CompTIA Blog

  • 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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  • Women in Technology Summit Hits Chicago and Takes on Gender Gap

    by Donia Moustafa | Jun 14, 2018
    WiTS seeks to support the community of women currently working in technology and help pave the way for women, especially young women, to enter the industry. There was something for everyone here; with presentations on tech topics such as artificial intelligence, smart cities, wearable tech or implanted technological devices in medicine.
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