CompTIA Blog

  • ChannelTrends: Building a Personality for Your IT Services Business

    by Brian Sherman | Jun 27, 2017
    What many businesses — not just technology companies — tend to forget is that customer engagement must be firmly instilled as a corporate mindset, not just something to do when things slow down. It becomes, in effect, the organization’s personality; one of encouragement and collaboration to ensure an optimal outcome for the client. Many IT services providers need to adopt that philosophy, and here are a few ways to make it happen.
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  • IBM PartnerWorld Brings New Visibility to Partners

    by CompTIA | Jun 26, 2017
    Jamie Mendez, director of IBM PartnerWorld, discusses how IBM planned and launched a new partner program early this year and what the program means to IBM’s own strategic imperatives – including cognitive computing, big data, cloud, security, mobile and social.
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  • CompTIA Joins Tech Leaders For Meeting at the White House

    by Elizabeth Hyman | Jun 26, 2017
    On Tuesday, as part of the Administration’s “tech week”, CompTIA CEO Todd Thibodeaux joined his fellow tech trade association leaders for a “listening session” at the White House on tax reform and government IT modernization. It was an intimate gathering of about 15 people in the Roosevelt Room and followed a well reported and productive meeting the day before with many of the leading global technology firm CEOs.
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  • HSITAG Met Out West...Big Success!

    by Jennifer Saha | Jun 23, 2017
    For the first time in the history of the Human Services Information Technology Advisory Group (HSITAG), the group convened in Sacramento to hear from State of California leadership earlier this month. While venturing this far west was quite the journey for our traditionally east coast membership contingent, over 50 people were in the room to hear from an extended half day of guests.
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  • BLOCKCHAIN: What Does the Future Hold?

    by Lana Sansur | Jun 23, 2017
    This month, CompTIA held a webinar titled, “Blockchain What Does the Future Hold?” hosted by David Logsdon, senior director for Federal Advocacy at CompTIA who handles our New and Emerging Technologies portfolio.
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  • Shared Services, IT Modernization, and Innovation: A CompTIA June 14th Breakfast Briefing featuring Robert Wuhrman, USSM, GSA

    by David Logsdon | Jun 23, 2017
    On May 11th, President Trump signed off on the long-awaited cybersecurity executive order, promoting IT modernization and Shared Services. White House Assistant to the President for Homeland Security stated that " part of the enterprise view of the government is moving to Shared Services." The EO emphasizes the "strong preference" in procurement for shared IT services, which include email, cloud, and cyber services. Shared Services will also be one of the primarily focuses of the newly created American Technology Council.
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  • Five Steps for Staying in Front of the Hackers

    by Seth Robinson | Jun 22, 2017
    Given the historic mindset around security – namely, no news is good news – businesses are having a hard time defining proper investments in this critical space. Here are five actions that IT pros and security providers should consider when developing a modern cybersecurity approach.
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  • Minor Changes to Broadband Infrastructure Laws Can Have Huge Impacts

    by Matthew Starr | Jun 22, 2017
    Last week, CompTIA submitted comments in two different FCC proceedings focused on reducing barriers to broadband infrastructure deployment. The first focused on wireless deployment, and particularly on finding ways to speed up the process for deploying small cells. The second focused on wireline infrastructure and how to improve the processes for getting access to utility poles and local rights-of-way. Our proposed changes should help increase broadband competition, improve speeds, lower customer costs, and help pave the way for the next generation of wireless networks.
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  • CompTIA Quick Takes: The Internet of Things

    by CompTIA | Jun 21, 2017
    The Internet of Things is projected to infuse some $7.1 trillion of value into the global information technology economy by the year 2020. It’s a trend that was predicted for years, but it’s finally happening now. How will the sales channel capitalize, and when will it start reaping the benefits? Watch CompTIA's Quick Take on The Internet of Things, produced by CompTIA's Industry Advisory Councils.
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  • Have Skills, Will Travel (If the Tax Laws Aren’t Too Confusing)

    by Geoff Lane | Jun 21, 2017
    The House of Representatives this week, passed the Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act (H.R. 1393) by a simple voice vote. Passage of the bill with such broad, bipartisan support should send a message to the Senate that it’s now time for that chamber to act accordingly and deliver its own bill (S. 540) for the president’s signature immediately. Many in the IT industry have been monitoring the proposal closely, as it reflects a changing economic landscape and would streamline some of our tax collection laws.
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