Industry Trends

Technology is reshaping every industry, company and individual. CompTIA research and industry analysis tracks the trends that are impacting technology companies and the IT workforce to help you and your business stay ahead of the curve and prepare for what’s next.

IT Industry Outlook 2022

CompTIA’s 2022 industry preview examines how technology professionals and technology firms are returning to strategy after a turbulent year.

11/05/2021 | Research

State of Cybersecurity 2021

The latest cybersecurity research from CompTIA explores cybersecurity policy, processes, people and products

09/24/2021 | Research

State of the Channel 2021

CompTIA’s State of the Channel 2021 provides an in-depth review of the trends shaping the technology ecosystems of US, Canada, UK, Benelux and ANZ.

08/11/2021 | Research

UK Tech Industry and Workforce Trends

CompTIA’s UK Tech Industry and Workforce Trends provides an in-depth look at employment, economic impact, technology trends, salaries, hiring activity and more across the regions and metropolitan areas of the United Kingdom.

06/21/2021 | Research

Tech Trade Snapshot 2021

International trade is vitally important to growing the technology industry and its workforce.

05/21/2021 | Research

4 Trends to Help MSPs Maximize Business Opportunities in 2021

Learn four trends MSPs need to know, along with tips and advice to help you evolve your business—based on CompTIA research.

05/05/2021 | Research

CompTIA Research & Market Intelligence Overview

See the newest summary booklet of CompTIA industry research reports.

11/09/2020 | Research

CompTIA 2021 IT Industry Outlook

Companies everywhere have been reeling as they reckoned with COVID-19 pandemic. Yet many remain optimistic – cautiously so. This report explores a number of trends for 2021 that will play out across the IT pro landscape and business of tech firms.

11/09/2020 | Research

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

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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