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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
June 1st, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Strata is now available within Creating Futures.  To help disadvantaged and disabled individuals open up a career in IT, GTS Learning Inc. donated 1,000 CompTIA Strata eBooks to the CompTIA Educational Foundation’s Creating Futures program. Creating Futures will provide Strata - Read More
May 28th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Remember Green IT? Though the recent economic plunge has certainly had an impact on the growth of eco-friendly technology, the more recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and rising energy prices (again) have once again proven that the environment and our limited resources are never too far away - Read More
May 27th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Our new member forums, such as the IT Security Community, are generating some great discussions. In the most recent web meeting/conference call, the group of industry thought leaders (IT vendors, solution providers and tech security experts), moved the needle on some major topics. By - Read More