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  • My Six Pivotal Moments as a Woman in IT

    by Samantha Ciaccia  | April 23, 2014
    “What do you want to be when you grow up?” This was never a hard question for me. I wanted to be a veterinarian, then a doctor. However, when it came time to decide on a college major, I chose marketing to pursue a creative career in advertising — or so I thought. What you think you want and where life actually leads you can sometimes be very different. My 18-year-old self would not recognize me today: I’m channel engagement manager for Datto and have been working in the ...
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  • Microsoft Closes XP Support Door, Opens Revenue Window for ITSPs

    by Len DiCostanzo  | January 20, 2014
    Industry number crunchers estimate 30 to 40 percent of the SMB market runs Microsoft Windows XP and Office 2003. With Microsoft ending support for these products on April 8, there is a short but fantastic window of opportunity for information technology service providers (ITSPs) to build stronger relationships with clients and uncover new revenue opportunities. Here are four ways to make this situation work in your favor: 1. Be Proactive. Whether you use spreadsheets to track client assets or us ...
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  • ChannelTrends: Five Fast Growing SMB Markets for Savvy Solution Providers

    by Brian Sherman  | December 10, 2013
    Of all the solution providers I have had the pleasure of speaking with over many years in the IT channel; relatively few have ever claimed to specialize in one specific vertical market. Even those considered retail VARs often build additional practices focused on hospitality or other complementary industries. After all, diversification is a great hedge for any business, allowing them to shift resources when economic conditions or other challenges affect one particular market harder than other bu ...
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  • ChannelTrends: Industrial Strength Protection Creates Robust Revenue Growth

    by Brian Sherman  | September 07, 2012
    While business owners and executives are more inclined to focus on the bottom line costs of new investments, typically due to cash flow and stockholder demands, most understand that price plays a lesser role when it comes to protecting their assets. That doesn’t mean companies are open to purchasing preposterously expensive security services, but most will spend a few dollars more each month to ensure their organization is compliant with governmental and industry regulations.The inclination of b ...
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  • Channel Coverage for Industry Mentors Program

    by Matt Swanston  | November 16, 2009
    The CompTIA Industry Mentors Program was highlighted in a story from eChannelLine, a media outlet that covers IT channel business in North America. The story noted that the program offers CompTIA members access to a panel of experts who can answer tough questions that have a daily impact on business operations and success. (CompTIA unwraps new member resources, eChannelLine, Oct. 1, 2009) Other stories on the program were published by dBusinessNews Chicago and Certification Magazine. ...
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  • My Six Pivotal Moments as a Woman in IT

    by Samantha Ciaccia | Apr 23, 2014
    “What do you want to be when you grow up?” This was never a hard question for me. I wanted to be a veterinarian, then a doctor. However, when it came time to decide on a college major, I chose marketing to pursue a creative career in advertising — or so I thought. What you think you want and where life actually leads you can sometimes be very different. My 18-year-old self would not recognize me today: I’m channel engagement manager for Datto and have been working in the ...
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