Comptia Councils Posts


  • 5 Questions with Juan Fernandez, CompTIA’s Council Leadership Award Winner

    May 12, 2022 by Scott Campbell
    The winner of CompTIA's Industry Advisory Council Leadership Award shares how his success has been built upon not being afraid to fail and learning from prior mistakes. Now he's using that experience to help other MSPs.
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  • 10 Things You Missed at Communities & Councils Forum 2022

    March 18, 2022 by CompTIA
    CompTIA Communities and Councils Forum (CCF) 2022 kicked off on Monday, March 14—the first in-person CCF since 2019. From membership announcements, awards, educational panels, and working meetings, here are the top highlights of this year's event.
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  • Welcome to the CompTIA Community, Let's Talk

    March 15, 2022 by Scott Campbell
    CompTIA is building a global community to get closer to members, foster increased collaboration between members, and provide the tools and resources necessary to help make tech businesses more successful.
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  • Three Ways that Global Conflicts Are Impacting Cybersecurity in the Business World

    March 14, 2022 by Kevin McDonald
    The Russia/Ukraine war presents new challenges for tech businesses protecting the cybersecurity interests of their customers. Here are three critical points to consider to strategize next steps.
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  • From Promise to Profit: How MSPs Can Make Money in AI and IoT

    March 3, 2022 by Ashley Watters
    CompTIA’s From Promise to Profit YouTube series explores popular use cases for AI and IoT, with guest experts providing guidance on how to implement the technologies into an MSP business model.
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  • Emerging Tech Predictions for 2022: From Blockchain (Cryptocurrency and NFTs) to IoT (XR and UX)

    January 20, 2022 by Scott Campbell
    Blockchain and IoT will continue to be hot topics for businesses this year. We asked members of CompTIA’s Blockchain Advisory Council and IoT Advisory Council for their thoughts on what to expect in 2022. Here’s what they had to say.
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  • 10 AI Predictions for 2022: From Automation to Robots that Clean

    January 13, 2022 by Scott Campbell
    As artificial intelligence tech becomes more widely adopted by businesses—integrated in everything from chatbots to threat detection (and so much more), it’s hard not to wonder “What’s next?” Members of CompTIA’s AI Advisory Council provided some enlightening and eye-opening answers to that question for 2022.
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  • Technology Industry Predictions for 2022: From Cybersecurity to WFH

    January 6, 2022 by Scott Campbell
    Leaders from CompTIA's communities and Industry Advisory Councils were asked for their tech industry predictions for 2022. Here's a look at their insights about cybersecurity, WFH, government regulations, consolidation, insurance and more.
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  • 12 Cybersecurity Predictions for 2022: From AI Innovations to Vendor Visibility

    January 4, 2022 by Scott Campbell
    Businesses should expect even more ransomware and cybersecurity attacks in 2022, but advances in artificial intelligence innovations, increased regulations, and remote worker security investments will provide a bolstered defense, say CompTIA cybersecurity member leaders.
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  • 10 Important Cybersecurity Statistics from CompTIA for 2021

    December 23, 2021 by Scott Campbell
    Cybersecurity was a big focus for CompTIA in 2021, producing a tremendous volume of content and data detailing how MSPs and other technology companies are responding to the latest cyberattacks, ransomware, hacks, and other cybercriminal behavior. We picked 10 important cybersecurity statistics from the last 12 months, from businesses' current views on the state of their own cyber prowess, to carrying cyber insurance, to worries about being targeted.
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  • The Top 10 CompTIA Membership Research Reports and Resources for 2021

    December 16, 2021 by Scott Campbell
    CompTIA's list of Top 10 Research and Resource articles for 2021 is a mix of toolkits, guides, and playbooks—all created to help tech businesses and IT pros improve their businesses and careers. Each one provides valuable data and insights into the IT industry, with a focus on cybersecurity, emerging technology, workforce trends, and public sector.
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  • The Top 10 CompTIA Membership Blogs of 2021

    December 14, 2021 by Scott Campbell
    The list of CompTIA's Top 10 membership blogs for 2021 includes a diverse mix of content focused on four overarching themes: emerging technologies, cybersecurity, solutions selling and the tech workforce. The articles feature business-building insights, market analysis, and highlights of CompTIA research, events, and member-created resources.
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  • The Top 10 CompTIA Connect Videos of 2021

    December 9, 2021 by Scott Campbell
    From live (and then archived) business-building events to weekly series that covered the tech industry's biggest trends to special episodes that helped showcase the power of vendors, distributors, and solution providers, here are the Top 10 videos from the CompTIA Connect YouTube channel for 2021.
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  • Grateful, Happy, and Healthy: A Big Thank You to Everyone Who Helped CompTIA in 2021

    November 25, 2021 by Nancy Hammervik
    Thanks to CompTIA's volunteer leaders and staff, who came on strong in 2021, rallying around opportunities and initiatives that would drive the industry forward and make it a better place for all of us.
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  • Flying Safe: How to Operate Drones Near Buildings and Other Structures

    November 12, 2021 by Robert Dahlstrom
    As business use cases and opportunities for drones and other UAVs increase, it's pertinent for drone service providers (both new and seasoned) to learn how to fly safely near buildings and other structures. Here's how.
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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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  • Exploring the Technology Buyer’s Journey, One Step at a Time

    June 25, 2021 by Scott Campbell
    A solution provider’s ability to understand the buyer’s journey—and provide value at each step along the way—is critical to customer success in today’s market. Learn more about the 17 steps a customer takes and the roles that tech vendors, distributors, and solution providers play at each one.
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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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  • How Channel-Ready Are Tech Vendors? Initial Assessment Results Say...

    June 17, 2021 by Scott Campbell
    Selling through solution providers is an extremely efficient route to market for tech vendors, but success is often predicated on knowing how to sell through the IT channel—why you want to do it, where to find the best partners, and when to use them. That, it turns out, is not so simple.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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