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Cybersecurity Ranks No. 1; Why You Should Consider it as a Career

May 19, 2022
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  Building a Career in Cybersecurity QED National’s robust Cybersecurity practice leverages recognized expertise, a growing technical team, and valuable industry insight. Ensuring trends in the industry are well communicated is crucial to our team members and, most importantly, our customers. Cybersecurity is proving to be among the most in-demand career fields of recent times. In fact, Information Security analyst is the number-one job of 2022, according to US News 100 Best Jobs rankings. Furthermore, as society’s reliance on technology…

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IT Staff Augmentation Services

April 28, 2022
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  QED National wants to be your IT staff augmentation provider. But what does that mean? And why would staff augmentation benefit your business and IT organization? What is IT staff augmentation? Staff augmentation is the perfect solution for businesses and organizations looking for qualified resources, allowing you to bring on talent without the hassle of dedicating your own organization’s efforts towards the tedious recruiting process and human resources requirements. It’s a common practice involving contracting specific qualified resources via…

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Together, we can revitalize NYC: New Agenda Plans to Impact MWBEs

March 31, 2022
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  The past two years has been challenging for cities around the world. Our beloved New York City is no exception. From school administrators to restaurant-owners to small-business leaders, all had to find new ways to live and work. The global pandemic disrupted the City’s economy, but thanks to City leadership and a new vision, New York City is looking at economic resurgence. New York City Mayor Eric Adams recently introduced “Rebuild, Renew, Reinvent: A Blueprint for New York City’s…

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Digital Transformation and Higher Ed IT Staffing

March 4, 2022
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The top three words on many employers’ minds these days are: The Great Resignation. The past two years of navigating a global pandemic has seen millions of people voluntarily quit the workforce. Even as restrictions lighten up, companies continue to face significant staffing shortages across all business sectors. No industry is immune, and this includes the ever-important education system. In fact, industry publication Inside Higher Ed recently explored the challenges many colleges face as their IT departments lose talent to…

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

February 11, 2022
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Our Mission to Advance Equity in the Workplace Today is “International Day of Women and Girls in Science,” and the mission of this day is not only relevant, but important, to the team at QED National. Our business has benefitted from women in science and other STEM-related fields, including contributions from our customers, partners, IT consultants, and of course, founder and President Colleen Molter. QED is proud to spread the message, support the mission and underscore the importance of providing…

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Year in Review – QED National’s 2021

December 30, 2021
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  2021 has had many eventful moments, filled with overcoming unexpected challenges and achieving new accomplishments. After 2020 brought drastic change to our reality, the work landscape has continued to evolve in 2021. For all individuals and businesses alike, efforts to maintain, adjust, and grow has been more different than ever before. For QED National, the following insights offer a glimpse into some of the firm’s noteworthy activity and milestones over the past 12 months. Operational Mode. As many workers…

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Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: Impact on IT Jobs

December 7, 2021
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  Congress recently passed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, which was signed into law by President Biden on Nov. 15, to address a range of industry investments pertinent to the nation’s physical and virtual infrastructure. Spanning areas such as roadway improvement and clean energy, the trillion-dollar legislation package is set to make a strong impact especially in the information technology sector. Over the next 5 years, a large bulk of the funds will be directed to expanding broadband access for about…

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QED National Celebrates National Women’s Small Business Month

October 25, 2021
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As a certified Women-owned Business Enterprise, QED National celebrates National Women’s Small Business Month with a deep appreciation. The month of October was chosen to acknowledge the achievements of women-owned small businesses as it’s the same month that the Women’s Business Ownership Act was passed by Congress over 30 years ago. This legislation established a newfound line of support and resources by the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) specifically for women-owned businesses. Over the years due to national and local support,…

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NYC DOE Shows Support to MWBEs at MGC GovTek Webinar

September 29, 2021
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  Last week, QED National President Colleen Molter led a MGC GovTek webinar for minority and women-owned business enterprise (“MWBE”) firms in the information technology industry interested in learning about the IT needs at the NYC Department of Education (“DOE”). As the largest public school system in the country, with over 1.1 million students and 1,800 schools, this was an exceptional opportunity to hear from leaders at the DOE including Chief Information Officer Anuraag Sharma, Chief MWBE Officer Nicholas Mendoza,…

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Tech Giants Pledge Billions to Strengthen National Cybersecurity

September 17, 2021
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Between the steady rise of harmful cyber-attacks and the evident labor shortage in the field of cybersecurity, challenges facing the nation in the area of cybersecurity are well-documented. To address these issues the Biden Administration recently hosted a cybersecurity summit where shortly thereafter tech giants such as Google and Microsoft pledged billions of dollars in strategic cybersecurity investments. These investments seek to strengthen cybersecurity programming, technology, and workforce education. Brief details of the pledges made are listed below, while the…

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Artificial Intelligence Imperfections: Why Human Touch Matters in Recruiting

August 20, 2021
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Like many other industries, Recruiting has adopted a number of automated processes over the last few of years to ensure the hiring process is efficient as possible for candidates, hiring organizations, and staffing agencies alike. Particularly with the utilization of Applicant Tracking Systems (“ATS”) some automation, through the use of tools, has become standard for use throughout the entirety of the recruiting process. Some in the industry take this a step further, using Artificial Intelligence-based systems to ‘fully automate’ the…

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Crain’s Honors Colleen Molter as Notable Woman Business Owner

August 10, 2021
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  President and Founder of QED National Colleen Molter was recently recognized by Crain’s New York on their Notable Women Business Owners 2021 list for her outstanding achievements as a business and community leader. Throughout her extensive career, Colleen has proven her proficiency in and dedication to providing information technology expertise, as well as her passion for advancing Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (“MWBE”) opportunities. This dedication has led to notable accomplishments such as the expansion of QED National’s business…

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Kaseya Ransomware Attack Impacts Thousands of Companies

July 13, 2021
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  Recently, a large-scale ransomware supply chain attack affected leading software firm Kaseya and interrupted the services of thousands of companies globally, according to Kaseya CEO Fred Voccola. These systems were essentially held hostage by cyber criminals through encryption. Kaseya customers needed to shutdown servers to prevent the further spread of ransomware. Throughout the pandemic, ransomware cyber-attacks have increased operational disruptions of private businesses and government agencies alike. Ransomware has given cybercriminals access to privileged information and leverage for multimillion…

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MGC GovTek Event: Mayoral Candidates Vow Support for NYC M/WBEs

May 28, 2021
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Elections for the next Mayor of the City of New York are quickly approaching, with the primaries set for June 22. Recently, at an event jointly organized by MGC GovTek and City & State, several Mayoral candidates expressed their strong support for the City of New York’s M/WBE program and diversity initiatives in the field of information technology. President of QED National Colleen Molter assisted in interviewing candidates along with the President of UAO Consulting Uche Ojeh, and City &…

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IT Jobs: Preparing for a Virtual Interview

April 9, 2021
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  Over the last year, organizations have become more reliant than ever on teleconferencing as their primary way to conduct job interviews. According to Gartner, 86 percent of entities used video interviews, many of whom no longer rely on phone interviews whatsoever. If you’re an information technology professional searching for new employment opportunities, it’s undeniably in your best interest to become comfortable using video conferencing software. Becoming fluent in the use of today’s most used video conferencing tools is a…

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