April 23, 2014, 12:00 p.m. (CT)
The long-term lifeline for a large segment of today’s IT channel depends upon them cultivating a business that sells and delivers technology services on a recurring revenue basis. CompTIA’s Trends in Managed Services Operations study seeks to gain a better understanding of the key trends in the managed services provider space, including covering areas such as internal operations, software infrastructure selection and general business transformation.
April 23, 2014, 1:00 p.m. (CT)
(Originally scheduled for April 9th)
Axcient was recently named the fastest growing company in Silicon Valley by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and the fastest growing Data Protection and Security company in the US by Inc Magazine. Over the past three years, Axcient's revenue has grown 30x. But, that growth hasn't all been roses and it hasn't been without its challenges. Along the way, Axcient has experienced the growing pains of hyper growth and has had to reinvent everything from support processes to the sales structure. Join Axcient's CEO and Founder, Justin Moore, as he openly shares the top five lessons learned on how to scale your business quickly and the pitfalls and challenges to avoid along the way.
April 30, 2014, 1:00 p.m. (CT)
How much revenue can you realistically generate from a new business profit center, and when will the revenue start to accrue? How much will it cost to adapt or add resources, and when will those costs occur? The goals of this session, based on the series of white papers published by the community on the topic of business transformation, led by the author Ryan Morris (Principal Consultant of Morris Management Partners), include helping solution providers in defining the underlying financial model of a new business operation, identifying the investment requirements for adding or changing resources, and calculating a realistic timeframe for generating sustainable financial results.
May 7, 2014, 11:00 a.m. (CT)
As businesses get more and more familiar with concepts such as cloud computing and mobility, these areas will become building blocks for more complex operations. Process automation used to be more of an enterprise play, but now even smaller business can find ways to reduce overhead on routine tasks.
For managed service providers, there is an opportunity to take what they already do and build it into something bigger. By expanding their current tools and expertise, they can become a more strategic part of their clients’ business. In just 20 minutes, this Channel Bytes webinar will equip you with 5 key insights to help you understand the opportunities in BPA.
May 8, 2014, 1:00 p.m. (CT)
In this session you'll hear the benefits of holding an MSP Partners Trustmark directly from other business leaders. A panel of solution provider executives discusses how the MSP Partners Trustmark differentiates their businesses in an increasingly crowded marketplace. You?ll leave the session knowing your options for pursuing this credential.
May 13, 2014 - May 29, 2014
This training is available to CompTIA Premier Members only
Faced with numerous forces transforming the business technology landscape, some channel businesses thrive, while others struggle to survive. CompTIA’s Executive Certificate in Business Agility provides a pathway for business leaders to thrive on their own terms, to adapt their businesses by choice, rather than chance. Participants walk away with a plan for making purposeful changes that align their current businesses with new market realities.
May 13, 2014, 1:00 p.m. (CT)
What are the concerns with cloud security? Are you prepared to address those concerns? How can you and your customers benefit from the advantages cloud offers while still managing the risk that it introduces? This session seeks answers to these questions by covering the information in the Quick Start Guide to Tackling Cloud Security Concerns.
May 14, 2014, 11:00 a.m. (CT)
The big data phenomena shows no signs of slowing down. While the threshold for what constitutes big data continues to evolve, businesses of all sizes will seek ways to unlock additional value from the data that’s most relevant to them, be it on a large or small scale.
For IT solution providers with the right mix of skills and savvy there are a range of opportunities – some obvious and some not-so-obvious – tied to the big data trend.
In just 20 minutes, this Channel Bytes webinar will equip you with 5 key insights to guide your firm on its path ahead with big data.
May 15, 2014, 1:00 p.m. (CT)
Join Rick Eckstein, Manager of Vendor Relations, at CompTIA, for a webinar presentation to learn how a CompTIA membership for IT Vendors & Distributors can benefit you, your entire organization and your partners! As the IT Industry’s largest non-profit trade association, CompTIA offers a wealth of resources to help you build your channel strategies and partner programs – including market research and live channel training courses for your partners in Cloud Computing, Healthcare IT, Security and more!
May 28, 2014, 1:00 p.m. (CT)
Has your business experienced a decline in operating margins in the process of selling and supporting information technology products and services? What drives margins down for solution providers? How can solution providers improve margin performance? And what steps can be taken to increase operational efficiency and reduce margin “leaks?”? This session seeks answers to these questions by covering the information in the CompTIA Quick Start Guide to Operational Efficiency.
June 11, 2014, 1:00 p.m. (CT)
What does cash flow look like for the average IT solution provider? How do you move your business from a short-term tactical cash flow process to a long-term strategic cash management model in order to grow your company? And what type of trend monitoring may help you better track your cash flow? This session seeks answers to these questions by covering the information in the Quick Start Guide to Cash Flow Management.
June 24, 2014, 1:00 p.m. (CT)
The Profit and Loss (P&L) Statement is your company’s performance report card. How can P&L data be used to identify areas of low performance? Can you use your P&L to identify strengths and weaknesses in your business to take actions that may move your business forward? What are some tips and best practices for reviewing a P&L? This session seeks answers to these questions by covering the information in the Quick Start Guide to Understanding the Profit & Loss Statement