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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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  • ChannelTrends: Is it Too Late to Start a Healthcare IT Practice?

    by Brian Sherman  | August 31, 2012
    Whenever new trends or business opportunities comes along, each typically has its own “shelf life” or time-period when companies can either take advantage of it, or see it fade away. We often see that happen in the tech and consumer industries, where the first to design and produce a quality product   typically leads the market. But that’s where the IT channel differs.Product sales are often infrequent, and consumers can be quite erratic with what they purchase and use every day. When better thi ...
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  • CompTIA Launches Assessment Tool

    by Kwieties  | August 29, 2012
    CompTIA’s IT Business Growth Professionals Community (ITBGP) debuted a business assessment tool designed to help small- to medium-sized businesses evaluate strengths and weaknesses within their company.The sole purpose of the business assessment tool is to allow individual companies to candidly assess their current position in a variety of business disciplines, to define which areas would benefit from improvement and determine which areas hold the highest priority for the company to improve upon ...
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  • ChannelTrends: Get the Tools You Need to Grow Your SMB IT Business

    by Brian Sherman  | August 24, 2012
    The latest CompTIA Small Business Owners (SBO) Community is ready to help. Rather than focusing on a specific vertical market or technology, this group concentrates on business improvement methods, educational programs, and the tools to build a successful organization. As a true “peer community,” SBO members are solution providers and experienced IT industry professionals who understand the value of sharing suggestions and ideas.The group’s educational initiatives are paying off, yielding a numb ...
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  • ChannelTrends: Inspiring a New Generation of IT Professionals

    by Brian Sherman  | August 17, 2012
    Despite the experiences of many solution providers, some suggest that there isn’t a real IT skills shortage, but a lack of key talent in the right location. Regardless of whose opinion you believe, the IT community needs to do a better job of inspiring youth and other industries’ displaced workers to pursue a career in high tech. With the continually rising demand for service and support technicians, developers and integrators, many companies can’t onboard new hires fast enough—and it’s only exp ...
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  • CompTIA Hands Out Best of Breakaway Awards

    by Leslie Hague  | August 02, 2012
    StorageCraft Technology, a business continuity and disaster recovery software company based in Draper, Utah, won the Breakaway Best of Show award on Wednesday night.The company also won the Best Software award at the CompTIA Breakaway conference in Las Vegas.Lenovo took home the Best Hardware award. Integral Solutions Group won Best Services.CompTIA also announced the winners of the CompTIAccelerate Challenge, which awarded companies that recruited the most partners to the conference with five m ...
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  • IT Distributors: We’re Here to Help

    by Steven Ostrowski  | August 01, 2012
    IT channel companies coping with a changing marketplace marked by cloud computing, mobility and recurring revenue models don’t need to go it alone. Instead, they can rely more heavily on their distributor partners for support.“We owe it to you to help you change and transform your business, and we have the capabilities to do that,” Joe Quaglia, senior vice president, U.S. marketing, Tech Data Corp., said Wednesday during the Distributor Power Panel session at Breakaway 2012.Distributors can “ins ...
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  • CompTIA Breakaway 2012 Exhibitors Announce Latest Company News

    by Kwieties  | August 01, 2012
    The IT channel’s premier education event is well underway and the industry’s top product and solution vendors have been showcasing their new products while networking with their channel peers at the ARIA Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.With more than 125 IT firms present at the Technology Vendor Fair at Breakaway 2012, which began Monday, July 30 and will continue through August 2, the IT channel is abuzz. Several of the IT companies continue to announce their company’s latest news during this we ...
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  • How Do You Create Innovation?

    by Steven Ostrowski  | July 31, 2012
    Breakaway 2012 officially opened in Vegas this morning with an update on CompTIA’s activities on behalf of the IT industry, a unique perspective on how innovation occurs and two compelling, real-life stories on the positive impact of technology. CompTIA President and CEO Todd Thibodeaux opened the morning session with a look at where the association is headed in four core areas – education, certification, advocacy and philanthropy. Much of what CompTIA will do in the coming months ...
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  • Exhibitors Gear Up for Breakaway 2012

    by Kwieties  | July 27, 2012
    The IT channel’s premier education event is less than a week away and the industry’s top product and solution vendors are excited to showcase their new products and mingle with their channel peers at the ARIA Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.More than 125 IT firms are expected to be present at the Technology Vendor Fair during Breakaway 2012, set for July 30 through August 2. Several of the IT companies have begun to preview their plans for the event. They include:•ChannelCloud will spotlight its ...
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  • ChannelTrends: Industrial Strength Protection Creates Robust Revenue Growth

    by Brian Sherman | Sep 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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