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October 26, 2012
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From Baby Boomer to Millennial
Michael Parrish Dudell, bestselling author and one of nation's leading Millennial voices, explains why now, more than ever, is the time for businesses to anticipate the rapidly evolving expectations of the new workforce or face the very real threat of irrelevance. Read the brief to get the facts on the huge impact Millennials will and are making in the workplace.
  Technology & Trends 
  • Analysis: Nonvolatile memory is on the rise
    Software that enables nonvolatile memory to work as system memory could lead the chips to replace DRAM, hard-disk drives and flash-memory devices as the primary technology for data storage within five years, according to a Storage Networking Industry Association group. The association's Non-Volatile Memory Programming Technical Working Group is working on specifications for new types of NVM with the support of vendors including EMC, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, IBM and Oracle. Computerworld (10/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Tech-budget concerns drive contract negotiations in U.K.
    Many IT organizations in the U.K. are reviewing and renegotiating outsourcing contracts, tech-law expert Clare Murray says. "[Customers] are setting the challenge to suppliers: What can you give us? Suppliers are under pressure to preserve the relationship and their revenue stream," Murray says. The Register (U.K.) (10/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  IT Channel 
  • What SaaS customers need from managed-hosting providers
    Implementing software-as-a-service technology has key differences from traditional software delivery, especially in terms of the infrastructure involved, according to Bobby Boughton of Hostway. He offers tips on dealing with providers of managed-hosting services, such as allocating particular applications to public or private clouds. MSP Mentor (10/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  IT Workforce 
  • Report cites modest gains this year in tech-sector jobs
    A TechAmerica Foundation report says there have been modest job gains this year in three of four IT job segments, with about 100,000 positions created. But the group also is warning that the numbers aren't cause for celebration. "While the tech industry has weathered the downturn better than most, we can't take its strength for granted," said Jennifer Kerber, president of TechAmerica. Network World (10/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Don't take a job without discussing these topics with HR
    Potential bonuses, relocation costs and vacation time are things job candidates should discuss with human resources before accepting a job, Terri Tierney Clark writes. "[Y]ou may be able to adjust the offer in your favor. Remember, you never have more leverage than when you're holding an offer you haven't accepted," she writes. (10/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  CompTIA News 
  • CompTIA Network+
    The CompTIA Network+ certification is the sign of a qualified networking professional. The exam covers network technologies, installation and configuration, media and topologies, management, and security. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Mobility experts needed
    CompTIA is looking for mobility experts for assistance in developing its CompTIA Mobility+ certification exam. SMEs will receive a $300 a day stipend and meals for their participation in the workshop, which runs from Dec. 11 to 14. Sign up. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Get started in government IT
    The government market represents one of the largest verticals for IT products and services. CompTIA provides resources for solution providers to understand the market and the unique requirements for winning business at local, state and federal levels. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CompTIA IT SmartStat: Oct. 26, 2012
    38% of organizations plan to use virtualization/de-duplication strategy to better leverage capacity on existing servers or storage systems to meet data storage needs over the next two years. CompTIA IT SmartStat LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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