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  • No Experience Necessary? Best Practices in Hiring Recent Grads

    by Natalie Hope McDonald  | May 05, 2017
    Hiring recent college graduates can be difficult, as they likely lack the experience necessary to demonstrate their skills. But they can be assessed from different angles –such as volunteering in tech, their lifelong tech literacy and even their passion for gaming.
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  • ChannelTrends: The Art of Attracting and Retaining Next Generation Talent

    by Brian Sherman  | May 03, 2017
    Today’s tech entrepreneurs need to change their habits. The best and brightest job candidates often focus as much on the work environment and flex-time as they do salary and benefits. With IT talent in high demand, channel firms must be aware of the interests and needs of millennials and a cross-generational workforce if they hope to compete.
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  • ChannelTrends: The Good, Bad and Ugly of Retail IT Specializations

    by Brian Sherman  | April 27, 2017
    Every vertical offers opportunities and challenges for IT services firms, and the retail market is a great example.What are the best prospects and the biggest obstacles?
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  • Facing the Reality of Robot Co-Workers

    by Seth Robinson  | April 24, 2017
    It’s not a huge stretch to imagine many current jobs that could soon be performed by technology. But it’s also worth considering some factors that might shape a future not completely dominated by robot overlords.
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  • ChannelTrends: BDR is The Building Block of Today’s MSP Business Model

    by Brian Sherman  | April 20, 2017
    The MSP evolution is still underway. And business continuity (back-up and disaster recovery) is one of the most crucial building blocks for an IT services business today. Those who look beyond the tools and gain a real understanding of the impact these programs can have on their clients are better positioned to grow their own opportunities...and profitability.
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  • Member Focus: Doing Business in the UAE

    by Kris Nagamootoo  | April 10, 2017
    With CompTIA being a truly global organisation, we want to share member stories from around the globe. In this article, we introduce Mohammed Yusuf, director of Dubai-based MSP Burhani Managed IT, who shares his experience and insight on being an MSP in the UAE and trends in the Middle East.
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  • CompTIA’s Cloud Community Meeting Finds Cloud Mature With Room to Grow

    by Daniel Margolis  | April 10, 2017
    CompTIA’s Cloud Community met last month at the association’s Annual Member Meeting, held at the Swissotel in Chicago, March 20 to 23.
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  • The Rise of Secure Messaging: What It Promises, How It’s Being Used and What It’ll Take To Go Mainstream

    by Natalie Hope McDonald  | April 04, 2017
    People go to great lengths to protect their privately stored data and email accounts but may not give a second thought to their text messages – and hackers have noticed. This is why secure messaging – apps that encrypt texts and phone calls – may be the next wave in cybersecurity. Learn more here.
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  • Master Alternate Channels with the New Business Application Advisory Council

    by Brian Sherman  | March 31, 2017
    CompTIA’s new Business Application Advisory Council (BAAC) is a prime example of the association's forward-thinking philosophy. Tasked with examining and creating initiatives around the complex and rapidly evolving business arena for technology, the group tackled channel transformation and a host of other related topics at this years's Annual Member Meeting. What should IT vendors and providers expect in the future?
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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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