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December 27, 2012
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  • Asia is seen as primed for a shift to BYOD
    IT organizations in Asia are establishing device-management strategies as more workers bring use their mobile devices for work. A Citrix survey indicates that 88% of Singapore companies will create mobile-centric policies by 2014, and that enterprise mobility management will replace mobile-device management. SMB World Asia (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Managed services gain attention in reseller segment
    Managed services are getting more popular with resellers and channel companies, according to a CompTIA survey that says half of 400 firms polled provide such services, and nearly two-thirds of the remaining half plan to deploy some services in 2013. "The managed services model is becoming more commonly practiced across the channel and generating demand among end users," said Carolyn April, director of industry analysis at CompTIA. MSP Mentor (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  IT Workforce 
  • Tips to find a new job in the new year
    Tech professionals who want a new job or just to test the market should review their skills and any information that is available about them online, and determine the career path they want to follow, Rich Hein writes. He also suggests developing a "career map." CIO.com (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy Watch 
  • The SOPA controversy of 2012 and what it means for 2013
    There was a tidal wave of public opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act this year, but the issue could still resurface in the coming year, Patrick Thibodeau writes. Copyright measures could be broken up among a variety of smaller bills, rather than bundled into one comprehensive measure, he notes. Immigration issues related to tech hiring, online sales taxes and cybersecurity could also prove to be major issues in 2013. Computerworld (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  CompTIA News 
  • CompTIA members benefit from certification discount
    CompTIA solution provider members are eligible to receive a voucher good for an 80% discount on the first certification they purchase and a 15% discount on further certification purchases. Vendor and distributor members are also eligible for the 15% discount. To learn more, contact membership@comptia.org. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • News on the managed print market
    Managed print services is one of the fastest growing segments in the IT industry. New products and services are announced weekly. MPSConnect is offering a free weekly e-newsletter subscription to CompTIA members. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • TechVoice
    TechVoice provides the IT community with timely information about state and federal IT legislation and regulations, as well as an organized method to become an instant advocate for the IT channel. Sign up for action alerts. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CompTIA IT SmartStat: Dec. 27, 2012
    44% of businesses that believe their staff is deficient in security expertise believe there is a deficit in the area of mobile security. CompTIA SmartStat LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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