CompTIA Blog

  • ChannelTrends: Five Things Tech Professionals Should Be Thankful for in 2017

    Nov 21, 2017, 21:14 PM by Brian Sherman
    Thanksgiving is the perfect time for those in the technology industry to be optimists. What five trends should they most appreciate today, and in the future?
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  • How Secure Is the Cloud? 6 Things You​ Need from Your Cloud Service Provider

    Oct 11, 2017, 18:42 PM by Ed Tittel
    Love it or hate it, access to and data storage in the cloud are facts of digital life. But data security in cloud computing depends on a variety of factors. Understanding those factors and working them in one’s favor are essential to protecting sensitive confidential and valuable information.
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  • 5 Things You Didn’t Know About CompTIA A+

    May 17, 2017, 16:49 PM by Teresa Sears
    If you took an earlier version of CompTIA A+ or have heard about it from people who did, you may be surprised to learn everything that it now covers. Here are five things you may not know about CompTIA A+ that help IT pros gain a foundational knowledge to launch their careers.
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  • 10 Critical Skills for Today’s IT Workforce

    Mar 17, 2017, 22:03 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    Earlier this month, CompTIA President and CEO Todd Thibodeaux spoke about the top 10 skills needed by today’s IT workforce. Take a look at the list to find the areas in which you excel and those in which you can focus your professional development.
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  • 5 IT Skills Companies Are Hiring for in 2017

    Jan 6, 2017, 18:13 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    Whether you’re looking for a new job or want to move up in your organization, knowing what skills employers are looking for can give you a leg up in climbing the career ladder. Here are five of the most in-demand skills for IT pros in 2017.
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  • ChannelTrends: The Solution Provider’s Evolving Role in Cloud Services

    Oct 5, 2016, 15:24 PM by Brian Sherman
    In the early days of cloud computing, most channel partners were merely spectators sitting on the sidelines offering advice and whatever assistance they could to their more adventurous customers. But, over the past decade, providers have taken on a much different role and are now not only the face of cloud for their customers, but strategists, designers and process consultants for virtual environments. The latest CompTIA research points out some of the driving forces behind those changes.
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  • New Cloud Computing Research: The Devil’s in the Details

    Sep 27, 2016, 17:17 PM by Seth Robinson
    When you’re doing research, it’s great to see data that reinforces trends you’ve identified in the past. Especially with studies that are repeated on a regular basis, there’s hope and expectation that new findings will show steady progress in the themes from earlier years. This wasn’t the case with CompTIA’s new cloud computing research. Find out more here.
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  • ChannelTrends: Overcoming MSPs’ Cloud Anxieties

    Jul 12, 2016, 13:13 PM by Brian Sherman
    A recent CompTIA survey found that 44% of managed services firms only support cloud services at the request of their customers. In other words, between a third and half of managed services providers are not capitalizing on what is likely the biggest IT delivery model shift of our time! Here's why that needs to change...
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  • Linux or Bust: Why You Can’t Ignore This Growing Trend

    May 20, 2016, 19:25 PM by Seth Robinson
    It used to be a clear sign of geekiness. People who were into Linux would rave about its benefits and flexibility… as long as you knew how to install your own OS, dig around for the hardware drivers you needed and be a master of command-line instructions. The world has changed, though, and Linux is growing out of its pigeonhole to become a powerful force in today’s digital climate.
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  • The Convergence of Cloud and Telecom Expense Management

    Jun 17, 2015, 15:36 PM by Joe Basili
    The convergence of IT and Telecommunications continues to accelerate, thanks in great part to the introduction and advances in cloud services. This represents a great revenue opportunity for solutions providers and offers a host of new business options for their clients.
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  • Is Cloud Verticalization Your Next Opportunity?

    Apr 27, 2015, 15:48 PM by Rob Rae
    There are only a few reasons to turn business away, and in most cases, verticalization isn’t one of them, says Datto’s Rob Rae.
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  • Canadian IT Business Community Digs Deep into the Cloud, Big Data and IoT

    Mar 10, 2015, 13:00 PM by Brian Sherman
    Members of CompTIA’s Canadian IT Business Community got an education in innovation at their most recent meeting. With a strong list of experienced professionals leading the way, the audience received not only valuable channel-targeted information, but a wealth of specific ideas they could implement in their own businesses.
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  • Cloud Optimism Rolls into the IT Channel — with Caveats

    Nov 17, 2014, 18:04 PM by Carolyn April
    Cloud adoption has jumped 90 percent since 2010, according to CompTIA’s 5th Annual Trends in Cloud Computing, and resellers, solution providers, MSPs and other channel types are reporting a sunny outlook related to cloud revenue. But that doesn’t mean channel firms aren’t experiencing growing pains.
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  • Use Our Insights & Tools Resource Bundle to Get Your Head in the Cloud

    Sep 16, 2014, 21:55 PM by Michelle Peterson
    Combining research and market intelligence with our educational guides and resources, Five Tools to Jumpstart Your Cloud includes a variety of resources to give you a full understanding of this emerging technology, plus related channel trends and developments in the workforce. We’ve bundled complementary tools to make your study in cloud more digestible — a mini roadmap of sorts.
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