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May 12th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
I’ve had the opportunity to work with many innovative business owners over the years and, while their technological and service knowledge is vast, most are quick to acknowledge their understanding of business law is limited. Recognizing this problem is the first step, with a call to a - Read More
 
May 11th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
I wrote a draft post last week that will never see the light of day.  In it, I sought to pay tribute to someone I respect very much for their intellect and world experience.  When I started my CIO gig, they imparted the following maxims:Think DefensivelyThink DeceitfullyProceed with - Read More
 
May 7th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
So spoke Strother Martin in his role as the sadistic captain in the movie Cool Hand Luke, having just delivered a wicked beating to Paul Newman. Not that I have any greater interest in beatings than anyone else (not sure you get health insurance coverage for sadism around here), but today I am - Read More
 
May 6th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
I have a Google News Alert set up every day for the term ‘CIO.’  Besides the inclusion of AFL-CIO news (a topic on which I am now unintentionally well informed), there is a rotating series of articles around the role of the CIO that make the rounds.  From the last week, here - Read More
 
May 6th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Saying that one’s head is in the clouds suggests that he or she is isolated and detached from the realities on the ground below them.  I suppose it could be interpreted as taking a high altitude view of something, but that wasn’t the impression I got when my teachers (and later, - Read More
 
May 6th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Note: This is the third of eight blog entries in which I examine managed services best practices identified in CompTIA MSP Partners’ 2010 market research.In a classic Simpsons’ episode Homer exclaims “Oh! I haven't changed since high school and suddenly I am uncool.” Ah yes - Read More
 
May 6th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
There is more to following best practices than just using common sense.If you ran a restaurant, you’d certainly follow best practices pertaining to the cleanliness of your food prep areas - as the last thing you want is for the Health Department to close you down!If you ran a brokerage house - Read More
 
May 6th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
I was recently asked to contribute to an Information Week piece on the state of the US IT industry - which got me thinking about the United States’ technological strengths and weaknesses relative to the other players in the global IT landscape.  The US hasn’t been the dominant base - Read More
 
May 4th, 2010 | Susan Bradley | The SBS Diva
I'm trying to analyze the risk of doing nothing on my SBS 2008. SBS 2003 is not vulnerable to this SharePoint issue. SBS 2008 is at risk... but I'm not convinced it's enough for me to do anything other than monitor the situation. High-Tech Bridge SA - Advisories - XSS vulnerability in Microsoft - Read More
 
April 30th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
After 21 years in the IT industry, first as president and CEO of CompTIA and then as president and CEO of the CompTIA Educational Foundation, John Venator retires today. Instrumental in founding the CompTIA Educational Foundation in 1998, Venator led the program to help more than 1,500 military - Read More
 

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