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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 positions. Meanwhile, the computer, electronics and semiconductor manufacturing sector reversed nine straight months of declines. Such developments helped... Read More »


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? Read More »


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 are planning to advance their cyber-security skills via certifications or training, as well as improve their networking and virtualization skills. But... Read More »


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 security. Other areas of IT are seeing similar changes. As security threats and vulnerabilities force constant change of applications and systems,... Read More »


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. Read More »