CompTIA Blog

  • CompTIA Helps Get America Back To Work

    by Matt Swanston  | December 01, 2009
    CompTIA launched today a new initiative aimed at boosting high-tech employment opportunities. CompTIA’s Getting America Back to Work initiative will assist local Workforce Investment Boards across the country and their “One-Stop Centers” to help individuals with adequate technical aptitude gain the training and certifications needed to secure IT jobs. The program is designed to streamline the process that Workforce Investment Boards and One-Stop Centers use to place unemployed individuals, caree ...
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  • Sizing Up the Health Care Market

    by Tim Herbert  | December 01, 2009
    One of my favorite sections of the Harvard Business Review is the case study. It’s the business version of the Kobayashi Maru, a no-win situation that forces you to think about the best of bad options. The October 2009 issue featured a case study titled, When Hackers Turn to Blackmail. Intriguing enough, but the fun begins when you delve in and learn that it’s a hospital being blackmailed over access to their electronic medical records. With lives potentially at stake, the drama unfolds. Who sai ...
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  • Why a Blog?

    by Dan Liutikas  | December 01, 2009
    There is no shortage of blogs, especially within the IT industry.  This blog will be different.  As your trade association, we work hard to identify the issues that are most important to you and to deliver working solutions to your problems.  CompTIA Blog is where you can share your issues and find our solutions.You may be asking yourself "How is this blog unlike those hosted by for-profit channel solution providers?" As a not-for-profit trade association, we invest millions of dollars every yea ...
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  • VARs in the Cloud

    by Dan Liutikas  | December 01, 2009
    A cloud is rolling over the IT industry... a computing cloud that is!  Most believe that this cloud will hang over the IT industry for many years to come.  You may be thinking about the many new challenges this cloud presents.  Some common concerns include: How do I build trust in the security features of the cloud?  How do I integrate applications from various cloud providers?  Is a proprietary or affiliate business model best for me?  Do I have the technical and business skills needed to succe ...
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  • Building Trust

    by Dan Liutikas  | December 01, 2009
    Building trust with customers is key to building your business and improving the reputation of the IT industry.  So how does one attain trust in the marketplace?  Well, there are many ways to approach this often difficult task including building a close relationship with a customer over a long period of time, performing above and beyond expectations for a customer and being very careful with your billing practices. Another option is to obtain training and accreditation from a trusted, neutral tr ...
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  • Tech News Comes in Many Flavors

    by Todd Thibodeaux  | November 30, 2009
    There’s no doubt the global IT industry can churn out the news. We’re inundated with news sites, blogs, magazines and opinions on a daily basis. CompTIA has been doing its part to help make sense of it all through our daily SmartBrief newsletter (click here to subscribe) launched several months ago. In a very short time, SmartBrief has seen its audience grow from zero to some 50,000. Subscribers like it because it brings all their favorite sites and feeds together in one easy to use format right ...
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  • About CompTIA Communities

    by Dan Liutikas  | November 29, 2009
    There are many types of communities.  Some exist online, some involve meetings in the neighborhood where you live and some simply refer to a similarly situated group.  So what is and isn't a CompTIA Community and why should you get involved?It Isn't About the MediumA CompTIA Community doesn't refer to a communication medium such as online discussion boards or face-to-face meetings.  In fact, CompTIA is striving to facilitate community communication in various forms including face-to-face meeting ...
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  • CompTIA Certifications in the Classroom

    by Matt Swanston  | November 18, 2009
    Several high schools, community colleges and universities touted their tech career curricula during October, highlighting the incorporation of CompTIA certification exams into their programs.Villanova University launched a new program in information security management targeted at government workers. The master certificate program incorporates skill areas contained in the latest CompTIA Security+ exam. (Villanova University Unveils New Online Government IS Security Program, Reuters, Oct. 1, 2009 ...
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  • CompTIA Certifications in the Classroom

    by Matt Swanston  | November 18, 2009
    Several high schools, community colleges and universities touted their tech career curricula during October, highlighting the incorporation of CompTIA certification exams into their programs.Villanova University launched a new program in information security management targeted at government workers. The master certificate program incorporates skill areas contained in the latest CompTIA Security+ exam. (Villanova University Unveils New Online Government IS Security Program, Reuters, Oct. 1, 2009 ...
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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 MarketWatch.com. ...
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