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August 11th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
You voted and the winners of this year’s Best of Breakaway Awards are:Best Product – Software: ConnectWiseBest Product – Hardware: CharTecBest Partner Program: Reflexion Networks Inc.Best Channel Strategy: AutotaskBest New Product: ClearCenterBest of Show: ConnectWiseFrom our - Read More
 
August 11th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Partnering with other services providers can be a very beneficial process for all companies involved, if mutual projects are properly designed and executed. Collaboration requires not only a commitment from both partners, but the processes and support in place to ensure the relationship (and task) - Read More
 
August 11th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Why should IT technicians inside an organization become “User Advocates?”  The answers given by Mike Meyers, president of Total Seminars LLC, were typed in capital letters on one slide: “MONEY, POWER, NERDFAME.”Meyers’ point to the more than 20 IT educators - Read More
 
August 11th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Solution providers can capitalize on the green IT market by making a solid economic case to potential clients, touting an increase in brand value and bundling green options with other offerings.That was some of the sales advice given to CompTIA Breakaway attendees by a panel of experts today. - Read More
 
August 11th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
The conventional view that rewards and punishments are the only ways to motivate workers is an overly simplistic – and sometimes flat-out wrong – approach for managers to adopt, keynote speaker Daniel Pink said to CompTIA Breakaway attendees on Tuesday.Pink, author of The New York Times - Read More
 
August 11th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
What do the Cheshire Cat, Sun Tzu (author of The Art of War) and Humpty Dumpty have in common?  Each one had advice for resellers seeking to stand out in today’s crowded IT field.  Their words of wisdom were delivered by Bill Brandt, managing partner, SWOT Management Group, and Bob - Read More
 
August 11th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
With incentives up to $44,000 for physicians that implement EMR (electronic medical records) in a “meaningful way,” the Federal stimulus program has created quite a buzz in the IT channel since its passage. The ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009), which provides - Read More
 
August 10th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
A look at the week of August 9, 2010, in public advocacy for the IT channel This week, the FCC asked for public comments on its plan assume a larger role in the cybersecurity arena in an effort to protect our nation’s broadband infrastructure. Health-insurers, meanwhile, are diversifying - Read More
 
August 10th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Overheard at the Education to Careers (E2C) Summit today at CompTIA Breakaway in the San Antonio Hill Country…Alan Rowland, CompTIA’s business development manager for education, spied Danny Perry in the audience and asked him to come to the front of the room.  Perry’s - Read More
 
August 10th, 2010 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
For Ian Pennell, one of the highest compliments a solution provider can receive from a small business client is, “I don’t know how you did it, but everything… just works.”“That’s like the Holy Grail,” he said. “In the end, the small business just - Read More
 

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