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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

IT Channel, SMB Views on VoIP Dont Match Up, CompTIA Research Finds

The IT channel and SMBs have different priorities when it comes to the importance of VoIP as a technology initiative they will be focusing on in the next 12 months, according to new research from CompTIA, unveiled this week at the associations trade show in Orlando. The research, conducted for CompTIA by TNS Prognostics, found […]

Accelerate Growth by Anticipating Change, Technologist Says

Acclerating growth, not managing it, was the challenge technologist and author Daniel Burrus issued to attendees of CompTIAs Breakaway convention held in Orlando this week. Burrus, who is the author of Technotrends, told an audience of about 500 voice and data VARs the key to their future success is to anticipate problems they can solve […]

CompTIA Reports Show, Membership Gains

CompTIA has increased its membership by about 3,000 since last year, said CompTIA Chairman Gary Gillam, who told attendees of the IT associations annual event held in Orlando this week the ranks are closing in on 25,000 worldwide. As part of the chairmans annual address to the CompTIA membership, Gillam also reported member retention of […]

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