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Your Top Association News to Use this Week — August 31, 2011
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 UPCOMING EVENTS

Research Roundup – Cloud, Managed Services & SMBs
August 31 at 1:00 p.m. (CT)
Free CompTIA webinar


Assess Your Company for Growth & Expansion
September 1 at 1:00 p.m. (CT)
Free CompTIA webinar


SecureWorld Expo
September 13-14
St. Louis, MO


Quick Start to Winning IT Business from State & Local Governments
September 14 at 1:00 p.m. (CT)
Free CompTIA webinar


Why It Pays to Be Certified: A Primer on VAR Certification Programs
September 15 at 11 a.m. (ET)
Free VSR webinar


Tech Data Fall Channel Link
Featuring CompTIA Quick Start Session to Healthcare IT
September 15-16
Los Angeles, CA


(ISC)² Security Congress
September 19-21
Orlando, FL


SecureWorld Expo
September 21-22
San Francisco, CA


ASCII SMB IT Success Summit
September 22
Boston, MA


CompTIA Healthcare IT Channel Training Workshop
September 30
Downers Grove, IL


SMB Nation Fall Conference
September 30 - October 2
Las Vegas, NV


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Recovery Solutions
CMS Products’ family of “Instant Server Recovery” solutions for Microsoft SBS operating systems allow your customers to recover quickly when there’s a server hard disk failure. The Instant Server Recovery Bundle is a two-drive desktop RAID 1 storage device that includes easily removable hard drives to facilitate off-site archiving of important business data. Members receive 50 percent off NFR on CMS’ 2TB and 4GB BounceBack Server Bundles.

Organizations Headed Deeper into the Cloud
Plans to Increase Cloud InvestmentMomentum behind the cloud computing movement continues to accelerate as organizations move from limited deployments to more comprehensive cloud solutions. More than half of the organizations surveyed for our Second Annual Trends in Cloud Computing study said their investment in cloud computing will increase by 10 percent or more during the next 12 months. This additional investment will likely be accompanied by greater complexity in the overall cloud strategy, such as moving to a hybrid cloud model or adopting more advanced services beyond SaaS. Read more.

Sharp Relies on CompTIA Certifications to Validate Expertise
Digital document management is a rapidly changing and highly competitive industry. At Sharp Electronics in the U.S. and Canada, field services directors have discovered the value of CompTIA certification for their teams. Scott Chatten, senior director of field services for Sharp Electronics Corp., has a small, relatively static group of 27 regional support specialists for on-site support of 450 independent dealers. A Sharp dealer himself before joining the company in 1992, Chatten knew the CompTIA programs from the inside out. “Before I asked the team to take the exams, I did them myself.” Read more.

Help Vets Transition into Tech Careers
CompTIA’s new Troops to Tech Careers program will help veterans make the transition from the armed forces to the civilian workforce – specifically in IT jobs. CompTIA is working with partners such as New Horizons Computer Learning Centers and the Department of Labor’s One Stop Career Centers on pilot programs in 31 cities across the country. Read more.

Campaign Congress for Perkins’ Support of Career and Tech Ed
Now is a critical time for you to tell your representatives about the importance of career and technical education and urge Congress to restore funding to the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, which recently saw significant cuts. The Perkins Act is a principal vehicle for funding career and technical education (CTE) in America, serving both high school and community college students preparing for college and careers. Read more.

Assess Your Company for Growth and Expansion
TAG’s Business Assessment Tool gives IT solutions providers a unique ability to self-assess their company’s potential and expanding their business capacity in every area. This assessment will help prioritize and determine where you might improve your business. Learn about it tomorrow during CompTIA’s webinar at 1:00 p.m. CT. Register.

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