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September 2nd, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Did you know CompTIA members can provide input on the design of our industry research studies? So not only are the reports available to you for free, we invite members to review and comment on all our studies. We want your input on the scope to help ensure you get the answers you need and we’ - Read More
September 2nd, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
In my late teens, I had the opportunity to travel with a friend to visit his family in Greece. The Greeks I met were friendly but curious about my origins and would often ask (translated by my Greek-speaking friend) if I was American. I would smile and respond “no, I’m Canadian.” Most of them would - Read More
September 2nd, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
On Capitol Hill, Congress is loosely debating the merits of nearly three dozen different pieces of cybersecurity legislation. These bills would impose new requirements for disclosing security breaches, guaranteeing the privacy of individual citizens and giving the government new powers in defending - Read More
September 2nd, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
“Eat your vegetables, they’re good for you!” We’re all familiar with this expression, but as any kid struggling through a plate of Brussels sprouts will tell you, what you know ahead of time doesn’t always make the experience any better. Based on my experience, Green - Read More
August 31st, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
The cloud isn’t the most disruptive technology to sweep across the IT marketplace. It’s virtualization, for virtualization is the underlying technology that is enabling new architectures and delivery mechanisms for IT infrastructure, applications and data. Through virtualization, - Read More
August 30th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
You’ve given it your best effort, but had to walk out of the store or had to hang up the phone before you reached the boiling point. We’ve all dealt with it before – whether it’s a rude waiter, a surly technician or an inattentive cashier; poor customer service can - Read More
August 30th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Healthcare technology (HIT) encompasses everything from EMR, EHR, ARRA, NIST, ONC, HIPAA, EDC, and CRM to FCC, IRS, CDC, meaningful use and more.  It goes on and on. When you add in the standard VAR vocabulary —3G, UPS, LAN/WAN, IP, HTTP, HTML, and ISP—it quickly becomes a virtual - Read More
August 27th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
“Wall Street” character Gordon Gecko said in the 1987 film, “Greed is good.” Well, there’s plenty of greed to talk about this week in Channel-Lands. We have bad (and illegal) behavior revealed and a major bidding war to acquire a storage vendor. Not all the news is bad - Read More
August 26th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
The passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provided important incentives to doctors to give up their paper records and transition to electronic health records (EHR).  According to a 2009 CompTIA study, 59 percent of healthcare providers indicated they definitely or probably will - Read More
August 25th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
A lot has been said about Mark Hurd since his fall from grace at Hewlett-Packard, but the one thing that his detractors can’t take away is his aptitude for analyzing data and making rational business decisions. It’s a skill sorely missing in the channel, mostly because of the lack of - Read More