IT Workforce & Diversity Posts


  • Canadian Tech Predictions for 2022: From Collaboration to Virtual Desktops

    January 21, 2022 by Scott Campbell
    What near-term trends should Canada's MSPs, solution providers—and all tech companies—be aware of for 2022? We asked members of CompTIA’s Canadian Business Technology Community their thoughts for what to expect this year. Here’s what they had to say.
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  • Tech Talent and Diversity Predictions for 2022: From AI Innovations to the Great Resignation

    January 14, 2022 by Scott Campbell
    From WFH and hybrid office trends to inroads made in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, a lot impacted the tech workforce last year. And 2022 promises even further change. We asked leaders from CompTIA's Advancing Tech Talent and Diversity Community for their predictions. Here's what they said.
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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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  • 4 Principles for Stronger, More Diverse Organizations

    October 15, 2021 by Roger Hughlett
    Tech is a booming industry with growing importance in any given economy, but it also suffers from a large skills shortage at a time when a low proportion of women are entering and staying in the field. Dr. Anne-Marie Imafidon outlined four principles to lead to stronger and more diverse organizations at CompTIA's EMEA Member and Partner Conference.
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  • Leverage Supplier Diversity Programs to Unlock Growth

    September 28, 2021 by Brigetta Koepke
    Organizations are seeking to expand their supplier network so it more closely represents their customer base. Supplier diversity does this by increasing opportunities for socially or economically disadvantaged groups to participate in the supply chain.
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  • 10 Reasons Not to Miss the CompTIA EMEA Member & Partner Conference

    September 16, 2021 by Scott Campbell
    For the first time in more than 18 months, CompTIA plans to host a live event for members—the EMEA Member and Partner Conference, 6-7 October in London. From new cybersecurity programs to business-building sessions to innovative tech workforce strategies, here are 10 things to check out.
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  • How Covering and Imposter Syndrome Overlap—And Cost You Money

    September 2, 2021 by Michelle Lange
    All the energy that goes into covering and struggling with impostor syndrome reduces productivity. Learn how organizations can reduce the time lost by doing one thing: encouraging authenticity.
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  • How Can You Engage 100% of Your Employees? DEI Initiatives Are a Great Start

    August 3, 2021 by Ashley Watters
    How can you engage more of your workforce? At ChannelCon Online, Sage Franch, founder and CEO of Crescendo DEI, and Susanne Tedrick, Azure infrastructure specialist at Microsoft, shared diversity, equity and inclusion strategies that can help.
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  • What Can Businesses Do to Fill the Cybersecurity Talent Shortage?

    June 11, 2021 by Reese Jones
    With cybersecurity threats increasing and worsening, the need to fill the gap becomes extremely dire. But what steps have been taken so far and what else can be done? Tech companies need to take more proactive steps to help solve the problem.
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  • Building the Best Tech Workforce with Strategic Hiring

    May 18, 2021 by Ashley Watters
    Hiring the right person for a job can be difficult in any industry—but when it comes to tech talent, strategic hiring is even more important. As a critical component in your overall business strategy, hiring technology professionals is about more than filling a job role.
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  • 10 Tips to Help Your Cybersecurity Staff Avoid Burnout

    May 11, 2021 by Scott Campbell
    There's never been more pressure on cybersecurity teams to help businesses remediate ransomware and other cyber incidents. We asked cyber leaders and members of the CompTIA ISAO to share how they keep their security teams satisfied—and successful.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Solving for Greater Workplace Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    October 22, 2020 by Kristen Short
    Companies that succeed in the business of technology are skilled in solving complex infrastructure, software, security and data management challenges. But how do today’s solution providers, vendors and distributors solve the workforce challenge of greater diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)?
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  • IT Roundtable: Enabling Productive Remote Workforces

    September 24, 2020 by Louisa Fitzgerald
    CompTIA’s IT team discusses the challenges that many companies faced when employees began working remote during the pandemic, best practices for IT departments, and recommendations to enable productivity and secure remote work environments.
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  • Small Tech Businesses Can Make Diversity a Competitive Advantage

    September 10, 2020 by Karl W. Palachuk
    Diversity matters, even for small businesses. The Advancing Tech Talent and Diversity Community recently created a Diversity Pledge to help small businesses begin planning for a more diverse and inclusive workplace.
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