CompTIA Blog

  • Gazing into the CompTIA Crystal Ball: What’s in Store for 2017

    by Nancy Hammervik  | January 31, 2017
    New offerings, resources, training, events and initiatives are planned for this year! Learn more about what’s coming and how you can help set our association agenda.
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  • ChannelTrends: Build an IT Security Expertise, Not Just a Portfolio

    by Brian Sherman  | January 25, 2017
    The best way for today’s IT service providers to differentiate themselves and provide greater value to their clients is to become true experts in the areas that matter most, and IT security is the perfect example. Most small businesses have little, if any clue how to properly protect their data and knowledge in this area is invaluable. Channel firms that can identify and mitigate companies’ unique risks will find themselves in a much better position in the future than those who simply offer tools (which businesses can buy virtually anywhere).
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  • A Senior Ingram Micro Executive's Thoughts on the Channel’s Future

    by Carolyn April  | January 24, 2017
    Ingram Micro's Senior Vice President of U.S. Go-to-Market Kirk Robinson has some unique insights into the IT channel. In a Q&A session with CompTIA's Carolyn April, he shared some of his thoughts about the indirect market...and where it’s headed.
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  • What to Expect for Cybersecurity in 2017

    by David Logsdon  | January 23, 2017
    Looking into 2017, we face difficulties on the cybersecurity front on many different levels.
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  • How to Get Small Businesses More Excited About New Tech

    by CompTIA  | January 19, 2017
    It’s no secret that small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) already drive a massive portion of the technology market. Still, there are barriers that keep SMBs from being more upbeat about leveraging new technology that could help them achieve their goals faster and more effectively. Here's how to get past them.
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  • ChannelTrends: The Three Biggest Threats to the IT Channel Business Model

    by Brian Sherman  | January 19, 2017
    Experts have been predicting the demise of the IT channel for more than a decade, and dozens of others have added to that narrative over the years. The problem with that premise is that the reseller/support segment of the industry has continued to strengthen and morph itself to overcome every challenge that comes its way so far. But there are some significant concerns that could threaten the channel business model as we know it.
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  • Health Care Under Siege: How One of The Most At-Risk Industries Can Avoid Cyber-Attacks

    by Natalie Hope McDonald  | January 12, 2017
    IT pros are working with health care companies to guard against cyber-attacks. Find out what you can do now to prevent breaches that can cost companies millions in cleanup and compromised brand image.
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  • ChannelTrends: The Right Time to Sell Your IT Business

    by Brian Sherman  | January 12, 2017
    When combined with the growing population of “financial entrepreneurs” in the IT industry, the number of prospective business sales will continue to escalate over the next few years. But how long will the demand keep up with the supply? As they say, timing is everything.
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  • Indirectly Speaking: Amazon, Managed Services and Retooling Your Business

    by Carolyn April  | January 06, 2017
    Should Amazon’s foray into managed services be a major concern to MSPs? In some regards, yes, but only if providers fail to adapt and double down on their customer focus. Rather than viewing Amazon’s move as an immediate competitive threat, MSPs should consider it a catalyst for retooling their own businesses.
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  • ChannelTrends: Fantastic Solutions and Where to Find Them

    by Brian Sherman  | January 05, 2017
    Do you have a good understanding of what each of your customer’s employees do with their individual devices and applications? What solutions could boost their productivity or make their work more enjoyable? Successful IT services firms know the answers to those questions — or at least how to find them. Fantastic solutions begin (and end) with the end users.
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