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  • The Tech Jobs Sector Grows Stronger
    The U.S. IT tech sector posted job growth in four out of five employment areas, indicating strong demand for IT professionals in new technologies.
  • Defining MSPs' Goals, Challenges and Tools
    Did you know that most IT service professionals who work at managed service providers prefer Star Wars (66 percent) to Star Trek (17 percent)? The majority of MSPs also log into social media networks daily, with Facebook and LinkedIn as the most...
  • Technology Sector Achieves Steady Growth
    Jobs in the U.S. IT industry grew for the fifth consecutive month in November, according to the latest "IT Employment Tracker" released by CompTIA. Within the industry, the software and technology services sector led the charge, adding 5,400...
  • The Value of Visibility in the Channel
    Conferences, trade shows and other events are a mainstay of the channel. With strict limits on budget and time, how do you decide which events to attend—and why?
  • Cyber-Security Top IT Skill for 2017
    A new tech career survey reveals that 95 percent of IT professionals believe cyber-security expertise will be the most important IT skill in 2017, but they said soft skills and computer networking expertise are also very important. That's why many...
  • Top IT Certifications: From Networking to Security
    The top IT certifications continue to change with the times. Nowadays, for example, networking professionals often need to be skilled in key technologies, such as unified communications, mobility, the cloud and virtualization--not to mention...
  • What Microsoft Training Program May Mean to Channel
    COMMENTARY: The Microsoft Professional Program brings the channel a step closer to achieving parity with mainstream professions.
  • The Gender Gap in IT: Girls and Technology
    As part of a new campaign to encourage more girls to pursue IT careers, CompTIA released an ebook and website, "Make Tech Her Story," to help inspire girls to consider technology as a career choice. The ebook identifies key factors that discourage...
  • Desperately Seeking Cyber-Security Talent
    It's no surprise the annual 2016 IT Skills and Salary Report from Global Knowledge finds cyber-security talent at the list of IT skills in high demand. As the number of data breaches continues to rise annually, along with rising costs associated...
  • IT Skills Gap: CIO Headache, Channel Opportunity
    With CIOs reporting the greatest technology skills shortage since 2007, it's no surprise that half of them expect to increase their IT outsourcing spend in 2016, according to the annual survey conducted by IT staffing company Harvey Nash and KPMG....
  • Fast Facts About 5 Types of Tech Training Programs
    With nearly 2 million technology jobs expected to be created in the next decade, the tech training world faces major obstacles for developing a skilled and diverse workforce, a new study released by JPMorgan Chase indicates. The report, which looks...
  • How to Combat Cheating on IT Exams
    Red Hat's director of certifications is taking the lead on finding ways to thwart IT exam fraud, which could dilute the value of certifications in the future.
  • 15 Certifications That Pay the Biggest Salaries
    Principles of supply and demand apply to IT skills and pay rates. Demand is strong for cloud and security talent. The highest-paying certification is Amazon's AWS Certified Solutions Architect, according to a 2016 IT Skills and Salary Survey...
  • How IT Training Is Evolving to Address New Tech
    Top tech growth drivers—including the cloud, data analytics, mobile and security—pose training challenges across the channel, from vendors and IT distributors to managed service providers and value-added resellers. But they also create...
  • Why the Skills Gap in IT Security Might Get Wider
    Despite growing demand for cyber-security professionals, a global survey of 3,871 young adults indicates a significant talent gap ahead. The survey, commissioned by Raytheon and the National Cyber Security Alliance, uncovers some startling news that...
  • Retaining Employees as IT Hiring Landscape Shifts
    A good salary is the main motivation for changing jobs, more so than work-life balance, according to the findings of a survey of 3,000 tech professionals from more than 30 countries. The study, conducted by recruitment consultancy and IT outsourcing...
  • Why Keeping Top Employees Is So Hard
    Keeping good employees is a challenge in the channel and throughout the IT world. In a new study, IT staffing and talent management firm TEKsystems finds that companies' difficulty at retaining employees may be self-inflicted. Although a large...
  • Breach Secure Now Launches New Training Program
    NEWS BRIEFS: In addition to Breach Secure Now, this week's briefs cover Verizon's software-defined WAN tech, Ixia's app performance specialization, and more.
  • IT Skills Gap Cuts Across Technologies, Regions
    Four-fifths of IT leaders describe the IT skills gap as real, but not as many say they have the needed skills in-house to turn to for a stop-gap solution, concludes a new report from TEKsystems, "Exploring the IT Skills Gap." Frustrations exist on...
  • Inside the Mind of the Digital CIO
    With more emphasis placed on digital business processes than ever, IT is clearly being more tightly woven into the business. As a result, the role of the CIO inside most businesses is rapidly evolving. A survey of nearly 4,000 global CIOs conducted...
  • Cisco Cert Programs Aim to Build Cloud, IoE Skills
    Cisco launched new certifications to help IT and networking professionals obtain the skills needed in the emerging Internet of everything space.

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