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December 11, 2012
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  • Survey: IT must play a strategic business role
    IT must play a role in developing products and propelling business growth, according to a survey from Juniper Networks and the Economist Intelligence Unit. "The highest performing companies ... tend to look at the CIO role and IT as a strategic partner rather than as a backroom operator," Juniper Chief Information Officer Bask Iyer says. CIO.com (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Never take a holiday from customer service
    The holiday season is a perfect time to make sure customers are happy with your service and products as you look to set a positive tone for the next year, Ron Kaufman writes. "When companies build a service culture that keeps this top of mind, they'll find themselves on the nice list every time," Kaufman writes. Channel Partners (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • What an MBA can do for an IT professional's career
    IT professionals who aim for a master's degree should focus on an executive-level role they want to secure, Dave Ballai of Reed Technology & Information Services says. Those seeking an MBA, for example, should keep their tech skills honed and build their management skills, Ballai says. "The MBA ensures exposure to business disciplines that are critical to your developing a holistic view of business," he says. Computerworld (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • How tech firms are reinventing recruiting
    Technology firms in California are bringing innovation to recruiting with interview processes that apply mathematical formulas to worker productivity and corporate culture, and by buying entire companies in order to acquire talent, observers say. "You have to think of more creative solutions for the process. It's not just about bringing people in for an interview anymore," says Aaron Levie, CEO of Box, a cloud-based file-storage system. San Francisco Chronicle (12/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy Watch 
  • Legacy systems remain a major challenge for federal IT
    Federal agencies spend too much on maintaining legacy systems and too little on new innovations, a Government Accountability Office report says. "[Federal agencies] need money to invest and do development right, and they need to do it right to preserve applications and mission support. But in many cases, they don't have it, and they keep feeding O&M systems that are sucking up their money," said Bob Woods, a former federal official. Federal Computer Week (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  CompTIA News 
  • Register for CompTIA's Annual Member Meeting
    CompTIA's Annual Member Meeting will be held March 12 and 13, 2013, at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, Chicago. AMM brings CompTIA's member base together for two days of collaborative strategic planning and sharing amongst the association's most engaged members and community forums. Register today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 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
  • Managed Print Summit
    In Las Vegas, July 9 to 11 at World Expo 2013 and the Imaging Channel Managed Print Summit, discover the trends in managed print and network solutions from leaders in the high-tech field, get peer-to-peer networking, and see cutting-edge imaging products and services from exhibitors. Register for this CompTIA-sponsored event. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CompTIA IT SmartStat: Dec. 11, 2012
    74% of organizations say malvertising is a concern. CompTIA IT SmartStat LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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