Channel News

Cloud Shift Impacts All IT Markets

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Cloud adoption rates are accelerating globally, making it possibly the most disruptive technology since the earliest days in the digital age, according to Gartner. While this is not new it is interesting as to why these rates are increasing and how organisations are utilising the technology to create business advantages.

More than ever before organisations are aware they need to be prepared for the future, without knowing what that looks like. They want to take advantage of new technologies and ensure their infrastructure is flexible, scalable and agile enough to respond to market changes, reduce business costs and create competitive advantage. This presents great opportunities for Managed Services Partners here in Australia and New Zealand.  ...Read More

IT Industry Outlook 2019

Thursday, January 17, 2019

One of the great unknowns about CompTIA is the wealth of valuable resources that have been created and made available to Channel Community members around the globe. The types of resources developed are determined by CompTIA under the guidance and influence of Executive Council members and feedback from Community Members from all over the world. They range from legal templates and sales resources all the way through to Research reports, and where appropriate, are localised for the relevant community regions.

In January this year the IT Industry Outlook for 2019 was published and made available on the CompTIA website. This is a comprehensive report that identifies 14 trends research predicts are set to shape the direction of the IT industry in 2019. This in-depth report discusses everything from IT Industry growth projections, to emerging tech categories driving growth, to the impact these changes will have on Tech employment and the job market. The report provides a huge amount of information and industry insight that is well worth reviewing as you head into 2019. ...Read More

The Best of Articles for 2018

Monday, January 07, 2019

We hope that you had a good Christmas break and are back refreshed and ready for a tremendous 2019. Last year there were a couple of dominant themes we believe will continue to shape the channel throughout 2019. Unsurprisingly the clear leaders were cloud compute and storage, connectivity and security, really all just components of “cloud computing”.

Here are 6 articles from ARN & CRN we believe are worth a second read, or perhaps a first read as most appeared over the holiday period, to bring you right up to speed. Speaking of speed, we have included the 2 stories on new subsea cables, as we believe they are “game changers” for cloud in Australia, providing an additional 79 terabits of connectivity. Cloud computing only works if you are connected! We wish everyone a prosperous and secure 2019. ...Read More

ANZ CompTIA Channel Community in 2019

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

The new year has begun and we are really excited about what 2019 will hold for the ANZ CompTIA Channel Community. This year we have a big focus on expansion, growth and engagement. We will continue to run our half day community meetings in Sydney, complete with key note speakers and facilitated workshops. In addition to this we are looking forward to running more MeetUps in different locations across the region, giving other cities across ANZ a chance to attend, contribute and engage with CompTIA and other community members, something that is critical to the ongoing growth and development of the community.

There will also be webinars, podcasts and community initiatives that will be rolled out over the course of the year. Stay tuned as we release more information on each of these things as it becomes available. In the meantime, click here to read more about the CompTIA ANZ community and what it has to offer.  ...Read More

CompTIA: 2018 Wrap Up and New EC Members for 2019

Monday, December 10, 2018

With 2018 drawing to a close we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in the ANZ CompTIA community this year. Without your participation and contribution we would not have the meetings, meetups, webinars and initiatives that we have had for the ANZ CompTIA Community in 2018. Your continued support, attendance and contribution is hugely appreciated and we believe is what delivers value back to our community. 

2019 is now only around the corner and we are sad to farewell some of our Executive Council (EC) Members that have finished their terms on the EC. Our heartfelt thanks go out them for their outstanding contribution to our community, and without whose assistance, the community would not be as strong as it is today ...Read More

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