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May 27th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Our new member forums, such as the IT Security Community, are generating some great discussions. In the most recent web meeting/conference call, the group of industry thought leaders (IT vendors, solution providers and tech security experts), moved the needle on some major topics. By - Read More
May 25th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Several days ago, an acquaintance of mine had to go to the ER.  To rule out the possibility of a larger problem, the doctor suggested they get a CAT scan.  Right away, even before the procedure, registration had come back with the bill, which was a large mortgage payment for 95% of the - Read More
May 21st, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
“Green shoots” may be sprouting in the economy as evidenced by an uptick in GDP, but unemployment looks to be stuck at near 10% for some time to come.  Economists cite many reasons for this “lagging indicator”, but too many CompTIA member companies know all too well why - Read More
May 20th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
It’s much more than a new name for an old technologyI chuckle every time I listen to a debate centered on cloud computing and SaaS being just new terms for an older application delivery system. People will go on for hours discussing the topic, and dismiss the real issue: The revolution is - Read More
May 19th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
In recent years, I’ve noticed a trend – academic institutions increasingly adopting and adapting the best that the training industry has to offer. And that’s indeed a big change. No one would argue that educators retain the imperative to truly educate: to open students’ - Read More
May 19th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Note: This is the fourth of eight blog entries in which I examine managed services best practices identified in the CompTIA MSP Partners 2010 market research.In business school, we were informed of the challenges facing companies that are driven by great engineering. These organizations often had a - Read More
May 18th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
I come from a family of entrepreneurs and have been personally involved in a number of entrepreneurial ventures over the years. The things I have come to know about entrepreneurs is that we wear many hats, we rarely have adequate expertise in all of these areas of responsibility, and we are always - Read More
May 18th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
We received a lot of interest yesterday in the ‘Cloud Calculus’ post, and I’d like to follow up with a couple more thoughts.Our IT Infrastructure Director made a good point after reading the post that there is an inflection point where SaaS starts to makes sense, at least for us - Read More
May 17th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Information Week published a thorough article on how to evaluate SaaS, written from the perspective of the CIO's decision to present it as an option to her CEO or Board of Directors. The core bullets:1. Manage Expectations2. Partner Internally3. Vet Your Vendors Well4. Be Careful About Cost5. - Read More
May 14th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Greetings!  As the new vice president of Public Advocacy for CompTIA, I am really excited to be leading the reorganization of CompTIA’s public policy and advocacy efforts to better serve our more than 1,500 members and thousands of tech entrepreneurs who are creating jobs and powering - Read More