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5 Agile Project Management Best Practices and Methodologies

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit in 2020, the key to success was learning how to pivot.  IT teams worldwide performed the tactical triage necessary to pivot to a remote workforce—practically overnight. It is not 2022 and companies still continue to rethink their products and services. As a result, the workplace model is always being updated…

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5 Emerging Technology Trends to Inspire Your Next Career

A recent Time magazine article claimed that “Every Company is a Tech Company Now. The Disruption is Just Beginning.” With it, the list of emerging technology trends and required skills continue to evolve. Top Emerging Technology Trends on the Rise Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning It feels like artificial intelligence and machine learning have been…

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Benchmark IT Named “Great Recruiters Certified 2021”

STAMFORD, CT — April 6, 2021 – Benchmark IT announced today that it has been named Great Recruiters Certified 2021 by Great Recruiters, a leading experience and reputation management platform specifically designed for recruiting and staffing organizations. Great Recruiters Certified 2021 recipients earn this distinction by implementing and maintaining customer-centric practices by offering simple ways to…

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Remote Project Manager: How to Effectively Manage Projects

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major changes which drastically affected the workforce, regardless of industry, and creating the position of the remote project manager. Above all, working remotely is the new normal. Therefore, for some, this is posing challenges in certain roles. In a 2018 study, 70% of professionals world-wide reported they work from home…

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The Demand is Real: How to Cope with the Software Developer Shortage

Looking for software developers? You’re not alone. Hiring software developers is the second most common problem among employers today. Demand for software developers will increase by 21% by 2028. This is more than twice as fast as forecasted growth across all other computer occupations (+8.4%). And the software developer shortage shows no signs of stopping….

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More Insights About Working From Home

Highlights from the Benchmark IT “Work from Home” Survey In June, Benchmark IT released our “Work from Home” survey, which detailed the perspectives of over 350 respondents about what it was like working from home amid COVID-19. The survey results are top lined in the infographic below, and the full report is available. Additionally, many…

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Insights from Tri-State Area IT Professionals during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Four months ago, many companies were opposed to the idea of their staff and consultants working from home. This included IT professionals as well. There were many perceptions driving the opposition. Perceptions included:  loss of productivity  lack of communication and collaboration  information security  infrastructure issues  lack of “eyes on” staff management Now, roughly 15 weeks…

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Effective Remote Working Tactics

Most of us are at least six weeks into the “new normal” of working remotely. If you’ve never worked from home before, you’ve likely experienced some challenges getting used to it. In this article, you’ll find effective remote working tactics to be productive and maintain a reasonable work-life balance in today’s world. Treat Every Day…

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Get Your Technology Certifications! Check Out These Options

These days many of us are looking for productive ways to fill down-time. While many are working remotely, some people are actively looking to enhance their careers and prepare for their next opportunity. Therefore, we wanted to share a variety of notable online technology certifications and skills training resources that are available to you. Now…

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