Emily Matzelle's Posts

Freelance Writer

Emily Matzelle is a freelance writer based in the Chicagoland area. She’s spent 20+ years writing for a variety of industries including technology, health care, B2B and B2C. Emily has worked with CompTIA since 2011.

  • Virtual IT Hero Uses CertMaster to Level Up

    Jul 8, 2014, 20:38 PM by Emily Matzelle
    If climbing the corporate IT ladder was a video game, CompTIA CertMaster would be the golden coin that helps you conquer the end boss. In CompTIA’s new YouTube video, Career Level Up, an entry-level IT technician uses CompTIA CertMaster to take him on an epic journey from his status quo cubicle to an office with a view.
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  • Your A to Z Guide to ChannelCon Training

    Jun 20, 2014, 17:16 PM by Emily Matzelle
    IT pros from all over the country are preparing for ChannelCon, CompTIA’s annual gathering for industry training, peer-to-peer learning and partner networking. The event’s comprehensive channel training is always a draw, and we’ve spelled it out for you in this A to Z guide to ChannelCon, scheduled for August 4 to 6 in Phoenix.
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  • ChannelCon Keynote Speaker Lisa Bodell is Ready to Ignite Innovation

    Jun 18, 2014, 18:41 PM by Emily Matzelle
    Why do we come up with the best ideas when we’re lying in bed at night or taking a shower? It’s because there are few moments during our hectic days when we have the time to be still and actually think about the big picture. If you find yourself caught up in the process and routine of everyday business life, CompTIA ChannelCon keynote speaker Lisa Bodell is a must-see.
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  • CMIT Solutions Relies on CompTIA Research to Launch New Products

    Nov 5, 2013, 23:27 PM by Emily Matzelle
    When you’re responsible for not only understanding the problems that plague small businesses but also identifying solutions, where can you turn to for dependable data? Cindy Phillips, director of product management for CMIT Solutions, turns to CompTIA research. CMIT Solutions – a CompTIA member since 2010 – protects small businesses by proactively managing what matters most; the technical infrastructure that keeps business running. “Ask any small business owner what happe ...
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  • Promote Computer Science by Hosting an Hour of Code Event

    Oct 31, 2013, 20:50 PM by Emily Matzelle
    Knowledge of computer science (CS) is likely to help you get a job, but the actual numbers behind this are even more encouraging: New programming jobs are growing three times faster than the number of students entering the field. More than 50 percent of all math and science jobs are for computer scientists. Computer science jobs are the highest-paying jobs for new graduates. Software powers our economy, but less than 2.4 percent of college students graduate with a CS degree. That means there a ...
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  • The Secret’s Out About the Accredit UK Trustmark+

    Aug 14, 2013, 17:04 PM by Emily Matzelle
    Jeremy Conley has a secret. As head of marketing for Avagio, specialists and champions in high quality ICT service and practices with many small- and medium-sized businesses across the south and west of England, he knows the value of promoting his firm’s CompTIA Accredit UK Trustmark+. And, he’s willing to share how Avagio pursued and acquired this honorable designation. The Accredit UK Trustmark+ (AUK) is a proven, strong, audited industry credential and the premier benchmark for IC ...
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  • How TeamLogic IT Utilizes its Security Trustmark Status

    Aug 13, 2013, 22:01 PM by Emily Matzelle
    What if protecting your business’s confidential data and information was as easy as hiring a bodyguard? Who would you hire? What questions would you ask your candidates to be sure that this person has your company’s best interests at heart and the ethical values to back them up? Safeguarding private information is a matter that cannot be taken lightly in this digital age. That’s why CompTIA created the CompTIA Security Trustmark to help businesses identify solution providers th ...
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  • Three Companies Voted Best of ChannelCon

    Aug 8, 2013, 22:26 PM by Emily Matzelle
    ChannelCon 2013 started with 850-plus business owners, executives and thought-leaders – including more than 130 vendor and distributor companies taking part in the Technology Vendor Fair – and concluded with three companies coming out on top as the Best of ChannelCon award winners. StorageCraft Technology Corporation, a provider of backup, disaster recovery, system migration, data protection and cloud services solutions, took home the Best Software award. Lenovo, the world’s l ...
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  • Big Tent Event Draws Vendors with Big News to Share

    Jul 22, 2013, 21:27 PM by Emily Matzelle
    CompTIA ChannelCon is referred to as the “big tent” event because it’s the only place where solution providers, vendors, distributors, analysts, media, tech associations and other channel organizations come together in one place to learn from each other and take the IT industry to the next level. A large part of ChannelCon is the Technology Vendor Fair – where more than 130 vendors are expected to exhibit this year. Many ChannelCon vendors are launching new products and d ...
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  • Make Your Voice Heard on Capitol Hill at CompTIA ChannelCon

    Jul 18, 2013, 22:23 PM by Emily Matzelle
    What’s the single, most important component of our advocacy efforts? You! You are the tech creators and entrepreneurs that form a critical backbone to support our economy and job creation. Yet despite that essential role, many SMBs find themselves searching for strategies that lead to growth and success in an environment of lessened resources and challenging policy and regulatory efforts. You need a voice. The first step to finding that voice is soaking up all you can at ChannelCon, July 2 ...
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