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June 22nd, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
While Health Care Reform legislation was signed into law by President Obama earlier this year, its effect on small businesses is yet to be determined.  In fact, while the legislation has more pages than War and Peace, the regulations that will be drafted in the next few years which will define - Read More
 
June 22nd, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
It is no surprise that the weight of the recession caused headaches and elevated stress across the IT channel during the last 12 to 18 months. A recent survey of solution providers conducted with our partner ChannelForce reveals just how broad a blow the economic downturn struck. More than three- - Read More
 
June 16th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Note: This is the fifth of eight blog entries in which I examine managed services best practices identified in the CompTIA MSP Partners 2010 market research.I have met some very good negotiators in my day, but the very best I have encountered are children. Considering that they have almost nothing - Read More
 
June 16th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Healthcare IT (HIT) ostensibly is moving from a vertical market to a business segment of its own. As medical practices of all sizes strive to automate their processes, digitize their records and streamline their overall operations, solution providers have a tremendous opportunity that can transform - Read More
 
June 10th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
I have had the opportunity to speak with many leading, solution providers, security vendors and more over the coming months and one thing is clear—there is a definite need for training programs across the channel. Not just any training program will do; programs that are focused on - Read More
 
June 9th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
The complexity of your business increases exponentially when you bring on your first employee. The change actually begins before that, with potential liability kicking in as soon you publish or distribute a classified advertisement or web posting for a job opening. Hiring that first employee should - Read More
 
June 9th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Cloud and SaaS computing are all the rage these days, with a steady stream of articles, forums and vendors discussing the pros and cons of this thriving software application delivery model. The basics are pretty well understood, but there are many questions around true business opportunities and - Read More
 
June 8th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
This past Saturday, my wife discovered that our town was having a recycling event, where the items accepted, at no cost, included all manner of electronic equipment, bikes, cell phones, scrap metal, and books, and eyeglasses.She saw this as a fantastic opportunity to rid ourselves of a 20 year - Read More
 
June 8th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
A major challenge for small businesses continues to be lack of access to capital.  While there are signs of improvement, especially as compared to 2008 and 2009, access to capital continues to be a hindrance to growth and innovation.   While TARP bailed out a number of larger - Read More
 
June 7th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
A serious discussion about the value and sequencing of a college education is long overdue.As the class of 2010 graduates into the deepest economic downturn since the Great Depression, the prospects for employment are bleaker than in anytime I can remember. For high school graduates under 25 and - Read More
 

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