CompTIA Blog

  • ChannelTrends: Five Tips for Finding and Keeping New Talent

    by Brian Sherman | Feb 23, 2017
    The IT talent shortage is hitting some providers hard. That’s why a proactive HR strategy is essential, and should start way before the next hire is needed. What can IT services companies do to improve their odds of attracting the right talent at the right price?
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  • Are You Ready for the Worst Possible Cybersecurity Attack?

    by Seth Robinson | Feb 22, 2017
    Even though megabreaches have raised the level of security awareness, the reality is that we may not have seen the worst of cyberattacks yet and may need an even more dramatic event for companies to revolutionize their security policies.
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  • CompTIA Fly-In Attendees Get an Excellent Overview of 2017 Government Tech Priorities at Capitol Hill Speaker Series

    by Lana Sansur | Feb 17, 2017
    Wednesday morning began with the Capitol Hill morning speaker series featuring members of Congress and high-ranking officials from the executive branch. We received an informative overview of government priorities for the coming year around the tech agenda. The information shared allowed attendees to increase their knowledge of issues before hitting the halls of Congress for an afternoon of Fly-In meetings.
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  • Honoring CompTIA’s 2017 Tech Champions at Fly-In

    by Lana Sansur | Feb 17, 2017
    On February 14th, we honored our technology policy champions at the CompTIA Tech Champion Awards dinner at Fly-In. The Tech Champion Award is given to one member of the House of Representatives, one member of the Senate, and one executive from industry who has exemplified leadership in the technology sector and have championed policies that advance the country's information technology (IT) industry. This year’s CompTIA Tech Champions are New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, Texas Representative Will Hurd, and North Carolina businessman Ron Culler the 2017 CompTIA Tech Champions.
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  • 2017 CompTIA Fly-In Tech Policy Summit: Cybersecurity Workforce, IoT and the 2017 Federal Tech Policy Agenda

    by Lana Sansur | Feb 17, 2017
    Following a working lunch, the CompTIA Tech Policy Summit got underway, which featured panel discussions on the cybersecurity workforce, Internet of Things (IoT), and a glimpse at the federal tech policy agenda for 2017.
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  • 2017 CompTIA DC Fly-In: Kicking it Off with a Working Lunch on How to Advance the Tech Workforce

    by Lana Sansur | Feb 17, 2017
    This week, CompTIA held its sixth annual 2017 CompTIA DC Fly-In. Joined by our Fly-In Partner, the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) and some 20 different state tech councils, there were more than 140 technology executives and business owners representing 29 states who attended the two-day event on February 14 and 15.
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  • ChannelTrends: Time to Put on Your Cloud Management Hat

    by Brian Sherman | Feb 15, 2017
    IT services providers often work with cloud suppliers to customize their clients' implementations, sort through programs and resolve issues. That support role is invaluable to small and mid-sized businesses as channel firms are perfectly positioned to act as the liaisons between their customers, end users and their vendors. So why not leverage that expertise to strengthen customer relationships?
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  • Reality Show Survivor’s Generational Divide Could Be Happening In Your Office

    by Emily Matzelle | Feb 15, 2017
    The most recent season of the competitive reality show Survivor pitted millennials against Gen X in a battle to break stereotypes that may be similarly playing out in your own office every day.
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  • ChannelTrends: Getting More ROI Out of Industry Events

    by Brian Sherman | Feb 08, 2017
    Attendance at conferences and other events, like any work activity outside the office, should be considered an investment. Time is money and, whether you’re the company owner or an employee, going to an industry event or professional training session should result in some type of benefit to your business. While it’s not easy (or even possible, in some cases) to accurately calculate an ROI, a simple check list of objectives for each trip can help travelers qualify the level of their success.
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  • Channel Chatter from Vendors in the Know

    by Carolyn April | Feb 07, 2017
    CompTIA's Senior Director of Industry Research, Carolyn April, caught up with several prominent industry executives to discuss some of the challenges and the opportunities ahead. What predictions did they make? Can channel professionals expect a rosy future?
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