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A.J. O'Connell

A.J. O'Connell

What happens when you love technology but your skill set means you’re more into writing prose than code? You write about technology. That’s what A.J. O’Connell does. A freelance writer who got her start in newspaper journalism, A.J. has been writing professionally for almost 20 years. She loves writing for Omni because she gets to write about cutting edge technology; it brings her back to college, when she hung out with all the computer science students in the IT lab. A.J. lives in CT with her husband, her son, and a lot of animals.

Recent Posts:

5 technology trends your business should know about in 2019

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What’s new in 2019? At first glance it might not seem terribly exciting: this year will see (much) smarter devices, faster wireless speeds and a wider acceptance of tools like blockchain — all technology you’ve read about before. But look a little closer at this year’s trends and you’ll see real progress.

This is the one thing every consultant should look for in an IT consulting company.

Culture #WeAreOmni Staffing

There has never been a better time to be a technology consultant. The technology talent crunch is real, thanks to the rapid evolution of technology, the competition between companies for top IT talent and the limited number of professionals with sought-after technological skills. That means that if you're an IT consultant, you've got a lot of choices. Agencies are after you. Corporations want you. Small to mid-size businesses need you. Recruiters are banging down your door. So how do you know which opportunities to pursue? The short answer? Work for the technology consulting company that prioritizes your happiness. That might sound trite but consultant happiness is important for a consulting firm, says Omni Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist Kaycee Whitaker.

Well Paid but Bored: 5 Things to Do When Your IT Job Bores You

Culture #WeAreOmni Staffing

You've been at your job for a while, and, on paper, it looks great: your job pays well, the benefits are good and you've negotiated a flexible schedule. All of these things are great and you're grateful for them but there's a problem: you're bored. Maybe you've been doing the work long enough that it's not fulfilling. Maybe you've risen as far as you can at this job. So what do you do when you don't want to leave your benefits but your boredom makes you dread going to work? First of all, take heart because you're not alone. According to Gallup's State of the American Workplace report, of the 100 million workers in the US workforce, 67 percent are disengaged.

How to Talk to Your IT Consultant: A Guide for Non-Technical People

Software Development Staffing

Your server is down. Your organization needs custom software. Your company needs to buy and install new software. But information technology isn't your thing, so you've brought in a technology consultant.

5 Common Myths About Blockchain and Bitcoin

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Blockchain and Bitcoin just turned 10 — both were introduced in August of 2008 and both are beginning to mature into mainstream technologies that have the potential to change the way business is done. Because they are so new, however, there are plenty of misconceptions about each. These misunderstandings run the gamut from over-enthused to jaded. Some people may assume that given the hype, blockchain will solve all their business problems. Others may view blockchain and Bitcoin with extreme suspicion.

Everything Businesses Need to Know About Blockchain: A Conversation With Author Jonathan Morley

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Blockchain and Bitcoin. They've been all over the Internet, the news and social media ever since they came to prominence in the early 2010s. But despite the fact that blockchain and Bitcoin are often invoked as technologies that should be invested in, how much does the average business actually know about them? How much does the average business owner need to know about them?

Are Consultants Always On The Road? The Top 5 Myths About Becoming an IT Consultant

Culture #WeAreOmni Staffing

You've got a great job in IT – you're full-time, you get good benefits and you're well paid, but you're bored. Maybe you've climbed the ladder as far as you can at your job. Or maybe you have your own business, but time you have to spend finding clients takes you away from the development work you love. Or maybe you're just starting out but you don't know where you should look for work.

AI, Machine Learning, and Your Business

Artificial Intelligence

Robby the Robot, HAL 9000, androids, replicants, Cylons, the hosts in Westworld: through the 20th century and into the 21st, popular culture has been fascinated by the prospect of artificial intelligence and its implications for us as humans.