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  • 5 Benefits of Being a CompTIA Community Member

    April 22, 2021 by Jessica Piñeiro
    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

    April 21, 2021 by Scott Campbell
    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

    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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  • How CompTIA Membership Can Help Launch a Career in Tech

    April 13, 2021 by Susanne Tedrick
    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

    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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  • The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same: 2021 Help Desk Trends

    April 8, 2021 by Ashley Watters
    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

    April 6, 2021 by Scott Campbell
    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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  • 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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  • Happy Birthday to the CompTIA ISAO: Celebrating a Year of New Partnerships and Cyber Successes

    March 26, 2021 by MJ Shoer
    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

    March 25, 2021 by CJ Arlotta
    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

    March 23, 2021 by Ashley Watters
    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

    March 17, 2021 by Louisa Fitzgerald
    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

    March 17, 2021 by Scott Campbell
    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

    March 16, 2021 by Louisa Fitzgerald
    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

    March 16, 2021 by Scott Campbell
    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

    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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  • IT Supply Chain Threats: Who is Responsible for Securing Our Technology?

    March 9, 2021 by Ashley Watters
    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

    March 8, 2021 by Louisa Fitzgerald
    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

    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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  • Tech Together: How AI, Blockchain, Drones and IoT Can Safeguard the Supply Chain

    February 25, 2021 by Scott Campbell
    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

    February 23, 2021 by CompTIA
    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

    February 19, 2021 by Kelly Stone
    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

    February 18, 2021 by MJ Shoer
    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

    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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