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December 7, 2012
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  • Smaller IT firms need to face "fiscal cliff" risks
    Small IT companies and technology startups may not be ready for the possible ramifications of the U.S. "fiscal cliff," and there is little time to prepare, says Lamar Whitman, director of public advocacy for CompTIA. "Some of these may be relatively small businesses, let's say 10, 20 or 30 employees, and I think that's the reason for it," Whitman says. Network World (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Technology & Trends 
  • What VARs need to do to capitalize on UC
    Resellers and partners in the unified-communications industry should invest in training and focus on meeting customers' specific needs if they want to enjoy the robust market, COMMfusion says. The UC market was valued at $12.23 billion last year and is predicted to hit $20.76 billion by 2016, COMMfusion says. Channel Partners (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Intel to help distribute its chips in Myanmar
    Intel is setting up a distribution network in Myanmar with the help of Ingram Micro and a local sales agent, KMD. Intel says it also plans to work with teachers in Myanmar, supplying PCs for classrooms to promote digital literacy. Separately, CEO Paul Otellini, who will retire in May, said he expects that his successor will come from within the company. The Wall Street Journal (12/6), eWeek (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  IT Channel 
  • A look at the value of all-in-one marketing campaigns
    Partners and resellers benefit when technology-makers provide all-in-one marketing campaigns around solutions, Heather Margolis writes, but success depends on five elements, including proper branding and high quality of campaign content. The VAR Guy (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  IT Workforce 
  • Why tech leaders need to embrace the "rainmaker" label
    Chief information officers are getting an increased amount of attention, and with that can come internal pressure to be a "rainmaker," Jonathan Feldman writes. "IT continues to be and always will be a helping profession. Boiling down wild assertions into actionable requests for help should be nothing new to us," Feldman writes. InformationWeek (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  CompTIA News 
  • Channel training
    Via CompTIA's Channel Training Program, IT vendors and distributors are able to deliver education on some of the most sought-after topics in the industry to their partners who needed it most, at no cost. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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    Get the latest IT news affecting the IT channel and workforce, daily, weekly or monthly. CompTIA offers more than a dozen newsletters and blogs to help the industry stay abreast of new business opportunities, market intelligence, training and career advice. Subscribe to CompTIA's free news feeds. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CompTIA IT SmartStat: Dec. 7, 2012
    78% of organizations say the risks associated with employees using personal mobile devices for business purpose is a concern. CompTIA IT SmartStat LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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