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  • ChannelTrends: Separating Hype from Opportunity with Emerging Technologies

    by Brian Sherman  | October 05, 2017
    Life and technological advance move to fast. That's why the channel and its SMB clients must embrace emerging technologies like IoT, AI, VR, and drones.
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  • From Counter-Intelligence to Project Management: Our EMEA Member and Partner Conference Keynoters

    by Daniel Margolis  | October 04, 2017
    The speakers at our upcoming October 17, 18 event in London range from a former head of Britain’s Security Service – MI5 – widely known as the fictional home of legendary film spy James Bond, and a pioneer in the field of project management.
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  • The Channel Shifts to SaaS

    by Carolyn April  | October 03, 2017
    SaaS has become a standard for MSPs. Channel firms that don’t offer these solutions and all their related support services risk losing customers and revenue streams to the competition or even to their clients’ in-house tech teams.
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  • ChannelTrends: SaaS, Apps, and the Evolving IT Services Model

    by Brian Sherman  | September 27, 2017
    SaaS and apps are disrupting the tech marketplace. From new relationship and revenue opportunities to the challenges of end user implementation, channel companies are grasping the reigns and moving full speed ahead.
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  • Tech Companies Joining Fight Against Mental Illness

    by Katina Smallwood  | September 26, 2017
    Technology has become ubiquitous in the lives Americans today. With all eyes constantly glued to the either a computer or mobile screen, the internet has become the ultimate hub of information on all things, including mental health, which is why tech companies are taking to this space to promote wellness.
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  • Breaking the Tech Stereotype: Michelle Ragusa-McBain Leads the Charge

    by Brian Sherman  | September 21, 2017
    Girls and women face many hurdles building tech careers. But if Michelle Ragusa-McBain has her way, those obstacles will fall quickly. The community leader and channel professional definitely knows how to build a execute a plan; integrating her work, MBA studies, and a lot of family time into an extremely busy schedule. How does she do it? Read on...
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  • ChannelTrends: Five Vertical Markets Tech Firms Should Be Targeting

    by Brian Sherman  | September 20, 2017
    Where should a newly expanding tech company focus? The easy answer is to look for businesses that rely on technology, value their time, and have large enough budgets to make a relationship worthwhile for the provider. But that's not always possible. A combination of financial, geographic and time factors come into play.
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  • Before ChannelCon Online, Get Top Three Takeaways from CompTIA ChannelCon 2017

    by Nate Teplow  | September 18, 2017
    CompTIA ChannelCon wrapped in Austin, Texas, last month, and this week the association is presenting recorded sessions from the event as ChannelCon Online, scheduled September 19, 20. Here, CompTIA Future Leaders Community Chair Nate Teplow shares his top three takeaways from the event – the importance of cybersecurity, culture and diversity.
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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: Would Your MSP Business Survive a Disaster?

    by Brian Sherman  | September 13, 2017
    The problem few seem to address is the preparedness level of technology firms. From cloud and hardware suppliers to the MSPs that manage hundreds of business systems in a region, will they really be able to help others when a disaster occurs if their own operations are dead in the water (literally and figuratively)? As Irma and Harvey illustrated, the risks can be high.
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