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On the Edge of Tech: How Edge Computing is Changing Business Intelligence

Here’s a fact: over 90% of ALL data ever created was generated in the last two years alone. Every time someone searches Google (almost 70,000 per second), receives an email (over 2.7 million per second), or shares a social media post, exponential amounts of data continue to stockpile. 2021 will see over 6.6 Trillion digital…

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4 Ways to Advance Your Long-Term Career Goals this Summer

The long summer days can make even the most dedicated workers feel lazy. It’s easy to dream of escaping to the beach, mountains, or lake. However, before you pack your bags, it’s essential to take some time to think about your current job, this year’s goals, and how they fit into your long-term career goals….

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Hiring 2021: A Dive into the Benchmark IT Salary and Hiring Guide

After a year like no other, we can finally say good riddance to 2020 and look positively towards the future. While the pandemic saw record unemployment rates across the nation, the impact on technology jobs and salaries remains negligible. That said, we’ve seen dramatic changes in the way we hire, work, and live. The 2021…

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The Benefits of 5G

New technology is just over the horizon. Above all, it provides many benefits for individuals and businesses. We’re talking about 5G, the fifth generation of mobile wireless communications technology. It’s the latest advancement in cellular technology. First, 5G offers an increase in speed and responsiveness. Second, it offers greater capacity, and lower latency. Lastly, it’s…

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The Most In Demand Tech Jobs of 2020

No doubt we’re all happy to see 2020 in our rearview mirrors and look towards resuming some resemblance of business normalcy and growth in 2021. With the following information on the most in demand tech jobs of 2020, we expect a renewed focus and integration of IT as a business driver and further growth for…

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Upskilling Your Employee’s Technology Careers

Does your team possess the technical know-how they need to succeed? Do you invest in their technology careers? Upskilling is the process of teaching your current employees new technology management skills. According to Emeritus, 77% of workers want to upskill. Technology is everchanging and constantly evolving, which as a result, means there’s always the possibility…

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Avoiding Technology Burnout

In the age of remote work, there’s one thing we want our clients and candidates to avoid beyond the pandemic: the technology burnout factor. Working from home has become the new normal in our current environment, and a disadvantage that comes with it is the side effect of burning yourself out. How to Avoid the…

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Power BI vs. Tableau

Let’s discuss Business Intelligence tools. Two of the leading tools for data analytics include Power BI and Tableau. They both have very similar capabilities, but do you know what makes them different? Continue reading for the ultimate guide to Power BI vs. Tableau to help determine which data analytics software is best suited for your…

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Successful Virtual Interview Tips

These days, virtual interviews are the new normal. While several aspects are the same as in-person interviews, there are many nuances you’ll need to consider. Read on for advice on how to make your next video interview a success. Preparing for Your Virtual Interview Tech Check: Like any interview, you only get one chance to…

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Trends in Virtual Hiring and Onboarding

It’s hard to believe that just a few short weeks ago, the idea of using video to conduct a first or second interview was something of a novelty. Most of our New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut-based clients preferred the standard practice of an initial phone screen. A series of in-person interviews then followed. The…

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