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April 21st, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
A colleague passed on a recent blog post by Eric Dishman at Intel -- "Think Big" as We Engage Patients & Families in a Healthcare System for the 21st Century -- and asked me to write a reaction to it. As background, my youngest child was born in 2006 with a number of acute and chronic - Read More
 
April 20th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
When building a managed IT services business, the technology and service options are almost as numerous as the number of MSPs currently in the market. From multiple RMM (remote monitoring and management) software alternatives to an ample supply of online data storage solutions, the possibilities - Read More
 
April 20th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Note: This is the second of eight blog entries in which I examine the 2010 managed services best practices identified in CompTIA MSP Partners’ market research.Nature confirms what we all intuitively understand - living things need time to mature before they become fruitful. None of us plant a - Read More
 
April 20th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
During CompTIA’s inaugural Annual Member Meeting, April 7-8 in Chicago, leaders in the security world delved into what it really means to provide security services and how to determine which resellers are qualified to provide them. A panel of experts shared proven approaches to vertical and - Read More
 
April 19th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Information Technology (IT) has expanded business capabilities at a rapid pace. When the PC was introduced many years ago now, it came with a promise to increase the productivity of most businesses. The next advancement in technology allowed the networking of PCs, which further enhanced - Read More
 
April 16th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
The CompTIA Security Trustmark is a key differentiator for its holders, giving those CompTIA members an edge over their competition. Should CompTIA create a similar credential for Managed Services? The answer isn't obvious - issues regarding scope, varying business models and consistent metrics are - Read More
 
April 16th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Everyone’s talking about cloud computing, but what does it really mean to your customers and for your business. Jeff Kaplan, Managing Director of THINKstrategies and the founder of the SaaS Showplace, explains the meaning of cloud computing; how this concept has gained such widespread - Read More
 
April 16th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
The Healthcare IT market opportunity is significant and not without its challenges.  It represents one of the fastest growing sectors of the US economy and is expected to be a $50 billion plus market by 2014.What solution provider/VAR would not want to be a part of a potential $50 billion - Read More
 
April 15th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
I went to the Apple Store on iPad Release Day ‘just to look’ and walked right in, thinking that an inevitable sellout would make a purchase decision moot. When I asked if any were left, they had plenty, and I broke down and bought one.  I’m normally not an early adopter, but - Read More
 
April 15th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
The following is a guest post from Certiport's CEO Ray Kelly.Last week we finally heard some good news about U.S. unemployment rates.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that public and private industry created 162,000 jobs in March, offering signs a slow economic recovery may be on the - Read More
 

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