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February 10th, 2011 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Some in our IT community may wonder what does the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and Workforce Investment Boards (WIB) have to do with our businesses and bottom lines?  Here’s why they matter:There are 400,000 IT jobs that are presently unfilled.  This is due to skilled workers not - Read More
 
February 10th, 2011 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
People often use the words IT and tech interchangeably, but they aren't entirely the same thing. The tech industry does include parts of IT (and maybe makes up most of it), but it also includes industries like bio, green, automotive and other "techs".What separates IT from the others is that IT is - Read More
 
February 10th, 2011 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
When you think about it, confidence is an important thing to us all on a daily basis, although we don’t always recognize it as such. We have confidence that the alarm clock will work, that the car will start or that the public transport system won’t let us down (again!) We have some - Read More
 
February 8th, 2011 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
To build upon our membership outreach initiatives, we’re introducing our Member Advocacy Spotlight, posting a unique outlook on how policy-related issues affect industry.  We’ll highlight a specific member and what they believe a certain law or policy might mean for their business. - Read More
 
February 8th, 2011 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
I have been a member of CompTIA in one form or another for the last 18 years and, I must admit, for the first year or two I was one of those guys who “just did not see the value” of the membership. My reseller business joined CompTIA in 1993 at the suggestion of our VP of Services. He - Read More
 
February 8th, 2011 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
In my recent visits to Washington, D.C., I've noticed a not-so-subtle lack of appreciation for the role IT solution providers play in the IT industry and the U.S. economy in general. Manufacturing jobs are all the rage now. If a company isn't making a tangible product, producing patents or IP, they - Read More
 
February 8th, 2011 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
At our Annual Member Meeting (AMM) this April in Chicago, we want you, our members, to walk away with solid advice on how to grow your business and find new market opportunities.  Through our community meetings and market research presentations, we know you’ll find some answers.  - Read More
 
February 4th, 2011 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
The channel is evolving to meet economic challenges and rapid changes in technology, but are women being squeezed out of the industry? According to the latest research, that would seem to be the case.  CompTIA is taking some steps to reverse the trend and appointed two influential - Read More
 
February 4th, 2011 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology will hold hearings next week on the spending practices under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for Broadband deployment. Witnesses have not been announced, but we expect representatives from the National Telecommunications and Information - Read More
 
February 4th, 2011 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Cybersecurity continues to be an important issue on Capitol Hill.  Last week, Senate Majority Leader Reid introduced the Cyber Security and American Cyber Competitiveness Act of 2011.  Among the goals of the bill are to “safeguard critical infrastructure, including the electric grid - Read More
 

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