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  • CompTIA IT Security Community Executive Council Member Ian Trump on Tech and Channel Trends

    by Ian Trump  | March 03, 2017
    CompTIA IT Security Community Executive Council Member Ian Trump on Tech and Channel Trends
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  • Celebrate Women’s History Month with a Weekly Challenge to Diversify the Tech Workforce

    by Michelle Lange  | March 03, 2017
    Accept the Women’s History Month Challenge: Take meaningful steps each week over the next four weeks to be a mentor, tackle the wage gap, support diversity in technology and address the big picture of women in tech.
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  • ChannelTrends: The 1980s Want their IT Business Model Back

    by Brian Sherman  | March 02, 2017
    A fair number of IT services providers have not altered their offerings and business models to reflect today’s business needs. Even those who have rarely go far enough to ensure their long-term relevance to their customers and future prospects. What should they be doing to ensure their clients’ needs and visions can be fully realized?
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  • Do IT Better at CompTIA’s Annual Member Meeting

    by Emily Matzelle  | February 28, 2017
    CompTIA’s Annual Member Meeting is your chance to get involved. With a variety of open, casual meetings on the agenda packed full of industry experts, you don’t want to miss this event.
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  • ChannelTrends: Five Tips for Finding and Keeping New Talent

    by Brian Sherman  | February 23, 2017
    The IT talent shortage is hitting some providers hard. That’s why a proactive HR strategy is essential, and should start way before the next hire is needed. What can IT services companies do to improve their odds of attracting the right talent at the right price?
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  • Are You Ready for the Worst Possible Cybersecurity Attack?

    by Seth Robinson  | February 22, 2017
    Even though megabreaches have raised the level of security awareness, the reality is that we may not have seen the worst of cyberattacks yet and may need an even more dramatic event for companies to revolutionize their security policies.
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  • ChannelTrends: Time to Put on Your Cloud Management Hat

    by Brian Sherman  | February 16, 2017
    IT services providers often work with cloud suppliers to customize their clients' implementations, sort through programs and resolve issues. That support role is invaluable to small and mid-sized businesses as channel firms are perfectly positioned to act as the liaisons between their customers, end users and their vendors. So why not leverage that expertise to strengthen customer relationships?
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  • Reality Show Survivor’s Generational Divide Could Be Happening In Your Office

    by Emily Matzelle  | February 15, 2017
    A recent season of the competitive reality show Survivor pitted millennials against Gen X in a battle to break stereotypes that may be similarly playing out in your own office every day.
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  • ChannelTrends: Getting More ROI Out of Industry Events

    by Brian Sherman  | February 08, 2017
    Attendance at conferences and other events, like any work activity outside the office, should be considered an investment. Time is money and, whether you’re the company owner or an employee, going to an industry event or professional training session should result in some type of benefit to your business. While it’s not easy (or even possible, in some cases) to accurately calculate an ROI, a simple check list of objectives for each trip can help travelers qualify the level of their success.
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  • Channel Chatter from Vendors in the Know

    by Carolyn April  | February 07, 2017
    CompTIA's Senior Director of Industry Research, Carolyn April, caught up with several prominent industry executives to discuss some of the challenges and the opportunities ahead. What predictions did they make? Can channel professionals expect a rosy future?
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  • An Informative Overview of Government Priorities Shared during Capitol Hill Speakers Series at Fly-In

    by Lana Sansur | Feb 19, 2018
    On the morning February 14, we held the Capitol Hill Speaker Series at the 2018 CompTIA DC Fly-In. It featured high-ranking officials from the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Homeland Security and provided Fly-In attendees with an informative overview of government priorities for the coming year around the tech agenda. It also gave attendees added knowledge of tech issues before hitting the halls of Congress for Fly-In meetings.
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