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COMPTIA GUEST COLUMNS
Tech Together: How AI, Blockchain, Drones And IoT Can Safeguard The Supply Chain3/1/2021
An E. coli outbreak of romaine lettuce made national news in late 2019, an incident that lasted more than two months and infected 167 people in 27 states, sending 85 to the hospital. The year before, a similar outbreak caused the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to tell Americans to throw away all romaine lettuce. How could it have been prevented? Members of CompTIA’s Industry Advisory Councils think they have an answer.
2020 Emerging Technology Top 10 List8/31/2020
Each year, the CompTIA Emerging Technology Community unveils the annual Emerging Technology Top 10 list. Originally set for release in March 2020, but delayed amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the list reflects the emerging technologies the community believes are poised to have the greatest impact in 2020. With both short- and long-term potential—some of which we are seeing firsthand today—technologies like artificial intelligence, internet of things, 5G, serverless computing, blockchain and more, provide customers with growth opportunities, new capabilities and solutions in a post-pandemic world. Below we outline the opportunities each technology offers channel companies that are ready and willing to innovate.
10 Things To Remember When Reopening Your Office After COVID-198/27/2020
COVID-19 isn’t over—hardly—but across the U.S., increasing numbers of communities are planning to or starting to relax restrictions that will enable more businesses to open and allow employees to head back to the office—many for the first time in several months.
Canceled By COVID-19? Here’s How To Pivot Your In-Person Meeting Into A Virtual Success8/24/2020
Someday, we’ll all look back at March 2020 as the time when COVID-19 spread so quickly, we moved from rumors and question marks in the U.S. to a full-scale global pandemic in seemingly no time. It also shook our businesses and our lives to the core. We may even demarcate our own lives in two periods: pre-coronavirus and post-coronavirus.
Blockchain Myths Busted: It’s More Than Bitcoin, And SMBs Can Benefit Too8/20/2020
The dictionary defines blockchain as “a digital database containing information (such as records or financial transactions) that can be simultaneously used and shared within a large decentralized, publicly accessible network.” But that’s just scratching the surface.
Five Best Practices For Managing Your Business Through A Crisis Or Disaster8/6/2020
When faced with a crisis or disaster, whether it’s a fire, flood, pandemic, cyberattack or security breach, it can be daunting for solution providers and other channel firms to know where to focus their efforts. Issues that need immediate attention may range from restoring networks and service to evaluating staffing to troubleshooting IT supply chain problems, but other, longer-term challenges may also require resources and consideration as well.
8 Cybersecurity Tips For Working Remotely3/27/2020
As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic continues to interrupt everyday life, millions of employees have had to start working outside the office. For many, that’s a new concept and they may not be as cautious as they are in the office in securing their equipment and data.
Diversity And Inclusion (D&I) Plan For Technology SMBs3/23/2020
Can we talk? As a small business owner, could your diversity and inclusion (D&I) efforts use a little help? Most small business owners responded “yes” to our survey and cited challenges like, “I don’t know where to start,” or “I don’t have the time and resources to dedicate to such an initiative,” or “I’m too small to think about diversity.”
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