Healthcare Industry Face Rising Cyber Attacks, Less Insurance Coverage, and Increased Costs

No industry is exempt from the nefarious impact of cyber-attacks. This is especially true for healthcare providers, who are consistently targeted with cyber-attacks such as ransomware, designed to disrupt and overtake their critical systems, networks, data and medical devices. Cybersecurity insurance is a must for healthcare organizations, designed to be leveraged in the event that…

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Beyond Coding: Why Leadership Skills are Key for IT Professionals

It’s always beneficial to diversify and deepen your career skills, especially in a competitive job market. Many IT professionals solely focus on their technical knowledge and specific skillset, such as coding and programming, but often overlook the advantages of non-technical leadership skills. As reliance increases on IT resources who understand how to meet the complications…

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Modernizing our Public Transportation

Over the past several years, there’s been an ongoing digital transformation surrounding the majority of services that we rely on in everyday life. Instead of going to movie theatres, people often opt to use a streaming service. Instead of going to a restaurant, many choose to have food delivered. Instead of commuting to a meeting…

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Business Community Making Positive Impact on Public Education

As graduation season comes to a close, students across the country are heading into summer break, summer school, or the workforce. In taking a collective sigh of relief, let’s not forget the 2021-2022 school year was the first full year back in the classroom, after years of remote learning, for many students. It was a…

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

  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.…

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

  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,…

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Digital Transformation and Higher Ed IT Staffing

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…

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

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…

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Year in Review – QED National’s 2021

  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,…

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Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: Impact on IT Jobs

  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…

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QED National Celebrates National Women’s Small Business Month

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…

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NYC DOE Shows Support to MWBEs at MGC GovTek Webinar

  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…

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Tech Giants Pledge Billions to Strengthen National Cybersecurity

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…

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Artificial Intelligence Imperfections: Why Human Touch Matters in Recruiting

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…

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Crain’s Honors Colleen Molter as Notable Woman Business Owner

  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…

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