CompTIA Connect5
Your Top Association News to Use this Week — March 6, 2013
  Welcome to CompTIA ChannelCon
  Yahoo Bans Telecommuting Ahead of Telework Week
  Four Tips for Doing Business in the Healthcare Sector
  Certification Seen as Step Toward Professionalizing the Cyber-Workforce at RSA
  CompTIA Research Roundup: 2013 Trends, Mobility and Channel Conflict
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CompTIA Smart Stat
Nearly half of healthcare professionals believe that patient confidentiality is a challenge facing remote patient monitoring. CompTIA members can learn more in our Fourth Annual Healthcare IT Insights and Opportunities report.
 
 
Welcome to CompTIA ChannelCon
ChannelConCompTIA today unveiled CompTIA ChannelCon as the new name and identity for its premier annual event. The inaugural CompTIA ChannelCon is scheduled for July 29 to 31 at the Peabody Orlando Hotel in Orlando, FL. "Our premier event, known for many years as Breakaway, now has a name that truly reflects its scope," said Kelly Ricker, senior vice president, events and education, CompTIA. "The quality of the meetings, partnership opportunities, hot topic sessions and channel-neutral training make ChannelCon an unparalleled experience in the IT industry." Read on»
 
 
Yahoo Bans Telecommuting Ahead of Telework Week
TelecommutingThe trending workplace story last week was Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s decision to discontinue the company’s telecommuting option. The news was oddly timed, as this week is Telework Week, an annual initiative – endorsed by Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD), author of the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 – that encourages government agencies, businesses and individuals to pledge to telework. Click here to read more about how telecommuting continues to be more widely adapted even as some such as Mayer question its value.
 
 
Four Tips for Doing Business in the Healthcare Sector
Tips for HC Sector For just about everyone on the outside looking in, the healthcare sector can be a strange and puzzling place. Nonetheless, for IT solution providers willing to invest some time and energy, the healthcare sector can provide a wealth of opportunities. CompTIA recently published its Fourth Annual Healthcare IT Insights and Opportunities research study to take the pulse of small- and mid-size physician practices to better understand where opportunities may lie. Click here to get four key takeaways from the study.
 
 
Certification Seen as Step Toward Professionalizing the Cyber-Workforce at RSA
Professionalizing At the RSA Conference – an annual information security event held by security solutions provider RSA – CompTIA participated in the National Academy of Sciences’ Professionalizing the Nation’s Cybersecurity Workforce workshop. Terry Erdle, executive vice president, skills certification for CompTIA, stressed that certification is not the end all, be all for professionalizing the workforce, but that it is the beginning and a necessary and critical step towards that goal, as it establishes a baseline of knowledge. Learn more here»
 
 
CompTIA Research Roundup: 2013 Trends, Mobility and Channel Conflict
Research Roundup: 2013 Gain insights into the latest industry trends. Join us for an hour-long dive into the most recent research and market intelligence from CompTIA. This webinar is designed to provide key takeaways and guidance in areas of technology, business models and market verticals. It will focus on adoption and usage patterns, purchase influencers and inhibitors, market outlook including key drivers, and roles and opportunities for IT channel partners. Register here»
 
Register for AMM 2013
CompTIA’s Annual Member Meeting (AMM) will be held March 12 to 13, 2013, at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, Chicago, IL. AMM brings CompTIA’s member base together for two days of collaborative strategic planning and sharing amongst the association’s most engaged members and community forums. Register today.

The Imaging Channel
The Imaging Channel, one of CompTIA’s media partners, is an information resource for the managed print industry. In addition to the quarterly print publication, The Imaging Channel produces Total Print Solutions, a semi-monthly e-bulletin, and TheImagingChannel.com, a website for industry bloggers, breaking news, webinars and more.
ITSEF
Supported by the U.S. Dept of Homeland Security, the IT Security Entrepreneurs' Forum brings together early stage and emerging growth companies and executives from both industry and government. Join in March 19 to 20 in Palo Alto, Calif., as attendees advance innovation, lead change and build trusted global communities of interest and trust between the public and private sectors. Register here.
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