CompTIA Biz Tech Podcast

CompTIA Biz Tech Podcast

The Biz Tech Podcast focuses on the business of technology and CompTIA corporate membership. Listen in as industry leaders from CompTIA communities and councils discuss challenges and opportunities, strategies for success, leading and emerging technologies, and what it all means for your customers and your business.

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March 25, 2020 37 min

Remember when people would ask, “What is the cloud?” It seems like a lifetime ago. As remote work has become increasingly common, having a cloud strategy is no longer a choice. Adam Proulx, senior manager of member communities at CompTIA, and Sean Barrett, director of sales operations and marketing at Nuvolex, discuss how organizations are migrating to the cloud, the pros and cons of different cloud models, how businesses are utili...

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Listen in as Gary Bixler, VP Global Member Communities at CompTIA introduces you to the newest podcast from CompTIA's communities and councils: the Biz Tech Podcast. This podcast series focuses on the business of technology and CompTIA Corporate Membership. From casual conversations, detailed strategies and steps for success, listen in as we hear from industry leaders across our communities and councils discuss business challen...

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Understanding the needs of the individuals on your team can be the difference between success and failure for workers as well as the organization.  What your team needed last month is not the same as the needs of this month and is guaranteed to change in the coming months. The status quo may be gone for good as each employee has different needs and desires relating to their work.  As we manage the present and look to the future, le...

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Amy Babinchak, Harbor Computing Services, and Eric Anthony, Solar Winds MSP, of the CompTIA Managed Services EC share how focusing on value-add services that support your clients’ needs is the best path for growth, agility, and longevity. Learn from their experience and practical examples of situations that would cause a challenge for an MSP not focused on client business outcomes.

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Each year, CompTIA’s Emerging Technology Community produces the Emerging Technology Top 10 – a list of technologies that have near-term business and financial opportunity for the IT channel and those working in the business of technology. CompTIA sat down with Mike Haines, chair of the Emerging Technology Community and discussed in detail the 10 technologies on the 2020 list.

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The acquisition frenzy in the MSP marketplace shows no sign of letting up. In fact, it's getting more competitive than ever. As a buyer, you need to move quickly to secure the best deal, but a financially successful outcome requires a methodical and deliberate approach. In this podcast, Community Director Miles Jobgen and President of eBridge Marketing Solutions Hartland Ross walk you through some of the key components and cons...

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Leading your remote staff to productive business outcomes is more than simply providing technology and communication tools. You’ll need to foster a sense of belonging and an environment of inclusion to optimize team results.  The strong cultures that co-located teams enjoy will not happen organically for remote workers.  Remote workers have a unique set of challenges that may include feelings of isolation, uncertainty and frustrat...

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Have you ever felt “stuck” or like there were barriers in your way to becoming an effective leader? You might have unidentified blind spots.
In this episode, we chatted with Likky Lavji, known as the “Blind Spot Navigator." We discussed how to identify your blind spots, the most common blind spots, and how they might be affecting workplace relationships and trust.

To learn more or contact Likky visit: http://www.likkylavji.com/ ...

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Members from the IT Security Community Executive Council address the numerous challenges IT solution providers have had to manage in keeping their clients up and running through the phases of a global pandemic.

Taken from our June virtual community meeting, the first part of this 2-part podcast lays out the risks that have been exposed, fundamental training challenges, and minimum security products to provide your clients a more s...

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Members from the IT Security Community Executive Council address the numerous challenges IT solution providers have had to manage in keeping their clients up and running through the phases of a global pandemic.Taken from our June virtual community meeting, the first part of this 2-part podcast lays out the risks that have been exposed, fundamental training challenges, and minimum security products to provide your clients a more sec...

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July 22, 2020 24 min

This week on the CompTIA Biz Tech podcast, Gary Bixler and Nancy Hammervik, executive vice president of industry relations at CompTIA, give listeners an inside look at what attendees can expect during ChannelCon Online. From community sessions, expert speakers, and some fun-focused activities, this is an event you do not want to miss.

Register for ChannelCon: https://www.comptia.org/channelcon/home
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Join MJ Shoer, executive director, CompTIA ISAO, and Miles Jobgen, director of the CompTIA IT Security Community, as they discuss the CompTIA ISAO. The CompTIA Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO) is dedicated to providing critical threat intelligence to technology vendors, MSPs, solution providers, integrators, distributors, business technology consultants and their customers. In this "behind the scenes" lo...

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August 5, 2020 23 min

Join the CompTIA team as they visit with members during ChannelCon Online. From the educational sessions to the Solutions Showcase to the special announcements, we talk with both new and long-time ChannelCon attendees to get their perspectives on this premier event for the tech industry.

Special guests include:

  • Pete Busam
  • Tony Francisco
  • Shannon Mayer
  • Caitlyn McCaughran
  • Michelle McBain
  • Tracie Orisko
  • Nellie Scott
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    This week on the CompTIA Biz Tech podcast, we talk with the newest inductee into the IT Hall of Fame—Bob Stegner, senior vice president of marketing, North America, at SYNNEX. Stegner, an advocate and champion for the tech industry and channel for 30 years, talks with CompTIA’s Scott Campbell about why he’s so passionate about the SMB market, how the business has changed, and what to do to stay successful in these chaotic times.

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    Company culture affects every aspect of your business—from talent acquisition and management to product development and sales to employee engagement and wellness. What worked yesterday may not work as well today and definitely won’t work tomorrow. Why? Social movements make culture shifts happen. To be successful, leaders must listen and adapt behaviors and processes in pursuit of great service to others. Being willing to shift a...

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    Company culture affects every aspect of your business—from talent acquisition and management to product development and sales to employee engagement and wellness. What worked yesterday may not work as well today and definitely won’t work tomorrow. Why? Social movements make culture shifts happen. To be successful, leaders must listen and adapt behaviors and processes in pursuit of great service to others. Being willing to shift a w...

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    The Founder and President of eBridge Marketing Solutions, Hartland Ross along with the VP of Digital Marketing, Devin Rose join Community host Miles Jobgen to breakdown marketing strategies an IT Solution Provider can employ to grow their brand, customer base, or talent. Which marketing strategies are the best investment for your business for the two years? Grow market share? Control costs? Acquisition? What tactics drive success i...

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    In part three of a four-episode series dedicated to dissecting culture shifts, guests Paige Reh, Human Resources Director, Strategic Communications, Cal Jackson , Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Global Programs, Tech Data, Cassandra Allen, Director, Talent Management, vCom, and Susanne Tedrick, Cloud Engineer, IBM join Yvette Steele, director of the Advancing Tech Talent and Diversity Community at CompTIA, to discuss growin...

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    Listen in as Estelle Johannes, Director of CompTIA's UK Business Technology community, leads a discussion with MSP's sharing lessons from business in a time of COVID.

    Mark Williams of Pensar, Melissa Rambridge of Sweethaven Limited, and Steven Tytgat of Tyneso NV reflect on what they have learned about running a technology business since COVID-19 stay-at-home orders were instituted. Hear about the new normal of doing busine...

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    In part four of a four-episode series dedicated to dissecting culture shifts, guests Paige Reh, Human Resources Director, Strategic Communications, Cal Jackson , Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Global Programs, Tech Data, Cassandra Allen, Director, Talent Management, vCom, and Susanne Tedrick, Cloud Engineer, IBM join Yvette Steele, director of the Advancing Tech Talent and Diversity Community at CompTIA, to discuss the import...

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