How to Screen Candidates for Technical Skills and Hire the Best People

How to Screen Candidates for Technical Skills and Hire the Best People

Is the average hiring process designed to separate the wheat from the chaff? Neil Roseman, former Technology VP of Amazon, suggests that in spite of lofty claims, many stakeholders in the tech world still make decisions based on educational bonafides, basic credentials, and gut feelings. As a result, the talent entering their organization is inconsistent and of varying quality.

On the other hand, organizations that take a meticulous approach to their sourcing, screening, and interviewing strategies can find higher quality people – no matter the size of their enterprise. In our experience, here’s how to screen candidates for technical skills and hire quality people.

4 Business Expenses You Should Never Cut When Optimizing Your Costs

4 Business Expenses You Should Never Cut When Optimizing Your Costs

During challenging times, most organizations are pressured to identify and trim extra expenses as a way of increasing profit margins. The thinking goes that making tough choices today has the potential to encourage greater flexibility and resilience tomorrow. Though leaner organizations are often better equipped to weather crises, making excessive cuts to the wrong activities or programs can hinder growth and adaptability.

How do you achieve business cost optimization without trimming too close to the nail? Start by determining which cuts are off limits. During my recent participation in a TechServe Alliance panel, we identified these four items as expenses you should never eliminate. So, if they’ve been on your mind, it’s time you think again.

Celebrating the Spirit of the Christmas Season with Capstone IT

Celebrating the Spirit of the Christmas Season with Capstone IT

Christmas is a time of real joy and deep meaning for billions of people all over the world, where we honor the birth of Jesus the Savior King more than 2,000 years ago in Bethlehem. In addition to the true spirit of the season, it’s also an opportunity to honor the incredible people in our lives and celebrate the virtuous acts done by our brothers and sisters in the community. So, here are the people and organizations that continue to inspire us this Christmas season.

Capstone IT Earns Local Recognition for World-Class Service in 2021 Best of Omaha Results

Capstone IT Earns Local Recognition for World-Class Service in 2021 Best of Omaha Results

Capstone IT, an Omaha-based provider of specialized IT staffing services and technology solutions nationwide, is proud to announce their ranking among the 2021 Best of Omaha winners. This is the fifth year in a row they earned recognition from Omaha Magazine in the category of Employers – Less Than 100 Employees, reflecting Capstone’s commitment to serve people and businesses through the power of technology.

3 Ways We’re Seeing the Coronavirus Impact Tech Employment

3 Ways We’re Seeing the Coronavirus Impact Tech Employment

The ability of any business to survive a major crisis – whether economic, geopolitical, and/or public health – depends on attracting and retaining incredible people. Only when employees are thinking of solutions that will take their employers through the eye of the storm will businesses withstand the worst of the prevailing rough waters.

Since the turbulence of events like the COVID-19 pandemic or other crises often influence the talent pool, it’s essential for executives and senior management to adjust their talent acquisition strategies to new circumstances and standards. Here is what you need to know about the impact of the coronavirus on IT employment – and what your business can do to maintain a healthy talent pipeline now and in the future.

How the New VMware vSphere Updates Help Developers Unlock Kubernetes

How the New VMware vSphere Updates Help Developers Unlock Kubernetes

Can we do it faster and better than ever before? It’s a question that deep down, every agile development team wants to answer. Creating and deploying software better and faster is the impetus behind the rise of DevOps culture and growth of the containerization approach (expectations are that container usage will grow 64% by 2022).

In the pursuit of app modernization, there’s an emphasis on finding new efficiencies and ways to streamline the process.  These goals are achievable whether the initiative is migrating a legacy app to containerized microservices or creating cloud-native apps for use across hybrid IT environments.   

You Will Love These Cloud-native App Architecture Patterns

You Will Love These Cloud-native App Architecture Patterns

VMworld last week continued 2020’s atypical tech world tradition of offering all its sessions virtually. That format definitely makes the audience transition from session room to session room much quicker and easier. But for those of us tracking our physical activity we earn many, many fewer steps! 

This year’s conference offered the usual, very broad selection of sessions. They addressed all the new offerings and features and trends in VMware’s huge portfolio of products and offerings. In my opinion, as an application solution techie geek, the fundamental transition of vSphere to an orchestrated container platform based on Kubernetes (demystified in App Modernization ) was far and away the most interesting track of the conference. The architect in me votes hands-down that Paul Czarkowski’s session, Cloud Native Operations on Kubernetes, was the best presentation of the conference. No question it’s worth an hour of your time! 

Inc 5000 Capstone IT

Capstone IT Ranks on the 2020 Inc. 5000 Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Capstone IT, nationwide provider of specialized IT staffing services and technology solutions, is delighted to announce their ranking in Inc. magazine’s 2020 Inc. 5000, the most prestigious list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small business. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

Add Kubernetes Users to Your Cluster

If you are working with Kubernetes a lot, you have probably built several basic clusters for learning purposes using kubeadm and the documentation here. As you start exploring topics like RBAC Roles and Pod Security Policies, you will soon notice that only one user was created in each cluster. And since that user has the cluster-admin role, it can do anything in any namespace. To try out many of the Kubernetes security-related concepts in your clusters, you will need to add Kubernetes users that are not cluster administrators. For your basic clusters, you probably don’t have integration set up with an external system to add and authenticate users. And as the Kubernetes docs note here: Kubernetes does not have objects which represent normal user accounts. Normal users cannot be added to a cluster through an API call.

This blog post will show you how to create new Kubernetes users in your clusters, focusing on clusters created using kubeadm.