CompTIA Blog

  • Marketing CoPilot Founder Helps Evolve IT Industry, Advances Women in STEM

    by Natalie Hope McDonald  | July 07, 2017
    As the founder of Marketing CoPilot, a digital marketing agency in Toronto, Marie Wiese, newly elected to the Canadian IT Business Community Executive Council, has helped hundreds of companies rethink their online presence.
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  • Be the Change with CompTIA’s Communities at ChannelCon

    by Jim Hamilton  | July 06, 2017
    On Monday, July 31, seven of CompTIA’s communities are meeting throughout the day to advance their initiatives and activities. In these working sessions, community members have an opportunity to get hands on and impact our industry for good.
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  • Ten Years of the iPhone: Reflections on Mobility, Engagement and the Channel

    by Brian Sherman  | June 28, 2017
    On June 29th, 2007, the world changed with the introduction of the iPhone. What Apple managed to do a decade ago was change the perception and conversation around mobile computing. They created a massive following by focusing more heavily on the user experience than other manufacturers had to that point; making talk, music and the Web a more intuitive experience.
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  • ChannelTrends: Building a Personality for Your IT Services Business

    by Brian Sherman  | June 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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  • Five Steps for Staying in Front of the Hackers

    by Seth Robinson  | June 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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  • Canadian Community Focuses on Changing Business Trends

    by Brian Sherman  | June 19, 2017
    Three of the most taxing concerns for today's channel professionals involve innovation, strategy, and shifts in sales methodologies. The CompTIA Canadian IT Business Community brought several experts into their latest meeting to share their experiences and insight in those areas and to conduct small group workshops to discuss individual challenges.
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  • ChannelTrends: Diversity Is the Future of IT

    by Brian Sherman  | June 14, 2017
    The IT industry must do a better job of attracting and properly preparing the next generation workforce for success, and outreach to underutilized communities is a great starting point. CompTIA's new Advancing Diversity in Technology Community is exploring options to help make that happen, developing programs to empower and expand the pool of talent available to IT companies.
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  • A Look Back At Intermedia's John Rice's Legacy of IT Industry Leadership

    by Brian Sherman  | June 08, 2017
    The business and technology lessons this 30-plus year member of CompTIA has to share are as relevant today as they were in the early 1980s. John Rice, Army veteran and longtime advocate of the IT channel remains a driving force behind industry initiatives and training.
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  • ChannelTrends: Predicting the Future as a Service

    by Brian Sherman  | June 02, 2017
    Now is the time for channel firms to explore new opportunities and develop closer relationships with their clients. To get a better understanding of those customers’ needs and aspirations, and gain more “wallet share” as they build useful, viable new practices. With a little time and training, IT services firms can be the "tech visionary" their clients need while boosting their own future prospects. .
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  • ChannelTrends: Why Are 21st Century MSPs Being Paid Like it’s the 1990s?

    by Brian Sherman  | May 23, 2017
    Though many IT services firms have adopted the managed or cloud services recurring revenue model, a fair number of those companies are still using dates payment systems and processes. The tools and best practices are available for those looking to enter the age of improved cash flow.
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  • Drones Take Off at CompTIA Advisory Councils Meeting

    by Miles Jobgen | Mar 16, 2018
    Opportunities for drone-based services are exploding. But as with any emerging technology market, the tech and its applications are moving faster than regulations and our own ability to comprehend potential repercussions can keep up. Getting ahead of this bisection is vital for the drone service industry – and the DRAC is here to help.
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