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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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  • 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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