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Cryptocurrency and blockchain: Market Prospects (Part I)

Aug 17, 2017

In spring 2010, the programmer Laszlo Hanyecz ordered two pizzas and just for fun paid for them with ten thousand bitcoins, it was almost unknown currency. If Laszlo had not spent that money then, he would possess about $30 million these days.... Read more

Employees – Boomerangs: a few reasons to accept decent former employees back.

Aug 11, 2017

The decision to hire back the individuals who have already left your organization is never easy, however the number of companies that accept decent former employees back increases. Why?At Andersen, we realize the importance of this problem on the IT market and would like to study the question and find out the world experts' opinion.... Read more

What does a "good code" look like according to Linus Torvalds?

Aug 02, 2017

In his recent interview, Linus Torvalds made a quick remark about programming with «good taste». Good taste? The interviewer wanted more details and Linus didn't let him down.... Read more

What Path do you Choose, Senior?

Jul 27, 2017

What are the main challenges of the mature and established senior’s career growth? The salary seems to be fine, there are heartbreaking tasks at work, but there's still something missing. Often, they feel lack of clarity in professional and career advancement. This is the main uncertainty the majority of senior engineers face, especially the ones who doesn't want to claim mantle of a manager or a lead. This career stage is known as the "career Plateau".... Read more

What is the Main Headache of Those Who are Responsible for Big Data Storage?

Jul 20, 2017

Being quite a fast growing field, Big Data is full of pitfalls and unresolved issues.  Andersen team strives to keep pace with the latest technologies and to listen to the world-class experts' opinion.Recently, we have come across the survey results held by “451 Research” and “DataCore”. The results demonstrate infinite growth of data volumes, which is absolutely not the only problem for specialists in the field of data storage.We’d like to share these findings with you.... Read more

Prejudice of hiring a junior

Jul 16, 2017

As a rule, almost any respectable IT company seeking for a decent candidate to fit a vacant position demands work experience in the specialty. If someone hires juniors or beginners, it looks like charity or volunteer activity. Of course, this is the way the company takes care of its PR, but it is still an exception and doesn’t fit the framework of hiring new employees... Read more

How to Transform the Ideas of your Employees into Business Benefits

Jul 12, 2017

Gable Fasolino, when hired on the position of Chief Officer in a production company with annual turnover of $7 million, heard the rumors that quite a lot of people in the company were drugs or alcohol abusers. The situation looked tricky. Any strict ban could cause confrontation between Fasolino and his managers. Having estimated the risks, he came into conclusion to ask the security-responsible team for a piece of good advice. They invented something that Fasolino called "the most honest, simplest, and easy-managed drug and alcohol policy".... Read more

Naughty Artificial Intelligence

Jul 06, 2017

Artificial intelligence is a surprisingly fast growing phenomenon. It's all over the place - in automated industrial machines, "smart" domestic appliances, robotic vehicles and huge variety of possible gadgets. The terminology "Artificial intelligence" has no precise definition, however, modern glossary identifies it as mimicking of human thoughts and cognitive process. It has skills in adjusting to new situations, ability to make analysis and solve problems... Or, vice versa, it can create new complications and troubles...... Read more

Social Loafing or Let's Do my Job Together

Jun 30, 2017

The phenomenon of social loafing (known as Ringelmann’s effect) is the phenomenon of an individual making less efort to achieve a goal and losing efficiency working in groups, compared to when he/she works alone. Cumulative achievements based on individual work are often more productive, than a combined group performance. The larger the size of the group, the greater the social loafing effect in it.... Read more

Multitasking, or How to Be Involved in Several Projects and Not to Go out of Your Mind

Jun 22, 2017

Sooner or later each of us faces a situation when we not only have to work but also need to organize our workflow properly. Be it for good or for bad, but man is not a computer. Unlike computers, we are not capable of multithreading or multitasking.... Read more

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