• Connecting to the Business of Government Technology

    As technology continues to evolve, it’s the people behind the innovations that can make a difference when it comes to government partnerships. CompTIA public sector membership can help you make the connection.
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  • Top 10 Challenges Facing Technology in 2021

    Learn more about the top 10 IT challenges facing information technology professionals in 2021 and become an expert in how to deal with them.
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  • 3 Ways to Increase Customer Referrals and Boost Your Business

    Customer referrals can give your business a big boost—with less time and effort needed compared to other lead sources. Zomentum’s Shannon Mayer shares three tips on how to get your clients to help accelerate your success.
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  • The Business of GovTech: Opportunities at the State and Federal Levels

    It’s an exciting time to be in government technology. Opportunities that you may not have considered before, may suddenly be very attractive. Learn how your CompTIA Public Sector membership can help you grow.
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  • The Cybersecurity Conversation is Changing

    Cyber incidents are like home break-ins: We need to know how someone gained entrance, where they went, what they took, how they left, and could they come back. That understanding will help reframe discussions to focus on a proper response.
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  • The Future of Work, Office and Technology in Local Government

    People who work in government, especially those in IT, miss the human socialization that the workforce always provided.
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  • Advance Your Technology Workforce with CompTIA Membership

    CompTIA is focused on advancing the technology workforce through diversity and inclusion efforts and strengthening the talent pipeline—and your membership gives you access to programming, resources, tools and more as well as the opportunity to influence these critical areas.
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  • 5 Benefits of Being a CompTIA Volunteer

    CompTIA is dedicated to advancing the tech industry—from supporting solution providers to providing thought leadership to training the IT workforce. But none of this work would be possible without the contributions of our volunteers, such as our community and council members.
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  • FCC’s Anti-Robocall Deadline is Approaching: What it Means for Carriers, Service Providers and Consumers

    The STIR/SHAKEN framework will change how businesses are able to contact consumers in the U.S., especially those that rely on automated calls to share critical information, according to several telecommunications leaders. Service providers should have a plan in place before June 30.
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  • How CompTIA Membership Can Help Evolve Your Business with Emerging Tech and Solutions Selling

    By leveraging emerging and innovative technologies, MSPs are making the switch to selling solutions. CompTIA’s communities, technology interest groups and advisory councils are where business leaders are sharing how they are successfully transitioning to offering strategic solutions to customers—and how you can too.
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  • How CompTIA Membership Can Help Launch a Career in Tech

    CompTIA membership can provide the networking, professional exposure and industry opportunities necessary to successfully pivot to a career in the technology field. CompTIA member Susanne Tedrick shares her story.
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  • Advance the Cybersecurity of Your Tech Business with CompTIA Membership

    When it comes to cybersecurity, CompTIA membership, as well as CompTIA ISAO membership, provides you with everything from industry leading-research and best practices; a variety of ways to get involved with groups dedicated to security topics; events and education; and access to timely and actionable cyber threat intelligence.
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  • The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same: 2021 Help Desk Trends

    As the pressure to innovate takes focus away from certain core technical support functions, CompTIA’s newest research suggests that the need for help desk support is more important than ever.
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  • How to Automate, Optimize Common MSP Tools and Make Your Business Better

    Two members of CompTIA's Managed Services Community completed a series of videos to help MSPs get more from their RMM, PSA and other tools, including next-level automation, accounting, sales opportunities, and more. Check them out and don't forget to subscribe to the CompTIA Connect YouTube channel.
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  • Making the Most of Your CompTIA Community Membership

    As the heart of CompTIA membership, community members serve as an army of influencers, ambassadors and thought leaders helping to advance the tech industry as well as their own businesses and careers. One of the best ways to forge professional connections and make an impact on the technology industry is by joining a CompTIA Community.
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  • Happy Birthday to the CompTIA ISAO: Celebrating a Year of New Partnerships and Cyber Successes

    Absolute security is an illusion. Recent high-profile events have made this clearer than ever, says MJ Shoer, executive director of the CompTIA ISAO. On the organization’s first birthday, Shoer looks back and also shares what members can expect going forward to help raise the cybersecurity resilience of the tech industry.
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  • Are You Ready for Channel Success? CompTIA’s New Assessment Tool Has the Answer

    CompTIA recently published a Channel Readiness Assessment tool that gives tech vendors an opportunity to find their strengths and weaknesses, as well as prescriptive advice on how to improve. Two of the creators discussed why it’s important to know where you stand compared to other vendors.
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  • Understanding Blockchain, Its Benefits, Challenges and Impacts on Business

    Blockchain offers enormous potential in today’s tech landscape, but there’s also uncertainty around the technology and how it can be applied to solve everyday business problems. A panel of experts offered explanations and answers during CompTIA’s Councils & Communities Forum Online.
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  • 6 Steps to Cultivate Your Organization’s Existing Talent

    If you cultivate the employees you already have, you won't always need to compete for talent from outside of your organization. Here's how to recognize and nurture your organization's high-potential employees while also focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).
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  • 7 Tips to Successful Solution Selling: Become the Business Advisor Your Customer Needs

    There’s a big difference between selling technology and helping customers solve business problems. As MSPs focus more on “solution selling” they need to evolve their businesses. A panel of MSP experts discussed their experiences and how to set up for long-term success. Here are their tips.
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  • 4 Pillars to Build Your Tech Business in 2021

    Cybersecurity, emerging technology, solution selling, and workforce dynamics are the key trends tech firms should be embracing, according to Nancy Hammervik, executive vice president of industry relations at CompTIA, and CEO of the CompTIA Tech Career Academy, who kicked off the virtual 2021 CompTIA Communities and Councils Forum.
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  • SMBs Aren’t Prepared for a Cyber Event: Here's How to Fix That

    Potential ramifications from the SolarWinds data breach are enough to keep leading cyber executives up at night—especially since many SMBs (and the MSPs serving them) aren't prepared to respond to a major event. Here's how to help.
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  • Advance Your Career in Technology with CompTIA Membership

    Participating in CompTIA is good for the future of the tech industry and the growth of your business, but what about your career? From resources and networking to awards and education—CompTIA membership can help you grow as a professional working in the business of technology.
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  • IT Supply Chain Threats: Who is Responsible for Securing Our Technology?

    State-sponsored cyber-attacks can be seen as an act of war, with far greater implications than an attempt to steal company information. So now, we face the question: Whose responsibility is it to secure our technology?
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  • From Awareness to Accountability: How to Close the Gender Gap in Tech

    As the gender gap remains an issue in technology jobs, it's become critical to increase the accountability of programs aimed at bringing more women and underrepresented populations in the industry. Find resources designed to encourage women in tech.
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  • Advance Your Tech Business with CompTIA Membership

    Running a successful tech business isn’t easy. Business owners and executives must build a growth strategy, expand their customer base and nurture their employees. The good news is that CompTIA is in your corner. As a member, we can help your managed service provider, vendor, consultancy or solution provider business grow and succeed. Here's how.
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  • Level-up Your Sales, Marketing or Cybersecurity: Get 1:1 Time with an Industry Genius

    When it comes to analyzing your team’s sales compensation plans, or figuring out where your latest marketing campaign went awry, or what new security tools could help you protect your clients, wouldn’t it be great to ask a genius? CompTIA corporate members will get that chance leading into the Communities & Councils Forum, March 16-17.
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  • Advance the Business of Technology with CompTIA Membership

    Becoming CompTIA member means access to perks, discounts, and a variety of other benefits. But it's so much more than that: CompTIA membership is the first step on your journey to help advance the business of technology and make your mark on the industry. Find out how.
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  • Tech Together: How AI, Blockchain, Drones and IoT Can Safeguard the Supply Chain

    How can AI, blockchain, drones, and IoT help protect our food supply chain? Several of CompTIA’s Industry Advisory Councils helped create a video to show how the technologies could integrate into an end-to-end solution to keep us safe and healthy.
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  • 10 Things You Don’t Want to Miss at CCF 2021

    CompTIA's Communities & Councils Forum is a great chance to network with peers and learn more about the technologies, topics and trends that matter to you most. Here are 10 things you shouldn’t miss from this year’s meetings on March 16-17:
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  • 5 Tips for Stepping up Your Social Media Game

    With the rise of remote working and permanence of online events, your social media presence and how you use social media for business has never been more important. Here are five simple steps you can take today to put social media to work for you.
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  • The Value of Information Sharing and the Risks of Cyber-Shaming

    Successful cyber strategies shouldn't be based on what you can do to prevent an attack, but on what to do when you know you've been attacked and what the extent of that attack was. In other words, assume you will be attacked and that the attack will be successful.
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  • Connecting You to the Business of Tech: How to Navigate Our New Industry-focused Website

    Welcome to connect.CompTIA.org, a new website designed to help you navigate the tech industry and engage with CompTIA members, peers working in the business of technology and industry thought leaders. Here's how to find the resources, events, groups and networking opportunities you're looking for.
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  • Benchmarking Your Channel Readiness: An Assessment for Technology Vendors

    CompTIA’s Channel Development Advisory Council has developed a Channel Readiness Assessment tool to help tech vendors gauge their channel prowess, what their strengths and weaknesses are, as well as provide actionable advice to improve.
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  • How Allyship Can Drive Inclusion in IT

    Allyship is a powerful tool for tech organizations and individuals that are invested in creating diverse, inclusive and equitable workplaces. Learn how one tech pro made a move from an IT support role to a cybersecurity position through hard work and a network of allies who advocated on her behalf.
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  • The Perks of Living in a UK Tech Town—Even if You’re Not an IT Pro

    You don't have to work in IT to benefit from living in a UK Tech Town. Two members of CompTIA’s UK Business Technology Community share how their careers in the tech sector have thrived in top UK Tech Towns Birmingham and Manchester.
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  • Customers Aren't Always Right, Plus More ‘Universal Truths’ for SMBs

    As the son of a small-business owner and a 30-year-veteran in the IT industry, Bob Stegner has learned how to be—and stay—successful. Check out the highlights from the first three episodes of his new YouTube series for CompTIA’s, “Universal Truths from the Son of an SMB.”
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  • The Business of Technology Thrives in CompTIA Tech Towns

    While the CompTIA Tech Town Index can help IT pros identify where their skills are in demand, what does it mean for tech companies and other professionals working in the business of technology? CompTIA members discuss what living in a Tech Town has meant for their careers and businesses.
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  • 9 Lessons We Learned from Cybersecurity Experts in 2020

    Shoering Up Security, CompTIA’s cyber-focused YouTube series, sheds light on the latest cyber threats and trends, including how we could all do more of to protect customers. Read show host MJ Shoer’s highlights and takeaways from each episode.
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  • Cybersecurity Council Leaders Share Goals, Trends to Watch in 2021

    Leaders of CompTIA's new Cybersecurity Advisory Council were asked what their goals were for 2021 and what cyber trends CompTIA members—and all tech companies—should follow in the new year. Here’s what they had to say.
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  • 2021 Tech Trends for Cities and Counties

    Dr. Alan Shark from CompTIA's Public Technology Institute shares his thoughts on the top tech trends for local governments in 2021.
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  • From Building a Channel to YouTube Series: 10 Initiatives We're Excited About in 2021

    It’s time to look forward—to better times, new beginnings, and a brighter future. For CompTIA, 2021 means focusing on initiatives, resources and projects that bring more value to members and the IT industry. Here’s what to expect.
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  • SolarWinds Orion Hack…A Cybersecurity Wake-Up Call

    As the dust settles on the Solar Winds Orion cyberattack, it's clear that the IT industry needs to take the next step and band together, sharing threat intelligence and cyber best practices to avoid similar hacks in the future.
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  • 4 Ways to Make Your Tech Business Stronger in 2021

    In 2020, all businesses were required to respond to new and unprecedented challenges. As we approach the new year, technology companies should focus on cybersecurity; diversity, equity and inclusion; selling solutions; and enabling trusted and safe workplaces, among other things.
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  • Industry Insights: Top 10 Technology Business Resources for 2020

    It was a busy year for CompTIA’s communities, Industry Advisory Councils, and research team. The content produced this year includes an impressive assortment of infographics, guides, reports, and more—all to helping tech companies grow their business advance amid a global pandemic.
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  • From AI to Tech Towns: The Top 10 Technology Business Blogs for 2020

    This year’s list of CompTIA’s top technology business blogs demonstrates how the tech industry responded to the pandemic, how our businesses pivoted in the midst of unprecedented chaos and change, and, ultimately, how we’ve emerged tougher and more resilient.
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  • 4 Business Models to Think About Heading into 2021

    Heading into 2021, there are four different models that are either well established or well positioned for future growth in the tech industry: consulting, value-added reselling, managed services, and solution building.
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  • Leeds Tops the List of the UK's 2020 Tech Towns

    Amid unprecedented circumstances, CompTIA’s 2nd annual UK Tech Town Index looked at the landscape of employment opportunities, livability factors and opportunity costs to rank the top 10 cities for IT pros to live and work in 2020. Factors such as the number of IT job postings, projected job growth and cost of living were evaluated.
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  • Managing, Motivating and Maximizing Your Partner Base: CAM Training Part 2

    What does an ideal channel partner look like? There is no right answer—and that’s OK. Solution providers, MSPs, integrators of all shapes and sizes can add value to a tech vendor's business with the right plan, programs, and personnel.
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  • How to Identify, Develop Your Best Tech Partners: CAM Training Part 1

    Building a broad, deep of talent partners requires a well-thought-out strategy because partners come in all shapes and sizes and treating them all equally is likely to end up frustrating you, your partners, and ultimately your customers.
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