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Business climate stabilising for tech companies following COVID crisis - report
The survey shows technology companies are continuing to see customer interest in cybersecurity, cloud computing and other areas.
No end to economic woes in sight for struggling IT vendors - report
New research from GlobalData has revealed the extent to which IT vendors have wrestled with layoffs, pay cuts and furloughs - and more pain is on the horizon, according to the company.
Ranked: The top 10 emerging technologies in 2020
CompTIA has unveiled its annual list of emerging technologies ranked by the ability to generate new business and revenues.
CompTIA: Tech firms expecting return to normalcy in three months following COVID-19 crisis
Almost two-thirds of CompTIA member company executives surveyed believe that business may start to get back on track by August.
CompTIA brings on top new execs for its channel advisory council
The executives come from all areas of the IT industry and will have the overall focus of promoting the business value of the IT channel for the broader technology industry.
Strong industry representation on CompTIA Artificial Intelligence Advisory Council
The council is charged with identifying business opportunities and developing innovative content to accelerate the adoption of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies.
CompTIA: DDoS attacks growing in scope, size and sophistication
“An organisation that is unprepared for an attack can face devastating consequences."
CompTIA overhauls its security certification exam in response to new threats
The new exam applies behavioural analytics to the cybersecurity market and emphasises the significance of a security professional’s ability to proactively defend and continuously improve the overall state of organisational security.
CompTIA brings certification testing online, just in time for lockdown
“This is a great advancement for our global certification program. We’re extremely pleased to work with our longtime partner Pearson VUE to deliver online testing to candidates around the world.”
Remote working: Four things businesses must do now
The COVID-10 outbreak has seen remote working shift from being a business perk to the new way of life for many employees and businesses across the world.
CompTIA launches COVID-19 resources forum for tech industry
IT and tech industry forum CompTIA has created an interactive online forum dedicated to serving technology firms and workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CompTIA absorbs cybersecurity info-sharing group
“There is great interest from managed service providers and other organisations to be part of an information-sharing body dedicated to cybersecurity, the global MSP community and its customers.”
CompTIA launches IT workforce planning guide
The free resource, called My IT Path, is designed to provide a personalised and interactive experience for anyone learning about careers in the field.
CompTIA hiring spree: three new executive council members appointed
“The goal for the executive council this year is to grow our members and community, particularly in Melbourne and New Zealand.”
CompTIA launches tool to measure emerging tech-readiness
CompTIA says the assessment will help to identify what steps are needed to ensure organisations expand their business.
Business enthusiasm for emerging tech clashes with cybersecurity woes - CompTIA
The report also finds spending on hardware, software, services and telecom is projected to reach almost $5.2tn globally.
Enabling cybersecurity professionals with project management skills
Cybersecurity professionals are increasingly expected to master project management skills to meet the objectives of their positions. But technical skills are only the tip of the iceberg.
IT channel companies sharpen focus on emerging tech, new partnerships & marketing
“The disruption of the digital age has changed how the industry does business dramatically, which prompts questions around the channel’s role and relevance in the future."
Aussie teens empowered by tech but held back by career options
35% of Australian teenagers are of the opinion that they lack the preparation and exposure to technology in high school or college that would prepare them for a career.
CompTIA and community to offer free tech certifications
Association will provide 3,000 students aged 25 and under with free training and certification exam vouchers.
Explosive drone market represents new business opportunities
“Drone providers must pay close attention to the shifting wants and needs of their customers. As the market matures, more businesses will view drones as devices on the network that must adhere to security, data, and operational protocols.”
CompTIA unveils new A/NZ channel council
"CompTIA’s new EC members will play a pivotal role in raising awareness and support for the community in New Zealand.
Huge potential and significant challenges face businesses investing in AI
“Companies that are approaching AI as an IT activity should consider its far-reaching implications and move towards a more collaborative model. AI is a topic that should involve the entire organisation.”
How IoT can generate new business - CompTIA
The Internet of Things is the emerging technology that offers the most immediate opportunities to generate new business and revenue.