CompTIA Blog

  • ChannelTrends: It’s Not Easy to Build (and Keep) a Great Business Reputation

    by Brian Sherman  | November 22, 2016
    How important is your company's reputation? A brand with broad customer support is a real differentiator when competing for new business, while a less than stellar record of achievement puts them at a significant disadvantage. Do you understand what it takes to control the narrative when something threatens your message or brand?
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  • What is the New Future of Satellite Broadband Services?

    by David Logsdon  | November 22, 2016
    The timing is right for satellite derived broadcast services. There is pent-up demand for data across different verticals and because of the Internet of Things, we are seeing the emergence of fascinating new services across industries and across geographical borders.
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  • IT-Ready Class Increases Students’ Passion for Education and Tech

    by Daniel Margolis  | November 21, 2016
    One of the benefits of your CompTIA membership is giving back. Your involvement in the association helps build IT careers for people from all walks of life, boosting the workforce and our industry. So, as we head into Thanksgiving, learn how a class of students is thankful for our work in technology and education.
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  • Channel Partners Come Calling: Easing the Threat to IT

    by Joel Sorensen  | November 18, 2016
    Joel Sorensen, CIO of Hantover Inc. and member of the CompTIA End User Commission, shares his thoughts on channel partners.
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  • ChannelTrends: Stronger Partner Relationships, Bigger Business Prospects

    by Brian Sherman  | November 18, 2016
    Partnerships are a crucial element of the IT channel and they come in all shapes and forms. But how can solution providers possibly be expected to work effectively with the dozens of vendors in their supply chain? The truth is, they shouldn’t.
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  • From Backup to DRaaS, the Real Disaster is the Revenue You’re Losing

    by Janet O’Sullivan  | November 14, 2016
    Janet O’Sullivan, channel marketing manager at StorageCraft, shares her advice on how to grow revenue and migrate from backup to disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS). Having worked in the channel for many years, Janet currently help partners to overcome challenges and help develop business.
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  • ChannelTrends: Let’s Get Physical

    by Brian Sherman  | November 11, 2016
    What many providers fail to remember is that their customers’ protection concerns often go beyond the network. Ensuring a safe and secure workplace is just as important of a responsibility, and not something they would just hand off to anyone. They look to those they not only trust, but who have the necessary skills to support their physical security systems and strategies. The question many in the channel continue to ask is if these technologies present a viable opportunity for their business. In many cases, the answer is a resounding "YES."
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  • Four Ways MSPs and Vendors Can Become Business BFFs

    by Samantha Ciaccia  | November 09, 2016
    The importance of vendors courting their partners means more than ever now. With that in mind, here are four ways managed service providers and vendors can become best friends forever!
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  • Learn About the CompTIA UK Channel Community’s Busy 2016

    by Jim Hamilton  | November 08, 2016
    From roadshows to the security initiative, 2016 has been a busy year. Read a roundup of the highlights of the UK Channel community.
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  • CompTIA Community and Council Leaders Focus their Efforts on 2017 and Beyond at Planning Meeting

    by Annette Taber  | November 08, 2016
    CompTIA is a true, member lead organization. Those tech industry professionals play a major role in driving initiatives and strategy, ensuring that the association focuses its resources on the right things at the right time. That’s how a trade association works. From the board of directors to peer community and advisory council chair positions, CompTIA members are leading the way. That was readily apparent at the recent meeting in Kansas City, MO where a large contingent of these industry professionals gathered to shape their groups' plans for 2017.
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