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What Difference Will You Make to Your Industry?

Recently I submitted a candidate for a robotics position. He wasn't a clear fit given his particular skills and background, but certainly close enough for consideration. My client was of the same mind—the candidate's skills were in an analogous field, but his background was medical robotics (surgical equipment) and my client's was all-terrain robotics. So, my client made an interesting request. He asked that my candidate review their … [Read more...]

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Stout Announces Free Workshop: User-Centered Design for Software Development Managers

May 15, 2017 – Ann Arbor, Mich. – Stout Systems, a leader in both the software engineering consulting and technical staffing sectors, is pleased to announce the next in a series of free educational workshops geared towards Software Development Managers and those responsible for managing software projects. During the course of Stout’s business, they often find themselves supporting an “Accidental or Reluctant Software Development … [Read more...]

John W. Stout, President and Founder of Stout Systems – 1957–2017

April 4, 2017 – Ann Arbor, Mich. – With deepest regrets, Stout Systems announces the passing of John W. Stout, Founder and President of Stout Systems Development, Inc. John was diagnosed with cancer in June of 2016. He put up a valiant fight against the disease, which eventually became resistant to treatment. John was very proud of the company he built, and he took great care to ensure that the organization was in a position to continue … [Read more...]

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Stout Announces Free Educational Workshop for Software Development Managers

March 9, 2017 – Ann Arbor, Mich. – Stout Systems, a leader in both the software engineering consulting and technical staffing sectors, is pleased to announce the first in a series of free educational workshops geared towards Software Development Managers and those responsible for managing software projects. During the course of Stout’s business, they often find themselves supporting an “Accidental or Reluctant Software Development … [Read more...]

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DevOps–the New Hotness, but Is It Here to Stay?

The term DevOps is moving into our vocabularies in much the same way the word cloud did—creeping in slowly and quietly until suddenly it surrounds you. So what is DevOps, really? Unlike a new programming language or a new framework, DevOps is as much a concept as it is a thing. There is consensus that the word DevOps is coined from development and operations. But what does that really mean? Consider this: in most organizations, the … [Read more...]