CompTIA Communities

  • Tech Transformation Creates Career Opportunity for Seasoned Pro

    by Brian Sherman  | November 28, 2017
    The tech industry has undergone a tremendous transformation in the twenty-two years since Jason Bystrak joined Ingram Micro. He started out as inside rep and worked his way up the ranks to the executive level of a Fortune 500 organization, taking advantage of the opportunities innovation brought his way.
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  • Nate Teplow Shares His Insight on Future Leaders, Life and Tech Experiences

    by Brian Sherman  | October 24, 2017
    While his friends had dreams of climbing the corporate ladder in finance or working with a big four accounting firm, Nate Teplow sought the excitement of a tech career. The chair of CompTIA's Future Leader's Community shared his thoughts on cross-generation collaboration and improving the new work environment in this this month's member spotlight article.
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  • ITSS is Now the Technology Lifecycle Services Community: New Name, Expanded Mission

    by Aaron Acker  | September 18, 2017
    Change is rarely easy but often necessary, as members of the CompTIA IT Services and Support (ITSS) Community found out. The group expanded into managed services, cloud, security and managed print over the past few years, while its members scrambled to address more diverse and extensive needs. That helps explain why they recently changed their name to the Technology Lifecycle Services Community.
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  • ChannelTrends: The ROI from Mentoring Millennials, Veterans, and Others

    by Brian Sherman  | August 16, 2017
    Some have reservations about mentoring others. Whether that lack of confidence comes from their own skills, or concerns about communicating with a different generation of workers, it may be keeping them from a highly rewarding experience. How can they overcome those stumbling blocks?
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  • What Customers Say When You Ask the Right Questions: Lessons from CompTIA AMM

    by Brian Sherman  | March 28, 2017
    As members of the CompTIA End User Commission emphasized during their open forum discussion with the joint CompTIA Councils and Communities at AMM, IT providers need to engage in deeper, broader conversations with their business customers. The most successful VARs and MSPs are those who are truly enlightened on the unique needs of their clients.How do they do it? Read on...
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  • CompTIA Community and Council Leaders Focus their Efforts on 2017 and Beyond at Planning Meeting

    by Annette Taber  | November 08, 2016
    CompTIA is a true, member lead organization. Those tech industry professionals play a major role in driving initiatives and strategy, ensuring that the association focuses its resources on the right things at the right time. That’s how a trade association works. From the board of directors to peer community and advisory council chair positions, CompTIA members are leading the way. That was readily apparent at the recent meeting in Kansas City, MO where a large contingent of these industry professionals gathered to shape their groups' plans for 2017.
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  • Is There a Place for Solution Providers in the Parallel Channel?

    by Brian Sherman  | October 17, 2016
    Solution providers tend to dabble in the SaaS space, but few have active engagements with one or more vendors on “the other side” of the tech fence. To be fair, few of the developers in this parallel channel seem to understand (or acknowledge) the value solution providers bring to the tech delivery equation. Some feel this lack of cooperation and collaboration is detrimental to both groups. But what can we do to change it?
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  • ChannelChanger Spotlight: Samantha Ciaccia

    by CompTIA  | May 16, 2016
    CompTIA ChannelChangers are making a difference in the industry. Here is one of their stories, and how their career has benefited from becoming a ChannelChanger.
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  • Uncovering Untapped Opportunities and Seeking Growth in Managed Print Services

    by Anthony Rosen  | March 28, 2016
    At AMM 2016's Managed Print Services community meeting, the group discussed how to balance exploring opportunities in new verticals with a commitment to seeking growth at every stage of business development.
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  • Drive Higher Cloud Margins with Increased Customer Value

    by Brian Sherman  | March 28, 2016
    Looking for hard numbers amidst the hype, searching for opportunity while staying grounded—takeaways from AMM 2016's Cloud Community meeting.
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  • Tech Transformation Creates Career Opportunity for Seasoned Pro

    by Brian Sherman | Nov 28, 2017
    The tech industry has undergone a tremendous transformation in the twenty-two years since Jason Bystrak joined Ingram Micro. He started out as inside rep and worked his way up the ranks to the executive level of a Fortune 500 organization, taking advantage of the opportunities innovation brought his way.
    Full story