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Optimizing Retailer Revenue with Sales Forecasting AI

by Ahmed Khaled

Retailers often face supply and demand issues that cause them to miss out on potential sales or tie up a lot of money in overstocked products. In this article, Toptal Data Scientist Ahmed Khaled explains how retailers can boost revenues and cut costs with sales forecasts backed by artificial intelligence.

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K8s/Kubernetes: AWS vs. GCP vs. Azure

by Guillaume Dury

Kubernetes ("K8s") won the battle of container orchestration tools. Now AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud each offer a managed Kubernetes version. How do they compare?

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Safe & Sound – How to Approach Password UX

by Mayank Sharma

For too long, the user experience of password management has been ignored, leading to serious losses for businesses and users alike. It’s time for designers to rethink every aspect of password UX.

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API Development in Go Using Goa

by Gleidson Nascimento

Your code is described in your API definition using a Golang Domain Specific Language (DSL), then generated using the Goa CLI, and implemented separately from your application source code.

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Quality of Earnings: A Key Pillar of Financial Due Diligence

by Saveen Kumar

Financial due diligence is the process of making sure the price of an asset is in line with its operating performance “under the hood.” Assessing the quality of earnings is one of its key tests: How sustainable is the business’ reported financial performance?

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Embeddings in Machine Learning: Making Complex Data Simple

by Yaroslav Kopotilov

Working with non-numerical data can be challenging, even for seasoned data scientists. To make good use of such data, it needs to be transformed. But how? In this article, Toptal Data Scientist Yaroslav Kopotilov will introduce you to embeddings and demonstrate how they can be used to visualize complex data and make it usable.

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Every Product Has a Thesis

by Alex Cox

Every successful product has a central thesis—a reason for existence. Let’s analyze the foundations of the iPhone, Alexa, and other widespread products to highlight their core theses.

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Building a Business Continuity Plan

by Jeffrey Fidelman

When a disaster interrupts your business operations, a well-thought-out continuity plan can help keep your business afloat. Here are five steps you can take to protect your company from becoming one of the 40% of businesses that close up for good in the aftermath of a disaster.

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How to Build a Strong Remote Work Culture: An Interview with Christy Schumann

by Vytas Butkus

Christy Schumann, Toptal’s VP of Talent Operations, discusses what it is like to lead a 100-strong fully remote and distributed team that is responsible for matching Fortune 500 companies and well-funded startups with some of the best talent in the world.

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