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August 11th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Solution providers can capitalize on the green IT market by making a solid economic case to potential clients, touting an increase in brand value and bundling green options with other offerings.That was some of the sales advice given to CompTIA Breakaway attendees by a panel of experts today. - Read More
 
August 11th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
The conventional view that rewards and punishments are the only ways to motivate workers is an overly simplistic – and sometimes flat-out wrong – approach for managers to adopt, keynote speaker Daniel Pink said to CompTIA Breakaway attendees on Tuesday.Pink, author of The New York Times - Read More
 
August 11th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
What do the Cheshire Cat, Sun Tzu (author of The Art of War) and Humpty Dumpty have in common?  Each one had advice for resellers seeking to stand out in today’s crowded IT field.  Their words of wisdom were delivered by Bill Brandt, managing partner, SWOT Management Group, and Bob - Read More
 
August 11th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
With incentives up to $44,000 for physicians that implement EMR (electronic medical records) in a “meaningful way,” the Federal stimulus program has created quite a buzz in the IT channel since its passage. The ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009), which provides - Read More
 
August 10th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
A look at the week of August 9, 2010, in public advocacy for the IT channel This week, the FCC asked for public comments on its plan assume a larger role in the cybersecurity arena in an effort to protect our nation’s broadband infrastructure. Health-insurers, meanwhile, are diversifying - Read More
 
August 10th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Overheard at the Education to Careers (E2C) Summit today at CompTIA Breakaway in the San Antonio Hill Country…Alan Rowland, CompTIA’s business development manager for education, spied Danny Perry in the audience and asked him to come to the front of the room.  Perry’s - Read More
 
August 10th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
For Ian Pennell, one of the highest compliments a solution provider can receive from a small business client is, “I don’t know how you did it, but everything… just works.”“That’s like the Holy Grail,” he said. “In the end, the small business just - Read More
 
August 10th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
CompTIA will invest nearly $1 million over the next three years in new educational programs for the IT channel, CompTIA President and CEO Todd Thibodeaux said today.“I want to see every CompTIA member as ‘best in class’, ” Thibodeaux said at the CompTIA Breakaway 2010 - Read More
 
August 10th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
The CEO track at MSP University’s San Antonio meeting kicked off with a discussion on leadership development with Lee Ellis, founder and president of Leadership Freedom. The retired U.S. Air Force Colonel (pilot and a Vietnam P.O.W) shared lessons he learned from years of management and - Read More
 
August 10th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
It’s been a few years since “Managed Services” was introduced to the IT channel in mass, with several experts suggesting that product sales needed to vanish for the new business model to be successful. Despite that claim, many providers discovered that their customers still wanted - Read More
 

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