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March 30, 2012
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  • Why the channel should consider being a cloud broker
    Cloud brokers are gaining popularity, especially in the small- to midsize-business segment, according to a IPED study. Forty-two percent of those surveyed described a broker as important or critical to cloud-services strategy, that 13% said they view brokers as invaluable when there is a need for three to five cloud services, IPED says. The demand, according to industry watchers, illustrates a revenue-making option for partners and resellers. (U.S.) (3/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
The Truth About Cloud Security
Protecting your clients' sensitive data is not optional. Data security is so important in finance that suspicion alone leaves many firms to reject modern cloud software as new or unproven. However, the facts tell a different story. Read this revealing e-book for 13 security facts your organization needs to make the best decision for your clients.
  Technology & Trends 
  • Measure aims to help tech companies raise funds from the masses
    President Barack Obama is expected to sign a measure next week that could help companies raise capital even if they aren't at the top of a venture capital firm's list. The bill would allow "crowdfunding," where many small capital investors invest in a company. Critics, however, say crowdfunding can't replace the mentoring and other nonmonetary benefits that venture capitalists provide. Reuters (3/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Credant moves toward pure channel revenue strategy
    Credant Technologies is moving toward a total-channel strategy and is expanding its partner program to make it happen. The three-tier program offers resellers the opportunity to earn a margin of at least 15% on each transaction. "The model put in place at beginning of this calendar year is 100% channel, to drive business entirely through the channel," Credant's Jerry Jalaba says. eChannelLine USA Daily News (3/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Job Fair For Security-Cleared Professionals Apr 3, Baltimore. MD! The leading Defense, Government & Technology employers are hiring Tuesday, April 3rd in Baltimore, MD. Positions available in Cyber Security, IT, Engineering, Aerospace, Telecom, Intelligence, Operations & more! Active Security Clearance Required. Details:
  IT Workforce 
  • Why the IT outsourcing model needs a refresh
    The IT outsourcing model is in trouble, as the talent pool cannot support the promises being made by some outsourcing firms, says Andrew Wasser, the associate dean of Heinz College's School of Information Systems and Management at Carnegie Mellon University. Firms must work more closely with their outsourcing providers to encourage innovation by providing additional context for their tasks, he says. (3/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 3 questions to help leaders prepare for the worst
    Managers can prepare for unknown dangers by imagining the worst, devising a response plan and asking whether their team is up to the challenge, John Baldoni writes. "Very often members of a leadership team are equipped to manage when the going is good, but what happens when the bad gets into fear?," Baldoni writes. "... You need leaders who can cope with [setbacks] and maintain the discipline to persevere." CBS MoneyWatch (3/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Policy Watch 
  • Why hybrid e-mail systems are appealing to government agencies
    Government agencies looking to save money and use IT resources more efficiently are increasingly turning to hybrid consolidated e-mail systems that provide the benefits of cloud computing but keep security and management in house, experts say. "We see the future as being very much a hybrid one," says Michael Osterman, president of Osterman Research. Government Computer News (3/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Getting an IT career back on track
    In early 2010, Melanie Moody had IT skills, having worked in the field for decades, but her skills were outdated because she had left her last IT job in 2005 due to health reasons. Fast Forward, a community technology center in Columbia, S.C., helped Moody earn CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications to resume her IT career. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • U.K. teen already earning his IT wings
    Lewis Shoulders is still in his teens, yet he's already a respected IT network technician in the United Kingdom, flying around the world, working on luxury yachts, rubbing shoulders with celebrities. By age 18, he had earned his CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications, using the U.K. training company Zenos to train for Network+ and set up job interviews before landing a job with Livewire Connections. Read his personal success story. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Resources to help your business succeed
    Learn how a corporatewide CompTIA membership for IT solution providers can benefit you and your entire organization. Join Noel Eberline, director of member relations at CompTIA, during a webinar on April 5, to discover how you can leverage discounted global certifications and business credentials, free live channel training and unlimited access to market research. Register. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CompTIA IT SmartStat: March 30, 2012
    70% of IT departments say that the overall security of mobile devices is a high risk in supporting mobility. CompTIA IT SmartStat LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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