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February 28th, 2011 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Through our Educational Foundation, we enable people to improve their lives through employment in the IT industry.  Our foundation’s services help at-risk individuals and populations under-represented in IT prepare for, secure and be successful in IT careers.We've helped thousands of - Read More
 
February 28th, 2011 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
In Illinois, legislation that would shut down many small internet businesses has been passed by both houses and sits on the governor's desk for signature. Dubbed the Amazon Tax, the new law would require any non-Illinois seller to collect Illinois sales tax if that seller acquires customers through - Read More
 
February 28th, 2011 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Earlier this month, CompTIA President and CEO Todd Thibodeaux observed that there is a significant knowledge gap among legislators, their staff and administration officials about the composition of the IT industry, and how sizeable and important a role the IT solution provider plays in the larger - Read More
 
February 25th, 2011 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
The preliminary news on Microsoft’s next version of Windows could lead to several ripples in the IT channel, far beyond its effects on the company’s escalating battles with rivals Apple and Google. According to long-time Microsoft expert and ZDNet blogger Mary-Jo Foley, the software - Read More
 
February 25th, 2011 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
During the 11th annual Health Information Management Systems Society conference in Orlando, Fla., this past week, I had the chance to discuss CompTIA’s plans to produce a certificate in Health IT later this year with a number of potential customers. I am more enthused than ever that CompTIA - Read More
 
February 23rd, 2011 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
A look at the week of February 21 in public advocacy for the IT channel The Senate-approved version of the 1099 tax provision repeal bill clashes with a version of the repeal approved by House Ways and Means Committee regarding how the government can pay for the repeal.  This week, the Senate - Read More
 
February 21st, 2011 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
There’s no doubt about it; whether it’s local, state or federal budgets, discretionary dollars are going to be in scarcer supply. Deep cuts are coming at all levels. But not all cuts are the same.A large part of the growth of the IT industry over the last 30 years has been a result of - Read More
 
February 18th, 2011 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
You don’t need to be an industry insider to know there is a tremendous amount of activity/interest in the Healthcare IT market. Companies across the broad spectrum of the IT industry are either actively involved in the HIT space or considering it as a practice option. Obviously, the benefits - Read More
 
February 18th, 2011 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
As national policymakers observed the protests in Egypt unfold, an interesting fact emerged.  Egypt’s President Mubarak ordered the utility companies and Internet Service Providers to restrict Internet traffic, ultimately shutting down access to the Internet.  Consequently, Egyptian - Read More
 
February 18th, 2011 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Unless the 1099 reporting requirement is repealed, beginning in 2012, any business that pays a single vendor $600 or more for goods or services during a year would be required to issue a Form 1099-MISC to that vendor, and this form also must be filed it with the IRS.  We have has worked - Read More
 

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