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Freelance Writer

Emily Matzelle is a freelance writer based in the Chicagoland area. She’s spent 18+ years writing for a variety of industries including technology, health care, B2B and B2C. Emily has worked with CompTIA since 2011.

  • Safe Online? Diverse Populations Report Feeling Less Safe

    October 26, 2021 by Emily Matzelle
    Inequalities exist when it comes online security. The Demographics of Cybercrime report illustrates that people do not feel safe online, and for some populations, those feelings are magnified by real-life experiences.
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  • Are You Playing the Marketing Game with a Full Deck?

    September 24, 2021 by Emily Matzelle
    We know marketing is critical to technology SMBs, but understanding where to start can feel overwhelming. Learn the steps you'll need to take to create your strategic marketing plan.
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  • 4 Reasons MSPs Need to Up Their Marketing Game

    August 17, 2021 by Emily Matzelle
    While most MSPs understand the importance of marketing, they often don’t have the time or resources to make it happen. But strategic marketing can improve the customer experience, set you apart from the competition, and ultimately, translate to business growth.
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  • From Spotlight Awards to Member of the Year: Hannah Lloyd’s CompTIA Journey

    August 10, 2021 by Emily Matzelle
    As CompTIA’s 2021 Member of the Year, Hannah Lloyd plans to continue her commitment to further diversify the channel and advance the tech industry. Here, she shares how her CompTIA journey has complemented her career journey.
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  • 10 Things You May Have Missed at ChannelCon Online 2021

    August 5, 2021 by Emily Matzelle
    If you couldn’t attend ChannelCon Online this year, you still have the chance to explore. We’ve captured it all and it’s available on-demand. To get you started, here are 10 things we encourage you to check out in the spirit of exploration and discovery!
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  • How to Hire Legal Counsel for Your MSP

    July 29, 2021 by Emily Matzelle
    As a technology solution provider, choosing a legal representative can be a complex process, but it is one of the most important investments you can make in your business. Here’s how to get started.
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  • It’s Time for a Legal Checkup

    July 6, 2021 by Emily Matzelle
    Taking care of yourself means seeing your doctor regularly. Are you applying that same level of care to your business? If it’s time for a legal checkup, CompTIA’s new toolkit, Legal Resources for Tech SMBs, is the prescription.
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  • 10 Things to Explore at ChannelCon Online 2021

    June 22, 2021 by Emily Matzelle
    Discover the top reasons you won't want to miss ChannelCon 2021. Virtual sessions will explore topics including cybersecurity, workforce development, emerging tech innovation and business building solutions. And for those looking to connect in-person, networking receptions will be held in six U.S. cities.
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  • Make CompTIA Your Partner in Tracking International Trade

    May 14, 2021 by Emily Matzelle
    Technology development requires many inputs. There are a variety of people that should be interested in changes in international trade regulations.
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  • Connect to the Business of Government Technology with CompTIA Membership

    May 7, 2021 by Emily Matzelle
    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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  • The Business of GovTech: Opportunities at the State and Federal Levels

    April 30, 2021 by Emily Matzelle
    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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  • Advance Your Technology Workforce with CompTIA Membership

    April 23, 2021 by Emily Matzelle
    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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  • How CompTIA Membership Can Help Evolve Your Business with Emerging Tech and Solutions Selling

    April 16, 2021 by Emily Matzelle
    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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  • Advance the Cybersecurity of Your Tech Business with CompTIA Membership

    April 9, 2021 by Emily Matzelle
    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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  • Make the Most of Your CompTIA Community Membership

    April 2, 2021 by Emily Matzelle
    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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  • Advance Your Career in Technology with CompTIA Membership

    March 12, 2021 by Emily Matzelle
    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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  • Advance Your Tech Business with CompTIA Membership

    March 5, 2021 by Emily Matzelle
    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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  • Advance the Business of Technology with CompTIA Membership

    February 26, 2021 by Emily Matzelle
    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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  • Connecting You to the Business of Tech: How to Navigate Our New Industry-focused Website

    February 16, 2021 by Emily Matzelle
    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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  • The Art of Non-Verbal Communication in a Video Conferencing World

    April 7, 2020 by Emily Matzelle
    Non-verbal communication—and learning how to send and receive the right messages—is an important part of how we relate to others professionally. Here's how to have a professional presence in our video conferencing world.
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  • Overheard in January: Hiring Great Technologists, What’s Coming in 2020 & Privacy as Part of Data Management

    January 31, 2020 by Emily Matzelle
    Rounding out 2019 and ushering in 2020, CompTIA podcasts featured health in the workplace, hiring great technologists, privacy in relation to data management and what’s coming in the new year.
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  • What Makes a Thriving Tech Town?

    January 14, 2020 by Emily Matzelle
    We know IT pros are willing to relocate for the right job. But salary isn’t the only driving force. So what do the 20 cities on CompTIA's Tech Town Index have in common?
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  • CompTIA App 101: 5 Features You Won't Want to Miss

    September 12, 2019 by Emily Matzelle
    Designed to increase communication and collaboration with other professionals and provide you with a one-stop location for industry news, the CompTIA app can help you engage with the industry and your career. Learn the ins and outs of this unique member benefit!
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  • Invest in Yourself at CompTIA ChannelCon

    June 20, 2019 by Emily Matzelle
    When you participate in ChannelCon, held Aug. 5-7 at the Bellagio Hotel, the whole point is to win big. And, we’re not talking about gambling. We want you to win big at work.
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  • Hackers’ New Target: Small Businesses

    October 23, 2018 by Emily Matzelle
    The popular television series Mr. Robot depicts a group of hackers up for any challenge – the bigger the better – and this is generally how Hollywood casts cyber-criminals. In reality, they’re starting to go after the little guy.
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