Matthew Stern Posts

Freelance Writer

Over the last decade, Matthew Stern has written extensively about CompTIA and the IT/cybersecurity world. He has also covered the retail sector, with his work being discussed throughout the business blogosphere and sometimes appearing on And he has written many whitepapers and other types of content for tech clients.

  • How Tech Trends in "Stranger Things" Hold Up Today (and Tomorrow)

    July 2, 2019 by Matthew Stern
    Stranger Things Season 3 is here! As you’re getting ready to binge watch, take a look at some of the technology that’s appeared in the last few episodes, and see what the show’s vision of early-’80s tech tells us about where we are now—and where we might be soon.
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  • Why IT Needs to Keep an Eye on IoT

    April 25, 2019 by Matthew Stern
    Smart devices for all applications are appearing more frequently in office environments. For businesses, this raises many new cybersecurity concerns. So how close are enterprises and SMBs to safely leveraging IoT? CompTIA’s 2019 Trends in Internet of Things gives guidance on where we are and need to be.
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  • Learn How Women in Tech is Taking Off in Latin America

    March 20, 2019 by Matthew Stern
    CompTIA subject matter expert Katherine Chaves knows first-hand the challenges women face in Costa Rica’s fledgling tech economy and how to overcome them. Founding the non-profit Rocket Girls, she’s been sharing wisdom, inspiration and training with young women in Costa Rica to help them – and the entire nation – rocket to success.
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  • It’s a Tight Tech Labor Market. Here’s How to Hire.

    February 27, 2019 by Matthew Stern
    A tight labor market and other factors have drastically changed the tech hiring landscape, as CompTIA’s 2019 Outlook Report confirms. We spoke with two tech experts on the new successful strategies they’re putting into practice to get – and keep – the talent they need.
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  • Through A Mirror, Darkly: Tech News That Black Mirror Anticipated

    January 24, 2019 by Matthew Stern
    Netflix’s speculative fiction fan favorite Black Mirror is more than just engaging television – it tells us stories about ourselves and our interaction with technology in our rapidly-changing, tech-enhanced world. Take a look at recent tech stories that felt ripped from the show.
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  • Why Nashville and Atlanta Are Tech Hot Spots

    November 29, 2018 by Matthew Stern
    CompTIA’s 2018 Cyberstates report on the tech job market shows that the U.S. tech workforce thrives well beyond those cities best known for tech. We spoke with two IT professionals who gave us the inside scoop on the lively, unique tech scenes of two Southern U.S. cities.
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  • How Millennials Are Reshaping the Workforce

    November 14, 2018 by Matthew Stern
    The millennial generation is one like no generation before it – right? Well, yes and no. Read on to understand how they’re different, how they’re similar and all they offer if you manage them right.
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  • What is Blockchain’s Best Use?

    November 13, 2018 by Matthew Stern
    There’s a lot we need to know and understand about blockchain to see where and how this powerful enabling technology can be practically, effectively and profitably applied.
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  • How Cloud Computing is Revolutionizing the Way We Manage Software

    November 7, 2018 by Matthew Stern
    Enterprises, employees and even solution providers are winning with cloud-deployed software solutions as the cloud-based model for IT matures. Understanding how can help you find your place in the cloud IT ecosystem.
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  • Who Owns Digital Security in Your Company?

    October 31, 2018 by Matthew Stern
    Who is responsible for digital security in today’s cloud-enabled workplace? Once upon a time, IT was the clear answer. Now the answer is a little more complicated – the role of IT in digital security is a matter of both leadership and partnership.
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  • Winter Is Coming If You’re Not Ready For A Data Breach

    October 18, 2018 by Matthew Stern
    In Game of Thrones, Eddard “Ned” Stark warns that the winter is coming; demanding constant vigilance. Businesses may think they’re doing just that regarding their cybersecurity, but a recent CompTIA study shows they might not be as safe as they believe they are.
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