CompTIA Blog

  • Podcast: New Horizons CEO Mark Miller on Getting America Back To Work

    by Matt Swanston  | December 24, 2009
    In this edition, Mark A. Miller, President and CEO of New Horizons Computer Learning Centers describes his interest in CompTIA’s Getting America Back To Work program.  Download the MP3 file.[podcast][/podcast]
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  • Five Takeaways from Potomac TechWire’s Venture Capital Outlook 2010

    by Tim Herbert  | December 23, 2009
    Prognosticators come in many flavors. In my opinion, the ones who actually put real money at risk provide some of the most useful insights. I recently attended Potomac TechWire’s annual Venture Capital Outlook breakfast roundtable, held just outside of Washington, DC. With panelists from New Atlantic Ventures, Columbia Capital, Calvert Funds, Valhalla Partners and LaunchBox Digital, there was a wide range of expertise, investment styles and opinions.Even for those far removed from the VC world, ...
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  • Kudos and Awards for CompTIA

    by Matt Swanston  | December 23, 2009
    We’re ending the year right, ranking on several top lists of 2009. Channel Insider noted CompTIA’s success in its end-of-year Bull’s Eye Awards, bestowing upon us the “Challenger” designation for being a vibrant Channel Community and for CEO Todd being a top IT industry influencer.  The magazine praised Todd’s leadership in encouraging community and collaboration, noting, “Thibodeaux has infused a level of energy and activity in CompTIA not seen i ...
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  • What is Green IT?

    by Todd Thibodeaux  | December 22, 2009
    So much of the Green IT revolution is yet to be defined and I’m not even sure we’ve really gotten started. We’re beginning to get a good handle on how to market and sell software as a service (SaaS) while managed services and cloud computing are becoming less foggy. However, the Green IT revolution has lagged behind. Here are some of the reasons for this:Green IT has a lot of moving pieces and dependencies – In the broadest sense Green IT will include the power grid, smart buildings, telepresenc ...
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  • Darkening Clouds

    by Randy Gross  | December 21, 2009
    I came across an article today, “Security in the Ether” by David Talbot in Technology Review that speaks to a number of issues with cloud computing security.  At nearly 3500 words, it’s a hefty piece that gives a wide perspective on the multifaceted debate around the definition of cloud, the ever-increasing security threats, and the future standards for securing the cloud.Among a number of thought provoking areas, one note that struck me is that the National Institute of Standards and Technology ...
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  • Concerned about security? Then pay attention.

    by Matt Swanston  | December 21, 2009
    Todd was featured on WGN Midday News today giving some tips on how to keep your mobile devices and information safe while travelling this holiday season. The CompTIA President and CEO urged travelers to keep their devices password-protected and to use secure connections.But “the overwhelming biggest security risk is just people not paying attention,” Thibodeaux told anchor Steve Sanders. Even if it’s a hassle, your laptop should always be with you, Thibodeaux advised.Having trouble viewing this ...
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  • How the Stimulus Act Failed Small Tech Companies

    by Todd Thibodeaux  | December 16, 2009
    I was recently on Capitol Hill talking with staffers on both sides of the aisle whose job it is to focus on legislation impacting small businesses. To their credit they are always open to the feedback and ideas of the small business community so we had many opportunities to tell the same disappointing story.As the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) was being drafted and put into law our industry was supportive. It wasn’t a perfect bill by any stretch, but there were enough reasons to ...
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  • Expanding government access to CompTIA certifications

    by Matt Swanston  | December 14, 2009
    We are cooperating with Technical Communities, Inc., to make CompTIA certifications more accessible to federal and state government workers. The two organizations signed a government service partnership agreement that authorizes Technical Communities to offer CompTIA certification exams under the General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedules managed by Technical Communities. This means any government agency or department at the federal and state levels that make purchases off a ...
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  • Small Businesses and Trade

    by Matt Swanston  | December 14, 2009
    We have been asked by the US Trade Representative to participate in an SMEs in Trade seminar to be kicked off by Ambassador Kirk on January 21st. As part of that event, we will be providing some VAR speakers and will conduct a survey of small IT companies who export. We will partner with the Coalition of Service Industries and the National Association of Manufacturers in this event. Visit or contact Robert Kramer for more information. ...
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  • Urging Congress to apply stimulus to VARs

    by Matt Swanston  | December 14, 2009
    On Tuesday Dec. 15th CompTIA CEO Todd Thibodeaux and a delegation of CompTIA and the Technology Leadership Political Action Committee (TLPAC) companies will attend five Congressional Committee meetings with key House and Senate committees and staff to pitch a number of proposals to help VARs weather the recession and create jobs. The mini-fly-in led by Todd and CompTIA Treasurer Oli Thordarson will include an explanation of the “Growth Tech Capital Initiative” designed to apply stimu ...
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  • Three Big Tech Trends From CES – For 2018 and Beyond

    by Matthew Stern | Jan 12, 2018
    The CES show in Las Vegas is the main event of the consumer technology world, giving the public an eyeful of the bleeding-edge tech being developed across industries. We’re exploring some of the biggest trends at this year’s show, and what they might mean for all of us.
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