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August 10th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
The CEO track at MSP University’s San Antonio meeting kicked off with a discussion on leadership development with Lee Ellis, founder and president of Leadership Freedom. The retired U.S. Air Force Colonel (pilot and a Vietnam P.O.W) shared lessons he learned from years of management and - Read More
 
August 10th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
It’s been a few years since “Managed Services” was introduced to the IT channel in mass, with several experts suggesting that product sales needed to vanish for the new business model to be successful. Despite that claim, many providers discovered that their customers still wanted - Read More
 
August 10th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
How can solution providers position themselves as specific market vertical experts?   One of the many peer-to-peer discussion groups at CompTIA Breakaway investigated this question.“If you position yourself as the subject matter expert, the opportunity for you is going to take off, - Read More
 
August 10th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
The Breakaway Technology Vendor Fair officially opens today at 3:15 p.m.  We’ve been reporting the news to be announced there for the last week, and we’ll keep doing so all this week.  Check out below some of the announcements being made at Breakaway and decide which new tools - Read More
 
August 10th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
As I sat in the Industry Panel discussion – the first big general session at Breakaway 2010 – I heard two discussions: the evolving implementation of technology solutions as hybrid clouds and the need for solution providers to devise and implement better structured businesses.The - Read More
 
August 9th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Service providers don’t need to drop all their on-premise solutions in favor of new cloud-based options, but they do need to position themselves to start investigating cloud computing opportunities, an IT industry research panel said at CompTIA Breakaway today.“2011 is the year to - Read More
 
August 9th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Breakaway brings you the best of tools for VARs and MSPs, but there’s also a whole track of sessions dedicated to the certification audience.  Hear about the new academic version of the CompTIA Authorized Partner Program (CAPP), an introduction to the Getting America Back to Work - Read More
 
August 9th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Breakaway has begun.  The golfers teed off this morning for the Creating Futures Charity Golf Classic.  Catch the photos of the golfers heading to the tees. More than 1,000 IT channel leaders are expected this week at JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa.  It - Read More
 
August 8th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
As the U.S. economy continues to recover, TEKsystems, a leading technology staffing and services company, found that more organizations are feeling increasingly optimistic about their contingent hiring for the next quarter. While 23 percent of companies planned to increase their temporary IT hiring - Read More
 
August 6th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
A look at the week of August 2, 2010, in public advocacy for the IT channel The Energy Department reported that the electrical grid is plagued with holes threatening national security, while studies cited by The Economist find that cyber-crime accounts for a loss of over $1 billion annually.   - Read More
 

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