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April 2nd, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
You know the saying “it’s all over but the shouting”? That’s probably a good characterization of where we are now with health care reform. It’s been passed. It’s been signed. And as it loosens it’s myopic mental hold on DC politics, the hard realities for - Read More
April 2nd, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
An often quoted Albert Einstein definition for insanity is “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Based on this definition, most of us must be one card short of a full deck.  Our tendency in business is to play it safe and follow the pack; yet, - Read More
March 31st, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
In many ways I’m a very logical and practical guy. I try to plan my day in a logical and practical order.  It doesn’t always work out that way of course, but that’s OK - life is chaotic. I still try. I like to do things that make sense and that, for the most part, have some - Read More
March 30th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
I have to admit I’m one of the few people who have been a devotee of the tablet PC interface since almost the beginning. I had one of the first Compaq units that was powered by the software-based Transmeta CPU. It was small and light, had a bunch of accessories, was really slow to boot and - Read More
March 29th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Many technology businesses grow without ever putting a business plan together.  Even though they know the value of building a business plan they never seem to have the time to put one together. So why go through the trouble of building a business plan? To answer that question, let’s - Read More
March 25th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
The raging debate on healthcare in the United States set the stage for another momentous event this week; a conference call with members of the CompTIA Healthcare IT Community. No matter which side of the discussion you subscribe to, I think it’s safe to say a momentous change in our - Read More
March 23rd, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
MSP Partners has just published its 2010 IPED managed services research and education courses and the emerging industry trends are truly compelling! The findings I will be discussing in this article are based on research conducted in December 2009 and January 2010. This extensive survey included - Read More
March 23rd, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
I’ve been involved in many discussions on IT security applications over the years, but today’s conference call with the IT Security Special Interest Group truly hit home on the business issues many channel providers face.  Many VARs and MSPs offer security applications to their - Read More
March 17th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
CompTIA’s president and CEO, Todd Thibodeaux, shares the vision behind the recent reorganization of CompTIA’s public policy department. Listen here: CompTIA_Public_Policy[podcast][/podcast] - Read More
March 17th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
I was at the RSA Conference in San Francisco last week and was amazed to see the seemingly infinite number of vendors in the security space. Of course, all the usual companies were there, like McAfee, Symantec, Microsoft, CA, Cisco, Trend Micro, Kaspersky, Sophos and ESET, with  nonstop - Read More