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Your Top Association News to Use this Week — June 6, 2012
  Vendor-Channel Information Overload – Always a Bad Thing?
  Vote for What you Want to Hear about at Breakaway
  Succeeding as a Woman in IT
  CompTIA recognized as Best Membership Organization
  Run your Business more Effectively
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Vendor-Channel Information Overload – Always a Bad Thing?
General State ChartAsk any solution provider to describe the amount of information collateral their vendor partners send their way and quite often the first response you’ll get is a groan. Is it information overload? It depends. Gather key findings from CompTIA’s 2nd Annual State of IT Channel Programs study, which does a deep dive into the communications trends, patterns and obstacles between channel firms and IT vendors, and see how you may want to change your partner communications. Read more.
Vote for What you Want to Hear about at Breakaway
Breakaway 2012Here’s your chance to vote for what you want to learn more about at Breakaway, July 30 – August 2 in Las Vegas. We have six nominees for the Breakaway Wild Card session: Running the Gauntlet, Video to the Mobile Device, With or Without BYOD Marketing, The Power of Value-Based Negotiations, M&A in the MSP Industry, and The Legal Landscape of BYOD. Registered attendees can vote for their favorite through July 2.
Succeeding as a Woman in IT
Maria KlaweThrough her advice and her own career story, Maria Klawe, president of STEM-centric Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, Calif., offers insights about how women can secure the experience, knowledge and support for successful IT or STEM-related careers. Read more.
ChannelPro Readers Recognize CompTIA as Best Membership Organization
CompTIA Wins!We received the 2012 ChannelPro Readers’ Choice Award for Best Membership Organization. The award is based on the votes of nearly 1,000 VARs, MSPs and other readers of ChannelPro-SMB, who cast ballots in the channel’s first SMB-focused Readers’ Choice Awards competition. Todd Thibodeaux, president and chief executive officer, CompTIA, commented, “We’ve made a strong commitment in the last several years to expand our engagement – through education, certification, advocacy and philanthropy – with the IT channel, particularly small IT firms and entrepreneurs. This award signifies that we’re on the right track.”
Run your Business more Effectively
Robert CohenOn June 13, ChannelLine CEO and Editor Robert Cohen presents the second installment in a new CompTIA webinar series, providing an overview on business planning to enhance your business models and help you to enter new markets and launch new product/service offerings. Learn how to develop and implement a targeted SWOT analysis that will enable you to be more effective at profitably growing your business. Register.

Running Your Business More Effectively
June 13 at Noon (CT)
Free CompTIA webinar

Helping Solution Providers Succeed
June 14 at 2:00 p.m. (CT)
Free CompTIA webinar

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