Lisa Fasold Posts

  • This Holiday Season, Give Someone the Chance to Launch their Tech Career

    Dec 1, 2017, 17:46 PM by Lisa Fasold
    For two summers in a row, CompTIA and Creating IT Futures, working with Chicago Public Schools, secured summer internships for more than 100 high school students, including Azzaria Douglas.
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  • Pioneering Tech Apprenticeships to Solve the Skills Gap

    Mar 13, 2017, 21:16 PM by Lisa Fasold
    There’s more than one way to get into the tech workforce, and new apprenticeship programs in the U.S. discussed at SXSW are helping to close the skills gap.
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  • CompTIA’s SLED Council Supports Education, Public Technology with Philanthropic Donations

    Sep 19, 2016, 16:40 PM by Lisa Fasold
    CompTIA's member community, the State & Local Government and Education Council(SLED), has elected to support Sacramento State University’s School of Public Affairs and the Orlando County (FL) Library System’s Melrose Center with philanthropic dollars. Both organizations will receive $5,000.
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  • Will Managed IT and Managed Print Services Converge?

    Aug 11, 2014, 22:59 PM by Lisa Fasold
    Trust issues and reluctance to change are just two reasons managed IT and managed print services have so far stayed in separate worlds, but during CompTIA’s Managed Print Services Community meeting at ChannelCon, West McDonald of Focus MPS and Rob Rae of Datto squared off on what the future of these two areas, and the big question of the day: Will managed IT services and managed print services converge?
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  • Customer Service Best Practices Include Image, Information and Communication

    Aug 11, 2014, 22:48 PM by Lisa Fasold
    Repeat customers are the best customers to keep, and one of the best ways to keep them is to give them exceptional customer service. Make promises and keep them — it builds confidence, according to John Mehrmann of Brainhunter, who gave ChannelCon attendees a brief tutorial on the best practices for customer service.
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  • Know Your Audience When You're Finding and Hiring New Employees

    Aug 11, 2014, 22:25 PM by Lisa Fasold
    There are hundreds of thousands of IT jobs are open in America right now, but how do you find and hire the right people? A panel of IT and HR experts at CompTIA ChannelCon gave attendees a tutorial on how to find and pick their next hire.
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  • Know Your Audience When You're Finding and Hiring New Employees

    Aug 11, 2014, 22:17 PM by Lisa Fasold
    There are hundreds of thousands of IT jobs are open in America right now, but how do you find and hire the right people? A panel of IT and HR experts at CompTIA ChannelCon gave attendees a tutorial on how to find and pick their next hire.
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  • Leverage Content Marketing through Social Media to Generate Leads

    Aug 11, 2014, 21:58 PM by Lisa Fasold
    Any IT solution provider knows they need to do at least some social media to build brand awareness, but do you know if you’re getting any business from it? Jeff Mesnik of ContentMX told attendees at ChannelCon that to get real results from your social media efforts, you must target, engage and deliver.
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  • Digital Communication is Key to Moving the Needle on Capitol Hill

    Aug 11, 2014, 21:23 PM by Lisa Fasold
    Organizations that want to engage in the legislative process must stake a claim on Twitter and other social networks, according to Ray Glendening of McBee Strategic Consulting, talking to TechAmerica Political Action Committee members at ChannelCon. He says being part of the conversation means utilizing D.C.’s primary resource: digital communications.
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  • Companies Can't Live on Referrals Alone, So You'd Better Learn Some Marketing Skills

    Aug 5, 2014, 17:24 PM by Lisa Fasold
    The majority of companies grow by referral, but you can’t control your business if you live off referrals, according to Chris Wiser, CEO of TechSquad. During his talk at ChannelCon’s Managed Services Community meeting, he offered a series of quick marketing tips for channel firms.
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