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  • The Value of Visibility in the Channel

    ChannelEyes CEO Jay McBain recently posted the “100 Most Visible Channel Leaders – 2016” on his personal blog, where he described his approach to building this list. “I collected all 16 channel magazines, attended dozens of tradeshows, studied associations, peer groups, bloggers and activity on social media and manually created a master spreadsheet,” he explained.…

  • Cyber-Security Top IT Skill for 2017

    Networking Cyber-Security Top IT Skill for 2017 Many IT pros plan to advance their cyber-security skills via certifications or training as well as improve their networking and virtualization skills, a new survey concludes. Job Seeker Market 68% of IT pros said the IT job market will likely remain favorable in 2017. Moving On 37% of…

  • Top IT Certifications: From Networking to Security

    Networking certifications Top IT Certifications: From Networking to Security Here’s a look at 10 major IT certifications and how they address new technology and market needs in cloud computing, networking, security and project management. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) The (ISC)2 CISSP certification—which covers risk management, the cloud, mobile security and application development security—meets the requirements…

  • What Microsoft Training Program May Mean to Channel

    When Microsoft launched its Professional Degree Program at the company’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference last July, the first course was focused on data science. More than 50,000 people have signed up for the course since then, according to Chris Roy, Microsoft senior director of learning services. When the company launched the program, many questions were…

  • The Gender Gap in IT: Girls and Technology

    The Gender Gap in IT: Girls and Technology The Gender Gap in IT: Girls and Technology At a time when gender and age diversity, as well as ensuring an adequate supply of skilled IT pros for the future, are crucial issues, CompTIA examines factors that discourage girls from entering the tech industry. Parents Role 33%…

  • Desperately Seeking Cyber-Security Talent

    Desperately Seeking Cyber-Security Talent Desperately Seeking Cyber-Security Talent IT professionals looking to boost their salaries may want to beef up their security skills, along with related certifications. Strong Demand for Security Pros IT decision makers said professionals with experience and certifications in IT security are at the top of their 2016 lists for talent recruitment.…