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March 29th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Many technology businesses grow without ever putting a business plan together.  Even though they know the value of building a business plan they never seem to have the time to put one together. So why go through the trouble of building a business plan? To answer that question, let’s - Read More
March 25th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
The raging debate on healthcare in the United States set the stage for another momentous event this week; a conference call with members of the CompTIA Healthcare IT Community. No matter which side of the discussion you subscribe to, I think it’s safe to say a momentous change in our - Read More
March 23rd, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
MSP Partners has just published its 2010 IPED managed services research and education courses and the emerging industry trends are truly compelling! The findings I will be discussing in this article are based on research conducted in December 2009 and January 2010. This extensive survey included - Read More
March 23rd, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
I’ve been involved in many discussions on IT security applications over the years, but today’s conference call with the IT Security Special Interest Group truly hit home on the business issues many channel providers face.  Many VARs and MSPs offer security applications to their - Read More
March 17th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
CompTIA’s president and CEO, Todd Thibodeaux, shares the vision behind the recent reorganization of CompTIA’s public policy department. Listen here: CompTIA_Public_Policy[podcast][/podcast] - Read More
March 17th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
I was at the RSA Conference in San Francisco last week and was amazed to see the seemingly infinite number of vendors in the security space. Of course, all the usual companies were there, like McAfee, Symantec, Microsoft, CA, Cisco, Trend Micro, Kaspersky, Sophos and ESET, with  nonstop - Read More
March 15th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
I’ve been working with IT services and support executives as part of CompTIA for the past eight years.  In that time I have learned that what most of you want usually comes down to some very basic items. Indeed, some of the best things in life are actually quite simple. Industry - Read More
March 10th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
In the IT channel today IT services opportunities continue to grow and technology providers continue to transform their operations to be service driven. Many technology providers attribute 30- 50% of their revenue to services. On average, IT Services and Support Executive Forum members state that - Read More
March 8th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
This is the second part of my commentary, “Why Managed Services.”  In the last article, I examined the reasons that managed services are good for the SMB end customer.  In this piece I will discuss why managed services mean better business for the solution provider.Every once - Read More
March 5th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Just about every water cooler discussion I’ve ever been a part of on the future of technology inevitably leads to mention of flying cars and/or robots. People can’t seem to resist criticizing the state of technology for not providing certain innovations that were “promised” - Read More