CompTIA Blog

  • Fall Canadian Community Meeting: “The Times They Are a Changin’”

    by Jim Hamilton  | October 25, 2016
    With news of Bob Dylan’s newly minted Nobel in the news, the CompTIA Canadian community met this month in Toronto to wrestle with growing a business in rapidly changing times – a level of change that was unfathomable even during the turbulent 6’0s when Dylan penned that famous song.
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  • Looking Back at a Productive and Inspiring 2016

    by CompTIA  | October 21, 2016
    Fall harvest is the time when you reap what you sow. Farmers have spent all year tending to their crops and now’s the time when they are ripe and ready to be gathered. It’s a time to be grateful for what we have. Here at CompTIA, we are thankful to have an amazing, bright and engaged membership that works with us on a daily basis to nurture our initiatives and plant the seeds of the future.
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  • ChannelTrends: Expand Peripheral Solutions, Increase Wallet Share and Profits

    by Brian Sherman  | October 20, 2016
    Savvy solution providers use their peripheral vision. In this case, the term doesn't refer to monitors, but to all the technologies outside the core infrastructure (servers, computing devices and network components). These solutions may be beneficial to a customer’s operations or allow them to meet other business objectives, and the list of potential peripheral offerings can be quite extensive. They also add revenue to your bottom line without having to on-board new clients.
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  • Training Providers Discuss How Apprenticeships Benefit Vendors and Employers at EMEACon

    by Simon Dobson  | October 19, 2016
    Here we join the roundtable discussions taking place at this year’s EMEA Member and Partner Conference, and look at how new standards in apprenticeships increase value for employer, employees and vendors.
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  • What it Means to Be CompTIA Member of the Year

    by John Tippett  | October 18, 2016
    CompTIA 2016 Member of the Year John Tippett reflects on what an honor the award been for him both personally and professionally.
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  • Comptia’s UK Executive Council Trumpets Successes at This Year’s EMEACon

    by Leanne Johnson  | October 18, 2016
    CompTIA is driven by its communities, and at this year’s EMEA Member and Partner Conference, members of the UK Executive Council provided an update on the great work and initiatives being driven by the community members and partners.
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  • Is There a Place for Solution Providers in the Parallel Channel?

    by Brian Sherman  | October 17, 2016
    Solution providers tend to dabble in the SaaS space, but few have active engagements with one or more vendors on “the other side” of the tech fence. To be fair, few of the developers in this parallel channel seem to understand (or acknowledge) the value solution providers bring to the tech delivery equation. Some feel this lack of cooperation and collaboration is detrimental to both groups. But what can we do to change it?
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  • You Need to Stop Selling! The Art of Content Marketing

    by Kris Nagamootoo  | October 17, 2016
    The way we approach sales has fundamentally changed and our prospects are now hyper-informed, so what needs to be done to attract and win new customers? Marketing expert Chris Marr offers up advice at this year’s EMEACon.
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  • Rather than Unraveling, American Tech Broadens and Strengthens Its Impact

    by Amy Kardel and Todd Thibodeaux  | October 17, 2016
    The fabric that makes up the tech industry has certainly experienced its share of fraying and tearing. But with the ‘needle’ of cloud computing and data analytics, and the ‘thread’ of mobile apps and the Internet of Things, the tech industry is strong and getting stronger as the demand for and supply of new innovations continues unabated.
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  • EMEACon Keynoter Asserts Capitalism Is Dead

    by Leanne Johnson  | October 14, 2016
    Award-winning journalist Paul Mason takes us on a fascinating look into the future at this year’s EMEACon.
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