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Your Top Association News to Use this Week — July 25, 2012
  Vendors & Distributors Gear Up for Breakaway
  College Finds Success Teaching IT to High School Students
  Learn about Tech Trends in the Gaming & Entertainment Industry
  IT Industry Business Confidence Takes a Step Back
  Resources to Help your Business Succeed
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Four out of 10 of solution providers say that the most common way they communicate with their vendor partners is through online partner portals/partner relationship management tools. How else are you communicating with your partners? CompTIA members can learn more in our 2nd Annual State of IT Channel Programs.
 
 
Vendors & Distributors Gear Up for Breakaway
Vendors at BreakawayMore than 125 of the IT industry’s top product and solution vendors will be at CompTIA Breakaway 2012, the IT channel’s premier education event.  Don’t miss seeing these companies in our Technology Vendor Fair with hospitality bars provided by the Creating IT Futures Foundation with the support of Intronis. Vendors, distributors and solution providers from across the IT channel view Breakaway as a unique opportunity to showcase their products and solutions and network with their channel peers.  See which vendors and distributors will be on the floor.
 
 
College Finds Success Teaching IT to High School Students
CompTIA Academy PartnersHarrison College's offer to teach a CompTIA Strata IT Fundamentals technology class to a group of Indianapolis public high school students was a handshake deal that became a success. Thanks in no small part to the students' aptitude and hunger for IT, the partnership between Harrison, a CompTIA Academy Partner, and Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) is expanding beyond IT for the 2012-2013 school year. Read more and see how you could start a similar program in your town.
 
 
Learn about Tech Trends in the Gaming & Entertainment Industry
Becky WantaJoin us on Thursday morning on August 2 at Breakaway for a unique opportunity to hear a customer's perspective on emerging technology trends. Becky Wanta, who recently transitioned from the role of SVP & CIO of MGM Resorts International to a new position as SVP/Global Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, will share her insight on how the gaming and entertainment industry is dealing with cybersecurity threats and the growing mobility market. Wanta also will discuss the trend in "Big Data" and how MGM is harvesting enormous amounts of information to improve their customers' experience. Register.
 
 
IT Industry Business Confidence Takes a Step Back
IT Business IndexRenewed uncertainty about global economic conditions outweighed more positive sentiments about prospects for the IT industry in our latest CompTIA IT Industry Business Confidence Index. The index slipped 2.2 percentage points in Q3, falling to 54.5 on a 100-point scale. By comparison, the Q2 reading of 56.7 was the highest index level in more than a year. The index’s six-month outlook projects a modest increase of 3.1 points. Momentum from improving economic fundamentals and positive sentiment is failing to sustain itself, stalling at mid-year.  Read more.
 
 
Resources to Help your Business Succeed
Noel EberlineLearn how a corporate-wide CompTIA membership for IT solution providers can benefit you and your entire organization. Join Noel Eberline, director of member relations at CompTIA, during a webinar on August 9, to discover how you can leverage our discounted global certifications and business credentials, free live channel training, and unlimited access to market research. Whether you're looking to start a new business model, implement a new service offering or enter into a new business market, we have valuable training and educational tools to guide you. Register.
 
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