud to announce the successful achievement of VMware’s Cloud Native Master Services Competency. VMware’s Master Services Competencies (MSC) are intended to differentiate partners that demonstrate an ideal blend of customer-centric solutions and deep technical acumen while elevating business success across a specialized technology area.