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CompTIA Commits to Convergence

Brian Wiser, the new chairman of CompTIA, says the global association for the IT industry, is making convergence issues a greater priority a transition that is dictated by the market. CompTIA is not longer a homogenous group of VARs. It hasnt been for some time, said Wiser, noting the Convergence Section is an important subgroup […]

CompTIA Names Board of Directors at 25th Anniversary Event

Brian D. Wiser, senior vice president of sales and vendor management, North America, for Ingram Micro Inc. was elected chairman of the CompTIA board of directors at the associations annual Breakaway conference, being held this week at the Mirage Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. CompTIA is celebrating its 25th anniversary as a global association […]

Microsoft COO Explains Software + Services Strategy at CompTIA Event

In his keynote address this week at CompTIAs Breakaway in Las Vegas, Microsoft COO Kevin Turner said the software maker is embracing a software plus services strategy that makes room for its channel partners many of them members of CompTIA, which is a global association of data and voice VARs. About 1,200 people attended the […]

CompTIA Web Poll: Security Technologies to Impact 2007

Security technologies and solutions will have the greatest impact on organizations in 2007, according to the results of a new Web poll conducted by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). The poll of more than 1,100 technology professionals found that 24.3 percent of them believe security technologies will have the greatest impact on their organizations […]

News Briefs

Telecom industry veteran Howard Janzen is taking over as CEO of One Communications. Janzen replaces Thomas Casey, who served as CEO after CTC Communications and Choice One Communications merged last year. Janzen also will sit on the board of directors. He most recently was president of Sprint Business Solutions, where he oversaw Sprints worldwide business […]

CompTIA Exam Ready to Launch

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) will begin offering its CompTIA Convergence+ certification March 30. CompTIA Convergence+ certification validates an information technology professional’s knowledge and skill in the area of communications technologies where data, voice, video and broadcast multimedia technologies are combined in a single IP-based delivery system. The vendor-neutral certification recognizes a technician’s ability […]

CompTIA: Poor Communication Dooms Projects

Poor communication is the factor that most often causes a project to fail, according to the results of new Web poll released Wednesday by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). Nearly 28 percent of the more than 1,000 respondents to the poll said poor communications was the main reason for project failure. Insufficient resource planning […]

Not Necessarily News

Gain Time, Save Your Electronics If you thought the millennium was going to make your gadgets go haywire, just wait for the expansion of daylight-saving time. Computers, PDAs, video cassette recorders, DVRs, phones, and any other electronic devices that have a time zone setting will require a software update to accommodate the change in daylight-saving […]

Survey: SMBs Look for Converged Communications Platforms

The SMB market continues to be fertile ground for providers of converged communications platforms, according to research from the Computing Technology Industry Association Inc. (CompTIA). Nearly one-third of the more than 350 SMBs surveyed said they intend to buy new phone systems or make significant investments in their current systems over the next year. When […]

AVOIDING POTHOLES ON THE ROAD TO SMB MARKET SUCCESS

NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO SELL technology solutions to SMBs exist, but channel partners and their suppliers must do their homework if they expect to profit in a market that is both lucrative and challenging at the same time. The road to SMB market success, as it were, is full of potholes. Avoiding them is the key. […]

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