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September 15th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Dell has taken the temperature of the healthcare market and has written a prescription for its five-inch Streak tablet as an electronic medical records solution. It’s part of Dell’s big push into healthcare with hardware, software and professional services solutions to digitize and - Read More
September 13th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
There is nothing like watching a courtroom drama on TV when the prosecutor has the suspect on the ropes and is slowly wringing him in with the final line of questioning. Whether you’re a fan of Law & Order (insert your favorite version here), JAG or any other show with a legal theme - Read More
September 10th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Staff training is a key component to any successful business. But when budgets are tight, margins are razor thin, and sales are flat; where does the small business owner turn? Even in these challenging economic times, business owners need to make sure their team has access to relevant instructional - Read More
September 10th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
I’ve spent the week monitoring the Channel-Lands from afar in the Far East this past week. Honestly, I’ve been a bit disconnected between trying to keep up with a regular workload and taking in the sights and sounds of Shanghai and the surrounding countryside. Nevertheless, all of the - Read More
September 9th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
A look at the week of September 7, 2010, in public advocacy for the IT channelThis week, a failure in Virginia computer networks points to huge system-wide vulnerabilities in every major company and government in the country.  The U.S. has fallen short in awarding contracts to small businesses - Read More
September 8th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Dim news of the U.S. unemployment situation seems inescapable. The official unemployment rate stands at 9.5 percent. Despite trillions (with a big T) of dollars spent on stimulus programs, the sluggishly recovering recession isn’t doing much to spur jobs creation.Comparatively speaking, the - Read More
September 7th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Hewlett-Packard showed no signs of disorientation or cowardice once it engaged with Dell in the battle over 3Par, a cloud storage specialist. After 10 days of bidding and counteroffers, HP emerged with the prize, and Dell was left to contemplate its next move in building out enterprise and business - Read More
September 7th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
A look at the week of August 30, 2010, in public advocacy for the IT channel The last week of August, a top Pentagon official confirmed a significant cybersecurity breach in which a flash drive was used to infect U.S. military computers.  A recent report touted the $100-billion Recovery Act as - Read More
September 3rd, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Oracle’s outspoken CEO Larry Ellison publicly derides the term “cloud computing” regularly, most notably last January, when at an event detailing the closing of the Sun Microsystems’ acquisition he facetiously bellowed, “What does cloud computing mean? It's just - Read More
September 3rd, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
The last week of summer is supposed to be lazy and quiet, and this past week in the Channel-Lands didn’t disappoint. Well, it was quiet with one exception in the ongoing HP-Dell rivalry. In fact, the quiet could actually signify something deeper brewing beneath the surface.PC Sales Rate Slow - Read More