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July 13th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Got a good business book you've loved or are really into this week?  Let us know about it.We're starting up a new book club, the CompTIA BookBuzz,  devoted to members and industry event participants.  We'll pick books to help you become a better leader, manage your people more - Read More
 
July 13th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Note: This is the seventh of eight blog entries in which I examine managed services best practices identified in the CompTIA MSP Partners 2010 market research.Henry Ford once quipped “Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black”. In a world of - Read More
 
July 12th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
I’ve always been a bit of a leadership / management book junkie. I’ve probably ready Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People five or six times and every time I do I come away with a new nugget or perspective I didn’t know was there. Another book I’ve - Read More
 
July 8th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
A large part of the industry's growth hinges on solution providers being able to migrate their business models to newer models.  Specifically, they must be able to identify and solve end users' business problems, understand vertical and unique market segments, and incorporate newer - Read More
 
July 8th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
It seems like every time you turn around, a new device or technology is capturing the attention of the business world (as well consumers). Unfortunately, each seems to bring with it a new IT security threat requiring additional diligence on the part of users, and expertise from channel partners. - Read More
 
July 7th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
What if a construction company decided to repeatedly add new floors to a building without reviewing the strength of the current structure? The potential for a major catastrophe (collapse) will escalate exponentially with each new block or board added to the infrastructure. That’s why they - Read More
 
July 6th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Last year, we found that three in four IT firms believed their healthcare clients were eager to incorporate new technologies into their practices.  Our study also found that among healthcare providers, 59 percent were excited about the prospect of telemedicine and 79 percent were interested in - Read More
 
July 6th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
With SaaS and cloud computing capturing the attention of the IT industry and the community at large, significant issues are moving to the forefront. Security, downtime, connection speeds, and legal compliance concerns all need to be addressed while adoption continues to climb. In order for the IT - Read More
 
July 5th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Five more weeks until we meet at Breakaway in San Antonio.  For me, that means I got 5 weeks to figure out who I want to see, which sessions will mean the most to my business and which vendors might have the best opportunities for helping me make new profits.  It also means I've got 5 - Read More
 
July 5th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
In business, you must have your elevator pitch down.  Most of the time you get a max of 30 seconds to catch someone's attention.Got your pitch down?  Now can you take it to a video level? Let's put it to the test.  Attendees and sponsors at Breakaway, grab a video camera and - Read More
 

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