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December 12th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
It’s no secret that everyone wants a piece of the cloud. Ah, but plenty of debate remains over what the cloud means to the channel, and who will eventually dominate this emerging marketplace. And that’s the buzz dominating the Channel-Lands last week.Google, Microsoft Griping for - Read More
December 9th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Here’s an alarming statistic: one in seven small and mid-sized businesses have no IT security protection. According to a new survey by security software vendor AVG Technologies, SMBs are particularly exposed to Internet-born threats that could disrupt growth. And, worse, they don’t have - Read More
December 9th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
This blog post courtesy of Keith Warburton of TCA, the UK Channel Community of CompTIAThe Technology Channels Association (TCA) was the not-for-profit trade body for the U.K. IT marketplace. We were in business for nearly 18 years and in that time we consistently provided a wide range of services - Read More
December 8th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Minnesota Congressman John Kline was chosen on December 8th by the House Republican Conference to serve as the Chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee.  What does this mean for workforce development and education? Kline has indicated that under his leadership the Committee - Read More
December 8th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
I recently sat down with CompTIA president and CEO Todd Thibodeaux to chat about hot tech gifts this holiday season. We’re both longtime gadget guys and tech tinkerers so it’s always fun to compare notes on product trends. Since many of the tech products that find their way under the - Read More
December 7th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
For those of you who haven’t watched the NFL this year, here is a season recap of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals. The Steelers began the year without their starting quarterback for four games and several other impactful injuries on the offense, namely on their lineman and - Read More
December 7th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
On Tuesday, December 7, the Administration released its “Fact Sheet on the Framework Agreement on Middle Class Tax Cuts and Unemployment Insurance.”  Conspicuously absent was a provision to repeal the new and onerous Form 1099 reporting requirement – which will not go - Read More
December 6th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Spiffs, rebates, special discounts and limited promotions are tools all vendors use to tickle their customers into loosening their purse strings. Vendors surrender a little margin in favor of capturing a customer to upsell and expand the sales relationship later. But are these special incentives - Read More
December 3rd, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
The world is moving up into the clouds, of that there is no doubt. Just how the channel will make this migration and what form will businesses take once they arrive remain in question. This week, the Channel-Lands received a reaffirmation commitment in the cloud to partners from one of the largest - Read More
December 1st, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Literally moments after releasing more than a quarter-million sensitive U.S. diplomatic documents, WikiLeaks issued a distress call via Twitter that sounded like something out of Star Trek. It essentially read: “We’re under attack.”The assault aiming to block access to the - Read More