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Your Top Association News to Use this Week — February 13, 2013
  CompTIA’s Annual Member Meeting Less Than a Month Away
  CompTIA Forms New Telecom Advisory Council
  What True Opportunities Does the Cloud Hold for Solution Providers?
  Tax Policy Remains Key Factor in IT Sector Job Growth and Investing
  Stand Out in the Crowd with CompTIA Trustmarks
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CompTIA Smart Stat
Fifty-five percent of firms that do not provide managed services say that if they choose to transition to a managed services model they will re-train existing sales reps. CompTIA members can learn more in our Trends in Managed Services Operations report.
 
 
CompTIA’s Annual Member Meeting Less Than a Month Away
AMM 2013AMM – scheduled for March 12 to 13 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, Chicago, IL – is coming up in just 27 days, so register today. AMM’s full agenda is posted and packed with educational sessions, community meetings and presentations. Highlights include Tuesday’s Hall of Fame Ceremony, Reception and Dinner and the pivotal Lunch Keynote and State of the Industry Address on Wednesday. Book your hotel room by Feb. 24 to get the CompTIA rate. Learn more»
 
 
CompTIA Forms New Telecom Advisory Council
Advisory Council A 2012 study by Channel Partners and CompTIA found that telecom agent-solution provider partnerships are potentially profitable. With this in mind, CompTIA announced this week the formation of a new industry group centered on the growing convergence of telecom and IT. The CompTIA Telecom Advisory Council will provide strategic insight and vendor-neutral guidance on the evolving and expanding relationships between agents who resell telecom services and IT firms that focus on data needs. Learn more here»
 
 
What True Opportunities Does the Cloud Hold for Solution Providers?
The Cloud Demand for cloud computing-based solutions continues to climb. In order for SMB organizations to make their cloud aspirations a reality, they need a skilled professional who can design and implement the best infrastructure for their unique business operations. With so much confusion about the cloud, business owners need a qualified outsource partner to help them identify and select ideal solutions and provide a number of complementary services that support their long-term success. Read on»
 
 
Tax Policy Remains Key Factor in IT Sector Job Growth and Investing
Tax Policy A new white paper from CompTIA finds support among IT executives for simplifying the tax code, reducing tax burdens on small businesses and creating incentives for growth and innovation. Smart Tax Reforms for the IT Industry examines the policy priorities of small- and medium-sized IT businesses. The survey found that specific tax code provisions and policies, such as payroll tax and the corporate tax rate, constrain potential growth of SMBs. Learn more here»
 
 
Stand Out in the Crowd with CompTIA Trustmarks
CompTIA Trustmarks Looking for an edge? A creative way to show your unique skills? Join us for a webinar on how CompTIA Trustmarks can give you an advantage over your competition. If you offer managed services, managed print services, or need to protect your own or your customers’ data, then this webinar will provide you with ways to demonstrate your expertise with a quality industry credential. The webinar will address three CompTIA Trustmark programs: MSP Partners, Managed Print and Security. Register today»
 
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