CompTIA Blog

  • Join a Community and Move the Industry Forward at AMM

    by Michelle Peterson | Feb 27, 2015
    Get a handle on the “new normal” in IT security, learn what your company can do to promote diversity or find your place with other industry Millennials during the CompTIA Community meetings, scheduled for our upcoming Annual Member Meeting. Pick your passion and join us at the Sawgrass Marriott in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
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  • Gain Hours of Insight in Just 20 Minutes with Channel Bytes

    by Michelle Peterson | Feb 25, 2015
    Grab a cup of coffee and spend just 20 minutes learning actionable market and channel intelligence from CompTIA. The Channel Bytes Webinar: 2015 IT Industry Outlook Series kicks off March 4 with key insight into the macro forces shaping the IT industry and workforce in the year ahead.
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  • ChannelTrends: Countering the Effects of Commoditization

    by Brian Sherman | Feb 24, 2015
    There’s no room for complacency when it comes to commoditization, but most channel companies aren’t built to win a pricing war. The best alternative is to know your company’s priorities, add services and expertise where you can, and stay focused on your goals. Fair-weather plans will leave you scrambling for an identity, and you don’t want to end up like Radio Shack.
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  • STEM School Panel: Summer Internships Can Help Solve Skills Gap and Diversity Divide

    by Michelle Peterson | Feb 20, 2015
    High school junior Shannon Watkins didn’t have a career path in mind when she started at Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy in Chicago, but her skills-based learning experience at one of Chicago’s five Early College STEM Schools — plus exposure to real IT workplaces like IBM and Razorfish — opened her eyes to some wild possibilities.
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  • Capitol Hill Speaker Series Covers Data Security and the Future of Tech

    by Lana Sansur | Feb 20, 2015
    Technology insiders and advocates spent the second day of the TechAmerica D.C. Fly-In focused on data security, the Internet of Things and the overall future of the IT industry. The morning’s speakers included two U.S. Representatives, a policy adviser for the National Economic Council and representatives from the FCC and FTC.
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  • Leadership Lauded During the TechAmerica Champion Award Dinner

    by Lana Sansur | Feb 19, 2015
    U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Xerox Corp.'s Aaron Woods were honored during the TechAmerica Champion Awards Dinner, a special reception held to recognize those who have championed policies that advance the country’s IT industry.
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  • 2015 Technology Trends: Building on the Past

    by Seth Robinson | Feb 18, 2015
    In our 2015 IT Industry Outlook, CompTIA identified four technology trends that we expect to play out over the upcoming year, plus counter trends that will still be driving business decisions without always making splashy headlines. Read analyst Seth Robinson’s take on why IT’s future is built on the recent past.
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  • Broadband, Cybersecurity and Immigration Debates Pepper D.C. Fly-In

    by Lana Sansur | Feb 18, 2015
    The future of broadband, the reality of cybersecurity and the logistics of high-skilled immigration reform were discussed at length by IT experts and Washington insiders during the 2015 TechAmerica D.C. Fly-In, organized by TechAmerica — the public sector and public advocacy department of CompTIA and the Technology Councils of North America (TECHNA).
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  • Business Transformation: An Ongoing Journey

    by Carolyn April | Feb 18, 2015
    Business transformation is — or should be —an ongoing journey. Tweaking, tinkering and constant review are part of the process, but many channel firms fail to recognize this. They start with a transformative activity, but fail to follow the plan to its full evolution. Learn to keep pace in today’s market with insight from CompTIA researcher Carolyn April.
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  • ChannelTrends: Will Wearable Technologies Make Viable and Profitable Solutions?

    by Brian Sherman | Feb 18, 2015
    Wearable technologies — while interesting and sometimes intriguing — might not seem like the right fit for your business, but because of competition and the continued commoditization of this type of technology, there’s no better time to explore viable and profitable solutions in this space.
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