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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.
IT industry outlook: Six industry trends to be aware of
"This is the year emerging technology will move past the ideation stage and start to generate revenue."
Learn from the best: leadership in the tech industry
CompTIA’s latest ANZ Channel Community meeting in Sydney focused on the values and challenges of leadership in business.
One-third of A/NZ business looking to hire security-specific skills - CompTIA
A range of skills is needed to secure modern infrastructure, respond to incoming threats, and ensure proper operations.
IT professionals still in high demand across the UK
While the UK is still plunged in uncertainty with Brexit, there are no such issues with the IT industry.
Emerging tech helps savvy SMB’s succeed
A CompTIA report shows SMBs are taking on the challenge of emerging technologies to reach their business goals.
CompTIA security study finds A/NZ firms should invest more in employee training
“Employees may inadvertently jeopardise data, steal information for a competitor, or sell data or intelligence."
How organisations can navigate the IoT era
“It’s clear that a successful IoT strategy requires new technology along with new business processes and collaboration.”
CompTIA 2019 outlook - forget about the ‘next big thing’
The IT industry is growing with no sign of slowing and CompTIA says it is time to focus on being holistic, not what’s hot.
Next big step in IT will be the ‘fusion’ of technologies
"This year’s trends reaffirm the importance of thinking about technology holistically.”
Transform responsibly - CompTIA’s top 10 tech trends
From IoT to AI, these innovations have the greatest potential to make near-term impacts on business, but CompTIA warns to approach them with care.