• 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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  • 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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  • 5 Steps to Build a Learning Culture for an Agile Tech Workforce

    The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about seismic shifts in the global economy leaving many tech leaders struggling to transform their organizations. This lesson in the value of agility drives home the need for a workforce that continues to upskill, evolve, and drive innovation.
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  • This Year Especially, Thankful for Silver Linings

    From the pandemic and unprecedented business disruption to a stressful election, 2020 has been… a memorable year to forget. Here are 10 things the CompTIA membership team is thankful for, silver linings that have helped us get through the past 11 months.
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  • 4 Ways Tech Firms Can Use CompTIA’s IT Industry Outlook 2021

    CompTIA’s IT Industry Outlook 2021, with the theme “Rebuilding for the Future,” provides 10 trends in technology for the year ahead. For those in the business of technology, here are four ways to leverage the insights from CompTIA's latest research.
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  • Fact vs. Fiction: AI Council Members Discuss ‘The Social Dilemma,’ Ethics and What’s Next

    Artificial intelligence sometimes gets a bad rap in popular culture references like "The Social Dilemma." While some issues can be addressed, the reality is AI isn’t dangerous, it isn’t out to get you, and it’s not trying to brainwash you, according to members of CompTIA’s AI Advisory Council.
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  • To MSP or Not to MSP? Hacks, Ransomware Make the Acronym a Challenge for Tech Companies

    As MSPs increasingly become the focus of hackers and ransomware attacks, some are finding that even being associated as an MSP doesn’t carry the same cachet it once did. So they're forging new identities.
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  • 2020 Tech Towns Resilient Amid Uncertainty as Remote Work Grows

    If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s to expect the unexpected—except, perhaps, when it comes to CompTIA's Tech Town Index. The 3rd annual report ranks the top 20 places in the US for IT pros to live and work, providing guidance on where opportunity intersects with affordability for both tech workers and tech companies. The 2020 report also covers remote work and how this trend is impacting the landscape of Tech Towns across the country.
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  • 5 Strategies for Sourcing the Right IT Talent

    Competitive recruiting tactics, scarcity of highly skilled IT talent, and continued remote work conditions have spurred employers to adapt how they recruit and maintain tech workers. Here's how.
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  • Overheard in October: Cybersecurity Critical for Tech Firms

    During Cybersecurity Awareness Month, CompTIA podcasts tackled a range of related topics—from navigating how tech firms are meeting new security challenges to the world of cybercrimes and more. Find out what we overheard in October.
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  • Changing Perceptions: Emerging Technology Is More Affordable, Available to All

    Now’s the time for solution providers—and any tech company—to learn how emerging technologies can be integrated into current offerings and solve customers’ real-world business problems.
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  • Solving for Greater Workplace Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    Companies that succeed in the business of technology are skilled in solving complex infrastructure, software, security and data management challenges. But how do today’s solution providers, vendors and distributors solve the workforce challenge of greater diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)?
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  • Recession-Proof Your Tech Business in 2021: Customer Experience (CX) Holds the Key

    As channel organizations budget for 2021, how will the economic recession influence customer investments in IT services, solutions and products? How can MSPs, solution providers and vendors maintain and grow their customer base? A strong customer experience (CX) holds the key.
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  • Lessons from Lockdown: How to Survive and Thrive in a Pandemic

    COVID-19 prompted IT companies to rethink more broadly how they approach customer acquisition, engagement and support, according to IT leaders in a “Surviving and Thriving” panel at CompTIA's 2020 EMEA Member and Partner Conference.
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  • What Did COVID-19 Teach Us About Cybersecurity? Plenty, Experts Say

    As we wind towards 2021, what lessons have we learned during the pandemic? Are businesses taking cybersecurity seriously enough? And what should we expect going forward? A panel of security experts tackled these questions and more in a virtual session during CompTIA’s 2020 EMEA Member and Partner Conference.
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  • 5 Ways the Pandemic has Changed the Tech Industry

    How has COVID-19 impacted the tech industry? The necessity of remote work has accelerated the speed at which technology is being implemented—ultimately creating opportunities. Here are five ways tech companies are adapting to doing business during the pandemic and beyond.
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  • How to Transform Business: Advice from Emerging Technology Experts Themselves

    CompTIA's YouTube series "The Doctor Is In" offered viewers insight into business transformation from vendor and MSP/solution provider leaders, executives with expertise in AI, blockchain, cybersecurity, IoT, and more. Here's their advice for how to successfully implement emerging technologies.
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  • 4 Pieces of a Zero Trust Approach to Cybersecurity

    A zero trust approach to cybersecurity is exactly what it sounds like: Instead of trusting any individual user or network activity simply because it originates from a known location, everything must be verified. Learn the four key principles of a zero trust framework.
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  • 13 Things You Don't Want to Miss at the 2020 EMEA Member and Partner Conference

    From sessions about the latest solutions and business trends to interactive networking opportunities—not to mention virtual pub time—CompTIA's 2020 EMEA Member and Partner Conference is a great chance to find new ideas and grow your business.
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  • Cyber Geniuses: How to Mitigate Security Risks in a Fast-Changing World

    How has the pandemics affected the cybersecurity threat landscape? What best practices can be applied going forward? Several cyber geniuses offered their advice at a recent UK Business Technology Community meeting. Here's what they found.
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  • Overheard in September: Automation, MSP Marketing Tips, Workforce and More

    In September 2020, CompTIA podcasts covered marketing tips for MSPs, automation, workforce enablement, DEI, and much more. Find out what we overheard then subscribe and start listening today.
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  • IT Roundtable: Enabling Productive Remote Workforces

    CompTIA’s IT team discusses the challenges that many companies faced when employees began working remote during the pandemic, best practices for IT departments, and recommendations to enable productivity and secure remote work environments.
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  • Tech on the Front Line: The Emerging and Cutting-edge Technologies Combatting COVID-19

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, technology has connected us like never before—solidifying its value during this unprecedented time in history. But beyond doing the important work of moving applications to the cloud and implementing collaboration platforms, the tech industry is playing a critical role in the front line fight against COVID-19.
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  • 4 Shifts Taking Place in the IT Framework

    Over the past 18 months, digital transformation efforts have started to introduce new qualities to each of the four pillars of IT, including infrastructure, development, security and data. Here's a look at the shifts that are taking place now.
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  • The Rise of Working and Living Remotely: How Solution Providers are Enabling Mobility

    When the COVID-19 pandemic forced entire industries into at-home work and students into distance learning, technology became a lifeline, replacing in-person interaction as the primary means of communication. MSPs jumped into action to help keep businesses, students and customers connected and secure.
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  • Small Tech Businesses Can Make Diversity a Competitive Advantage

    Diversity matters, even for small businesses. The Advancing Tech Talent and Diversity Community recently created a Diversity Pledge to help small businesses begin planning for a more diverse and inclusive workplace.
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  • Third-Party Maintenance Business Strategies for MSPs: (Part III: Trusted Parties)

    The key to success with third-party maintenance agreements is finding the right partner. Here's what to look for and how to capitalize on opportunities.
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  • Overheard in August: Culture Shift, Tech Integration, IT Careers & More

    In August 2020, CompTIA podcasts covered a range of topics—from how workplaces can make major cultural change to how the pandemic has changed the trajectory of technology.
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