IT Solutions Blog

Is blockchain expertise the most desirable skill for IT contractors in 2018?

by Mark Britton 26 June 2018

Now that crypto currencies have become part of the public consciousness, more organisations are recognising the disruptive opportunities created by blockchain technology.

Blockchain solutions are no longer solely the focus of financial services institutions, and the opportunities created by the technology are now being explored by a variety of sectors, including; legal, organisations that rely on supply chains, property, cloud storage, and politics through voting systems.

According to the likes of Bernard Marr, this rising interest in blockchain has led to an upsurge in desirability for specialist consultants, developers, project managers, and designers. So much so that US freelancer site Upwork ranked ‘blockchain’ number one in its list of top 20 fastest-growing skills for freelancers in Q1 2018.

Topics: blockchain

How will technology affect the financial services sector in 2018?

by Mark Britton 19 January 2018

IT leaders in the financial services sector must focus on embracing and capitalising upon the technology disruptions from the market place in 2018.

In his first article for LinkedIn Pulse, Gary Wills, Client Development Manager at Crimson, shares some insights into the technologies and transformations that his financial services clients may be focusing on over the next 12 months.

Topics: IT recruitment agency, crypto currencies, blockchain