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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Kaseya Ransomware Attack Impacts Thousands of Companies

  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,…

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

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…

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IT Jobs: Preparing for a Virtual Interview

  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…

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