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November 29th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
It’s the end of the year, so I’ve been thinking about CompTIA’s IT Security community and plans for 2011. So, what could tubeless toilet paper and things that kill a business possibly have to do with IT Security 2.0? Read on… I recently read that Kimberly-Clark is - Read More
November 28th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
From the first face-to-face meeting of the CompTIA Cloud/SaaS Community, there was ample evidence that we needed to add a sense of clarity to the much used term, ‘cloud’. The questions started out as simple as what exactly ‘cloud’ was and evolved into deeper concerns - Read More
November 26th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
For most of us in the Channel-Lands, it was a short week. The Thanksgiving holiday usually means two-and-a-half days of work, most of which is consumed with preparations for the annual festival of food, family and football. Ah, precisely the reason our forefathers ventured to this great continent. - Read More
November 24th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Some of the latest Microsoft TV commercials reflect scenes familiar to us all: stranded at airports waiting for crowded flights. In one spot, a couple is dismayed by the wait time for their delayed flight. How will they pass the time? “To the Cloud,” the man exclaims! He connects to his - Read More
November 24th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
A look at the week of November 22, 2010, in public advocacy for the IT channelThis week, the SBA is cracking down on contractors pretending to be small firms in order to qualify for government deals.  The federal government adopted a new policy requiring agencies to default to cloud-based IT - Read More
November 22nd, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Despite all the attention placed on the importance of health care records and patient confidentiality, U.S. hospitals say data breaches are a fairly common and expensive experience, according to a new report by the Ponemon Institute. The study, sponsored by ID Experts, released last week finds that - Read More
November 19th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
The good people of the Channel-Lands are growing tired of the calendar packed with vendor and industry channel events. The last thing many VARs want to do is climb on another plane to go to Las Vegas or Orlando for another confab. And that’s partly why Comdex returned this week as a virtual - Read More
November 18th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Just when I thought every conceivable use for an iPhone had been devised, along comes another app to prove me wrong. I recently stumbled upon the ‘Fake Conversation’ app which lets me setup a bogus call along with a phony ringtone, display and voice feedback just to complete the - Read More
November 17th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
A look at the week of November 15, 2010, in public advocacy for the IT channel This week, a leading Senate Democrat vowed to repeal the controversial 1099 reporting requirement.  The Obama Administration is preparing an active and sweeping approach to Internet privacy policy, including - Read More
November 17th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Last night at an event at the Seattle Music Experience, I met a couple of seasoned IT professionals – one a former head of security for a major (albeit defunct) bank. When I say they are “seasoned”, I mean their experience is matched by the number of gray hairs on their head. They - Read More