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July 15th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Healthcare IT (HIT) is a huge opportunity for solutions providers, but it's important to understand the complexities and nuances when it comes to coming an HIT provider.  Patrick Wilson, President of Vital Signs Technology, will walk you through an overview of CompTIA's Healthcare IT Guide for - Read More
 
July 15th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
We all (or at least most of us) want to be the best at what we do. This holds true even for those who perform IT services and manage IT services organizations.  I remember the sense of pride we had in my service department, which went far beyond a paycheck. Overtime was the norm for our group - Read More
 
July 14th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Is your technology business the best kept secret in town?  You have great staff, faithful customers, operations second to none, but what’s keeping it from growing?  Quite simply — leads. You know many businesses are an ideal fit to utilize your products and services, but how - Read More
 
July 14th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Wow! Our hotel block at the JW Marriott for Breakaway 2010 already is sold out at the $129 rate. However, the hotel agreed to give us an additional 250 rooms each night of the conference at a slightly higher rate of $159 per night. It’s still a fantastic deal as the going Internet rate is $ - Read More
 
July 13th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
According to managed print services (MPS) research company Photizo Group, the total MPS market in North America and Western Europe will be $26.7 billion by 2012, and it will account for 35% of the total imaging market, rising significantly from the 14% it held in 2007.Ed Crowley, CEO of the - Read More
 
July 13th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Got a good business book you've loved or are really into this week?  Let us know about it.We're starting up a new book club, the CompTIA BookBuzz,  devoted to members and industry event participants.  We'll pick books to help you become a better leader, manage your people more - Read More
 
July 13th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Note: This is the seventh of eight blog entries in which I examine managed services best practices identified in the CompTIA MSP Partners 2010 market research.Henry Ford once quipped “Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black”. In a world of - Read More
 
July 12th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
I’ve always been a bit of a leadership / management book junkie. I’ve probably ready Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People five or six times and every time I do I come away with a new nugget or perspective I didn’t know was there. Another book I’ve - Read More
 
July 8th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
A large part of the industry's growth hinges on solution providers being able to migrate their business models to newer models.  Specifically, they must be able to identify and solve end users' business problems, understand vertical and unique market segments, and incorporate newer - Read More
 
July 8th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
It seems like every time you turn around, a new device or technology is capturing the attention of the business world (as well consumers). Unfortunately, each seems to bring with it a new IT security threat requiring additional diligence on the part of users, and expertise from channel partners. - Read More
 

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