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  • Benchmarking Your Channel Readiness: An Assessment for Technology Vendors

    February 12, 2021 by Scott Campbell
    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

    February 9, 2021 by Val Haskell
    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

    February 4, 2021 by Louisa Fitzgerald
    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

    January 28, 2021 by Scott Campbell
    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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  • Local Government IT Leaders Share Insights on Remote Working

    January 27, 2021 by Dale Bowen, Senior Manager, and Emily Gaines, Manager, Member Relations
    CompTIA's Public Technology Institute (PTI) recently held a discussion with several member local government technology leaders who shared their insight and lessons learned for other executives to consider when it comes to managing a remote workforce
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  • The Business of Technology Thrives in CompTIA Tech Towns

    January 19, 2021 by Louisa Fitzgerald
    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

    January 12, 2021 by MJ Shoer
    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

    January 7, 2021 by Scott Campbell
    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

    January 6, 2021 by Dr. Alan R. Shark, Executive Director of CompTIA’s Public Technology Institute
    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

    January 5, 2021 by Scott Campbell
    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

    December 22, 2020 by MJ Shoer
    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

    December 18, 2020 by CompTIA
    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

    December 17, 2020 by CompTIA
    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

    December 15, 2020 by CompTIA
    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

    December 11, 2020 by Seth Robinson
    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

    December 10, 2020 by Louisa Fitzgerald
    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

    December 8, 2020 by Scott Campbell
    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

    December 3, 2020 by Scott Campbell
    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

    December 1, 2020 by Stephanie Morgan
    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

    November 26, 2020 by Nancy Hammervik
    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

    November 19, 2020 by Seth Robinson
    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

    November 17, 2020 by Scott Campbell
    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

    November 12, 2020 by Scott Campbell
    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

    November 10, 2020 by CompTIA
    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

    November 5, 2020 by Kristen Short
    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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