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December 22nd, 2016 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Over the past couple decades, the vendor-partner relationship has been based on synergies and mutual need. On one hand, you had suppliers that focused on product development and innovation. On the other side of the equation were the providers and key distributors that performed most of the sales - Read More
 
November 14th, 2016 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
One of CompTIA's foundational philosophies is that members should play a major role in driving initiatives and strategy. That's how trade associations work. In CompTIA's case, peer leaders come from within the membership ranks, with feedback and contributions from virtually every sector of the - Read More
 
October 14th, 2016 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
The devil really is in the details. When you’re doing research, it’s great to see data that reinforces trends you’ve identified in the past. That continuity validates your previous work, especially when those studies are repeated on a regular basis. In channel research, there’s also the hope and - Read More
 
October 4th, 2016 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
One of the world's first electric traffic signals was installed in Cleveland, Ohio in 1914. It helped direct the rapidly increasing volume of automobile traffic through what has become the familiar red, green, and yellow lights we still use today. The system included rudimentary logic to prevent - Read More
 
August 19th, 2016 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
The plethora of newsworthy data breaches over the past twelve months has both helped and hindered the efforts of channel companies. Hackers and cyber criminals have been invading networks and exploiting vulnerabilities for years, but the stakes are growing and, no matter what investments companies - Read More
 
June 21st, 2016 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
A recent Pew Research poll found that most Americans hold a cynical view about their government’s ability to manage the nation, with only 19% saying they “trust the government always/most of the time,” and 74% agreeing that “most elected officials put own interests ahead of country’s.” With numbers - Read More
 
May 19th, 2016 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
The most valuable projects usually begin with a commitment. Whether it’s an obligation to build a new training program or to gain a greater understanding of the latest industry trend, someone has to lead the way. Case in point: our CompTIA member communities often generate the ideas and create - Read More
 
April 19th, 2016 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
End users are often overlooked in the greater channel discussion. Sure, we hit on vertical specializations and touch on compliance and efficiency goals, but how often do we, as an IT industry, have heart-to-heart conversations around their true business needs? The truth is, no provider, vendor or - Read More
 
March 24th, 2016 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
An MSP typically builds his or her organization from the ground up. They may start out managing a few services for one or two clients, then expand their portfolio accordingly to the needs of each new customer. Many lack a formal business plan, a sales team or an office outside their home. In most - Read More
 
February 29th, 2016 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
A tourist on a European bus tour boasting eight countries in seven days once asked a travel mate, “where are we?” His reply was “it’s Tuesday, we must be in Paris.” For some in the IT industry, the whirlwind of industry events can leave them feeling similarly detached as they travel from one venue - Read More
 

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