Tim Herbert Posts

  • Uncertainty Surrounding Tariffs Puts Tech Exports and Jobs at Risk

    Aug 16, 2018, 15:05 PM by Tim Herbert
    As escalating trade tensions ripple across the economy, businesses of all types brace for the expected, and increasingly, the unexpected fallout. The stakes are especially high for the U.S. information technology industry given its size, reach, and strategic importance.
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  • Building Smarter Cities: Embracing Optimism, Acknowledging Challenges

    Sep 6, 2016, 16:54 PM by Tim Herbert
    While computing technology has been making cities smarter for more than 100 years, today, many facets of our cities – from transportation and water management to building design and public safety, are viewed as ripe for reinvention.
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  • Should the Channel Be Concerned About Growth Prospects for 2016?

    Jan 28, 2016, 18:06 PM by Tim Herbert
    Should we be concerned about what the market might be foreshadowing? Or, should we resist the urge to hit the panic button?
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  • Crunching the Numbers: Selling IT Solutions to Accounting Firms

    Dec 10, 2015, 21:12 PM by Tim Herbert
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  • The Evolution of Smart Cities: 4 Key Developments

    Jun 2, 2015, 17:03 PM by Tim Herbert
    Our vice president of research and market intelligence recently attended a Smart Cities Expo held by the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) and US Ignite. Read on to learn about some key developments.
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  • New IT Industry Outlook Report Offers Predictions for 2015

    Jan 27, 2015, 18:38 PM by Tim Herbert
    IT industry business confidence is up, demand for tech workers remains strong and CompTIA’s industry growth projection is at its highest point in years. It’s always difficult to believe the economy is poised for a solid year, but the predictions in the new IT Industry Outlook say otherwise.
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  • Managed Print Services Can Help Offices Go Green

    Sep 2, 2014, 17:59 PM by Tim Herbert
    The topic of green IT experiences fluctuations in interest, new CompTIA research confirms businesses continue to embrace a range of green practices. MPS providers with the right combination of expertise and messaging will be best positioned to capitalize on the green IT trend.
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  • What Happens When Mobility and Print Intersect?

    Aug 27, 2014, 18:23 PM by Tim Herbert
    More devices. More apps. More anytime, anywhere work and customer engagement. While the mobile trend continues unabated, not all of its elements have matured at the same pace, according to recent CompTIA research.
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  • IT Hiring Contingent on Sustained Business Confidence

    May 6, 2014, 15:56 PM by Tim Herbert
    The dilemma: Companies have job openings or want to hire in order to expand, but are fearful of a slowdown in new business orders. This scenario has been the default for companies across the IT channel during the past few years of economic uncertainty. New research from CompTIA suggests we may have finally reached a point of sustained stability. According to CompTIA’s recent Q2 IT Industry Business Confidence Index, executives feel more positive about the overall economy and growth prosp ...
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  • The Trends and Anti-Trends Shaping 2014

    Jan 29, 2014, 21:27 PM by Tim Herbert
    Crystal balls and tea leaves have been in heavy use of late; as IT industry prognosticators prepare their predications for the year ahead. With so much innovation in the tech space, there is certainly no shortage of material for trends lists. The temptation, though, is to overhype the future, while understating the present. Trends take time to progress through the stages of adoption — often taking longer than many expect. The year ahead will certainly feature its share of surprises, but re ...
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