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November 16, 2012
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  • MSPs are a hot acquisition commodity
    Managed-services providers are attracting the attention of telecoms, venture capitalists and larger MSPs that are looking for ways to meet demand. "We are definitely at the beginning stages of MSP consolidation. With tens of thousands of sub-$5 million providers still available, market [stabilization] will take a few years," says Craig Guice, CEO of OutsourceIT. (11/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Technology & Trends 
  • Outages pose a big risk for cloud users
    It's crucial to prepare for cloud outages since they're considered more likely to occur than security breaches and can present bigger risks, Gartner says. A Gartner survey indicates, however, that only about half of companies have a means to evaluate their business-continuity strategy. Network World (11/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • PC-makers shift to in-house design, R&D
    Development times in the PC industry have decreased as more PC-makers bring research and product design in-house. "Innovation is increasingly important," Acer's Henry Wang says. "Our new policy going forward will be: Any of our innovative, nonmainstream products will rely 100% on our own R&D." The Wall Street Journal (11/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • EU turns to a Chromebook CPU for a supercomputer
    An ARM-based Exynos 5 Dual processor used in a Samsung Electronics Chromebook is being employed by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center for a high-performance system. "What we want to prove is that one can build an HPC system out of commodity components," said Alex Ramirez of the EU's Mont-Blanc project. Computerworld (11/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  IT Workforce 
  • 2 little words that are crucial for the best leaders
    Good bosses say "thank you" to their workers often and with real sincerity, writes Art Petty. Expressing gratitude for a job well done is a quick way to motivate your team and show them that you're aware of their hard work, Petty explains. "Saying 'thank you' is one of the simplest forms of showing respect and one of the most powerful forms of letting your team members know that you are watching and that you genuinely care," he writes. (11/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy Watch 
  • FCC chief joins opponents of ITU cybersecurity scheme
    A multilateral treaty covering the global management of voice, video and data traffic should not include a cybersecurity component, says Julius Genachowski, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, who warns that applying "one-size-fits-all" guidelines to all nations would ultimately prove counterproductive. Genachowski's concerns are shared by the head of the U.S. delegation to the International Telecommunications Regulations treaty, which will be revised next month for the first time in more than two decades. Ambassador Terry Kramer has called a cybersecurity proposal a "dead end" to treaty negotiations. The Hill/Hillicon Valley blog (11/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  CompTIA News 
  • Data Protection, Security and Your Sales Proposition
    Join Vault Logix and CompTIA on this Dec. 12 webinar to learn how to set yourself apart from your competition by leveraging security solutions such as backup and data recovery. Register today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Business solutions for MSPs and VARs
    Business Solutions, a print and online resource, connects MSPs and VARs to the latest networking, storage, security and managed services success stories and trends. CompTIA members can gain access to the latest success stories from their peers, as well as white papers, webcasts, videos and more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Get Project+
    CompTIA Project+ is a globally recognized project management certification that identifies qualified and quality project managers. CompTIA Project+ validates that project managers have the necessary skills to complete projects on time and within budget. Get certified today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CompTIA IT SmartStat: Nov. 16, 2012
    51% of companies say that the rise of social networking contributes to cybersecurity concerns. CompTIA IT SmartStat LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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