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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
January 15th, 2016 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Channel firms face some rather unique challenges compared to small businesses in other fields. Their owners typically have a very high degree of technical skills, but tend to struggle with basic entrepreneurial tasks such as sales and marketing. Many channel professionals willingly admit that their - Read More