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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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5 Things to Know When Adopting Agile Project Management Methodology

2020 taught us many things, and key among them was learning how to pivot. When the pandemic hit, IT teams worldwide performed the tactical triage necessary to pivot to a remote workforce—practically overnight. A year later, companies continue to rethink their products and services. As a result, they redefined their workplace model, and reframed social…

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5 Technology Trends to Inspire Your Next Career Move

A recent Time magazine article claimed that “Every Company is a Tech Company Now. The Disruption is Just Beginning.” With it, the list of technology trends and required skills continue to evolve. What are the latest technology trends, and what skills do you need to excel at them? Continue reading to find out. Artificial Intelligence…

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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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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 skills. Technology is everchanging and constantly evolving. As a result, this means there’s always the possibility of a technical skills gap within your organization. However, 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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New Trends in Release Management

Are you ready to talk tech? We’re excited to announce the launch of Benchmark IT – Tech Talk. This installment features Senior Release Engineer, Peter Bradeen. We caught up with Peter to discuss the latest trends and what’s hot in release management and DevOps. Continue reading to learn more! Peter, what are the hot areas…

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Consultant Spotlight: Bert Madwed

We’re excited to announce the first in a series of blog articles called Consultant Spotlight. Each article will shine a spotlight on one of the many great consultants Benchmark IT works with on a regular basis. Our inaugural Consultant Spotlight features longtime Benchmark IT consultant and friend, Bert Madwed. We recently sat down with Bert…

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Beyond Bitcoin: The Future of Blockchain Technology and Its Impact on Business

In the 1960s, computer scientists at MIT were studying how computers might change the world. This was years before the introduction of the first personal computer. It was before Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak built the Apple I. It was long before IBM and Microsoft became household names. J.C.R. Licklider, one of these MIT scientists,…

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