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Channel News Briefs: Week of Sept. 14

2 days ago | by Gina Roos

This week's briefs include CompTIA's new online course, Avnet's new Linux courses, and more channel news. Read More »



  • 11 Reasons Guarded Optimism Prevails on IT Hiring Front
    Separate surveys from two career and employment companies indicate that IT hiring managers remain cautiously optimistic about staffing expansions. The two surveys, from Dice and TEKsystems, reveal that expectations for tech department budget...
  • Channel News Briefs: Week of June 29
    This week's briefs cover the announcement of Okta's revamped channel partner program, American Megatrends' channel program, and more news
  • Special Skills Needed to Help Firms Tackle Mobile Challenges
    The use of mobile devices in the corporate world will only continue to grow, and companies of all sizes will have to address the need to update business processes, set up policies and improve the skill sets of their workforce to accommodate mobile...
  • Tech Shortfalls Limit Vendor Incentive Programs
    Far too many vendors remain "stuck in time" when it comes to deploying tech tools to boost their channel incentive programs, according to a recent report from Parago, a channel-engagement company. The report, "Cut Through the Complexity: Smarter...
  • IT Channel Businesses Remain Confident in Q2 Despite Some Concerns
    IT channel companies remain optimistic about business prospects in the second quarter of 2014, according to a recent survey from CompTIA. The Q2 IT Industry Business Confidence Index marks the third consecutive quarter that IT industry executives in...
  • IT Companies Struggle to Hire Qualified Workers
    It's pretty tough to find good help these days, isn't it? While that may sound like an age-old reality for managers since, well, forever, it's a growing concern among IT companies, according to a recent survey from The majority of...
  • Gauging the State of the Solution Provider
    Strong growth, particularly in the small and midsize business (SMB) space, is driving a significant uptick in demand for IT services, according to a new global survey of 1,300 solution providers conducted by Decision Tree Labs on behalf of Autotask,...
  • Aligning IT Opportunities With the Business
    From a channel perspective, selling IT is often about first navigating the priorities of the business. In the ideal scenario, a solution provider gets a mandate from the business leaders within the organization that has the full support of the...
  • IT Vendors Face Multiple Hiring Challenges
    Technology vendors are still struggling to rebound from the recession after five years, and the delayed recovery is taking a toll on their hiring plans, according to a recent survey from CareerBuilder and About one-third of IT hiring...
  • Five Things Your Employees Want
    Today's employees expect a workplace with flexible technology policies, telecommuting and flex programs, challenging and meaningful work, and a fun work environment.

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