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  • CompTIA Strata Exam Availability

    by Matt Swanston  | November 17, 2009
    An Oct. 21 news release announced the worldwide availability of the CompTIA Strata IT Technology exam, which measures an individual’s knowledge of basic IT terminology and technology. The release was carried by more than 30 media outlets, including the Dallas Morning News and ...
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  • Channel Coverage for Industry Mentors Program

    by Matt Swanston  | November 16, 2009
    The CompTIA Industry Mentors Program was highlighted in a story from eChannelLine, a media outlet that covers IT channel business in North America. The story noted that the program offers CompTIA members access to a panel of experts who can answer tough questions that have a daily impact on business operations and success. (CompTIA unwraps new member resources, eChannelLine, Oct. 1, 2009) Other stories on the program were published by dBusinessNews Chicago and Certification Magazine. ...
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  • Press Covers CompTIA’s Work on IT Careers

    by Matt Swanston  | November 15, 2009
    CompTIA executives participated in several media interviews in October to get the word out about career opportunities in the IT industry.During a media tour to Washington, D.C., Todd Thibodeaux spoke with Washington Times tech writer Mark Kellner and delivered the message that there are tech jobs to be had by workers with the right skill sets. "Other than health care, information technology has more jobs open than any other sector," he said. (KELLNER: Technology sector hiring, expanding, Washing ...
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  • CompTIA BCI Gains Foothold as New Industry Measurement

    by Matt Swanston  | November 14, 2009
    The new CompTIA Business Confidence Index (BCI) continued to gain traction with the media as a reliable indicator of industry activity. The CompTIA BCI was referenced in trend stories in InformationWeek, Insurance Networking News and IT Chanel Planet. ...
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  • Board Spotlight

    by Matt Swanston  | November 13, 2009
    CompTIA Board of Directors member Lester Keizer, CEO of Connecting Point Las Vegas, was quoted in an Oct. 26 USA Today business section story on hiring trends. Lester told the reporter that he plans to hire up to five employees in the next two months at his two Las Vegas firms that now employ 41. (More companies plan to hire rather than cut workers, USA Today, Oct. 26, 2009)
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  • Health Care IT and the Health Care Reform Debate

    by Matt Swanston  | November 12, 2009
    As U.S. lawmakers debate changes in the nation’s healthcare system, CompTIA representatives are focused on the role of information technology in the delivery of healthcare. H.R. 3014, which passed the House on November 18th, would allow the SBA to guarantee loans up to 90% for the acquisition of HIT systems by small business health practitioners.  The maximum loan amount is the lesser of $350,000 for any single qualified eligible professional, or $2,000,000 with respect to a single gr ...
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  • End User IT Security Tips

    by Matt Swanston  | November 11, 2009
    Among the findings of CompTIA’s IT security research, is that most breaches are caused by simple user error, suggesting that no amount of IT security measures can protect an enterprise from accidental breaches caused by careless or uninformed employees.Several organizations including the National Cyber Security Alliance have developed guidelines for individuals to stay safe online, while CompTIA’s Security Trustmark program validates that a business adheres to the industry’s best security practi ...
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  • CompTIA's Green Thumb

    by Todd Thibodeaux  | November 04, 2009
    I’m just back from the wildly successful CompTIA EMEA Member Conference in the UK where I was struck by how green everything was– and I’m not just talking about the lush landscape. The Green movement was evident everywhere in the UK, from things as simple as switched outlets and compact florescent lighting everywhere, to motion sensing escalators that “sleep” to conserve power and mirrored ceiling panels that reflect light and heat into the stands of the Ascot Racecourse where the event was held ...
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  • We want you!

    by Todd Thibodeaux  | September 23, 2009
    As in any relationship, CompTIA’s connection with the industry we represent is ever-evolving. This is especially true of our rapport with the vendor community—a relationship which is undergoing a dramatic transformation. In the past that relationship was based largely on sponsorships (dollars and cents) rather than on membership (engagement and participation). Participation in CompTIA was presented as an “investment” and the ROI for a vendor was calculated almost solely from CompTIA’s ability to ...
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  • Breakaway 2009 Rocked!

    by Todd Thibodeaux  | August 17, 2009
    Wow, what a show! More than 1,000 IT executives -- including a lot of new faces -- joined us in Las Vegas, Aug 3-6, for a great few days of engaging speakers, informative panels and presentations, interactive vendor exhibits, and lots of networking time and peer-to-peer learning. Oh, and we had some fun too.I received a lot of positive feedback from show attendees throughout the week, and there were two common themes heard throughout:1. There was A LOT of relevant content to help me grow my busi ...
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