Though more than a quarter of the computing workforce in 2016 is now comprised of women, just two percent of those who engineer and program are of Hispanic origin, according to the National Center for Women & Information Technology. An event starting this week in Guadalajara seeks to help change all that.
You’ve undoubtedly heard the oft-repeated nugget about the definition of insanity – about how it’s performing the same wayward actions, over and over again, and expecting a different result.
There are times when less, truly, is more.
For example, less debt equals more money in your pocket. A vehicle that weighs less can generally go faster. Fewer choices equals more deliberate decisionmaking. And, in the world of IT resources, outsourcing truly stands as a shining example of the potential power of the “less-is-more” paradigm.
Spotting the founder of a startup can be a fairly easy exercise. They’re the ones with the laptops that are maybe a generation too old; eyes that are a shade too red; clothes that are a bit too threadbare.
At iTexico, issues such as increasing global competition, growing shortage of IT talent, improving the cultural alignment of teams, and pressures on productivity and costs strike close to our hearts. We have been pioneers in nearshore IT development services that integrate agile work teams based in Austin, Silicon Valley and Guadalajara, Mexico, to deliver an innovative and collaborative services model for mobile, web and cloud solutions from funded start-up, to global enterprises.
Business owners looking to use analytics – or a crystal ball – to appropriately position their resources for 2017 and beyond, have much to consider; a new administration, growing competition for talent locally and globally, and demands on brands to meet the business drivers for every increasing digital transformation.
Predicting trends, in our hyper-speed, digitally-switched-on environment, can be a slippery slope. No longer is it simply appropriate to postulate what innovations will come down the pike in any given year – in reality, what we predict might happen in technology today, may already be on some enterprise’s road map, scheduled for imminent release.
iTexico’s commitment to the nearshoring model which connects resources in the U.S. and Mexico, is about to get a whole lot easier.
Several years ago, iTexico was one of the early adopters of the state of Jalisco as a center for technological innovation. By positioning resources, and eventually developing a full-fledged satellite operation, in Guadalajara, iTexico has been as much a catalyst of change in the state as it has been a beneficiary.